44 days in Continental USA Itinerary

44 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Continental USA route planner

Make it your trip
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New York City
— 4 nights
Fly
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Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 7 nights
Fly
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Glacier National Park
— 5 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 7 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Boston
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Boston
— 5 nights
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Eastham
— 4 nights
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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.
Get in touch with nature at Great Neck Steppingstone Park and Speed Boats Tours. Get some historical perspective at 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through Central Park, stroll through The High Line, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and don't miss a visit to Rockefeller Center.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the New York City visit site.

Newark to New York City is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to fly to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): trek along Cascade Canyon Trail, take in breathtaking views at Cascade Canyon, and then take a memorable drive along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Grand Teton.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Grand Teton National Park online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Grand Teton National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Traveling from New York City to Grand Teton National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in August, you will find days in Grand Teton National Park are little chillier (78°F), and nights are cooler (43°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Yellowstone National Park

— 7 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.
Get in touch with nature at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Old Faithful. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin, contemplate the geological forces at Monument Geyser Basin, trek along Natural Bridge Trail, and take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in August; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 70°F and lows reach 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Glacier National Park

— 5 nights

Crown of the Continent

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Grinnell Glacier and Highline Trail. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Iceberg Lake Trail, appreciate the views at Logan Pass, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McDonald, and stroll through Swiftcurrent Falls.

Plan trip to Glacier National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August: high temperatures in Glacier National Park hover around 83°F and lows are around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Popular historic sites such as Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, appreciate the history behind Coit Tower, and stop by Chinatown.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco online itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Glacier National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Glacier National Park to San Francisco. In September, San Francisco is a bit warmer than Glacier National Park - with highs of 76°F and lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Nature

Yosemite National Park

— 7 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.
Get in touch with nature at Glacier Point and Tuolumne Meadows. Your inner history buff will appreciate Pioneer Yosemite History Center and Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark. Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Tioga Pass, grab your bike and head to Yosemite Valley Biking, explore the striking landscape of Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip planning tool.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Expect colder evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from San Francisco in September, with lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Grand Canyon National Park

— 6 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Escape the urban bustle at Grand Canyon South Rim and Bright Angel Point. On the 16th (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: trek along Rim Trail, take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park vacation planning tool.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in September, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Boston

— 5 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises and Old Silver Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Marginal Way Walkway and Captain Bangs Hallet House Museum. Explore Boston's surroundings by going to Corporation Beach (in Dennis), Falmouth (Highfield Hall & Gardens & Shining Sea Bikeway) and Yarmouth Port (Edward Gorey House & Gray's Beach). There's much more to do: stroll through Craigville Beach, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Auburn Cemetery, enjoy the sand and surf at Sandy Neck Beach, and explore the activities along Cape Cod Canal.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Boston online trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Boston in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 59°F in Boston. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Eastham.

Things to do in Boston

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eastham

— 4 nights
Eastham is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States, Barnstable County being coextensive with Cape Cod. Relax by the water at Cape Cod National Seashore and Marconi Beach. Get in touch with nature at Nauset Beach and Nauset Light Beach. There's lots more to do: stroll through Coast Guard Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Coast Guard Beach, contemplate the long history of First Encounter Beach, and admire the majestic nature at Nickerson State Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Eastham trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Boston to Eastham in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In September, daytime highs in Eastham are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Eastham

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips