31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary builder

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Fly
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New York City
— 4 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 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
Fly
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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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 trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Central Park, make a trip to Grand Central Terminal, stroll through The High Line, and admire the striking features of Empire State Building.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the New York City online day trip planner.

Madrid, Spain to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from Madrid to New York City, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Madrid in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 22°C in New York City. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 11:

Grand Canyon National Park

— 4 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 14th (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along South Kaibab Trail, take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Bright Angel Point.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from New York City to Grand Canyon National Park in 11.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from New York City in September, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be cooler, around 7°C, while days are slightly colder, around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 15:

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.
On the 16th (Fri), shop like a local with The Strip, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas itinerary builder site.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit 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 your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 16:

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 17th (Sat), spend a scenic day exploring the area around Half Dome. There's much more to do: trek along Tuolumne Meadows, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lembert Dome.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park route planner.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. When traveling from Las Vegas in September, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 21:

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and stroll around Golden Gate Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 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 24th (Sat) so you can fly to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 24:

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 25th (Sun), take a stroll through Pike Place Market, then enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, then view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Seattle online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Seattle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Seattle sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to fly to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 25:

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 parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, explore and take pictures at Firehole Lake Drive, take in the natural beauty of Lone Star Geyser, and take some stellar pictures from Lookout Point.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park travel route planner.

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 slightly colder days and much colder nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 18°C to lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 30:

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 1st (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire all the interesting features of Teton Park Road and then hike along Cascade Canyon Trail.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Teton National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, plan for somewhat 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 2nd (Sun) so you can fly to Chicago.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 2:

Chicago

— 1 night

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 3rd (Mon), don't miss a visit to Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Reliance Building, stroll through Millennium Park, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Chicago trip builder site.

You can fly from Grand Teton National Park to Chicago in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Teton National Park to Chicago is 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in October, you will find days in Chicago are a bit warmer (21°C), and nights are much hotter (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 3:

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: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, browse the collection at Library of Congress, and pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Chicago in October, you will find days in Washington DC are a bit warmer (25°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 7:

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.