30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner
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Washington DC
— 1 night
Fly
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New York City
— 4 nights
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 4 nights
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Washington DC — 1 night

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 22nd (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind National World War II Memorial. On your second day here, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, get a sense of history and politics at Library of Congress, then get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, and finally ponder the world of politics at White House.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip itinerary website.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Washington DC. In October, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can fly to New York City.
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Museums
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 23:

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: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the New York City road trip tool.

Getting from Washington DC to New York City by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Yellowstone National Park.
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Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 27:

Yellowstone National Park — 4 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.
Get outdoors at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Grand Teton. There's lots more to do: take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, contemplate the geological forces at Monument Geyser Basin, cruise along Virginia Cascade Drive, and take in the dramatic scenery at Gibbon Falls.

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Traveling by flight from New York City to Yellowstone National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from New York City to Yellowstone National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from New York City in October: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 47°F and lows are around 25°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can catch the flight to San Francisco.
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Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Side Trip
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 31:

San Francisco — 1 night

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 1st (Sun), take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge and then contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island.

Take the guesswork out of planning a San Francisco vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, bus, train, and subway. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 73°F and lows are around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 1:

Yosemite National Park — 6 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Glacier Point and Panorama Trail. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Half Dome, trek along Mariposa Grove, tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Trail, and explore the activities along Tenaya Lake.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip planning site.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in November, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit cooler (54°F), and nights are colder (19°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park — 2 nights

A Land of Giants

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): trek along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Sequoia Sightseeing Tours, and then explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock Trail.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 5.5 hours. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 67°F to lows of 42°F. On the 9th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 9:

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Bright Angel Trail and Bright Angel Point. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, capture your vacation like a pro with Buck Wild Grand Canyon Hummer Tours, take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in November: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 54°F, while lows dip to 22°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Las Vegas.
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Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 14:

Las Vegas — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, and then examine the collection at The Mob Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, and then try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip itinerary planner.

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. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 68°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
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Parks · Nature · Museums · Casinos
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 16:

Great Smoky Mountains National Park — 4 nights

A Wondrous Diversity of Life

Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Get outdoors at Roaring Fork and Upper Tremont Road in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The adventure continues: hike along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, look for all kinds of wild species at Cades Cove, and stroll through Charlies Bunion.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Great Smoky Mountains National Park tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Great Smoky Mountains National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Las Vegas in November: high temperatures in Great Smoky Mountains National Park hover around 60°F and lows are around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can fly back home.
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Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 20:

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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