30 days in United States Itinerary

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

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park — 3 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Roaring Fork and Newfound Gap Road. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, cruise along Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking, hike along Metcalf Bottoms Trail, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Clingmans Dome.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Great Smoky Mountains National Park route builder website.

Washington DC to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Las Vegas.
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Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
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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 (Tue): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Las Vegas driving holiday website.

Getting from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Las Vegas by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, Las Vegas is somewhat warmer than Great Smoky Mountains National Park - with highs of 82°F and lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bright Angel Trail and South Kaibab Trail. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, hit the best photo ops around with Buck Wild Grand Canyon Hummer Tours, stroll through Bright Angel Point, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park tour app.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 5 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 66°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 31°F. On the 25th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.
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Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours
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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.
On the 26th (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock Trail, get a dose of the wild on Sequoia Sightseeing Tours, and then hike along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Zumwalt Meadow Trail and then take in breathtaking views at Kings Canyon National Park.

To plan Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, expect Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 81°F and 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Find places to stay Oct 25 — 27:

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.
Get in touch with nature at Glacier Point and Panorama Trail. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Half Dome, contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake, get interesting insight from YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours, and hike along Mariposa Grove.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park travel route builder site.

Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 5.5 hours. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 66°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip builder tool.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in November, plan for a bit warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 64°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Yellowstone National Park.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods
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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.
Visiting Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Grand Teton will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, take in the dramatic scenery at Gibbon Falls, explore the activities along Lewis Falls, and take in the dramatic natural features at Aurum Geyser.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway, train, bus, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park is 1 hour. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from San Francisco in November, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 33°F and lows at 12°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow time for the flight 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: stroll around Central Park, examine the collection at 9/11 Memorial, browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our New York City online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to New York City by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to New York City is 2 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in November, things will get much warmer in New York City: highs are around 57°F and lows about 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to fly to Washington DC.
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Washington DC — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then explore the world behind art 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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Library of Congress, then get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, then pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, and finally ponder the world of politics at White House.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC trip planner.

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. November in Washington DC sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 42°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
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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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