45 days in United States Itinerary

45 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States planner

Make it your trip
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
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Las Vegas
— 4 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Chicago
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Chicago
— 2 nights
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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New York City
— 5 nights
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Grand Teton National Park
— 3 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
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Seattle
— 2 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
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San Francisco

— 3 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 nature, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and walk around Golden Gate Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary builder website.

Canberra, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 18 hours. While traveling from Canberra, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 19:

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.
On the 20th (Mon), spend a scenic day exploring the area around Half Dome. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, hike along Lembert Dome, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park day trip planning website.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be colder in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 25:

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.
When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Hoover Dam in Boulder City, approximately Boulder City away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, explore the striking landscape of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and shop like a local with The Strip.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas day trip tool.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in September: highs in Las Vegas hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Fun & Games · Casinos · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 25 — 29:

Grand Canyon National Park

— 6 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 2nd (Sat), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along South Kaibab Trail, cruise along East Rim Drive, and stroll around Indian Garden.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. When traveling from Las Vegas in September, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 7°C at night. On the 5th (Tue), you'll travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 5:

Chicago

— 2 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 6th (Wed), get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, enjoy breathtaking views from 360 Chicago Observation Deck, then ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain, and finally get in on the family fun at Fox in a Box Chicago. On your second day here, enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, then walk around Millennium Park, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Chicago online road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Chicago takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Chicago when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 7:

Washington DC

— 4 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 museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, ponder the world of politics at White House, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and get lost in a book at Library of Congress.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC online route planner.

You can fly from Chicago to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. When traveling from Chicago in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Washington DC: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can fly to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 11:

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 museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal, take a stroll through Times Square, and see the interesting displays at 9/11 Memorial.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read New York City online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Find places to stay Oct 11 — 16:

Grand Teton National Park

— 3 nights

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.
Spend the 18th (Mon) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. There's much more to do: make a trip to Schwabacher Landing, explore and take pictures at 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, take a memorable drive along Teton Park Road, and explore the activities along Leigh Lake.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Grand Teton National Park trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Grand Teton National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Traveling from New York City to Grand Teton National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New York City in October, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Grand Teton National Park: temperatures range from 15°C by day to -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 19:

Yellowstone National Park

— 6 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 parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Lone Star Geyser, get great views at Lookout Point, and take a memorable drive along Firehole Lake Drive.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park road trip planner.

Getting from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in October, you will find days in Yellowstone National Park are slightly colder (9°C), and nights are about the same (-4°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 25:

Seattle

— 2 nights

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, see the interesting displays at Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, then take in the exciting artwork at Glasshouse Studio, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Seattle trip itinerary planning website.

Fly from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October: highs in Seattle hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can fly to Honolulu.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 27:

Honolulu, Oahu

— 2 nights

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument and then stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Honolulu online travel route builder.

You can fly from Seattle to Honolulu in 7.5 hours. Traveling from Seattle to Honolulu, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, Honolulu is much warmer than Seattle - with highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Find places to stay Oct 27 — 29:

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.