56 days in United States Itinerary

56 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 7 nights
Bus to Flagstaff, Fly to Orlando
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Orlando
— 4 nights
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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New York City
— 6 nights
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Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 7 nights
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10
Glacier National Park
— 5 nights
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Seattle
— 2 nights
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Juneau
— 2 nights
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Anchorage
— 4 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, engage your brain at Exploratorium, admire the striking features of Coit Tower, and admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary planning website.

Adelaide, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -17.5 hour difference. Traveling from Adelaide in September, expect San Francisco to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.
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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Glacier Point and Tioga Pass. The adventure continues: trek along Tuolumne Meadows, take in the dramatic natural features at Cloud's Rest, stroll around Mariposa Grove, and stroll through Yosemite Valley Loop Trail.

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

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be colder in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Los Angeles.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planning website.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, you will find days in Los Angeles are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are much hotter (22°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Grand Canyon National Park — 7 nights

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Family-friendly places like Grand Canyon South Rim and North Kaibab Trail will thrill your kids. On the 13th (Fri), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: trek along Rim Trail, get great views at Hopi Point, explore and take pictures at Cape Royal, and stroll through South Kaibab Trail.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for slightly colder days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 28°C, while nights are colder with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Orlando.
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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.
Kids will enjoy Universal's Islands of Adventure and Magic Kingdom Park. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 22nd (Sun) at Discovery Cove. There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort and discover the magic at Epcot.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Orlando itinerary builder website.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Orlando in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus, train, and shuttle. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Orlando, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to fly to Washington DC.
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Washington DC — 3 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.
Kids will enjoy National Air and Space Museum and National Zoological Park. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, examine the collection at International Spy Museum, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and browse the collection at Library of Congress.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Orlando in September, with highs in Washington DC at 32°C and lows at 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to fly to New York City.
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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Central Park and Statue of Liberty National Monument. There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, steep yourself in history at 9/11 Memorial, and admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal.

To find out how to plan a trip to New York City, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Washington DC to New York City by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. September in New York City sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Grand Teton National Park.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cascade Canyon Trail, explore and take pictures at Teton Park Road, and then explore and take pictures at 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Teton National Park trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from New York City to Grand Teton National Park by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: 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. Traveling from New York City in October, you will find days in Grand Teton National Park are a bit cooler (15°C), and nights are cooler (-2°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Yellowstone National Park.
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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.
Family-friendly places like Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Upper Geyser Basin will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, identify plant and animal life at Lamar Valley, explore the striking landscape at Aurum Geyser, and contemplate the waterfront views at Firehole River.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Grand Teton National Park in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 9°C by day to -4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Glacier National Park.
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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.
On the 14th (Mon), hike the day away at Highline Trail. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier, cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road, admire the verdant scenery at Logan Pass, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden Wall.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Glacier National Park trip itinerary website.

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. In October, Glacier National Park is a bit warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 15°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to fly to Seattle.
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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 17th (Thu): examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally don't miss a visit to Space Needle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): get to know the resident critters at Woodland Park Zoo, take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and then wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

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You can fly from Glacier National Park to Seattle in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Glacier National Park to Seattle. In October, Seattle is a bit warmer than Glacier National Park - with highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Juneau.
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Juneau — 2 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
On the 19th (Sat), head outdoors with Northern Passages and Glacier Bay, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, and then get advice or help at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Juneau-Douglas City Museum and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

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Traveling by flight from Seattle to Juneau takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Alaska Standard Time (AKST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Seattle in October, expect Juneau to be little chillier, temps between 11°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Anchorage.
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Anchorage — 4 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.
Attractions like Kincaid Park and Alaska Native Heritage Center make great kid-friendly stops. Make the 22nd (Tue) an awe-inspiring day at Chugach State Park. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, get engrossed in the history at Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum, and contemplate the long history of Oscar Anderson House Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Anchorage trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Juneau to Anchorage by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Juneau in October since evenings lows in Anchorage dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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United States travel guide

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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.
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