38 days in United States Itinerary

38 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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New York City
— 5 nights
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Washington DC
— 1 night
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Mill Run
— 2 nights
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Washington DC
— 1 day
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Orlando
— 5 nights
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Miami
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 1 night
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 6 nights
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
Drive
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Sedona
— 2 nights
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Phoenix
— 1 night
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Palm Springs
— 1 night
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Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes 9/11 Memorial, The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and other attractions. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge and Mantoloking Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New York City: Hamilton Douglas-Halyburton Memorial (in Sandy Hook), Bay Head Beach (in Bay Head) and Manasquan Beach (in Manasquan). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Empire State Building, snap pictures at Verrazano Narrows Bridge, look for gifts at J&R Music and Computer World, and kick back and relax at Brick Beach 1.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read New York City online trip itinerary planner.

Melbourne, Australia to New York City is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to New York City is minus 15 hours. While traveling from Melbourne, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Washington DC

— 1 night
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 26th (Thu): take a stroll through Capitol Hill and then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Washington DC online travel planner.

Take a train from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Mill Run.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Mill Run

— 2 nights
Springfield Township is a township in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, United States. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): admire the striking features of Kentuck Knob and then look for all kinds of wild species at Bear Run Nature Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Fallingwater.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Mill Run fast, fun, and easy.

You can drive from Washington DC to Mill Run in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Washington DC in September: high temperatures in Mill Run hover around 28°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Mill Run

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Washington DC

— 1 day
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum.

For more things to do and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mill Run to Washington DC takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Mill Run in September, expect Washington DC to be a bit warmer, temps between 32°C and 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
Highlights from your trip

Orlando

— 5 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.
Pack the 4th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. Pack the 3rd (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Orlando online route maker.

Take a train from Washington DC to Orlando in 18 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Washington DC in September, with highs in Orlando at 37°C and lows at 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Miami.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks

Miami

— 2 nights

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lock & Load Miami and Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. It doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Bayside Marketplace.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Miami trip planner.

You can drive from Orlando to Miami in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Miami are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Miami

Museums · Shopping · Fun & Games

San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Golden Gate Park has been added to your itinerary. On the 8th (Tue), stroll around Golden Gate Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then contemplate the waterfront views at San Francisco Bay.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco driving holiday planner.

Fly from Miami to San Francisco in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Miami to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Miami in October, with highs in San Francisco at 26°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 2 nights

A Land of Giants

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
On the 10th (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock Trail, take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, and then cruise along Generals Hwy.

Make your Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from San Francisco to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or do a combination of subway, train, and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, with highs around 32°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Las Vegas

— 6 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Machine Guns Vegas and The Range 702. Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection in Laughlin, about 1h 35 min away. There's lots more to do: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, shop like a local with The Strip, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and have some family-friendly fun at Axe Monkeys.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Las Vegas road trip app.

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and bus. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Las Vegas, with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Zion National Park

— 2 nights
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of The Narrows. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Court of the Patriarchs.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Zion National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Zion National Park, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 2°C. You'll set off for Grand Canyon National Park on the 19th (Sat).

Things to do in Zion National Park

Nature · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): get great views at Yaki Point and then get great views at Lipan Point.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. In October, Grand Canyon National Park is slightly colder than Zion National Park - with highs of 22°C and lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sedona.
Highlights from your trip

Sedona

— 2 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Chapel of the Holy Cross has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Holy Cross, cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), then explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock, and finally stop by Village Gallery of Local Artists.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Sedona trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, expect nights in Sedona to be much hotter, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 29°C. You will leave for Phoenix on the 21st (Mon).

Things to do in Sedona

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Phoenix

— 1 night
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Phoenix online route maker.

You can drive from Sedona to Phoenix in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Sedona in October, expect Phoenix to be somewhat warmer, temps between 38°C and 22°C. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll travel to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nightlife

Palm Springs

— 1 night
On the 22nd (Tue), make a trip to Sonny Bono Statue. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to VillageFest, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Indian Canyons Hiking Trails, then delve into the distant past at Indian Canyons, and finally don't miss a visit to Frey House II.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Palm Springs sightseeing planner.

Drive from Phoenix to Palm Springs in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Joshua Tree National Park

— 1 night
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Joshua Tree National Park travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Palm Springs to Joshua Tree National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Palm Springs in October, things will get slightly colder in Joshua Tree National Park: highs are around 34°C and lows about 17°C. You'll set off for Los Angeles on the 24th (Thu).

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, see the interesting displays at The Nethercutt Collection, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and finally see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles vacation maker tool.

You can drive from Joshua Tree National Park to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

Arizona travel guide

4.3
Canyons · Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails
The Grand Canyon State
Known as the "Grand Canyon State," Arizona boasts dense forests, deep gorges, sprawling national parks, and modern ski resorts. Native American reservations take up about a quarter of the state, housing several tribes and offering visitors a chance to discover the varied cultures of the country's indigenous population. A patchwork of diverse tourist attractions, Arizona features exclusive golf courses and upscale shops, as well as cactus-covered canyons and stretches of desolate desert straight out of old Westerns, perfect for a vacation far from the city bustle. Though the state still clings to its Old West flavor, its busy college towns packed with young students from around the world exude a cosmopolitan atmosphere.