33 days in United States Itinerary

33 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Fly to Seattle
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Seattle
— 1 night
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Fly
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New York City
— 4 nights
Fly
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 6 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, then see the interesting displays at Exploratorium, and then browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the San Francisco journey planner.

Christchurch, New Zealand to San Francisco is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -20 hour difference. Traveling from Christchurch in June, things will get a bit warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 25°C and lows about 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

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 27th (Sun), spend a scenic day exploring the area around Half Dome. On the 30th (Wed), hike the day away at Panorama Trail. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, and walk around Mariposa Grove.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip planning app.

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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.
On the 1st (Thu), take a stroll through Pike Place Market, then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally get in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip itinerary builder tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yosemite National Park to Seattle. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Seattle, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can fly to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums · Theme Parks

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.
When in Yellowstone National Park, make a side trip to see Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park, approximately Grand Teton National Park away. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at West Thumb Geyser Basin, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washburn.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip builder app.

You can fly from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park is 1 hour. While traveling from Seattle, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow time for the flight to New York City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, walk around The High Line, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read New York City trip builder tool.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to New York City by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 2 hours. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, get to know the resident critters at National Zoological Park, and appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Washington DC are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Grand Canyon National Park

— 5 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 15th (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, trot along with a tour on horseback, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park travel planner.

Getting from Washington DC to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Washington DC to Grand Canyon National Park. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Washington DC in July: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Los Angeles

— 6 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens (in Encinitas), USS Midway Museum (in San Diego) and Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park, Radiator Springs Racers, &more). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Paley Center for Media, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Contemporary Art, and buy something for everyone on your list at Two Rodeo Drive.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles route maker site.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, Los Angeles is a bit warmer at night with lows of 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.