21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States itinerary planner
Make it your trip
Fly
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Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
Drive
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Fly
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Washington DC
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly
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New York City
— 4 nights

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Grand Teton National Park — 1 night

Mountains of the Imagination

The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): hike along Menor's Ferry Historical Trail, cruise along Teton Park Road, and then take a memorable drive along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive. On your second day here, take in the awesome beauty at Grand Teton.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Teton National Park attractions planner.

New York City to Grand Teton National Park is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Grand Teton National Park is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from New York City in September: highs in Grand Teton National Park hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.
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Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 8:

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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Lone Star Geyser, explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin, and get to know the fascinating history of S Rim Trail.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in September, expect Yellowstone National Park to be little chillier, temps between 60°F and 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can fly to San Francisco.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 12:

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 13th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and then walk around Golden Gate Park. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island, and then go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip maker website.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, train, and subway. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 76°F by day to 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 14:

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: make a trip to Half Dome, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, and admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park travel planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in September, plan for much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 17:

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 18th (Sun): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas online journey planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 93°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 18:

Grand Canyon National Park — 3 nights

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 19th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Canyon Mule Tours by Xanterra and then hike along Rim Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): see the world from above with a helicopter tour, trek along South Kaibab Trail, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Bright Angel Point.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park route planner.

Drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 75°F to lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.
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Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 21:

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.
On the 22nd (Thu), explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then ponder the world of politics at Library of Congress, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind National World War II Memorial. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally get a sense of history and politics at White House.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip builder website.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Washington DC in 11.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Washington DC due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Washington DC, with highs around 82°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can catch the flight to New York City.
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Museums
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 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: walk around Central Park, snap pictures at Brooklyn Bridge, go for a walk through Times Square, and don't miss a visit to Empire State Building.

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Getting from Washington DC to New York City by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in September, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.
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Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 27:

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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