47 days in United States Itinerary

47 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey planner

Make it your trip
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Chicago
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
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Las Vegas
— 5 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to New Orleans
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New Orleans
— 3 nights
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Orlando
— 4 nights
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Washington DC
— 5 nights
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New York City
— 6 nights

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Chicago

— 2 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain, and admire the landmark architecture of 360 Chicago Observation Deck.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Chicago visit planner.

New York City to Chicago is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from New York City in October, with highs in Chicago at 65°F and lows at 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can fly to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Yellowstone National Park

— 4 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.
Step out of Yellowstone National Park to go to Grand Teton National Park and see Grand Teton, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the dramatic scenery at Upper Falls of the Yellowstone River, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washburn.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip maker.

You can fly from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, bus, and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Chicago, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 47°F to lows of 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to fly to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Los Angeles

— 2 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.
On the 22nd (Fri), get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, examine the collection at The Getty Center, examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat): make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planner.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, expect Los Angeles to be warmer, temps between 82°F and 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 4 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco driving holiday planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Francisco by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, San Francisco is little chillier than Los Angeles - with highs of 73°F and lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums · Neighborhoods

Yosemite National Park

— 5 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.
On the 29th (Fri), spend a scenic day exploring the area around Half Dome. On the 30th (Sat), hike the day away at Panorama Trail. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, stroll through McGurk Meadow, and take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other 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 October, plan for little chillier days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 66°F, while nights are colder with lows around 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Las Vegas

— 5 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.
Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Hoover Dam in Boulder City--about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip planner.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in November, plan for a bit warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 68°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Fun & Games · Casinos · Shopping

Side Trip

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.
On the 8th (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along South Kaibab Trail, take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, and pause for some photo ops at Powell Point.

Discover how to plan a Grand Canyon National Park trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in November: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 54°F, while lows dip to 22°F. You will leave for New Orleans on the 12th (Fri).

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

New Orleans

— 3 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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, admire the landmark architecture of St. Louis Cathedral, don't miss a visit to French Quarter, and get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our New Orleans trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to New Orleans takes 10.5 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in November, you will find days in New Orleans are somewhat warmer (62°F), and nights are warmer (61°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can fly to Orlando.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Orlando

— 4 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.
Pack the 17th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Have a day of magic on the 18th (Thu) at Walt Disney World Resort. The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort and discover the magic at Magic Kingdom Park.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Orlando trip itinerary maker tool.

Fly from New Orleans to Orlando in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from New Orleans, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Orlando, ranging from highs of 78°F to lows of 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks

Washington DC

— 5 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 Library of Congress, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Orlando to Washington DC in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in November, expect nights in Washington DC to be cooler, around 42°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to fly to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

New York City

— 6 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, make a trip to Grand Central Terminal, stop by Times Square, and get great views at Top of the Rock.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our New York City vacation planner.

Fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In November, daytime highs in New York City are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

United States travel guide

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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.