44 days in Continental USA Itinerary

44 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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44 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Chicago
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
New York City
— 5 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  9​h
8
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + taxi:  7​h 45​min
9
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
10
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and stroll around Golden Gate Park.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a San Francisco trip simple and quick.

Melbourne, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Melbourne to San Francisco, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in August, things will get a bit warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 26°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

5
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
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, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, and hike along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be a bit cooler, around 7°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

4
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Los Angeles is known for museums, theme parks, childrens museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles driving holiday planning website .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, Los Angeles is much warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

4
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
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, casinos, fun & games, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, and try your luck at Casino at the Venetian.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas tour itinerary builder .

Fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. 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 up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Fun & Games Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

4
nights
Chicago

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, take a leisurely stroll along Navy Pier, ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain, and get curious at Museum of Science and Industry.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Chicago trip planning tool .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Chicago in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Chicago is 2 hours. In September, Chicago is a bit cooler than Las Vegas - with highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

4
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
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, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and admire the landmark architecture of Washington National Cathedral.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC road trip site .

You can fly from Chicago to Washington DC in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Washington DC. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

5
nights
New York City

New York City ©
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, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, contemplate the long history of 9/11 Memorial, admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center, and appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the New York City online tour planner .

Getting from Washington DC to New York City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In September in New York City, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

5
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Take a break from Yellowstone National Park with a short trip to Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park, about 1h 25 min away. Spend the 20th (Sun) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, explore the striking landscape of Lake Butte Overlook, and contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park online vacation planner .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and car from New York City to Yellowstone National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. In September, Yellowstone National Park is cooler than New York City - with highs of 18°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake

3
nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Glacier National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, trails, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, trek along Highline Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Grinnell Glacier, and take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park itinerary planning app .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and taxi from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, expect Glacier National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 24°C and 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail

2
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
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 24th (Thu): take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, don't miss a visit to Space Needle, explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then wander the streets of Pike Place Market, and finally stop by Chukar Cherries. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, and then walk around Discovery Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Seattle day trip website .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Glacier National Park to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Traveling from Glacier National Park to Seattle, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Glacier National Park in September since evenings lows in Seattle dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

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