40 days in United States Itinerary

40 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary maker

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San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive
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Tahoe City
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Drive
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Page
— 2 nights
Drive
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Moab
— 4 nights
Drive to Grand Junction, Fly to Dallas
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Dallas
— 2 nights
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Memphis
— 1 night
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New Orleans
— 2 nights
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Orlando
— 5 nights
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Niagara Falls
— 1 night
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New York City
— 2 nights
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San Francisco

— 5 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman's Wharf. Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley, about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: stroll around Golden Gate Park, take a stroll through Union Square, see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, and engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner.

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 8 hours. In July, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can fly to Tahoe City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Tahoe City

— 3 nights
Tahoe City is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California. On the 29th (Thu), get outside with Tahoe Treetop Adventure Parks, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sand Harbor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park, and then trek along Eagle Falls Trail.

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You can drive from San Francisco to Tahoe City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Tahoe City: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Tahoe City

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

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.
Attractions like Glacier Point and Taft Point make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: get outside with YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours, get great views at Half Dome, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, and don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village.

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Traveling by bus from Tahoe City to Yosemite National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from Tahoe City in July, with lows around 9°C. You'll set off for Los Angeles on the 3rd (Tue).

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Los Angeles

— 4 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.
Bring the kids along to Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. Pack the 4th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles itinerary builder website.

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 12 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for warmer nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Las Vegas

— 4 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.
Kids will enjoy Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and The Mob Museum. And it doesn't end there: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and wander the streets of The Strip.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to Las Vegas by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, expect Las Vegas to be a bit warmer, temps between 45°C and 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Page.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Fun & Games · Parks · Historic Sites

Page

— 2 nights

Center of Canyon Country

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, then explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon, then stroll through Horseshoe Bend, and finally enjoy some diversion at Gunfighter Canyon - Indoor Shooting Experience. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then find your balance on the water with Lake Powell Paddleboards and Kayaks.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Page trip maker site.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Page in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Las Vegas to Page, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in August, with highs in Page at 39°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Page

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Nature

Moab

— 4 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Kids will enjoy Arches National Park and Off-Road Tours. Make the 16th (Mon) a memorable day with a climbing tour. There's much more to do: push the limits with Skydive Moab, soar above the sights with Canyonlands Ballooning, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and grab your bike and head to Bike Fiend.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Moab trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Page to Moab takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and car. Traveling from Page in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Moab, with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Parks

Dallas

— 2 nights

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 18th (Wed), admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Dallas World Aquarium, see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, and then appreciate the history behind John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Perot Museum of Nature and Science, then examine the collection at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, and then take a tour by water with Black Watch Sailing Charters.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Dallas trip maker.

Getting from Moab to Dallas by combination of car and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive; or do a combination of car and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Moab to Dallas due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Moab in August since evenings lows in Dallas dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Memphis.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Memphis

— 1 night

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): steep yourself in history at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, then get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street, and finally stop by Memphis Music.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Memphis online journey builder.

Fly from Dallas to Memphis in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dallas in August, expect Memphis to be a bit cooler, temps between 38°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to fly to New Orleans.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

New Orleans

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: surround yourself with nature on Happiness Bayou Tours, look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, then don't miss a visit to Jackson Square, and finally go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour.

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Traveling by car from Memphis to New Orleans takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Memphis in August: highs in New Orleans hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to fly to Orlando.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Wildlife

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.
Kids will enjoy Universal's Islands of Adventure and Universal Orlando Resort. Have a day of magic on the 25th (Wed) at Walt Disney World Resort. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 27th (Fri) at Discovery Cove. There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at SeaWorld, discover the magic at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at St James Roman Catholic Cathedral.

For photos and tourist information, use the Orlando trip planner.

You can fly from New Orleans to Orlando in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from New Orleans in August, expect nights in Orlando to be slightly colder, around 28°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 39°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Niagara Falls

— 1 night

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S. half of the famous waterfall that straddles the border between Canada and the United States.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): enjoy breathtaking views from Niagara Falls Observation Tower, take a tour by water with Maid of the Mist, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, and finally get outside with Niagara Jet Adventures.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Niagara Falls online travel route planner.

Fly from Orlando to Niagara Falls in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in August, things will get little chillier in Niagara Falls: highs are around 31°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to fly to New York City.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

New York City

— 2 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.
On the 29th (Sun), contemplate the long history of 9/11 Memorial and then take in the pleasant sights at Central Park. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, then go for a walk through Times Square, and then take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the New York City tour itinerary builder tool.

Fly from Niagara Falls to New York City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Niagara Falls in August, New York City is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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.

Nevada travel guide

4.3
Performances · Fountains · Casinos
The Silver State
The neon streets of Las Vegas represent only one chapter in the story of Nevada, a sparsely populated state offering travelers a chance to discover the country's western frontier. Utterly unlike the more populated parts of the North American continent, Nevada's landscape includes huge deserts where you can easily leave modern civilization behind and enjoy a tranquil vacation. For a taste of untamed Nevada, explore the network of paved and unpaved roads leading to some of the world's most rugged and desolate natural wonders. If trying to make a fortune is high on your itinerary, remember that in the first state to legalize gambling, a slot machine is never too far away. Even gas stations and small motels in the largely deserted rural areas offer some form of gambling to the passing traveler.

Arizona travel guide

4.3
Canyons · Hiking Trails · Lookouts
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.

Utah travel guide

4.8
Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Canyons
The Beehive State
A huge but sparsely populated land, Utah remains a major holiday destination offering plenty of year-round outdoor vacation ideas, including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating, horseback riding, and camping. The rugged terrain, defined by towering mountain peaks, deep canyons, and vast deserts, seems custom-made for adventurous nature lovers. With five national parks, the state has no shortage of pristine wilderness areas, causing many tourists to overlook the cultural attractions of its towns. Salt Lake City, the state's capital, features the headquarters of the Mormon Church, and draws over 5 million annual visitors. Utah also hosts several major film festivals each year, attracting young movie buffs from around the world.

Florida travel guide

4.4
Disney Parks & Activities · Beaches · Theme Parks
The Sunshine State
The “Sunshine State,” Florida became a favorite winter destination for the affluent crowd over a century ago. Today, the state attracts visitors from around the world with its golden beaches and modern theme parks. You can spend your entire vacation enjoying the state's highly developed seaside areas, but remember that some of Florida's best-kept secrets are in secluded locations. Visit the big cities and their comfortable resorts offering top-notch dining and nightlife, but leave some time to see the peninsula's swampy landscape, filled with wild creatures and native plants. Farther away from the tourist-packed urban areas, the untamed wetlands of Florida offer a selection of things to do, such as kayaking, boat rides, and numerous other outdoor activities.