36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States attractions planner

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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Wawona
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Monument Valley
— 2 nights
Drive
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Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Keystone
— 1 night
Fly
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Orlando
— 2 nights
Fly
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Key West
— 1 night
Fly
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly
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Salem
— 1 night
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Portland
— 2 nights
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New York City
— 5 nights
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Union Square, Powell and Market Cable Car Turnaround, Lombard Street, and other attractions you added. Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Lands End. Get a sense of the local culture at Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman's Wharf.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read San Francisco online holiday planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport, Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport and Travis Air Force Base. In June, daytime highs in San Francisco are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Wawona.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Wawona

— 2 nights
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. You've now added Half Dome to your itinerary. On the 28th (Sun), take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, take in the views from Pohono Bridge, then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, then don't miss a visit to Half Dome, and finally admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Wawona trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from San Francisco to Wawona in 4 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for much hotter days and about the same nights in Wawona: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Wawona

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park

— 1 night
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive and then take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Wawona to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 11 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Wawona in June, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 34°C and 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Museums · Childrens Museums

Monument Valley

— 2 nights
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. On the 1st (Wed), see the interesting displays at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., stop by Monument Valley Navajo Market, then explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, and finally walk around Sandstone Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable drive along Moki Dugway and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

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You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Monument Valley, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

Salt Lake City

— 1 night

Crossroads of the West

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): examine the collection at Pioneer Memorial Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Temple Square, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Assembly Hall.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Salt Lake City day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Salt Lake City takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Monument Valley in July since evenings lows in Salt Lake City dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can fly to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Yellowstone National Park

— 3 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Old Faithful and Artists Paintpots. Get in touch with nature at Upper Geyser Basin and West Thumb Geyser Basin. There's still lots to do: hike along North Rim Trail, explore the striking landscape at Biscuit Basin, take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Observation Point Trail.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Salt Lake City in July, things will get cooler in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 26°C and lows about 4°C. On the 6th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Keystone.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Keystone

— 1 night

Home Of Mount Rushmore

Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, look for gifts at Professor Samuel's Portrait Emporium, then explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel, and finally hike along Little Devil's Tower Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): go for a walk through Breezy Point Picnic Area, then contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake, and then learn more about the world around you at The Museum @ Black Hills Institute.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Keystone day trip planning site.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Keystone by car takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July; daily highs in Keystone reach 31°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can fly to Orlando.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Orlando

— 2 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Get in touch with nature at Wekiwa Springs State Park and New Smyrna Town Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Escape Game Orlando and Stetson Mansion. There's much more to do: try out the rides at World of Disney, make a trip to Cinderella Castle, make an unforgettable trip to Happily Ever After Fireworks, and have some family-friendly fun at iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Orlando.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Orlando day trip planning tool.

Fly from Keystone to Orlando in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Keystone to Orlando due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Keystone in July: highs in Orlando hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to fly to Key West.

Things to do in Orlando

Parks · Theme Parks · Shopping · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Key West

— 1 night

Conch Republic

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): see the vivid underwater world at Vandenberg Wreck, stroll through Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, enjoy the sea views from Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, and finally fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Here are some ideas for day two: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Key West trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Key West takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Key West, with lows of 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Washington DC.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

Washington DC

— 2 nights
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Smithsonian Institution Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, stop by Capitol Hill, then get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and finally get engrossed in the history at Smithsonian American Art Museum.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Key West to Washington DC in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Key West in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 26°C in Washington DC. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Salem.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Salem

— 1 night

Witch City

Best known for its 1692 witch trials, Salem has a number of significant historical sites, a bustling downtown, and many witch-themed attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Proctor's Ledge Memorial, admire the masterpieces at Peabody Essex Museum, then take an in-depth tour of The House of the Seven Gables, and finally steep yourself in history at The Custom House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Ropes Mansion, stop by Bewitched in Salem, have some family-friendly fun at Witch Pix, examine the collection at Salem Toy Museum, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Old Burying Point Cemetery, and finally see the interesting displays at Salem Wax Museum of Witches & Seafarers.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Salem trip planning site.

You can fly from Washington DC to Salem in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Washington DC in July, things will get slightly colder in Salem: highs are around 32°C and lows about 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Salem

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Fun & Games

Portland

— 2 nights

The Forest City

Maine's biggest and perhaps most vibrant city, Portland was established as a fishing village in 1633 and grew to become New England's largest port.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Old Port and Hamilton House. For shopping fun, head to Richard Boyd Art Gallery or Edgecomb Potters. Venture out of the city with trips to Dover (Children's Museum of New Hampshire & Woodman Institute Museum). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at 5th Maine Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Allagash Brewing Company, stroll the grounds of Eastern Cemetery, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Of The Immaculate Conception.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Portland trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Salem to Portland takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Portland sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to fly to New York City.

Things to do in Portland

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping

Side Trips

New York City

— 5 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Shop till you drop at SoHo and Chelsea Market. Museum-lovers will appreciate New York Public Library and 9/11 Memorial. There's much more to do: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), stop by Dumbo, and see the interesting displays at Ground Zero Museum Workshop.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read New York City online trip builder.

You can fly from Portland to New York City in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, New York City is somewhat warmer than Portland - with highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Los Angeles.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Los Angeles

— 3 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Hollywood, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, then examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at LA Farmers' Market, get a taste of the local shopping with The Grove, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway, and finally grab your bike and head to 26-Mile Bike Path.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles visit planner.

You can fly from New York City to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City to Los Angeles, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from New York City in July since evenings lows in Los Angeles dip to 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

Yosemite National Park travel guide

4.6
World heritage site · Geologic Formations · Waterfalls
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park. There isn't just one icon by which the park defines itself; visitors divide their attention between the smooth, round, and colossal face of Half Dome, the sheer cliff of El Capitan, the striking Upper Yosemite Falls, the mighty Vernal Falls, and the widely stretched Yosemite Valley. This landscape draws outdoor enthusiasts with its array of hiking trails, rock-climbing routes, and fishing rivers and streams. Casual visitors feel at home here too, thanks to the handful of paved roads that provide easy vehicle access to numerous vista points and trailheads. Yosemite sees 3.7 million visitors per year on average, but 95 percent of the park is wilderness that offers the opportunity to glimpse black bears, bighorn sheep, and mountain lions.

Florida Keys travel guide

4.3
Scuba & Snorkeling · Landmarks · Parasailing & Paragliding
An archipelago of about 1,700 islands extending in a gentle arc south and southwest of Florida's mainland, the Florida Keys divide the Atlantic from the Gulf of Mexico. Many visitors on vacation come to scuba dive in the coral reefs, fossilized and exposed as sea levels declined over thousands of years. In addition to being one of the world's top diving and fishing spots, the Keys feature hundreds of shops, restaurants, bars, and various tourist attractions, most of them crowded all year long with visitors on vacation. To soak up the Keys' atmosphere and discover writer Ernest Hemingway's former haunts, drive from one island to the other all the way to Key West, located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba.