30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday 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
Fly

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, 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. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, get advice or help at Library of Congress, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, and finally get a sense of history and politics at White House.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC day trip planning app.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Washington DC. October in Washington DC sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to fly to New York City.
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Museums
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 22:

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: make a trip to Central Park, take in the pleasant sights at Times Square, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock.

Take the guesswork out of planning a New York City vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. October in New York City sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Yellowstone National Park.
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Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 26:

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 in touch with nature at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Old Faithful. Step out of Yellowstone National Park with an excursion to Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park--about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washburn, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Loop Road, and explore the striking landscape at Artists Paintpots.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park road trip planning tool.

Getting from New York City to Yellowstone National Park by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from New York City in October; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 47°F and lows reach 25°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to San Francisco.
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Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Side Trip
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 30:

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 31st (Sat), don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

Start your trip to San Francisco by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, train, and subway. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco is minus 1 hour. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October; daily highs in San Francisco reach 73°F and lows reach 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 30 — 31:

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Glacier Point and Panorama Trail. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Half Dome, cruise along Tioga Pass, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and hike along Mariposa Grove.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park holiday planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in October, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit cooler (66°F), and nights are much colder (28°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can 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.
On the 7th (Sat), hike along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park, get a dose of the wild on Sequoia Sightseeing Tours, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Moro Rock Trail.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 5.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in November, you will find days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park are somewhat warmer (67°F), and nights are warmer (42°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 8:

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.
Visiting Bright Angel Trail and South Kaibab Trail will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, get great views at Mohave Point, and hit the best photo ops around with Buck Wild Grand Canyon Hummer Tours.

Before you visit Grand Canyon National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in November, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 54°F by day to 22°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.
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Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 13:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): try to win big at The Mirage, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Keep things going the next day: try to win big at Casino At The Venetian and then see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 68°F to lows of 47°F. On the 15th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
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Parks · Nature · Casinos · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 15:

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Roaring Fork and Newfound Gap Road. And it doesn't end there: trek along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Cades Cove, stroll through Upper Tremont Road in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and admire the sheer force of Meigs Falls.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Great Smoky Mountains National Park road trip planning tool.

Getting from Las Vegas to Great Smoky Mountains National Park by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife
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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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