40 days in United States Itinerary

40 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States itinerary builder

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Washington DC
— 7 nights
Train
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New York City
— 3 nights
Fly
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Edgartown
— 2 nights
Fly
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Boston
— 7 nights
Fly
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Seattle
— 4 nights
Fly
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Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive
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Big Sur
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Maswik Lodge
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
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Washington DC

— 7 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.
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 United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Smithsonian American Art Museum, appreciate the history behind National World War II Memorial, and ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip maker tool.

Saint Louis to Washington DC is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. 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. 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 · Zoos & Aquariums

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Empire State Building. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Times Square. Kids will enjoy 9/11 Memorial and American Museum of Natural History. There's more to do: race across the water with a speed boat tour.

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 80°F to lows of 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 · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Edgartown

— 2 nights
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 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Traveling from New York City in June, expect Edgartown to be a bit cooler, temps between 73°F and 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Edgartown

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Boston

— 7 nights

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.
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 Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum. There's lots more to do: walk around Boston Public Garden, browse the exhibits of Boston African American National Historic Site, observe the fascinating underwater world at New England Aquarium, and take an in-depth tour of USS Constitution Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Boston travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Edgartown to Boston in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Edgartown in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 60°F in Boston. You will leave for Seattle on the 14th (Sun).

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Seattle

— 4 nights

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

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 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 · Parks

Carmel

— 2 nights
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. Keep things going the next day: admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos and then kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Carmel trip planner.

You can fly from Seattle to Carmel in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Seattle in June: highs in Carmel hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Big Sur

— 2 nights

Big Country of the South

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 68°F, and evening lows to 53°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 · Beaches · Outdoors

San Francisco

— 5 nights

City by the Bay

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 The Embarcadero. 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 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in San Francisco are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 55°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 · Childrens Museums

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 3 nights

A Land of Giants

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 Moro Rock Trail. Attractions like Grant Grove and Generals Hwy make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: trek along Big Baldy, tour the pleasant surroundings at Buena Vista Peak Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Grizzly Falls, and contemplate the long history of General Sherman Tree.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park tour builder tool.

Getting from San Francisco to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of subway, train, and bus. Expect warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in June: highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park hover around 94°F, while lows dip to 62°F. You'll set off for Grand Canyon National Park on the 30th (Tue).

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Grand Canyon National Park

— 3 nights
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 Yavapai Geology Museum. Get outdoors at Bright Angel Trail and Kolb Studio. The adventure continues: stroll through Rim Trail and add some entertainment to your itinerary with Hopi House.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Museums

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.

Martha's Vineyard travel guide

4.4
Beaches · Lighthouses · Landmarks
Martha's Vineyard is an island located south of Cape Cod in Massachusetts that is known for being an affluent summer colony. It includes the smaller Chappaquiddick Island which is usually connected to the Vineyard, though storms and hurricanes have been known to separate the two. The last such separation of the islands was in 2007 and the two islands are again connected as of April 2, 2015.It is the 58th largest island in the United States, with a land area of 100sqmi, and the third largest on the East Coast of the United States, after Long Island and Mount Desert Island. The island constitutes the bulk of Dukes County, Massachusetts, which also includes the Elizabeth Islands and the island of Nomans Land.The Vineyard was home to one of the earliest known deaf communities in the United States; consequently, a special sign language developed on the island called Martha's Vineyard Sign Language (MVSL).The 2010 census reported a year-round population of 16,535 residents, although the summer population can swell to more than 100,000 people. About 56% of the Vineyard's 14,621 homes are seasonally occupied.

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