40 days in United States Itinerary

40 days in United States Itinerary

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Williamsburg
— 2 nights
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Washington DC
— 5 nights
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New York City
— 6 nights
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Chicago
— 5 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
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Breckenridge
— 3 nights
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Bozeman
— 1 night
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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
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Phoenix
— 1 night
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
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Sedona
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Williamsburg

— 2 nights

Colonial Capital

Founded in 1632 as a fortified settlement on the high ground between two rivers, Williamsburg served as a colonial capital of Virginia for over 80 years.
Let the collections at St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum and Smith's Fort Plantation capture your imagination. Do your shopping at Quirks of Art and Williamsburg Art Gallery. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Colonial Williamsburg and get engrossed in the history at Historic Jamestowne.

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Atlanta to Williamsburg is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Williamsburg can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Washington DC.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Washington DC

— 5 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Gettysburg National Military Park and The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Shop till you drop at Eastern Market and Creative Alliance. Venture out of the city with trips to Gettysburg (Little Round Top & Artworks) and Baltimore (Loring Cornish Gallery & Sagamore Spirit Distillery). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, examine the collection at The National Archives Museum, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Washington DC route planning app.

Drive from Williamsburg to Washington DC in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Washington DC sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to fly to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

New York City

— 6 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.
Let the collections at 9/11 Memorial and The Metropolitan Museum of Art capture your imagination. Head to Fifth Avenue and Rittenhouse Squarefor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New York City: Philadelphia (Logan Circle, Reading Terminal Market, &more). Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Times Square, contemplate the long history of Ellis Island, explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and walk around Central Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the New York City journey planner.

Fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Washington DC in May, plan for a bit cooler days in New York City, with highs around 69°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chicago

— 5 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Ernest Hemingway Birthplace and Museum of Science and Industry. Do your shopping at The Magnificent Mile and Wicker Park. When in Chicago, make a side trip to see SaltTreeYoga in Ottawa, approximately Ottawa away. There's lots more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, get curious at Field Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple, and get a taste of the local shopping with Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Chicago trip builder app.

You can fly from New York City to Chicago in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in May, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Colorado Springs

— 3 nights
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Denver Botanic Gardens and Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art. Head to Peak Ranch's Alpaca Boutique and Park meadows mallfor plenty of shopping. Get out of town with these interesting Colorado Springs side-trips: Denver (Back In A Flash Chiropractic & Massage & Beer Tastings & Tours). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Garden of the Gods and browse for treasures at Ruxton's Trading Post.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Colorado Springs takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Chicago in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Colorado Springs, with lows of 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to fly to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Shopping · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

Side Trips

Breckenridge

— 3 nights

Colorado's Kingdom

Founded in 1859 as part of the Gold Rush in the Rockies, Breckenridge boasts a main street lined with colorful wooden storefronts housing cafes and shops, giving the effect of a thriving western town from the 19th century.
Do your shopping at The Sasquatch Outpost and Riverwalk Center. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Breckenridge: Aspen Peak Cellars (in Bailey), South Park City Museum (in Fairplay) and TallGrass Aveda Spa and Salon (in Evergreen). There's lots more to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Broken Compass Brewery & Tap House, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Dancing Pines Distillery, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Western Hardware Antique Mall.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Breckenridge road trip planning app.

You can fly from Colorado Springs to Breckenridge in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Colorado Springs in May, expect nights in Breckenridge to be slightly colder, around 31°F, while days are colder, around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Bozeman.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bozeman

— 1 night
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): stop by Montana Gift Corral and then surround yourself with nature on Yellowstone Guidelines.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bozeman trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Breckenridge to Bozeman takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Breckenridge in May, plan for much warmer days in Bozeman, with highs around 65°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Bozeman

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Shopping

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park

— 5 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Visit Fort Yellowstone Historic District and Uncle Tom's Trail for their historical value. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of S Rim Trail, explore the striking landscape at Aurum Geyser, take in the natural beauty of Fountain Paint Pot, and take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park tour itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Bozeman to Yellowstone National Park in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and taxi. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Bozeman in May; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 53°F and lows reach 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to fly to Phoenix.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Phoenix

— 1 night
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): buy something for everyone on your list at Tempe Marketplace, view the masterpieces at Elan Wollitzer Gallery, then stop by Outrageous Olive Oil & Vinegars, and finally indulge your senses at Arizona Scenic Tours - Day Tours.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Phoenix online trip planner.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Phoenix in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May, with highs in Phoenix at 93°F and lows at 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Phoenix

Shopping · Wineries · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park

— 4 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Hermit's Rest and Grand Canyon Railway Depot will appeal to history buffs. On the 3rd (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: stop by Hopi House, cruise along East Rim Drive, take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, and take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Phoenix to Grand Canyon National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Phoenix in June, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 85°F and lows at 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Sedona

— 4 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Get some historical perspective at Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park and Clarkdale National Historic District & Townsite. Appreciate the collections at Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art and Rowe Fine Art Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sedona: Arizona Copper Art Museum (in Clarkdale) and Raku Gallery (in Jerome). There's lots more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Renee Taylor Gallery, get a taste of the local shopping with Honshin Fine Art, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and look for gifts at Kachina House.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Sedona trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Sedona: temperatures range from 94°F by day to 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Sedona

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

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.

Montana travel guide

4.8
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Wildlife Areas
The Crown of the Continent
With a population of only one million, Montana remains an untouched natural paradise of snowcapped peaks, expansive forests, and alpine lakes, dotted with Old West ghost towns, Indian reservations, and progressive urban communities. Appreciate the state's unique charm and beauty with a trip to Glacier National Park, where you can come face-to-face with Montana wildlife among its high peaks. Head to the state's largest cities, Billings and Missoula, for an array of historical attractions and cultural sightseeing.

Arizona travel guide

4.3
Canyons · Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails
The Grand Canyon State
Known as the "Grand Canyon State," Arizona boasts dense forests, deep gorges, sprawling national parks, and modern ski resorts. Native American reservations take up about a quarter of the state, housing several tribes and offering visitors a chance to discover the varied cultures of the country's indigenous population. A patchwork of diverse tourist attractions, Arizona features exclusive golf courses and upscale shops, as well as cactus-covered canyons and stretches of desolate desert straight out of old Westerns, perfect for a vacation far from the city bustle. Though the state still clings to its Old West flavor, its busy college towns packed with young students from around the world exude a cosmopolitan atmosphere.