31 days in Continental USA Itinerary

31 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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31 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
6
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
New York City
— 5 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Drive:  9​h
8
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: San Francisco

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, see the interesting displays at Exploratorium, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and stroll around Golden Gate Park.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip builder website .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to San Francisco. In November, daytime highs in San Francisco are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

4
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
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, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, trek along Mariposa Grove, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, and stroll through Elizabeth Lake.

To find more things to do and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker .

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 54°F to lows of 19°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

4
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, and immerse yourself in nature at Topanga State Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles driving holiday planner .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles by combination of car and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in November, with highs in Los Angeles at 76°F and lows at 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
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Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

3
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, historic sites, wildlife, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along Bright Angel Trail, take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in November, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 54°F and lows at 22°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

3
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Step out of Las Vegas to go to Boulder City and see Hoover Dam, which is approximately 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

Plan my day in Las Vegas using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. 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 November, expect nights in Las Vegas to be much warmer, around 47°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

2
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, and appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Washington DC journey planner .

Fly from Las Vegas to Washington DC in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. In November, Washington DC is a bit cooler than Las Vegas - with highs of 59°F and lows of 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ©

5
nights
New York City

New York City ©
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 museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The High Line.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the New York City road trip planner .

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. November in New York City sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 44°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

4
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Step out of Yellowstone National Park with an excursion to Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park--about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, get great views at Observation Point Trail, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Washburn.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Yellowstone National Park trip simple and quick.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and car from New York City to Yellowstone National Park in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In December, Yellowstone National Park is cooler than New York City - with highs of 23°F and lows of 3°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Lower Geyser Basin ©
Lower Geyser Basin

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