53 days in United States Itinerary

53 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States sightseeing planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

53 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Wellington
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
2
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
3
St. Helena
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  12​h 15​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  11​h
8
Eastham
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
9
New York City
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h
10
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  9​h
11
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
12
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Wellington

1
night
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
On the 22nd (Sat), kick back and relax at Kailua Beach Park. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Lanikai Beach and then stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Honolulu trip planning site .

Wellington, New Zealand to Honolulu is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll gain 22 hours traveling from Wellington to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Wellington in September, expect Honolulu to be warmer, temps between 36°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Honolulu

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Kailua
Highlights from your plan
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach

1
night
Seattle

Seattle ©
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.
On the 24th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, and finally shop like a local with Pike Place Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Glasshouse Studio, take a stroll through Pioneer Square, and then examine the collection at The Museum of Flight.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle holiday maker site .

You can fly from Honolulu to Seattle in 8 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Honolulu to Seattle is 2 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Honolulu in September: highs in Seattle hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to St. Helena.

Things to do in Seattle

#Neighborhoods, #Shopping, #Museums
Highlights from your plan
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

4
nights
St. Helena

The city of St.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards and Benziger Family Winery. Venture out of the city with trips to Healdsburg (Wine Tours & Tastings, Ferrari-Carano Winery, & more). There's more to do: do a tasting at Pride Mountain Vineyards and look for gifts at Oxbow Public Market.

Find out how to plan St. Helena trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Seattle to St. Helena in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, subway, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Seattle in September, expect nights in St. Helena to be little chillier, around 12°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in St. Helena

#Wineries, #Tours, #Shopping

Side Trips

Healdsburg, Calistoga, Oakville, Benziger Family Winery, Oxbow Public Market
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Relax by the water at Marshall’s Beach and China Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. Change things up with a short trip to Rockaway Beach in Pacifica (about 32 minutes away). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square, take in the waterfront at The Embarcadero, and snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read San Francisco attractions planner.

Getting from St. Helena to San Francisco by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus and subway. When traveling from St. Helena in September, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 28°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Neighborhoods, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rockaway Beach
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
SoMa ©
SoMa

5
nights
Yosemite National Park

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass, don't miss a visit to Valley View, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Yosemite Valley Loop Trail.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park sightseeing planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Francisco in October, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 22°C by day to -2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
Highlights from your plan
Taft Point ©
Taft Point
Yosemite Valley Chapel ©
Yosemite Valley Chapel
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass

5
nights
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.
Spend the 12th (Fri) exploring nature at Grand Canyon National Park. There's still lots to do: hike along Rim Trail, make a trip to Grand Canyon Village, get great views at Lipan Point, and take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park day trip planning app .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 12.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. In October in Grand Canyon National Park, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Trails
Highlights from your plan
Lipan Point ©
Lipan Point
Tusayan Museum ©
Tusayan Museum
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

4
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Get some cultural insight at The Strip and The Mob Museum. There's much more to do: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, try to win big at Double Down Saloon, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas, and take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas travel route app .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, expect nights in Las Vegas to be much warmer, around 18°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Eastham.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Fun & Games, #Casinos, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

4
nights
Eastham

Eastham ©
Eastham is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States, Barnstable County being coextensive with Cape Cod. Visit Cape Cod National Seashore and Race Point Beach for some beach relaxation. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sandwich Glass Museum and Salt Pond Visitor Center. Change things up with these side-trips from Eastham: Goosewing Beach Preserve (in Little Compton) and Provincetown (Long Point & Herring Cove Beach). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nauset Beach and kick back and relax at Marconi Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Eastham trip itinerary builder website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Las Vegas to Eastham in 11 hours. Another option is to drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Las Vegas to Eastham due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in October; daily highs in Eastham reach 20°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to New York City.

Things to do in Eastham

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Provincetown, Sandwich Glass Museum, Nauset Beach, Goosewing Beach Preserve, Marconi Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cape Cod National Seashore ©
Cape Cod National Seashore
Nauset Beach ©
Nauset Beach
Long Point ©
Long Point

5
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Your inner history buff will appreciate 9/11 Memorial and St. Paul's Chapel. Get a sense of the local culture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Statue of Liberty National Monument. Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Central Park, wander the streets of Fifth Avenue, explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and don't miss a visit to Wall Street.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City journey planning app .

Traveling by car from Eastham to New York City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Eastham in October, expect New York City to be a bit warmer, temps between 24°C and 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in New York City

#Museums, #Neighborhoods, #Parks
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

2
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): wander the streets of Royal Street, then see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Louis Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Backstreet Cultural Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our New Orleans online holiday planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to New Orleans in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from New York City in October since evenings lows in New Orleans dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in New Orleans

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Museums
Highlights from your plan
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

4
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Uncle Tom's Trail and Fort Yellowstone Historic District will appeal to history buffs. Spend the 4th (Sun) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, identify plant and animal life at Hayden Valley, contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake, and trek along Artist Point.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park route builder app .

Do a combination of flight and car from New Orleans to Yellowstone National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. Traveling from New Orleans to Yellowstone National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from New Orleans in November, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 0°C and lows at -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Uncle Tom's Trail ©
Uncle Tom's Trail
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley

4
nights
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 some historical perspective at El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Venice Canals Walkway. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Getty Center and Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Manhattan Beach and see Manhattan Beach, which is approximately 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: stroll through Will Rogers State Beach, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles day trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Los Angeles in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in November; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 28°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Manhattan Beach
Highlights from your plan
Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

Similar Plans

57 days in United States BY A USER FROM DENMARK September, kids, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 57 days in United States BY A USER FROM EGYPT September, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 55 days in United States BY A USER FROM CANADA November, outdoors, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 56 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 56 days in United States BY A USER FROM INDIA September, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 56 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 54 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 55 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 55 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 56 days in United States BY A USER FROM MEXICO October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 54 days in United States BY A USER FROM ALGERIA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 57 days in United States BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans