22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States Trip Planner

Make it your trip
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Kansas City
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Kansas City
— 1 night
Fly
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Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive
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New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly
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Boston
— 2 nights
Fly
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New York City
— 2 nights
Fly

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San Francisco

— 2 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: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and examine the collection at Cable Car Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco planning site.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport, Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport and Travis Air Force Base. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods

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 23rd (Fri), discover the magic at Disneyland Park. Keep things going the next day: shop like a local with The Grove and then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles day trip planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Las Vegas

— 2 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.
On the 25th (Sun), examine the collection at The Mob Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strip, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas vacation builder.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 25°C. On the 26th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 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 27th (Tue), hike along Bright Angel Trail.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park holiday planner.

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. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in September, plan for slightly colder days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 28°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 7°C. On the 28th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kansas City.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Trails · Parks

Kansas City

— 1 night

City of Fountains

The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
On the 29th (Thu), look for gifts at Local Pig, test your team's savvy at Breakout KC Escape Rooms, test your team's savvy at Escape Room, then brush up on your military savvy at National WWI Museum and Memorial, and finally explore the world behind art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kansas City trip app.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Kansas City takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September: highs in Kansas City hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums · Fun & Games · Shopping

Memphis

— 2 nights

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
On the 1st (Sat), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Memphis Zoo, pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, then get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street, and finally look for gifts at A. Schwab. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, and then examine the collection at Graceland.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Memphis road trip app.

Fly from Kansas City to Memphis in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Memphis are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to New Orleans.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

New Orleans

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, make a trip to Jackson Square, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, then look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, and finally take a stroll through Royal Street.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our New Orleans sightseeing planner.

Getting from Memphis to New Orleans by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Memphis in October, expect nights in New Orleans to be a bit warmer, around 22°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Washington DC

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, ponder the world of politics at Library of Congress, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, and finally appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and then get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from New Orleans to Washington DC by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New Orleans to Washington DC is 1 hour. Traveling from New Orleans in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Washington DC, with lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums

Boston

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at New England Aquarium, browse the collection at Boston Public Library, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at New England Holocaust Memorial, browse the different shops at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, then contemplate the long history of Bunker Hill Monument, and finally take an in-depth tour of USS Constitution Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Boston trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Boston takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Washington DC, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Boston, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Shopping

New York City

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Chapel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, then don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument, then admire the landmark architecture of Federal Hall, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read New York City day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Boston to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Boston in October, with highs in New York City at 24°C and lows at 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites

United States travel guide

4.5
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.