37 days in United States Itinerary

37 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive to Cortez, Fly to Keystone
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Keystone
— 2 nights
Fly
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Dallas
— 1 night
Fly
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Key West
— 3 nights
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Orlando
— 3 nights
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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New York City
— 3 nights
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Salem
— 2 nights
Drive
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Portland
— 3 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
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Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
Fly to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Drive to Wawona
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Wawona
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles

— 1 night

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 1st (Tue): examine the collection at The Getty Center. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get your bearings at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, explore the activities along Santa Monica Bay, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach.

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Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 18 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in September, with highs in Los Angeles at 34°C and lows at 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): trek along South Kaibab Trail, then take a memorable drive along Cape Royal, and then take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire all the interesting features of East Rim Drive, then take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, then look for gifts at Lookout Studio, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park online vacation planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park in 8 hours. Another option is to fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are little chillier (28°C), and nights are much colder (7°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Nature

Monument Valley

— 1 night
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. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour and then explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Monument Valley holiday site.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley in 3.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September; daily highs in Monument Valley reach 32°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours · Parks · Nature

Keystone

— 2 nights

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wildlife Loop Road and Sylvan Lake. Take a break from the city and head to Needles Eye Tunnel and Iron Mountain Road. Change things up with these side-trips from Keystone: Mammoth Site of Hot Springs (in Hot Springs) and Windcross Conservancy (in Buffalo Gap). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Presidential Trail, take some stellar pictures from Breezy Point Picnic Area, look for gifts at Goodtyme Photo, and go deep underground at Big Thunder Gold Mine.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Keystone trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Monument Valley to Keystone takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Monument Valley in September; daily highs in Keystone reach 25°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Dallas.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Nature

Side Trips

Dallas

— 1 night

Big D

One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
On the 9th (Wed), examine the collection at Perot Museum of Nature and Science and then see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Dallas vacation builder app.

You can fly from Keystone to Dallas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Keystone to Dallas. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Keystone in September: high temperatures in Dallas hover around 39°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Key West.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums

Key West

— 3 nights

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Fort Zachary Taylor and Sombrero Beach. Take a break from the city and head to The Turtle Hospital and Fishing Charters & Tours. Take a break from Key West with a short trip to Scuba & Snorkeling in Marathon, about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mary Star of the Sea, see the interesting displays at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum, take an in-depth tour of Truman Little White House, and brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Key West tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Dallas to Key West takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Key West is 1 hour. Traveling from Dallas in September, Key West is a bit warmer at night with lows of 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Orlando.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Orlando

— 3 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.
Head to World of Disney and Orlando International Premium Outletsfor some retail therapy. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park and Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Orlando: Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum (in Ponce Inlet) and Beach at Daytona Beach (in Daytona Beach). There's more to do: make an unforgettable trip to Happily Ever After Fireworks and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Orlando online travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Key West to Orlando takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Key West in September, expect little chillier with lows of 27°C in Orlando. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Shopping · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Washington DC

— 3 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.
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Manassas National Battlefield Park will appeal to history buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Change things up with a short trip to Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly (about 42 minutes away). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery, steep yourself in history at Old Town, and pause for some photo ops at Jefferson Memorial.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Washington DC online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Washington DC takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, Washington DC is little chillier than Orlando - with highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

New York City

— 3 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and New York Public Library. Visit The Met Cloisters and Brooklyn Heights Promenade for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: race across the water with a speed boat tour, examine the collection at Ground Zero Museum Workshop, hunt for treasures at Chelsea Market, and wander the streets of SoHo.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City online itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in New York City are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Salem.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Salem

— 2 nights

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 22nd (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Wicked Good Books, then kick back and relax at Hampton Beach State Park, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Strawbery Banke Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Phillips House, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Old Burying Point Cemetery, and finally take an in-depth tour of The House of the Seven Gables.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Salem trip planning site.

Fly from New York City to Salem in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from New York City in September, things will get a bit cooler in Salem: highs are around 28°C and lows about 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Portland.

Things to do in Salem

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Portland

— 3 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Perkins Cove and Beth Condon Pathway. Marginal Way Walkway and Portland Head Light will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portland: Wells Beach (in Wells) and Ogunquit Beach (in Ogunquit). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Old Port, explore the world behind art at Portland Museum of Art, and sample the tasty concoctions at Allagash Brewing Company.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Portland trip planner.

Traveling by car from Salem to Portland takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to fly to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Old Faithful and Midway Geyser Basin. Take a break from the city and head to Grand Prismatic Spring and Tower Fall. Next up on the itinerary: get impressive views of Monument Geyser Basin, take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge Trail, and get great views at Calcite Springs Overlook.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Portland to Yellowstone National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Portland to Yellowstone National Park is minus 2 hours. In September, Yellowstone National Park is a bit cooler than Portland - with highs of 18°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to fly to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): head off the coast to Antelope Island State Park and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the stunning scenery at Big Cottonwood Canyon, then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Utah, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Tabernacle.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Salt Lake City tour builder.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Salt Lake City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, Salt Lake City is much hotter than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Wawona.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Wawona

— 2 nights
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls and then get great views at Half Dome.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Salt Lake City to Wawona. The time zone difference when traveling from Salt Lake City to Wawona is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Salt Lake City in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Wawona, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Wawona

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lands End, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. On your second day here, take a peaceful walk through Muir Woods National Monument, stroll through Marin Headlands, then get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Street Stairs, and finally see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco route planning website.

Traveling by car from Wawona to San Francisco takes 4 hours. When traveling from Wawona in October, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. On the 6th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.