36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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36 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Wawona
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Monument Valley
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
5
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h 30​min
7
Keystone
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 30​min
8
Orlando
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Key West
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
10
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
11
Salem
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
12
Portland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
13
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
14
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Sydney

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
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. Escape the urban bustle at Alcatraz Island and Lands End. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman's Wharf.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport and Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport. 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 time for travel to Wawona.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Lands End ©
Lands End
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Half Dome has been added to your itinerary. On the 28th (Sun), take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, snap pictures at Pohono Bridge, then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, then take in the dramatic natural features at Half Dome, and finally admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Wawona trip planner .

Getting from San Francisco to Wawona by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in June, you will find days in Wawona are much hotter (41°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Wawona

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

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Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 29th (Mon), cruise along East Rim Drive and then get great views at Lipan Point.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Wawona to Grand Canyon National Park takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Wawona in June, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 34°C and lows at 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Scenic Drive Childrens Museums
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Lipan Point ©
Lipan Point
East Rim Drive ©
East Rim Drive
Yavapai Point ©
Yavapai Point

2
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Monument Valley

Monument Valley ©
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 take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, and finally stroll around Sandstone Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore and take pictures at Moki Dugway and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Monument Valley trip planner .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 14°C in Monument Valley. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Moki Dugway
Highlights from your plan
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Horseback Riding Tours
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum. ©
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum.

1
night
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
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.
On the 3rd (Fri), see the interesting displays at Pioneer Memorial Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Assembly Hall.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Salt Lake City trip planning app .

Drive from Monument Valley to Salt Lake City in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Monument Valley in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Salt Lake City, with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Pioneer Memorial Museum ©
Pioneer Memorial Museum
Assembly Hall ©
Assembly Hall

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Take a break from the city and head to Old Faithful and North Rim Trail. Discover out-of-the-way places like Upper Geyser Basin and Gibbon Falls. There's lots more to do: trek along Artist Point, explore the striking landscape at Artists’ Paintpots, tour the pleasant surroundings at Brink of the Lower Falls Trail, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lehardy's Rapids.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Salt Lake City in July: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 26°C and lows are around 4°C. On the 6th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin

1
night
Keystone

Keystone ©
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): appreciate the history behind Mount Rushmore National Memorial, look for gifts at Professor Samuel's Portrait Emporium, then explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel, and finally stroll through Little Devil's Tower Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Breezy Point Picnic Area, contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake, and then learn more about the world around you at The Museum @ Black Hills Institute.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Keystone itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Keystone by combination of car and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July; daily highs in Keystone reach 31°C and lows reach 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Custer, The Museum @ Black Hills Institute
Highlights from your plan
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel
Sylvan Lake ©
Sylvan Lake
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial

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nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
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.
Escape the urban bustle at New Smyrna Town Beach and Wekiwa Springs State Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Escape Game Orlando and Cinderella Castle. Take a break from Orlando with a short trip to Stetson Mansion in DeLand, about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: make an unforgettable trip to World of Disney, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, laugh and play at Happily Ever After Fireworks, and have some family-friendly fun at iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Orlando.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Orlando trip builder site .

You can fly from Keystone to Orlando in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 2 hours. While traveling from Keystone, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Orlando, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Orlando

Parks Theme Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Wekiwa Springs State Park, New Smyrna Town Beach, Stetson Mansion
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Orlando ©
The Escape Game Orlando
Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion
World of Disney ©
World of Disney

1
night
Key West

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Vandenberg Wreck, identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, enjoy the sea views from Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, then learn about all things military at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find your balance on 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.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Key West trip simple and quick.

Getting from Orlando to Key West by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Key West, with lows around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Adventure Tours
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Vandenberg Wreck ©
Vandenberg Wreck

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Washington DC

Washington DC ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, explore the world behind art at Smithsonian Institution Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally take an in-depth tour of National Portrait Gallery. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, then get to know the fascinating history of Capitol Hill, then get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and finally explore the world behind art at Smithsonian American Art Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Key West to Washington DC takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Key West in July, plan for little chillier nights in Washington DC, with lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Salem.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Highlights from your plan

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Salem

Salem ©
Best known for its 1692 witch trials, Salem has a number of significant historical sites, a bustling downtown, and many witch-themed attractions.
On the 16th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Proctor's Ledge Memorial, then examine the collection at Peabody Essex Museum, then contemplate the long history 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 17th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Ropes Mansion, stop by Bewitched in Salem, have some family-friendly fun at Witch Pix, explore the galleries of Salem Toy Museum, then stroll the grounds of Old Burying Point Cemetery, and finally examine the collection at Salem Wax Museum of Witches & Seafarers.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Salem trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Salem takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Washington DC in July, with highs in Salem at 32°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Salem

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Peabody Essex Museum ©
Peabody Essex Museum
The House of the Seven Gables ©
The House of the Seven Gables
Old Burying Point Cemetery ©
Old Burying Point Cemetery

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Portland

Portland ©
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.
Get some cultural insight at Old Port and Hamilton House. For shopping fun, head to Richard Boyd Art Gallery or Edgecomb Potters. Get out of town with these interesting Portland side-trips: Dover (Children's Museum of New Hampshire & Woodman Institute Museum). There's much more to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Allagash Brewery, stroll the grounds of Eastern Cemetery, take an in-depth tour of Victoria Mansion, and do a tasting at Maine Mead Works.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Portland road trip website .

Drive from Salem to Portland in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Portland, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Portland

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Dover, Hamilton House
Highlights from your plan
Umbrella Cover Museum ©
Umbrella Cover Museum
Old Port ©
Old Port
Allagash Brewing Company ©
Allagash Brewing Company

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New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Take a break from the city and head to Speed Boats Tours and Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Ground Zero Museum Workshop, take a stroll through Dumbo, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read New York City trip maker website .

You can fly from Portland to New York City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Portland in July, things will get a bit warmer in New York City: highs are around 35°C and lows about 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dumbo
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library
American Museum of Natural History ©

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
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): examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Hollywood, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, then examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum, and finally take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier. On the next day, stop by LA Farmers' Market, buy something for everyone on your list at 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 tour the pleasant surroundings at 26-Mile Bike Path.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles holiday maker app .

Fly from New York City to Los Angeles in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Plan for a bit cooler 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 Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Madame Tussauds Hollywood ©
Madame Tussauds Hollywood
Petersen Automotive Museum ©
Petersen Automotive Museum
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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