40 days in United States Itinerary

40 days in United States Itinerary

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40 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Shanghai
Fly + bus:  20​h 30​min
1
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
2
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
8
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
9
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
10
Miami
— 4 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
11
Juneau
— 4 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Shanghai

5
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 SoHo to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: go for a walk through Central Park, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument, and explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read New York City trip site .

Shanghai, China to New York City is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 13 hours traveling from Shanghai to New York City. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Shanghai in May, with highs in New York City at 69°F and lows at 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue
SoHo ©
SoHo

1
night
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): look for gifts at Three Sisters Trading Post, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, and then browse the different shops at One Niagara "The Gateway to the Falls".

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Niagara Falls driving holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from New York City to Niagara Falls takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Niagara Falls, with lows of 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Three Sisters Trading Post ©
Three Sisters Trading Post
One Niagara Welcome Center ©
One Niagara Welcome Center

2
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.
On the 23rd (Thu), learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and then contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Washington DC day trip website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to Washington DC in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Niagara Falls in May; daily highs in Washington DC reach 76°F and lows reach 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Magnificent Mile and The Spice House. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, pause for some photo ops at Cloud Gate, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lincoln Park Zoo.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Chicago day trip app .

Fly from Washington DC to Chicago in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC to Chicago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Washington DC in May: high temperatures in Chicago hover around 71°F and lows are around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago

2
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, then explore and take pictures at Artist Point, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): explore the activities along Lake Butte Overlook, stop by Fishing Bridge General Store, explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge Trail, then take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser.

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You can do a combination of flight and car from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in May, you will find days in Yellowstone National Park are slightly colder (53°F), and nights are cooler (27°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

3
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.
Shop till you drop at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Nordstrom. Escape the urban bustle at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks and Woodland Park Zoo. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Pike Place Market, enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, see the interesting displays at Museum of Pop Culture, and walk around Discovery Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle day trip planning app .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May, expect nights in Seattle to be much warmer, around 52°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Head to Ferry Building Marketplace and Ghirardelli Squarefor some retail therapy. Step out of the city life by going to Alcatraz Island and Lincoln Park. Next up on the itinerary: engage your brain at Exploratorium, walk around Golden Gate Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Steps, and take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online sightseeing planner .

Fly from Seattle to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

3
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Do your shopping at The Strip and Mandalay Place. There's lots more to do: browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In June, Las Vegas is warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 103°F and lows of 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip

4
nights
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.
Head to Faulkner House Books and Frenchmen Streetfor some retail therapy. Get in touch with nature at Audubon Zoo and Nature & Wildlife Tours. And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, take a stroll through Royal Street, appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our New Orleans trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to New Orleans takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Las Vegas to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in June, you will find days in New Orleans are much colder (83°F), and nights are a bit warmer (83°F). On the 13th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Miami.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Nature & Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Faulkner House Books ©
Faulkner House Books

4
nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Head to Aventura Mall and Sawgrass Millsfor plenty of shopping. Visiting Shark Valley and Speed Boats Tours will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: buy something for everyone on your list at Lincoln Road, wander the streets of Ocean Drive, and get a taste of the local shopping with Bayside Marketplace.

Plan a trip to Miami easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

You can fly from New Orleans to Miami in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Miami. When traveling from New Orleans in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Miami, with highs around 89°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Miami

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Sawgrass Mills, Shark Valley Visitor Center, Miracle Mile, Aventura Mall
Highlights from your plan
Bayside Marketplace ©
Bayside Marketplace
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Aventura Mall ©
Aventura Mall

4
nights
Juneau

Juneau ©
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Escape the urban bustle at Tracy Arm Fjord and Dolphin & Whale Watching. For shopping fun, head to Tripp's Mt. Juneau Trading Post or Juneau Artist's Gallery. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, get outside with Northern Passages and Glacier Bay, don't miss a visit to Shrine of St Therese, and sample the fine beverages at Amalga Distillery.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Juneau online vacation planner .

You can fly from Miami to Juneau in 19.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Miami to Juneau is minus 4 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Miami in June; daily highs in Juneau reach 63°F and lows reach 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Tracy Arm Fjord ©
Tracy Arm Fjord
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center ©
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center

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