43 days in United States Itinerary

43 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Chicago Midway
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Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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New York City
— 5 nights
Fly
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Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
Fly
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Seattle
— 2 nights
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Anchorage
— 3 nights
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San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, get curious at Exploratorium, get great views at Twin Peaks, and walk around Golden Gate Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner.

Brisbane, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -18 hour difference. In June, daytime highs in San Francisco are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums

Yosemite National Park

— 6 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: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, get a dose of the wild on YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in June: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 46°C and lows are around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Casinos · Shopping · Fun & Games · Neighborhoods

Grand Canyon National Park

— 5 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 20th (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, stroll through South Kaibab Trail, get great views at Grandview Point, and take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park travel app.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from Las Vegas in June, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, around 6°C, while days are slightly colder, around 34°C. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Chicago.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Chicago

— 2 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lincoln Park Zoo, then don't miss a visit to Millennium Park, then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain. Keep things going the next day: get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium, then stroll around Milton Lee Olive Park, and finally make a trip to Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Chicago online tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Chicago in 11 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, plan for warmer nights in Chicago, with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Childrens Museums

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, get to know the resident critters at National Zoological Park, and get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC day trip planning app.

Getting from Chicago to Washington DC by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Washington DC due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Washington DC, with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, wander the streets of Times Square, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, and explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the New York City trip itinerary website.

Traveling by train from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from Washington DC, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Grand Teton National Park

— 2 nights

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 4th (Mon), take in the awesome beauty at Grand Teton. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier View Turnout, hike along Taggart Lake, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cascade Canyon Trail, and finally hike along Jenny Lake Trail.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Grand Teton National Park trip itinerary app.

Fly from New York City to Grand Teton National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Grand Teton National Park. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from New York City in July: highs in Grand Teton National Park hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Yellowstone National Park

— 6 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 historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washburn.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park itinerary planner.

You can drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in July, expect Yellowstone National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): stroll around Waterfall Garden Park, wander the streets of Pike Place Market, then enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, then get in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel, and finally take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To see reviews and other tourist information, you can read our Seattle road trip website.

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 (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, expect nights in Seattle to be much warmer, around 18°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Anchorage

— 3 nights

The City of Lights and Flowers

Home to nearly half of Alaska's population, the port city of Anchorage covers a staggering area of over 4,900 sq km (1,900 sq mi) surrounded by mountains.
Anchorage is known for wildlife, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, get engrossed in the history at Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum, contemplate the long history of Oscar Anderson House Museum, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Alaska Zoo.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Anchorage driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Anchorage takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Alaska Standard Time (AKST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Seattle in July; daily highs in Anchorage reach 24°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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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.