52 days in United States Itinerary

52 days in United States Itinerary

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52 days in United States Itinerary

London
Fly + bus:  17​h
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
Los Angeles
— 8 nights
train + Fly:  4​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 4 nights
subway + Fly:  6​h
San Antonio
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Austin
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Manhattan
— 9 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
Key West
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Orlando
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Miami
— 4 nights
tram + Fly:  11​h 15​min
London

4
days
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.
On the 2nd (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, don't miss a visit to Grand Canyon Village, take some stellar pictures from Grandview Point, and stroll through Rim Trail.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park online route planner .

London, UK to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and bus. Traveling from London to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in May, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be little chillier, around 0°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

7
days
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, & more). Pack the 9th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, explore and take pictures at Staples Center, and enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles road trip planning tool .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May: highs in Los Angeles hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
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Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

4
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
When in San Francisco, make a side trip to see Wine Tours & Tastings in Napa, approximately 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, don't miss a visit to Washington Square, and stroll through Golden Gate Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco journey planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, things will get slightly colder in San Francisco: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Tours, #Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

4
days
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Change things up with a short trip to National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg (about 1h 25 min away). Pack the 21st (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Antonio. There's much more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, stroll through San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, and get engrossed in the history at The Alamo.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the San Antonio vacation maker tool .

Traveling by combination of subway and flight from San Francisco to San Antonio takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from San Francisco in May, expect San Antonio to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

National Museum of the Pacific War
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National Museum of the Pacific War ©
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
The Alamo ©
The Alamo

6
days
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Step out of Austin to go to Fredericksburg and see Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, explore and take pictures at University of Texas at Austin, and admire the natural beauty at Zilker Metropolitan Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Austin, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from San Antonio to Austin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in May, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Manhattan.

Things to do in Austin

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
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Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center ©
Zilker Metropolitan Park ©
Zilker Metropolitan Park
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
Bullock Texas State History Museum

9
days
Manhattan

Manhattan ©
Manhattan is a city in northeastern Kansas in the United States at the junction of the Kansas River and Big Blue River. Explore Manhattan's surroundings by going to Topeka (Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site, First Presbyterian Church Topeka, & more), Abilene (Seelye Mansion & Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum) and Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve (in Strong City). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kansas State University Insect Zoo, wander the streets of Massachusetts Street, explore the world behind art at Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, and identify plant and animal life at Konza Prairie Research Natural Area.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Manhattan online day trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Austin to Manhattan. Traveling from Austin in May, things will get little chillier in Manhattan: highs are around 29°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Manhattan

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trips

Topeka, Abilene, Konza Prairie Research Natural Area, Coronado Heights, Rolling Hills Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Kansas State University Insect Zoo ©
Gage Park ©
Gage Park
Kansas State Capitol Building ©
Kansas State Capitol Building

2
days
Key West

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
On the 7th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Duval Street. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, then see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Truman Little White House, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Mallory Square.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Key West day trip planning site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Manhattan to Key West. The time zone difference when traveling from Manhattan to Key West is 1 hour. Traveling from Manhattan in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 30°C in Key West. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Key West

#Adventure, #Outdoors, #Tours
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

6
days
Orlando

Orlando ©
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 10th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 11th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Next up on the itinerary: discover the magic at Magic Kingdom Park, look for gifts at The LEGO Store Downtown Disney, make a splash at Discovery Cove, and find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Orlando planning app .

Fly from Key West to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Key West in June since evenings lows in Orlando dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Orlando

#Theme Parks, #Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park

5
days
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Miami: Everglades National Park (Shark Valley, Gumbo Limbo Trail, & more). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District, take a leisurely stroll along Miami Beach Boardwalk, and browse the different shops at Bayside Marketplace.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Miami road trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and tram from Orlando to Miami in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in June, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Miami

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Everglades National Park, Coral Gables, Aventura Mall
Highlights from your plan
Lock & Load Miami ©
Lock & Load Miami
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden ©
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail

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