38 days in United States Itinerary

38 days in United States Itinerary

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Boston
— 2 nights
Bus
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Salem
— 2 nights
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Train to North Station, Train to New London Union Station, Ferry to Montauk
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Montauk
— 3 nights
Train
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New York City
— 2 nights
Fly
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Nashville
— 4 nights
Fly
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New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly
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San Antonio
— 4 nights
Bus
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Austin
— 2 nights
Fly
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Flagstaff
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Bus to Flagstaff, Fly to Seattle
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Seattle
— 3 nights
Drive
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Forks
— 3 nights
Drive to William R Fairchild International Airport, Fly to Chicago Midway International Airport
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Chicago
— 2 nights

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Boston

Beantown

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 4th (Tue), traverse land and water with a duck tour, buy something for everyone on your list at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, then stop by North End, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, walk around Boston Public Garden, then steep yourself in history at Granary Burying Ground, and finally walk around Boston Common.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Boston trip maker tool.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport, Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, Theodore Francis Green State Airport and Portsmouth International at Pease Airport. In May, daytime highs in Boston are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Salem.

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

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Salem

Witch City

Best known for its 1692 witch trials, Salem has a number of significant historical sites, a bustling downtown, and many witch-themed attractions.
On the 6th (Thu), stroll the grounds of Old Burying Point Cemetery, then explore the galleries of The House of the Seven Gables, then enjoy the sea views from Derby Wharf Light Station, and finally take in the waterfront activity at Pickering Wharf. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Stickworks Statue - What the Birds Know - by Patrick Dougherty, explore the world behind art at Peabody Essex Museum, examine the collection at Salem Witch Museum, then walk around Salem Common, and finally walk around Salem Witch Trials Memorial.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Salem journey maker site.

Drive from Boston to Salem in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Montauk.

Things to do in Salem

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

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Montauk

Montauk is a census-designated place (CDP) that includes the hamlet with the same name located in the town of East Hampton in Suffolk County, New York, on the eastern end of the South Shore of Long Island. Explore Montauk's surroundings by going to Wolffer Estate Vineyard (in Sagaponack), Bluff Point, Groton, Ct (in Groton) and Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Sag Harbor). There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Hither Hills State Park, don't miss a visit to Montauk Point Lighthouse, enjoy the sand and surf at Ditch Plains, and steep yourself in history at Camp Hero State Park.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Montauk journey builder app.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Salem to Montauk in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to New York City.

Things to do in Montauk

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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New York City

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The High Line.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City day trip planning app.

Drive from Montauk to New York City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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Nashville

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.
Nashville is known for nightlife, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, steep yourself in history at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, and take an in-depth tour of Lotz House Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Nashville trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from New York City to Nashville in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in May, you will find days in Nashville are somewhat warmer (31°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks

Side Trip

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New Orleans

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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, and don't miss a visit to Jackson Square.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our New Orleans online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Nashville to New Orleans takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nashville in May, expect nights in New Orleans to be somewhat warmer, around 24°C, while days are little chillier, around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

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San Antonio

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Antonio: Fredericksburg (Grape Creek Vineyards, Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus, &more). And it doesn't end there: shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk, make a trip to Main Plaza, let the kids burn off some steam at Brackenridge Park, and admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our San Antonio online trip itinerary maker.

Fly from New Orleans to San Antonio in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in May: highs in San Antonio hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks · Theme Parks · Shopping · Nature

Side Trip

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Austin

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, then get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, and then trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of The Driskill, get engrossed in the history at LBJ Presidential Library, and then snap pictures at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Austin travel route builder tool.

Getting from San Antonio to Austin by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. May in Austin sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Austin

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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Flagstaff

City of Seven Wonders

Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): explore the stunning scenery at Walnut Canyon National Monument, admire all the interesting features of Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and then explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Flagstaff trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Austin to Flagstaff in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Austin in May, things will get cooler in Flagstaff: highs are around 21°C and lows about 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): stroll through Bright Angel Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary app.

Getting from Flagstaff to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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Seattle

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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: shop like a local with Chihuly Garden and Glass, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, make a trip to Space Needle, and take in nature's colorful creations at Woodland Park and Rose Garden.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Seattle in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and train. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Seattle, with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Forks.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trip

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Forks

Forks is a city in Clallam County, Washington, United States. Explore Forks' surroundings by going to Olympic National Park (Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center, Olympic National Park, &more). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Rialto Beach, look for gifts at Native to Twilight, explore the fascinating underground world of Tree Root Cave, and see the interesting displays at John's Beachcombing Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Forks online journey planner.

You can drive from Seattle to Forks in 4 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Seattle in June; daily highs in Forks reach 22°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Forks

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

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Chicago

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, stroll around Millennium Park, ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain, and get in on the family fun at Fox in a Box Chicago.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Chicago trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Forks to Chicago with the Route module. Traveling from Forks to Chicago, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Forks in June, expect Chicago to be somewhat warmer, temps between 32°C and 20°C.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks

United States travel guide

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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.