36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour itinerary planner
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New York City
— 5 nights
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly
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Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly
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New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
8
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
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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 sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, wander the streets of Times Square, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the New York City route maker app.

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from London to New York City, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from London in October, with highs in New York City at 24°C and lows at 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can fly to Washington DC.
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Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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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 sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Washington DC trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Orlando.
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Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites
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Orlando — 3 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

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.
Pack the 18th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Have a day of magic on the 17th (Mon) at Walt Disney World Resort. There's more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort and make an unforgettable trip to Epcot.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Orlando trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Orlando takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Washington DC in October, with highs in Orlando at 34°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to fly to New Orleans.
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Theme Parks
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 19:

New Orleans — 2 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): stroll around New Orleans City Park, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Louis Cathedral, and then get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Cabildo, then see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum, and then stop by Garden District.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the New Orleans trip builder.

Getting from Orlando to New Orleans by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando to New Orleans, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Orlando in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to fly to Los Angeles.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park. Keep things going the next day: engage your brain at California Science Center, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, then make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Los Angeles takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in October: highs in Los Angeles hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to fly to San Francisco.
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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 sightseeing, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and visit North Beach.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, read San Francisco online trip maker.

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in October: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums · Childrens Museums
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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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, sightseeing, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, explore the activities along Tenaya Lake, hike along Mariposa Grove, and don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park holiday maker app.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from San Francisco in October: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 22°C, while lows dip to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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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 with an excursion to Hoover Dam in Boulder City--about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and try to win big at Casino At The Venetian.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in November, expect nights in Las Vegas to be warmer, around 9°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Parks · Casinos · Fun & Games · Shopping
Side Trip
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Grand Canyon National Park — 5 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 (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, trek along South Kaibab Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Point.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park travel route builder tool.

Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 14°C to lows of -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel back home.
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Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature
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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
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.
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