41 days in United States Itinerary

41 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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New York City
— 7 nights
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
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Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 7 nights
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 10 nights
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Seattle
— 1 day
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New York City

— 7 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from New York City: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx) and Coney Island (in Brooklyn). There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, take a stroll through Times Square, and admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our New York City trip planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to New York City is an approximately 11-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Zurich to New York City due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Zurich in August, with highs in New York City at 34°C and lows at 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Washington DC

— 4 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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, ponder the world of politics at The Pentagon, pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at National Zoological Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Washington DC trip maker website.

Fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. August in Washington DC sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail, and stroll through Hayden Valley.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Fly from Washington DC to Yellowstone National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Washington DC to Yellowstone National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Washington DC in August, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Grand Teton National Park

— 1 night

Mountains of the Imagination

The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
On the 20th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Grand Teton National Park driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, expect nights in Grand Teton National Park to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Los Angeles

— 7 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, &more), San Diego (Mingei International Museum & USS Midway Museum) and Beverly Hills (Rodeo Drive & Mulholland Drive). Pack the 21st (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier, admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and engage your brain at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles sightseeing site.

Traveling by flight from Grand Teton National Park to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park to Los Angeles, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in August, expect nights in Los Angeles to be much warmer, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can fly to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

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.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, shopping, and casinos. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Las Vegas trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in August; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 45°C and lows reach 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and stroll through Tuolumne Meadows.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, things will get cooler in Yosemite National Park: highs are around 32°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

San Francisco

— 10 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Sonoma Plaza (in Sonoma), Wine Tours & Tastings (in Healdsburg) and St. Helena (Modus Operandi Cellars, Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, &more). There's much more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, visit SoMa, walk around Golden Gate Park, and head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can fly to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wineries · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Seattle

— 1 day

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): look for gifts at Seattle Mystery Bookshop, wander the streets of Pike Place Market, then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then shop like a local with Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally appreciate the history behind Fremont Troll.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Seattle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Seattle sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums

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.