46 days in United States Itinerary

46 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour itinerary planner

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New York City
— 4 nights
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Philadelphia
— 1 day
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Washington DC
— 1 night
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Shenandoah National Park
— 2 nights
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Asheville
— 2 nights
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Gatlinburg
— 1 night
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Nashville
— 3 nights
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Sedona
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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Santa Barbara
— 1 night
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Carmel
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 4 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Page
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Monument Valley
— 4 nights
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Grand Junction
— 2 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
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Denver
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New York City
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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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Central Park, wander the streets of Times Square, snap pictures at Brooklyn Bridge, and admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read New York City trip planning website.

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to New York City is minus 5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in September: high temperatures in New York City hover around 31°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Philadelphia

— 1 day

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, then pause for some photo ops at Rocky Statue, then ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, and finally pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center.

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Traveling by train from New York City to Philadelphia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites · Museums

Washington DC

— 1 night
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.
On the 20th (Mon), examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, appreciate the history behind National World War II Memorial, then pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally get a sense of history and politics at White House.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC route planner.

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to Washington DC takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Washington DC are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums

Shenandoah National Park

— 2 nights
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): trek along Old Rag Mountain Hike and then cruise along Skyline Drive.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Shenandoah National Park trip itinerary app.

Getting from Washington DC to Shenandoah National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Washington DC in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Shenandoah National Park, with lows around 18°C. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Wed) before leaving for Asheville.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Nature

Side Trip

Asheville

— 2 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Asheville journey planner.

Traveling by car from Shenandoah National Park to Asheville takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In September, daytime highs in Asheville are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Asheville

Parks · Nature · Tours · Spas

Gatlinburg

— 1 night

The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, do a tasting at Tennessee Homemade Wines, sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Whiskey Barrelhouse, sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: observe the fascinating underwater world at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies and then see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum Attraction.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Gatlinburg online day trip planner.

You can drive from Asheville to Gatlinburg in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Breweries & Distilleries · Nature

Side Trips

Nashville

— 3 nights

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 26th (Sun), examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of The Parthenon, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): see a show at Grand Ole Opry, wander the streets of Downtown Nashville, and then get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Nashville holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from Gatlinburg to Nashville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and subway. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Gatlinburg to Nashville due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Nashville are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Sedona.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nightlife

Sedona

— 3 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the next day, explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock, take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock, and then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Sedona travel route planner.

Fly from Nashville to Sedona in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nashville to Sedona, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. September in Sedona sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Fri) before leaving for Los Angeles.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Los Angeles

— 3 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! & Disneyland Park). Pack the 4th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sedona to Los Angeles takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sedona to Los Angeles is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Sedona in October, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Santa Barbara

— 1 night

The American Riviera

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Plan trip to Santa Barbara with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, things will get slightly colder in Santa Barbara: highs are around 29°C and lows about 13°C. On the 5th (Tue), you're off to Carmel.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Outdoors · Parks · Wineries · Tours

Carmel

— 3 nights
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Carmel is known for nature, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Asilomar State Beach, learn about winemaking at Wrath Tasting Room- Carmel, stroll through Carmel River State Beach, and get a taste of the local shopping with Gallery by the Sea Carmel.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Carmel route planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Carmel takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Barbara in October, you will find days in Carmel are little chillier (24°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and visit SoMa.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Carmel to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. October in San Francisco sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Nature

Yosemite National Park

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, then don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Half Dome.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park day trip site.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in October, plan for slightly colder days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 22°C, while nights are much colder with lows around -2°C. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature

Las Vegas

— 4 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 to go to Boulder City and see Hoover Dam, which is approximately 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strip, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas holiday maker website.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, expect nights in Las Vegas to be warmer, around 18°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. On the 16th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park

— 1 night
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): take in the pleasant sights at The Trail of Time.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Las Vegas in October, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Page.

Page

Center of Canyon Country

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
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You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Page in 2.5 hours. In October, Page is somewhat warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 26°C and lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Page

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Monument Valley

— 4 nights
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Take a break from Monument Valley with a short trip to Canyon de Chelly National Monument in Chinle, about 1h 50 min away. Next up on the itinerary: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, hike along Wildcat Trail, walk around Sandstone Tours, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Monument Valley trip maker site.

Drive from Page to Monument Valley in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Page in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Monument Valley, with lows around 6°C. On the 21st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Grand Junction.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Grand Junction

— 2 nights
The city of Grand Junction is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States. On the 22nd (Fri), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grand Mesa, do a tasting at Meadery of the Rockies, and then take a stroll through Downtown Grand Junction.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Junction sightseeing planner.

Drive from Monument Valley to Grand Junction in 5 hours. October in Grand Junction sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Wineries

Side Trip

Colorado Springs

— 3 nights
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Colorado Springs is known for parks, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Garden of the Gods, see the interesting displays at Miramont Castle Museum, learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, and admire the sheer force of The Broadmoor Seven Falls.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Grand Junction to Colorado Springs takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in October, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Denver

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Denver trip planner.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Denver takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In October in Denver, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 5°C at night. On the 26th (Tue), you'll travel to New York City.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nightlife

New York City

— 3 nights

Big Apple

See even more of New York City: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument, go for a walk through The High Line, and admire the striking features of One World Observatory.

Planning New York City trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

Fly from Denver to New York City in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Denver to New York City, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Denver in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in New York City, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks

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.