43 days in United States Itinerary

43 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States attractions planner

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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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Joshua Tree National Park
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 5 nights
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Phoenix
— 2 nights
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San Antonio
— 2 nights
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Austin
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New Orleans
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Pigeon Forge
— 4 nights
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New York City
— 5 nights
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Jackson Hole
— 3 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
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San Francisco
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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.
Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim, about 36 minutes away. Pack the 2nd (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, examine the collection at The Getty Center, and enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles journey maker tool.

Brisbane, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Brisbane to Los Angeles. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Brisbane in August, with highs in Los Angeles at 34°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Joshua Tree National Park

— 2 nights
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
On the 4th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Keys View and then admire the verdant scenery at Hidden Valley Nature Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Cholla Cactus Garden, explore the striking landscape at Skull Rock, and then cruise along Geology Tour Road.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Joshua Tree National Park trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Joshua Tree National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, expect nights in Joshua Tree National Park to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 39°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Las Vegas

— 5 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: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas holiday maker.

Fly from Joshua Tree National Park to Las Vegas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In September in Las Vegas, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Phoenix.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Fun & Games · Casinos · Shopping

Side Trip

Phoenix

— 2 nights
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. On the 11th (Sun), admire the landmark architecture of Taliesin West, then see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, and then gain some tasty knowledge on Lucidi Distilling Co.. Here are some ideas for day two: soar above the sights with a balloon tour and then see Off-Road Tours.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Phoenix trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Las Vegas to Phoenix by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Las Vegas in September: high temperatures in Phoenix hover around 43°C and lows are around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to San Antonio.

Things to do in Phoenix

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

San Antonio

— 2 nights

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns, then get in on the family fun at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, and then admire the striking features of Tower of the Americas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, then take an in-depth tour of The Alamo, and finally learn insider's secrets on Cottonwood Wine Tours.

To find reviews and other tourist information, read San Antonio trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Phoenix to San Antonio takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Phoenix to San Antonio is 1 hour. Traveling from Phoenix in September, things will get little chillier in San Antonio: highs are around 40°C and lows about 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries · Tours · Shopping

Austin

— 2 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): see the interesting displays at LBJ Presidential Library, hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, then steep yourself in history at Texas State Capitol, and finally admire the striking features of The Driskill. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, then stop by Waterloo Records, then take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool, and finally get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Austin trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Austin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to fly to New Orleans.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Trails

New Orleans

— 2 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.
On the 17th (Sat), brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, and then get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Audubon Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square, and finally get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the New Orleans itinerary planner.

Fly from Austin to New Orleans in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Austin in September, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 33°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to fly to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours

Pigeon Forge

— 4 nights

Center of Fun in the Smokies

A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
Pigeon Forge is known for theme parks, nightlife, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, take in nature's colorful creations at Parrot Mountain & Gardens, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, and see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum Attraction.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Pigeon Forge trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Pigeon Forge takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from New Orleans to Pigeon Forge is 1 hour. Traveling from New Orleans in September, Pigeon Forge is cooler at night with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can fly to New York City.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Theme Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

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.
Take a break from New York City with a short trip to Coney Island in Brooklyn, about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, stroll around The High Line, and admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our New York City tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Pigeon Forge to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daytime highs in New York City are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Jackson Hole

— 3 nights
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jackson Hole: Grand Teton National Park (Grand Teton, 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, &more). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Teton Raptor Center, get outside with Teton Backcountry Rentals, explore the world behind art at National Museum of Wildlife Art, and make a trip to Oxbow Bend.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Jackson Hole journey planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Jackson Hole takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Jackson Hole. While traveling from New York City, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Jackson Hole, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

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, look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Loop Road, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hayden Valley, and take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Jackson Hole to Yellowstone National Park takes 2.5 hours. While traveling from Jackson Hole, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 9°C to lows of -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Scenic Drive

San Francisco

— 5 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: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, get curious at Exploratorium, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, and admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip planning app.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, bus, train, and subway. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, expect San Francisco to be much hotter, temps between 26°C and 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Nature

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · 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.

Arizona travel guide

4.3
Canyons · Hiking Trails · Lookouts
The Grand Canyon State
Known as the "Grand Canyon State," Arizona boasts dense forests, deep gorges, sprawling national parks, and modern ski resorts. Native American reservations take up about a quarter of the state, housing several tribes and offering visitors a chance to discover the varied cultures of the country's indigenous population. A patchwork of diverse tourist attractions, Arizona features exclusive golf courses and upscale shops, as well as cactus-covered canyons and stretches of desolate desert straight out of old Westerns, perfect for a vacation far from the city bustle. Though the state still clings to its Old West flavor, its busy college towns packed with young students from around the world exude a cosmopolitan atmosphere.

Texas travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · History Museums · Shopping
The Lone Star State
Thanks to its size and geologic features, Texas contains diverse landscapes that closely resemble both the south and southwest of the United States. Though most people associate Texas with tracts of barren land, deserts cover only about 10 percent of the state, with most of its big population centers located in areas once covered by prairies, grasslands, and forests. As you travel from one end of Texas to the other, observe the changing terrain that ranges from coastal piney woods and swamps in the east to the mountains of the west, with rolling plains and rugged hills in the center. For a bit of urban sightseeing visit some of the state's large cities such as Houston, Dallas, or Austin, or immerse yourself in the nation's history by adding famous attractions like The Alamo to your itinerary. Take plenty of time to mingle with the locals, famous for their hospitality, generosity, and fiercely independent spirit.

Tennessee travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Distilleries · Theme Parks
The Volunteer State
Divided by law, geography, and custom into three major regions, represented by the three stars on state's flag, Tennessee boasts a distinctive musical heritage that includes elements of bluegrass, country-western, and blues. With a countryside as diverse as its people, Tennessee includes landscapes ranging from a mountainous region in the east to the lowlands of the west, with gently rolling hills in the middle. For a well-rounded vacation, you can hike remote mountain trails in the morning and explore the crowded bars of Nashville in the evening. Visit the urban attractions, such as Elvis Presley's former residence in Memphis, but don't miss a chance to spend some time in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, situated in the eastern part of the state.

Wyoming travel guide

4.7
Hot Springs · River Rafting & Tubing · History Museums
The Equality State
Still largely undiscovered by foreign tourism, Wyoming is anything but "the bunchgrass edge of the world," as a writer once called it. Though the state's geography includes mostly wide-open plains, swaths of high desert, and sweeping mountain ridges, it also contains many small towns filled with places to visit, such as historical buildings, museums, shops, and restaurants. A great place to discover the last vestiges of the Old West, Wyoming's tourist attractions include the country's first national park, Native American reservations, and a smattering of ghost towns from the early frontier days. As you travel across this "Cowboy State," remember that distances between towns can be vast, requiring more advance vacation planning than travel in more densely populated parts of the country.