44 days in United States Itinerary

44 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner

Make it your trip
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 4 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Chicago
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Chicago
— 2 nights
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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New York City
— 5 nights
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Grand Teton National Park
— 3 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
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Seattle
— 2 nights
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— 2 nights
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San Francisco

— 4 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: steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island, walk around Golden Gate Park, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner.

Adelaide, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 21-hour flight. You'll gain 17.5 hours traveling from Adelaide to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Adelaide in September, with highs in San Francisco at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 28:

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 29th (Fri), spend a scenic day exploring the area around Half Dome. On the 3rd (Tue), hike the day away at Panorama Trail. There's much more to do: trek along Tuolumne Meadows, get great views at Valley View, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lembert Dome.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park road trip tool.

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in September, plan for cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 3:

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. Next up on the itinerary: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Casinos · Fun & Games · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 3 — 7:

Grand Canyon National Park

— 6 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 10th (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, admire the landmark architecture of Lookout Studio, cruise along East Rim Drive, and stroll around Indian Garden.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are little chillier (22°C), and nights are much colder (0°C). On the 13th (Fri), you'll travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 13:

Chicago

— 2 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): walk around Milton Lee Olive Park, enjoy breathtaking views from 360 Chicago Observation Deck, walk around Millennium Park, then admire the landmark architecture of Reliance Building, and finally explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium, then ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Chicago journey maker app.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Chicago in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Chicago, with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 15:

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, pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, ponder the world of politics at White House, and get lost in a book at Library of Congress.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip itinerary 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 difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. When traveling from Chicago in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Washington DC, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to fly to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 19:

New York City

— 5 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: don't miss a visit to Central Park, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, go for a walk through The High Line, and stop by Times Square.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the New York City trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. October in New York City sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 24:

Grand Teton National Park

— 3 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.
Spend the 26th (Thu) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. The adventure continues: make a trip to Schwabacher Landing, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cascade Canyon Trail, take a memorable drive along Teton Park Road, and admire all the interesting features of 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Grand Teton National Park road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Grand Teton National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Grand Teton National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New York City in October, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Grand Teton National Park: temperatures range from 15°C by day to -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 27:

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: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Lone Star Geyser, explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake, and get great views at Lookout Point.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park road trip site.

Drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. While traveling from Grand Teton National Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 9°C to lows of -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Oct 27 — Nov 1:

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, then take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally shop like a local with Pike Place Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium, then see the interesting displays at Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, and finally stroll around Waterfall Garden Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Seattle visit planner.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Seattle, with highs around 13°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can fly to Honolulu.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 3:

Honolulu, Oahu

— 2 nights

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
On the 4th (Sat), explore and take pictures at Diamond Head State Monument and then stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Honolulu journey planner.

You can fly from Seattle to Honolulu in 7.5 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Seattle to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seattle in November, expect Honolulu to be much hotter, temps between 34°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Historic Sites · Museums · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 5:

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.