36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States vacation maker

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Seattle
— 2 nights
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Spokane Valley
— 1 night
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Missoula
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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Palm Springs
— 2 nights
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San Diego
— 2 nights
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Boulder City
— 1 night
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Lake Powell
— 1 night
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Monument Valley
— 1 night
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Moab
— 2 nights
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Salt Lake City
— 1 night
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West Yellowstone
— 2 nights
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Jackson Hole
— 2 nights
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New York City
— 3 nights
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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Seattle

— 2 nights

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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, and wineries. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, shop like a local with Glasshouse Studio, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, and wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Seattle using our trip planner.

Durham, UK to Seattle is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Durham to Seattle is minus 8 hours. In July, Seattle is somewhat warmer than Durham - with highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Spokane Valley.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 1:

Spokane Valley

— 1 night
Spokane Valley is a city in Spokane County, Washington, United States, and the largest suburb of Spokane. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): cool off at Splash Down Waterpark and then walk around Mirabeau Meadows Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Spokane Valley trip planner.

Traveling by car from Seattle to Spokane Valley takes 4.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Seattle in August: highs in Spokane Valley hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Missoula.

Things to do in Spokane Valley

Theme Parks · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 2:

Missoula

— 2 nights
Missoula is a city in the U.S. state of Montana and is the county seat of Missoula County. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): examine the collection at Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Caras Park, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Downtown ToNite, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Mount Jumbo North Peak Trail.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Missoula trip builder.

You can drive from Spokane Valley to Missoula in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Spokane Valley to Missoula is 1 hour. Traveling from Spokane Valley in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 12°C in Missoula. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Missoula

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 2 — 4:

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: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, stroll around Golden Gate Park, and browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read San Francisco online vacation planner.

Fly from Missoula to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Missoula to San Francisco, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Missoula in August, you will find days in San Francisco are little chillier (26°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (17°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 7:

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 8th (Mon), discover the magic at Disneyland Park. Here are some ideas for day two: cruise along Mulholland Drive, examine the collection at The Getty Center, then stop by Bergamot Station, then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 7 — 9:

Palm Springs

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): look for gifts at Wabi Sabi Japan Living and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Jacinto Mountain. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Las Palmas and then admire the majestic nature at The Mountain Station.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Palm Springs day trip planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Palm Springs in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in August: highs in Palm Springs hover around 49°C, while lows dip to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 11:

San Diego

— 2 nights

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SeaWorld San Diego.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego trip builder website.

You can drive from Palm Springs to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Palm Springs in August, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can fly to Boulder City.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 13:

Boulder City

— 1 night

Home of Hoover Dam

A desert town with an interesting history, Boulder City was created by the United States government in 1931 to provide housing for workers building the Hoover Dam, a famous Depression-era project.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Winged Figures of the Republic Statues and then admire the engineering at Hoover Dam.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Boulder City online attractions planner.

Getting from San Diego to Boulder City by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. While traveling from San Diego, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Boulder City, ranging from highs of 44°C to lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Boulder City

Parks
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 14:

Bryce Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
On the 15th (Mon), get great views at Sunrise Point, look for all kinds of wild species at Rim Trail, and then get a dose of the wild on Red Canyon Trail Rides. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): stroll through Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, then trek along Navajo Loop Trail, and then get great views at Inspiration Point.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Bryce Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Boulder City to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Boulder City to Bryce Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Boulder City in August, things will get colder in Bryce Canyon National Park: highs are around 29°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lake Powell.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 16:

Lake Powell

— 1 night
Lake Powell serves as the playground for the town of Page, drawing nearly three million visitors annually.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): explore the stunning scenery at Ticaboo Canyon.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Lake Powell road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Lake Powell takes 6 hours. When traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Lake Powell: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Lake Powell

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 17:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): hike along Bright Angel Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Indian Garden, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park road trip planning site.

You can drive from Lake Powell to Grand Canyon National Park in 7.5 hours. In August, Grand Canyon National Park is little chillier than Lake Powell - with highs of 31°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 19:

Monument Valley

— 1 night
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. On the 20th (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Monument Valley trip maker.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley in 3.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August: high temperatures in Monument Valley hover around 36°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 20:

Moab

— 2 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 21st (Sun), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then see Off-Road Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Arches National Park.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Moab using our trip planner.

Getting from Monument Valley to Moab by car takes about 4 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 22:

Salt Lake City

— 1 night

Crossroads of the West

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
On the 23rd (Tue), explore the stunning scenery at Big Cottonwood Canyon and then examine the collection at Land Cruiser Heritage Museum.

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You can drive from Moab to Salt Lake City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Nature · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 23:
Highlights from your trip

West Yellowstone

— 2 nights
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): witness a stunning natural landmark at Beehive Geyser, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring. Keep things going the next day: hike along North Rim Trail and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Washburn.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read West Yellowstone day trip planning app.

You can fly from Salt Lake City to West Yellowstone in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Salt Lake City in August: highs in West Yellowstone hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 23 — 25:

Jackson Hole

— 2 nights
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
On the 26th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton. On your second day here, stroll through Teton Raptor Center and then cast your line with Jackson Hole Fly Fishing School.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Jackson Hole vacation planner.

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Jackson Hole in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from West Yellowstone in August since evenings lows in Jackson Hole dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to New York City.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 25 — 27:

New York City

— 3 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: go for a walk through Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, make a trip to Times Square, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read New York City trip maker website.

You can fly from Jackson Hole to New York City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Jackson Hole in August, you will find days in New York City are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are much hotter (25°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 30:

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, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip maker app.

Getting from New York City to Washington DC by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 3:

United States travel guide

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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.