36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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36 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Wawona
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Monument Valley
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
5
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h 30​min
7
Keystone
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 30​min
8
Orlando
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
9
Key West
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
10
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
11
Salem
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
12
Portland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
13
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h
14
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Sydney

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Union Square, Powell and Market Cable Car Turnaround, Lombard Street, and other attractions. Popular historic sites such as Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Lands End and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip tool .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport and Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport. In June, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 27th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Wawona.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Lands End ©
Lands End
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Half Dome has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, snap pictures at Pohono Bridge, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, then explore the striking landscape at Half Dome, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Wawona trip itinerary app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from San Francisco to Wawona. Traveling from San Francisco in June, you will find days in Wawona are warmer (41°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Wawona

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

1
night
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive and then take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park route maker app .

Explore your travel options from Wawona to Grand Canyon National Park with the Route module. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Wawona to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Wawona in June, things will get a bit cooler in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 34°C and lows about 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can go by car to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Scenic Drive Outdoors Museums
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Lipan Point ©
Lipan Point
East Rim Drive ©
East Rim Drive
Yavapai Point ©
Yavapai Point

2
nights
Monument Valley

Monument Valley ©
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 1st (Wed), see the interesting displays at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., look for gifts at Monument Valley Navajo Market, then take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, and finally stroll around Sandstone Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: cruise along Moki Dugway and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Monument Valley holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley takes 3.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Monument Valley when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, with lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Moki Dugway
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Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Moki Dugway ©
Moki Dugway
Horseback Riding Tours

1
night
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): examine the collection at Pioneer Memorial Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Assembly Hall.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Salt Lake City day trip tool .

Drive from Monument Valley to Salt Lake City in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Monument Valley in July since evenings lows in Salt Lake City dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Pioneer Memorial Museum ©
Pioneer Memorial Museum
Assembly Hall ©
Assembly Hall

3
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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Step out of the city life by going to Old Faithful and Artist Point. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Upper Geyser Basin and Artists’ Paintpots. There's lots more to do: hike along North Rim Trail, get great views at Observation Point Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Gibbon Falls, and take in the natural beauty of West Thumb Geyser Basin.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car. In July, Yellowstone National Park is colder than Salt Lake City - with highs of 26°C and lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin

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Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
On the 7th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, then stop by Professor Samuel's Portrait Emporium, then explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel, and finally hike along Little Devil's Tower Trail. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: go for a walk through Breezy Point Picnic Area, then contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake, and then get a new perspective on nature at The Museum @ Black Hills Institute.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Keystone trip builder tool .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Keystone takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July; daily highs in Keystone reach 31°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Custer, The Museum @ Black Hills Institute
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 8:
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel
Sylvan Lake ©
Sylvan Lake

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nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Get outdoors at New Smyrna Town Beach and Wekiwa Springs State Park. Step off the beaten path and head to The Escape Game Orlando and Cinderella Castle. Step out of Orlando to go to DeLand and see Stetson Mansion, which is approximately 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: make an unforgettable trip to World of Disney, get your game on at iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Orlando, don't miss a visit to Tree of Life, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

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Traveling by flight from Keystone to Orlando takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Keystone in July, expect nights in Orlando to be warmer, around 28°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Orlando

Parks Theme Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Wekiwa Springs State Park, Stetson Mansion, New Smyrna Town Beach
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 11:
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The Escape Game Orlando ©
The Escape Game Orlando
Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion
Tree of Life ©
Tree of Life

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Key West

Key West ©
Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
On the 12th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Vandenberg Wreck, identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, then enjoy the sea views from Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, then learn about all things military at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, and finally fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable tour with Tours and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Key West trip planner .

Fly from Orlando to Key West in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Key West, with lows around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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Vandenberg Wreck ©
Vandenberg Wreck

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Washington DC

Washington DC ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then explore the world behind art at Smithsonian Institution Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Capitol Hill, then get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and finally admire the masterpieces at Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Make your Washington DC itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Key West to Washington DC takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Key West in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Washington DC, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Salem.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
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Salem

Salem ©
Best known for its 1692 witch trials, Salem has a number of significant historical sites, a bustling downtown, and many witch-themed attractions.
On the 16th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Proctor's Ledge Memorial, then see the interesting displays at Peabody Essex Museum, then contemplate the long history of The House of the Seven Gables, and finally steep yourself in history at The Custom House. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Ropes Mansion, look for gifts at Bewitched in Salem, get your game on at Witch Pix, explore the galleries of Salem Toy Museum, then stroll the grounds of Old Burying Point Cemetery, and finally see the interesting displays at Salem Wax Museum of Witches & Seafarers.

Plan trip to Salem with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can fly from Washington DC to Salem in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Washington DC in July, with highs in Salem at 32°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Salem

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Peabody Essex Museum ©
Peabody Essex Museum
The House of the Seven Gables ©
The House of the Seven Gables

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Portland

Portland ©
Maine's biggest and perhaps most vibrant city, Portland was established as a fishing village in 1633 and grew to become New England's largest port.
Get some cultural insight at Old Port and Children's Museum of New Hampshire. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Allagash Brewery and Hamilton House. Step out of Portland to go to Dover and see Woodman Institute Museum, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at 5th Maine Museum, view the masterpieces at Richard Boyd Art Gallery, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Rising Tide Brewing Company, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Eastern Cemetery.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Portland tour itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Salem to Portland in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Portland

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Dover, Hamilton House
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 20:
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Umbrella Cover Museum ©
Umbrella Cover Museum
Children's Museum of New Hampshire ©
Children's Museum of New Hampshire
Woodman Institute Museum ©
Woodman Institute Museum

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New York City

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
For shopping fun, head to Fifth Avenue or SoHo. Step out of the city life by going to Speed Boats Tours and Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours. There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, take a stroll through Times Square, see the interesting displays at Ground Zero Museum Workshop, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the New York City online road trip planner .

Fly from Portland to New York City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, New York City is somewhat warmer than Portland - with highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dumbo
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 25:
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Speed Boats Tours
Ground Zero Museum Workshop ©
Ground Zero Museum Workshop
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Hollywood, don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, then examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at LA Farmers' Market, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove, explore the different monuments and memorials at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway, and finally go for a walk through 26-Mile Bike Path.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planner.

You can fly from New York City to Los Angeles in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from New York City in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Los Angeles, with lows of 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 28:
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Madame Tussauds Hollywood ©
Madame Tussauds Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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