38 days in United States Itinerary

38 days in United States Itinerary

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38 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Vienna
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Boston
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  4​h 30​min
4
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
5
Rockbridge
— 1 day
Bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Austin
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Houston
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  6​h
9
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
10
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
11
Monument Valley
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
12
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
13
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
14
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
15
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
16
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
17
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Vienna

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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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, admire the striking features of Chrysler Building, don't miss a visit to 9/11 Memorial, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the New York City online route planner .

Vienna, Austria to New York City is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Vienna to New York City, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in New York City when traveling from Vienna in June, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
On the 19th (Wed), get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail, admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden, and then explore and take pictures at Fenway Park. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Boston Common, then make a trip to Boston Public Library, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Rose Kennedy Greenway.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Boston trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from New York City to Boston by combination of flight and bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Boston, with lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Boston

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden
Boston Public Library ©
Boston Public Library
Boston Common ©
Boston Common

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Washington DC

Washington DC ©
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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, get a sense of history and politics at White House, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC driving holiday planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Boston to Washington DC in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Boston in June, expect Washington DC to be a bit warmer, temps between 35°C and 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from Niagara Falls Observation Tower, don't miss a visit to Third Street Art Alley, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls. Keep things going the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquarium of Niagara, admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls, and then don't miss a visit to Canalside.

Planning Niagara Falls trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Washington DC to Niagara Falls takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Washington DC in June, with highs in Niagara Falls at 29°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rockbridge.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Canalside
Highlights from your plan
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Bridal Veil Falls ©
Bridal Veil Falls

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Rockbridge

Rockbridge is an unincorporated community in eastern Good Hope Township, Hocking County, Ohio, United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Ash Cave, then identify plant and animal life at Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve, and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Rockbridge trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Niagara Falls to Rockbridge takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. June in Rockbridge sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Rockbridge

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Ash Cave
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve ©
Ash Cave ©
Ash Cave

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, then look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, then appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, and finally take a stroll through Garden District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum and then stroll through New Orleans City Park.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read New Orleans trip builder .

Getting from Rockbridge to New Orleans by combination of taxi and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Rockbridge in June, expect warmer with lows of 33°C in New Orleans. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Austin.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

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Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 29th (Sat), trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool, and then take in the views from Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats. On the next day, have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Austin, take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, then appreciate the history behind Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Texas State Capitol.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Austin itinerary maker website .

Fly from New Orleans to Austin in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from New Orleans in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Austin, with highs around 39°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Houston.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail ©
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail
Barton Springs Pool ©
Barton Springs Pool

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Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): don't miss a visit to Water Wall, examine the collection at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, and then explore and take pictures at Minute Maid Park.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Houston travel planning tool .

You can drive from Austin to Houston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Houston can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Childrens Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
Minute Maid Park ©
Minute Maid Park
Water Wall ©
Water Wall

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Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Carlsbad Caverns National Park ©
The canyons, cacti, and thorny bushes of the southern New Mexico desert hide one of the U.S.'s great subterranean geological wonders, Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): Head underground at Carlsbad Caverns National Park, get a dose of the wild on Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour, and then Head underground at Big Room.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Carlsbad Caverns National Park travel route planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Houston to Carlsbad Caverns National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier evenings in Carlsbad Caverns National Park when traveling from Houston in July, with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Big Room ©
Big Room
Carlsbad Caverns National Park ©
Carlsbad Caverns National Park

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Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, contemplate the long history of Loretto Chapel, then get a taste of the local shopping with The Plaza, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

Make your Santa Fe itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to Santa Fe takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Carlsbad Caverns National Park in July, expect Santa Fe to be slightly colder, temps between 36°C and 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Santa Fe Plaza ©
Santa Fe Plaza

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Monument Valley

Monument Valley ©
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 4th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, then hike along Wildcat Trail, and then stroll through Sandstone Tours.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Monument Valley trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Monument Valley takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July, daytime highs in Monument Valley are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Wildcat Trail ©
Wildcat Trail

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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 5th (Fri), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Hopi Point, make a trip to Powell Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park tour planning website .

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Grand Canyon National Park takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Monument Valley in July, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be little chillier, temps between 34°C and 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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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.
Step out of Las Vegas to go to Boulder City and see Hoover Dam, which is approximately 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, and admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip planner .

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. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 47°C to lows of 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Dante's View, take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, and then contemplate the long history of Eureka Mine.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park day trip website .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Las Vegas in July since evenings lows in Death Valley National Park dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Eureka Mine ©
Eureka Mine

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 14th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planning website .

Drive from Death Valley National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and train; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Death Valley National Park in July; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 33°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, engage your brain at Exploratorium, take a stroll through SoMa, and step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco road trip tool .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Francisco by combination of train and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and subway; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect San Francisco to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then don't miss a visit to Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, then pause for some photo ops at Fremont Troll, and finally shop like a local with Pike Place Market. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then stroll through Kerry Park, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium, and finally explore and take pictures at Safeco Field.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Seattle online route planner .

You can do a combination of subway and flight from San Francisco to Seattle in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Seattle: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

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