22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel planner

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New York City
— 2 nights
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
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Niagara Falls
— 1 night
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Chicago
— 1 night
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Nashville
— 1 night
Drive
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Memphis
— 1 night
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Orlando
— 1 day
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New Orleans
— 1 night
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San Diego
— 1 night
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Maswik Lodge
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Fly to Page, Drive to Monument Valley
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Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive to Cortez, Fly to Jackson
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Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
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Seattle
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New York City

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Chapel, then explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and finally examine the collection at New York Public Library.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read New York City trip app.

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to New York City due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from London in May, with highs in New York City at 24°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Washington DC

— 2 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.
On the 15th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then examine the collection at The National Archives Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Washington DC itinerary builder app.

You can take a train from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New York City in May: highs in Washington DC hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites

Niagara Falls

— 1 night

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds and then admire the majestic nature at Devil's Hole State Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Niagara Falls tour planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to Niagara Falls in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in May; daily highs in Niagara Falls reach 24°C and lows reach 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Nature · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Chicago

— 1 night

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 18th (Mon), engage your brain at Field Museum, admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, then don't miss a visit to Millennium Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fourth Presbyterian Church.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Chicago road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Niagara Falls to Chicago takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In May, daily temperatures in Chicago can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Nashville

— 1 night

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then explore the galleries of Lotz House Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Nashville online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Nashville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Chicago in May, with highs in Nashville at 31°C and lows at 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Memphis

— 1 night

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and then explore the world behind art at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Memphis day trip website.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Memphis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites · Museums

Orlando

— 1 day

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.
On the 21st (Thu), find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Orlando trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Memphis to Orlando takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Memphis to Orlando due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Memphis in May, with highs in Orlando at 36°C and lows at 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks
Highlights from your trip

New Orleans

— 1 night

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 22nd (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, then learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, then stop by Faulkner House Books, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the New Orleans day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Orlando to New Orleans takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Orlando to New Orleans is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Orlando in May, plan for slightly colder days in New Orleans, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

San Diego

— 1 night

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then stroll through Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to San Diego takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans to San Diego, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in San Diego when traveling from New Orleans in May, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in San Diego

Nature · Trails · Wildlife · Museums

Honolulu, Oahu

— 1 night

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.
On the 24th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, then explore and take pictures at Diamond Head State Monument, and then get engrossed in the history at USS Arizona Memorial.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Honolulu trip builder site.

You can fly from San Diego to Honolulu in 7.5 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In May, Honolulu is somewhat warmer than San Diego - with highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Trails

San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Exploratorium, then examine the collection at de Young Museum, and then take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco visit planning website.

Fly from Honolulu to San Francisco in 8 hours. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is 2 hours. Traveling from Honolulu in May, things will get slightly colder in San Francisco: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Nature

Grand Canyon National Park

— 1 night
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): hike along South Kaibab Trail, take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio, then see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Mather Point and then hike along Rim Trail.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Grand Canyon National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway, bus, and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from San Francisco in May, plan for much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Monument Valley

— 1 night
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours, then make a trip to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, and then see the interesting displays at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum..

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Monument Valley trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley by combination of flight and car takes about 5.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Monument Valley: highs are around 27°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours · Nature · Parks · Museums

Yellowstone National Park

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washburn. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge Trail and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Monument Valley to Yellowstone National Park in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Monument Valley, expect much colder days and little chillier nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Trails

Seattle

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, view the masterpieces at Glasshouse Studio, then take a stroll through Pike Place Market, and finally admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle road trip planner.

Fly from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May: highs in Seattle hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.

Hawaii travel guide

4.4
Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Zipline
The Aloha State
An archipelago of hundreds of volcanic islands located in a geological hot spot in the middle of Pacific, Hawaii offers diverse natural scenery and a warm tropical climate. The six major islands open to tourism draw visitors with their sun-drenched public beaches and craggy natural trails. Thanks to their mid-Pacific location, the islands boast a vibrant native culture influenced by both North America and Asia. You can spend your vacation basking in the modern comforts of the big hotels, but to experience the true spirit of these islands, remember that real Hawaiians live outdoors. Encounter nature by surfing, swimming, fishing, and picnicking, or join a guided tour across the ancient lava flows to the top of Hawaii's rugged volcanic peaks.