30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

Make it your trip
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New York City
— 4 nights
Train
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Maswik Lodge
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly
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Seattle
— 1 night
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Chicago
— 1 night
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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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building, and don't miss a visit to Grand Central Terminal.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the New York City itinerary planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to New York City is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv to New York City, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, New York City is little chillier than Tel Aviv - with highs of 31°C and lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Washington DC

— 4 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at National Zoological Park, and get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Washington DC holiday planner.

Traveling by train from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Washington DC are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites

Grand Canyon National Park

— 3 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Grandview Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, and trek along Rim Trail.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Washington DC to Grand Canyon National Park in 12 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Washington DC in September, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are a bit cooler (28°C), and nights are cooler (7°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Las Vegas

— 1 night

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): shop like a local with The Strip, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas tour itinerary builder.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September: highs in Las Vegas hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks

Yosemite National Park

— 4 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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, cruise along Tioga Pass, contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake, and hike along Tuolumne Meadows.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park online journey builder.

Getting from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

San Francisco

— 3 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: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, get curious at Exploratorium, and admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read San Francisco online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 17°C in San Francisco. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums

Seattle

— 1 night

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 21st (Tue): wander the streets of Pike Place Market, then shop like a local with Chihuly Garden and Glass, and then make a trip to Space Needle.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Seattle trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from San Francisco to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums

Yellowstone National Park

— 5 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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, look for all kinds of wild species at Hayden Valley, appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park online itinerary builder.

Getting from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. 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 Seattle in September: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 18°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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.
On the 27th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Cascade Canyon Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Cascade Canyon, and then admire all the interesting features of 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Teton National Park trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Grand Teton National Park, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Chicago

— 1 night

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 29th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fourth Presbyterian Church, make a trip to Millennium Park, then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Chicago trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Grand Teton National Park to Chicago by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in September: highs in Chicago hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

United States travel guide

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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.