37 days in United States Itinerary

37 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

Make it your trip
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Santa Fe
— 1 night
Drive
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Custer
— 1 night
Fly
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Savannah
— 3 nights
Fly to Rockland, Drive to Acadia National Park
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Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island
— 5 nights
Fly
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New York City
— 4 nights
Fly
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Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Grand Teton National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Dinosaur
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Fly to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

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Santa Fe

— 1 night

City Different

Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): see the interesting displays at The Harrell House Bug Museum and then browse for treasures at Traveler's Market.

Before you visit Santa Fe, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Phoenix to Santa Fe is an approximately 8-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Phoenix in September, expect nights in Santa Fe to be cooler, around 52°F, while days are little chillier, around 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Custer.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Custer

— 1 night
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Breezy Point Picnic Area, take in the awesome beauty at Black Elk Peak, then explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel, then see the interesting displays at Custer County 1881 Courthouse, and finally admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Custer online route maker.

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Custer takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and taxi. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Santa Fe in September: high temperatures in Custer hover around 71°F and lows are around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Savannah.

Things to do in Custer

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

Savannah

— 3 nights

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Family-friendly places like Cathedral of St. John the Baptist and Sea Pines Forest Preserve will thrill your kids. Let the collections at Old Fort Jackson and Webb Military Museum capture your imagination. Go for a jaunt from Savannah to Hilton Head to see Waterskiing & Jetskiing about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of First African Baptist Church, identify plant and animal life at Savannah National Wildlife Refuge, admire the natural beauty at Andrew Low House, and see the interesting displays at American Prohibition Museum.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Savannah road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Custer to Savannah takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Custer to Savannah, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Custer in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Savannah, with highs around 85°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Acadia National Park.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island

— 5 nights

First Eastern National Park

The first national park east of the Mississippi River, Acadia National Park draws visitors with its rugged landscape of ocean shoreline, low-slung granite mountains, dense woodlands, and pristine lakes.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Seal Cove Auto Museum and Maine Granite Industry Museum. Relax by the water at Little Hunters Beach and Echo Lake Beach. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain, head outdoors with Dorr Mountain, explore and take pictures at Park Loop Road, and trek along Bubble Rock.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Acadia National Park travel route website.

Getting from Savannah to Acadia National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Savannah in September; daily highs in Acadia National Park reach 70°F and lows reach 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

New York City

— 4 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Brooklyn Heights Promenade and Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. Let the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Ground Zero Museum Workshop, wander the streets of Dumbo, visit Greenwich Village, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City online tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Acadia National Park to New York City takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Acadia National Park in September, things will get a bit warmer in New York City: highs are around 80°F and lows about 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

Glacier National Park

— 2 nights

Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at St.Mary Falls, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at McDonald Creek. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Iceberg Lake Trail, take some stellar pictures from Jackson Glacier Overlook, and then admire the verdant scenery at Logan Pass.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park online tour planner.

Fly from New York City to Glacier National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from New York City in September, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Glacier National Park: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 40°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Yellowstone National Park

— 6 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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Grand Prismatic Spring. Step out of the city life by going to Old Faithful and Midway Geyser Basin. The adventure continues: contemplate the geological forces at Monument Geyser Basin, witness a stunning natural landmark at Norris Porcelain Basin, cruise along Firehole Canyon Drive, and explore the striking landscape at Aurum Geyser.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Glacier National Park in September: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 60°F and lows are around 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Grand Teton National Park

— 5 nights

Mountains of the Imagination

The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Jenny Lake Trail and Chapel of the Transfiguration. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mormon Row Historic District and Murie Centre. There's much more to do: trek along Menor's Ferry Historical Trail, take a memorable drive along Teton Park Road, stroll through Cascade Canyon Trail, and take in the dramatic scenery at Hidden Falls.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Teton National Park tour itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, expect nights in Grand Teton National Park to be about the same, around 38°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Dinosaur.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Dinosaur

— 2 nights
Dinosaur is a Statutory Town located in Moffat County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): trek along Harper's Corner, then hike along Echo Park/Sand Canyon Trail, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dinosaur National Monument.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Dinosaur trip maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Grand Teton National Park to Dinosaur. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Teton National Park in October, with highs in Dinosaur at 63°F and lows at 36°F. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Sun) before leaving for Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Dinosaur

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
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Yosemite National Park

— 6 nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Glacier Point and Tioga Pass. Take a break from the city and head to Yosemite Falls and Sentinel Dome. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Tuolumne Meadows, take in the dramatic natural features at Lembert Dome, make a trip to Pothole Dome, and trek along Panorama Trail.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Dinosaur to Yosemite National Park in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dinosaur to Yosemite National Park is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Dinosaur in October, plan for little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 28°F. On the 9th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.