40 days in United States Itinerary

40 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel planner
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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New York City
— 5 nights
Fly
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Chicago
— 3 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
— 4 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly
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New Orleans
— 4 nights
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Orlando
— 3 nights
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Washington DC — 3 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.
Washington DC is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC vacation planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Washington DC. October in Washington DC sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to New York City.
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Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 18:

New York City — 5 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: don't miss a visit to Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, take a stroll through Times Square, and browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Make your New York City itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in New York City are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can fly to Chicago.
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Find places to stay Oct 18 — 23:

Chicago — 3 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, take in the spiritual surroundings of Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple, make a trip to Buckingham Fountain, and get curious at Museum of Science and Industry.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Chicago route planning website.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Chicago takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Chicago. Traveling from New York City in October, things will get little chillier in Chicago: highs are around 65°F and lows about 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 26:

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.
On the 27th (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, appreciate the history behind Powell Point, and admire all the interesting features of East Rim Drive.

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

Getting from Chicago to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 10 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from Chicago in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows around 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Las Vegas.
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Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 31:

Las Vegas — 4 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City (about 50 minutes away). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, try to win big at The Mirage, explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

Start your trip to Las Vegas by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 82°F by day to 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Parks · Shopping · Fun & Games · Casinos
Side Trip
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 4:

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, sightseeing, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, trek along Mariposa Grove, explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass, and don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park road trip website.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 54°F to lows of 19°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Francisco.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 9:

San Francisco — 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for sightseeing, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, stroll around Golden Gate Park, and admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in November, expect nights in San Francisco to be much warmer, around 51°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Los Angeles.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 13:

Los Angeles — 3 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Disneyland Park (in Anaheim) and Bergamot Station (in Santa Monica). Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, browse the different shops at Two Rodeo Drive, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles travel app.

You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in November, you will find days in Los Angeles are somewhat warmer (76°F), and nights are about the same (55°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to fly to New Orleans.
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Theme Parks · Museums · Nightlife · Childrens Museums
Side Trips
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 16:

New Orleans — 4 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, see the interesting displays at New Orleans Museum of Art, get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, and admire the landmark architecture of St. Louis Cathedral.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our New Orleans trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to New Orleans takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from Los Angeles in November, plan for little chillier days in New Orleans, with highs around 62°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Orlando.
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Find places to stay Nov 16 — 20:

Orlando — 3 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Pack the 22nd (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Have a day of magic on the 21st (Mon) at Walt Disney World Resort. It doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort and discover the magic at Epcot.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Orlando road trip site.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Orlando takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New Orleans to Orlando is 1 hour. When traveling from New Orleans in November, plan for a bit warmer days in Orlando, with highs around 78°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can fly back home.
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Find places to stay Nov 20 — 23:

United States travel guide

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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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