40 days in United States Itinerary

40 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Washington DC
— 7 nights
2
New York City
— 3 nights
3
Edgartown
— 2 nights
4
Boston
— 7 nights
5
Seattle
— 4 nights
6
Carmel
— 2 nights
7
Big Sur
— 2 nights
8
San Francisco
— 5 nights
9
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
10
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights

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 list of things to see and do now includes National Zoological Park, The National Archives Museum, Smithsonian Institution Building, and other attractions. Get a sense of the local culture at National Gallery of Art and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Kids will appreciate attractions like National Air and Space Museum and Vietnam Veterans Memorial. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, appreciate the history behind Jefferson Memorial, and explore the world behind art at Smithsonian American Art Museum.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Washington DC trip planner.

Saint Louis to Washington DC is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Saint Louis to Washington DC is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around °F in May, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to take a train 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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Empire State Building. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. Kids will enjoy 9/11 Memorial and Speed Boats Tours. There's more to do: wander the streets of Times Square.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read New York City attractions planning app.

You can take a train from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. While traveling from Washington DC, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in New York City, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °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 Historic Sites Outdoors
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 ©
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), kick back and relax at Katama Beach/ South Beach. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sea views from Edgartown Lighthouse and then make a trip to Flying Horses Carousel.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Edgartown itinerary app.

Getting from New York City to Edgartown by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from New York City in June, expect Edgartown to be a bit cooler, temps between °F and °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Edgartown

Outdoors Beaches Parks

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. Escape the urban bustle at Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area and Piers Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library and USS Constitution Museum. There's much more to do: stroll around Boston Public Garden, browse the exhibits of Boston African American National Historic Site, take an in-depth tour of Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at New England Aquarium.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Boston holiday builder website.

Getting from Edgartown to Boston by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Edgartown in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of °F in Boston. On the 14th (Sun), you'll travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Harvard University, Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail
John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library ©
USS Constitution Museum ©
USS Constitution Museum

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.
Chihuly Garden and Glass and The Museum of Flight are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Attractions like Pike Place Market and Discovery Park make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Space Needle.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Seattle trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Boston to Seattle takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. In June in Seattle, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °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 next day: kick back and relax at Point Lobos and then enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Carmel trip builder tool.

You can fly from Seattle to Carmel in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Seattle in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Carmel: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks 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 21st (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. On the next day, take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Point Sur State Historic Park.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Big Sur online trip maker.

You can drive from Carmel to Big Sur in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Nature Outdoors
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.
Popular historic sites such as Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fisherman's Wharf and Cable Car Museum. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Exploratorium, identify plant and animal life at Strawberry Hill, cast your line with a fishing tour, and learn about all things military at USS Pampanito.

Make your San Francisco itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Big Sur to San Francisco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in San Francisco are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. On the 27th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon 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. Attractions like Big Baldy and Grizzly Falls make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock, trek along Buena Vista Peak Trail, contemplate the long history of General Sherman Tree, and cruise along Generals Hwy.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park day trip planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of subway, train, and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in June, you will find days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park are much hotter (°F), and nights are a bit warmer (°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.
Bring the kids along to Grand Canyon South Rim and Bright Angel Trail. Get some cultural insight at Kolb Studio and Yavapai Geology Museum. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Rim Trail and take in a show at Hopi House.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park day trip app.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in June, plan for little chillier days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around °F, while nights are cooler with lows around °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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