29 days in United States Itinerary

29 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel planner

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Seattle
— 1 night
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 1 night
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Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 1 night
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San Diego
— 1 night
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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
— 2 nights
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Chicago
— 1 night
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Niagara Falls
— 1 day
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Detroit
— 1 night
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Nashville
— 1 night
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New Orleans
— 2 nights
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Orlando
— 1 day
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
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New York City
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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.
On the 12th (Tue), see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight and then shop like a local with Chihuly Garden and Glass. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, then take a stroll through Pike Place Market, then view the masterpieces at Glasshouse Studio, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip maker.

London, UK to Seattle is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in May, expect Seattle to be somewhat warmer, temps between 23°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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 14th (Thu), explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, then go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Honolulu route site.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Honolulu takes 8.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Honolulu is minus 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Seattle in May, with highs in Honolulu at 34°C and lows at 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Volcano.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Trails

Volcano, Island of Hawaii

— 1 night
Those who named Volcano opted for simplicity in choosing a title, taking the nearby fire-spewing Kilauea as a source of inspiration.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): trek along Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail, view the masterpieces at Volcano Art Center Gallery, see the interesting displays at Jagger Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kilauea Iki Trailhead, and finally identify plant and animal life at Devastation Trail.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Volcano trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Volcano takes 4.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Volcano

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Museums

Side Trip

Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

— 1 night

Heart of the Kona Coast

Thanks to its favorable location near a mountain range blocking the northeasterly trade winds, Kailua-Kona gets little rainfall, allowing adventure seekers and nature lovers a chance to enjoy over 300 days of sunshine each year.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kailua-Kona trip planner.

Getting from Volcano to Kailua-Kona by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Volcano in May since evenings lows in Kailua-Kona dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, and then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers, learn about all things military at USS Pampanito, see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, then see the interesting displays at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and finally take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip maker.

You can fly from Kailua-Kona to San Francisco in 8.5 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Kailua-Kona to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Kailua-Kona in May, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

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.
On the 19th (Tue), examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego online trip maker.

Getting from San Francisco to San Diego by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 19°C in San Diego. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Nature · Trails · Wildlife · Museums

Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kolb Studio and Hermit's Rest are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Bright Angel Trail and South Kaibab Trail. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park driving holiday planning app.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Grand Canyon National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Diego to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder nights when traveling from San Diego in May since evenings lows in Grand Canyon National Park dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to 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. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, and then see the interesting displays at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum..

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Monument Valley trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, expect Monument Valley to be a bit warmer, temps between 27°C and 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours · Nature · Parks · Museums

Yellowstone National Park

— 2 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.
Visiting Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Lehardy's Rapids will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park to see Grand Teton about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washburn, explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge Trail, and hike along Brink of the Lower Falls Trail.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park road trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Monument Valley to Yellowstone National Park in 10 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Monument Valley in May, you will find days in Yellowstone National Park are much colder (13°C), and nights are slightly colder (-3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trip

Chicago

— 1 night

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 27th (Wed), admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, steep yourself in history at Ernest Hemingway Birthplace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fourth Presbyterian Church, and finally see where the action happens at Wrigley Field. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, learn more about the world around you at Field Museum, and then walk around Millennium Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Chicago vacation planning site.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, taxi, and train. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Chicago: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Niagara Falls

— 1 day

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): Head underground at Cave of the Winds and then hike along Devil's Hole State Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Niagara Falls route planner.

You can fly from Chicago to Niagara Falls in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Chicago to Niagara Falls, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. May in Niagara Falls sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can go by car to Detroit.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Nature · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Detroit

— 1 night

The Motor City

Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, then see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, then examine the collection at Greenfield Village, and finally stroll around Elizabeth Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Detroit route maker.

Traveling by car from Niagara Falls to Detroit takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In May in Detroit, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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 31st (Sun): see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, take in the history at Lotz House Museum, and then explore the galleries of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Nashville trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Detroit to Nashville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Detroit in May, things will get a bit warmer in Nashville: highs are around 31°C and lows about 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The Historic New Orleans Collection, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Cabildo, and finally get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our New Orleans trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Nashville to New Orleans takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Nashville in May, plan for little chillier days in New Orleans, with highs around 24°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Orlando trip maker site.

You can fly from New Orleans to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans to Orlando, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in June: highs in Orlando hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks
Highlights from your trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of 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 see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Washington DC trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Orlando to Washington DC in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Orlando in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Washington DC: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites

New York City

— 3 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.
9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and St. Paul's Chapel. There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), take in the views from Brooklyn Bridge, and get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read New York City trip builder site.

You can take a train from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in June, you will find days in New York City are little chillier (31°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

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.