39 days in Continental USA Itinerary

39 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Continental USA holiday planner

Make it your trip
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Key West
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Key West
— 2 nights
Fly
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
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Boston
— 3 nights
Fly
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New York City
— 4 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
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Seattle
— 2 nights
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St. Helena
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles

— 3 nights

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.
Shop till you drop at Montana Avenue and Hammer Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Wende Museum of the Cold War, wander the streets of Angelino Heights Historic Area, admire the masterpieces at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, and stop by El Pueblo de Los Angeles.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles road trip planning website.

Adelaide, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 21-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 17.5 hours traveling from Adelaide to Los Angeles. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Adelaide in September: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Las Vegas

— 3 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Strip and Nostalgia Street Rods. You'll explore and learn at The Mob Museum and The Neon Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City (about 50 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Las Vegas trip simple and quick.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, expect nights in Las Vegas to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 39°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park

— 4 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Let the collections at Kolb Studio and Yavapai Geology Museum capture your imagination. The adventure continues: hike along Rim Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, make a trip to Grand Canyon Village, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in September: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Key West

— 2 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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Alan S. Maltz Gallery and 7 Artists & Friends Gallery. The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Truman Little White House will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, see the interesting displays at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum, learn about all things military at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, and visit a coastal fixture at Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Key West trip itinerary builder site.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Key West in 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, expect nights in Key West to be much hotter, around 29°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 35°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Key West

Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Washington DC

— 2 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.
On the 6th (Tue), ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then examine the collection at The National Archives Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Washington DC trip itinerary website.

Fly from Key West to Washington DC in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Key West in October, you will find days in Washington DC are little chillier (25°C), and nights are cooler (14°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums

Boston

— 3 nights

Beantown

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Appreciate the collections at Heritage Museums & Gardens and Museum of Fine Arts. Get a sense of the local culture at Sandwich Glass Museum and John F Kennedy Hyannis Museum. Explore Boston's surroundings by going to Concord (Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House & Concord Museum) and Hoxie House (in Sandwich). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library, get a new perspective on nature at The Harvard Museum of Natural History, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Auburn Cemetery, and browse the different shops at Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Boston trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Washington DC to Boston in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. When traveling from Washington DC in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Boston: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Shopping

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.
Appreciate the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Get some cultural insight at 9/11 Memorial and Times Square. There's much more to do: stroll around Central Park, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of American Finance.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our New York City travel route planning site.

Getting from Boston to New York City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Boston in October: high temperatures in New York City hover around 24°C and lows are around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Yellowstone National Park

— 4 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.
When in Yellowstone National Park, make a side trip to see Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park, approximately Grand Teton National Park away. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hayden Valley, explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge Trail, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washburn, and explore the activities along Lehardy's Rapids.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip planning site.

Getting from New York City to Yellowstone National Park by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Yellowstone National Park. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from New York City in October, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 9°C and lows at -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Seattle

— 2 nights

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
On the 19th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Space Needle, explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then shop like a local with Glasshouse Studio, and finally take a stroll through Pioneer Square. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, get engrossed in the history at Museum of History & Industry, and then wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Seattle, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to St. Helena.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

St. Helena

— 1 night

The Heart Of Napa Valley

The city of St.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): do a tasting at Pride Mountain Vineyards, do a tasting at VGS Chateau Potelle, do a tasting at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, then learn about winemaking at Honig Vineyard & Winery, and finally learn about winemaking at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the St. Helena trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to St. Helena takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Seattle in October, expect nights in St. Helena to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman's Wharf. You'll explore and learn at Exploratorium and Musee Mecanique. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Healdsburg (Jordan Vineyard & Winery & Gracianna Winery). There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, wander the streets of The Castro, shop like a local with Union Square, and stop by SoMa.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the San Francisco sightseeing planner.

Drive from St. Helena to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. When traveling from St. Helena in October, plan for little chillier days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park

— 3 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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, view the masterpieces at Ansel Adams Gallery, and hike along Panorama Trail.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park online trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in October, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be colder, around -2°C, while days are slightly colder, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails