21 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Continental USA travel planner
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Fly
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San Francisco
— 1 day
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
Fly
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Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly
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New York City
— 4 nights
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Fly to Seattle, Ferry to Bainbridge Ferry Terminal, Bus to Olympic National Park
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Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
Drive to William R Fairchild International Airport, Fly to Chennai

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San Francisco — 1 day

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You've now added Alcatraz Island to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco online trip itinerary maker.

Chennai, India to San Francisco is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Traveling from Chennai to San Francisco, you'll gain 13.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chennai in September, expect San Francisco to be a bit cooler, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Yosemite National Park — 3 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: trek along Tuolumne Meadows, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lembert Dome.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park online route planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect cooler evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from San Francisco in September, with lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Grand Canyon National Park — 1 night

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 18th (Tue): get great views at Hopi Point, then take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, then explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, and finally take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Bright Angel Trail.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and then take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, you will find days in Las Vegas are somewhat warmer (39°C), and nights are much hotter (25°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Yellowstone National Park.
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Yellowstone National Park — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Gibbon Falls and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park holiday maker website.

Fly from Las Vegas to Yellowstone National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Las Vegas to Yellowstone National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in September; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 18°C and lows reach 0°C. On the 22nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Seattle.
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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.
On the 23rd (Sun), examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, browse the fresh offerings at Pike Place Market, then view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally make a trip to Space Needle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, then take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and then view the masterpieces at Glasshouse Studio.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Seattle trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, you will find days in Seattle are somewhat warmer (26°C), and nights are warmer (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to fly to New York City.
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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 sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Central Park, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, steep yourself in history at 9/11 Memorial, and enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock.

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Getting from Seattle to New York City by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Seattle to New York City. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Seattle in September: high temperatures in New York City hover around 31°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Olympic National Park.
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Olympic National Park — 2 nights

In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Olympic Peninsula Loop Drive as well as Hurricane Ridge. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): cruise along Olympic Peninsula Loop Drive. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Ruby Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hurricane Ridge.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Olympic National Park online sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and bus from New York City to Olympic National Park in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from New York City in September: high temperatures in Olympic National Park hover around 22°C and lows are around 11°C. On the 1st (Mon), you'll travel back home.
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