37 days in United States Itinerary

37 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States visit planner

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San Francisco
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Crater Lake National Park
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Salt Lake City
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Yellowstone National Park
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Rapid City
— 2 nights
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Denver
— 7 nights
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Albuquerque
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Waco
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Houston
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New Orleans
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Tampa
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San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Lands End. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Muir Woods National Monument and Stinson Beach. There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, get interesting insight from Tours, and take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary app.

Zurich, Switzerland to San Francisco is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Zurich to San Francisco, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Zurich in July, plan for little chillier days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Tours · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Crater Lake National Park

— 1 night
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): trek along Castle Crest Wildflower Trail, trek along Garfield Peak, and then stroll through Watchman Peak.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Crater Lake National Park journey builder website.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Crater Lake National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. While traveling from San Francisco, expect warmer days and about the same nights in Crater Lake National Park, ranging from highs of 40°C to lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Salt Lake City

— 2 nights

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.
On the 10th (Sat), admire the sheer force of Doughnut Falls, ride a horse along Boulder Mountain Ranch at Deer Valley, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Historic Union Pacific Rail Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cecret Lake Trail, then take in breathtaking views at Little Cottonwood Canyon, and then explore the stunning scenery at City Creek Canyon.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City road trip website.

Fly from Crater Lake National Park to Salt Lake City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Crater Lake National Park in July, Salt Lake City is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to fly to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Yellowstone National Park

— 2 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.
Visiting Grand Prismatic Spring and Morning Glory Pool will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Monument Geyser Basin and Artists Paintpots. There's lots more to do: trek along North Rim Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Gibbon Falls, take in the natural beauty of Midway Geyser Basin, and take some stellar pictures from Lookout Point.

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Traveling by flight from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Rapid City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Rapid City

— 2 nights

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): make a trip to Brule, contemplate the waterfront views at Horse Thief Lake, then appreciate the history behind Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Suzie Cappa Art Center, explore the stunning scenery at Canyon Lake Park, wander the streets of Downtown Rapid City, then head outdoors with Main Street Square, and finally do a tasting at Firehouse Wine Cellars.

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Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Rapid City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Rapid City, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Denver.

Things to do in Rapid City

Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trips

Denver

— 7 nights

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Get outdoors at Mount Evans and Eldorado Canyon State Park. Explore hidden gems such as Mount Evans Scenic Byway and Bear Creek Lake Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Denver: Rock Park (in Castle Rock), Boulder (Balloon Rides, Eldorado Canyon, &more) and Robert Clement Park (in Littleton). There's much more to do: sample the fine beverages at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour, explore the landscape on two wheels at Cherry Creek Trail, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lookout Mountain, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Denver Beer Company.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Denver day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Rapid City to Denver takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Denver, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Albuquerque

— 2 nights

Duke City

Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Tingley Beach, examine the collection at New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Stables at Tamaya, and finally do a tasting at Casa Rondena Winery. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along La Luz Trail, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sandia Mountains, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Foothills Trails.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Albuquerque journey builder.

Traveling by flight from Denver to Albuquerque takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Denver in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Albuquerque, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Waco.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Waco

— 1 night
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Texas Sports Hall of Fame, look for all kinds of wild species at Carleen Bright Arboretum, then learn about winemaking at Valley Mills Vineyards, then take in the views from Waco Suspension Bridge, and finally pause for some photo ops at Branding the Brazos Sculpture.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Waco holiday planner.

Fly from Albuquerque to Waco in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Albuquerque in July, Waco is a bit warmer at night with lows of 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Houston.

Things to do in Waco

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Wineries

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Houston

— 3 nights

Bayou City

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): gain insight at Rice University Campus, stroll through Sylvan Beach Park, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Railean Rum Distillery. Keep things going the next day: ride a horse along Cypress Trails Ranch, see the interesting displays at Houston Museum of African American Culture, then engage your brain at Cockrell Butterfly Center, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Saint Arnold Brewing Company.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Houston trip planner.

Getting from Waco to Houston by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in July, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to New Orleans.

Things to do in Houston

Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

New Orleans

— 4 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Get in touch with nature at Ultimate Swamp Adventures and Biloxi Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Beau Rivage Casino and Fishing Charters & Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New Orleans: Front Beach (in Ocean Springs) and Joseph T. Jones Statue (in Gulfport). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Immaculate Conception Church, and stop by Boutique du Vampyre.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read New Orleans trip app.

Getting from Houston to New Orleans by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Houston in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time for the flight to Tampa.

Things to do in New Orleans

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Tampa

— 9 nights

Big Guava

Tampa ranks among the country's most livable cities, attracting newcomers with its growing economy and status as a major port on the Gulf of Mexico.
Visiting St. Pete Beach and Caladesi Island State Park will get you outdoors. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Honeymoon Island State Park and Treasure Island Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Tampa: Venice Beach (in Venice), Manasota Key Beach (in Englewood) and Nokomis Beach (in Nokomis). The adventure continues: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get to know the resident critters at Big Cat Rescue, take in the views from Sunshine Skyway Bridge, and take in the pleasant sights at Tampa Riverwalk.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Tampa day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Tampa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from New Orleans in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Tampa, with highs around 39°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Tampa

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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.