40 days in United States Itinerary

40 days in United States Itinerary

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40 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Saint Louis
Fly:  2​h
1
Washington DC
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Edgartown
— 2 nights
ferry + Drive:  3​h
4
Boston
— 7 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
5
Seattle
— 4 nights
Fly + shuttle:  7​h 30​min
6
Carmel
— 2 nights
bus:  30​min
7
Big Sur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
9
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
10
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h
End: Saint Louis

7
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes National Zoological Park, The National Archives Museum, Smithsonian Institution Building, and other attractions you added. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Air and Space Museum and Newseum. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Gallery of Art and National Museum of American History. There's lots more to do: learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Capitol Hill.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Washington DC trip planning website .

Saint Louis to Washington DC is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Saint Louis to Washington DC due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
The National Archives Museum ©
The National Archives Museum
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

3
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.
You've now added Empire State Building to your itinerary. The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Times Square and 9/11 Memorial. There's still lots to do: race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Washington DC in June, plan for a bit cooler days in New York City, with highs around 80°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 65°F. On the 5th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Edgartown.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

2
nights
Edgartown

Edgartown ©
Edgartown is a town located on Martha's Vineyard in Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States. On the 5th (Fri), stroll through Katama Beach/ South Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sea views from Edgartown Lighthouse and then make a trip to Flying Horses Carousel.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Edgartown online route maker .

Getting from New York City to Edgartown by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from New York City in June, things will get little chillier in Edgartown: highs are around 73°F and lows about 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Boston.

Things to do in Edgartown

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Flying Horses Carousel
Highlights from your plan
Katama Beach/ South Beach ©
Katama Beach/ South Beach
Edgartown Lighthouse ©
Edgartown Lighthouse
Flying Horses Carousel ©
Flying Horses Carousel

7
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Harvard University as well as Fenway Park. Visit Freedom Trail and Boston African American National Historic Site for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library and USS Constitution Museum. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden, take an in-depth tour of Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, let little ones run wild at Piers Park, and step off the mainland to explore Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Boston trip itinerary website .

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Edgartown to Boston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Edgartown in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Boston, with lows around 60°F. On the 14th (Sun), you'll travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Boston

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area, Harvard University
Highlights from your plan

4
nights
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Pike Place Market and The Museum of Flight. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, walk around Discovery Park, and enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Seattle day trip planning website .

Fly from Boston to Seattle in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. In June in Seattle, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
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

2
nights
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos and then enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach.

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You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Seattle to Carmel in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. When traveling from Seattle in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Carmel: temperatures range from 68°F by day to 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Big Sur.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Scenic Road Walkway ©
Scenic Road Walkway

2
nights
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): stroll through Pfeiffer State Beach and then stroll through Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls and then enjoy the sea views from Point Sur State Historic Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Big Sur road trip planner .

Big Sur is just a short distance from Carmel. In June, daily temperatures in Big Sur can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Nature Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Point Sur State Historic Park ©
Point Sur State Historic Park

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some historical perspective at Alcatraz Island and The Embarcadero. Visiting Fishing Charters & Tours and Strawberry Hill will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, get curious at Exploratorium, and examine the collection at Cable Car Museum.

Take the guesswork out of planning a San Francisco vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Big Sur to San Francisco in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wildlife Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

3
nights
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Escape the urban bustle at Giant Forest and Grant Grove. The adventure continues: trek along Big Baldy, don't miss a visit to General Sherman Tree, take a memorable drive along Generals Hwy, and admire the sheer force of Grizzly Falls.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park journey tool .

You can fly from San Francisco to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from San Francisco, expect much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 94°F to lows of 62°F. On the 30th (Tue), you'll travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Big Baldy ©
Big Baldy

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Grand Canyon South Rim and Bright Angel Trail. Get some cultural insight at Kolb Studio and Yavapai Geology Museum. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail and enjoy some music at Hopi House.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park road trip tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in June, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be cooler, around 42°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 85°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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