36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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Drive to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Fly to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Drive to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 8 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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San Simeon
— 1 night
Drive
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Monterey
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly
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Niagara Falls
— 6 nights
Fly
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Keystone
— 4 nights
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
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Drive to Jackson Hole Airport, Fly to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Drive to Mechanicsville

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Glacier Point and El Capitan. Step off the beaten path and head to Yosemite, Tunnel View and Tioga Pass. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Panorama Trail, explore the striking landscape at Lembert Dome, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Trail.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park holiday maker tool.

Mechanicsville to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 13-hour combination of car and flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Mechanicsville in September, Yosemite National Park is much colder at night with lows of 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 12:

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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.
Visit General Sherman Tree and The Presidente tree for their historical value. Kids will enjoy Giant Forest and Moro Rock Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park side-trips: Death Valley National Park (Dante's View & Zabriskie Point). The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Kings Canyon National Park, trek along Buena Vista Peak Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Zumwalt Meadow Trail.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park online trip maker.

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, expect nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to be much warmer, around 59°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 90°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Simeon.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 12 — 16:

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San Simeon

When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop, then kick back and relax at Piedras Blancas, and then step into the grandiose world of Hearst Castle.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the San Simeon travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Simeon takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in San Simeon when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in September, with lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 17:

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Monterey

Monterey is a city in the U.S. Get in touch with nature at Point Lobos and Monterey Bay. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Dolphin & Whale Watching and McWay Falls. Explore Monterey's surroundings by going to Big Sur (Pfeiffer State Beach, Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, &more). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach, immerse yourself in nature at Asilomar State Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pacific Grove Shoreline Parkway Marine Refuge, and explore the world behind art at Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Monterey road trip planner.

Getting from San Simeon to Monterey by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from San Simeon in September: highs in Monterey hover around 72°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 17 — 20:

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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step out of the city life by going to Alcatraz Island and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Golden Gate Bridge and California Academy of Sciences. The adventure continues: explore the activities along San Francisco Bay, immerse yourself in nature at Marin Headlands, stroll through Lands End, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your San Francisco trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Monterey to San Francisco by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a shuttle. In September in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 20 — 25:

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Niagara Falls

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Popular historic sites such as Oakwood Cemetery Heritage Foundation and St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Niagara Wax Museum of History and Niagara Science Museum. And it doesn't end there: take a tour by water with Maid of the Mist, admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls, stroll through Niagara Wine Trail USA, and trek along Niagara Gorge Trail.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Niagara Falls trip planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Niagara Falls in 10.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of subway and train. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Francisco to Niagara Falls due to the time zone difference. September in Niagara Falls sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 25 — Oct 1:

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Keystone

Home Of Mount Rushmore

Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Take a break from the city and head to Iron Mountain Road and Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Gutzon Borglum Historical Center and Custer County 1881 Courthouse. There's much more to do: hike along Presidential Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Little Devil's Tower Trail, explore the activities along Grace Coolidge Creek, and cruise along Peter Norbeck Scenic Byway.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Keystone online holiday planner.

Fly from Niagara Falls to Keystone in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Niagara Falls to Keystone due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Niagara Falls in October; daily highs in Keystone reach 57°F and lows reach 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 1 — 6:

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Yellowstone National Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): stroll through Pelican Creek Trail, explore the activities along Lake Butte Overlook, tour the pleasant surroundings at Observation Point Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Golden Gate Canyon, then explore the striking landscape at Sheepeater Cliffs, and finally hike along Purple Mountain Trail.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park day trip website.

You can fly from Keystone to Yellowstone National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, shuttle, and car. Traveling from Keystone in October, expect Yellowstone National Park to be little chillier, temps between 47°F and 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.