41 days in United States Itinerary

41 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey planner

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Boston
— 4 nights
Fly to Newark, Bus to Bus Lanes
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New York City
— 6 nights
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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Honolulu
— 8 nights
Fly to Merced, Bus to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Bus to Reno, Fly to West Yellowstone
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
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Washington DC
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Boston

— 4 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 Copley Square. Waterfront and John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will get to explore The House of the Seven Gables and The Mapparium. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Beacon Hill, steep yourself in history at Harvard University, shop like a local with Faneuil Hall Marketplace, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Quincy Market.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Boston journey builder tool.

Sydney, Australia to Boston is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Boston is minus 15 hours. In June, Boston is somewhat warmer than Sydney - with highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Wed) before leaving for New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums

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.
Head to SoHo and Chelsea Marketfor some retail therapy. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to Hyde Park (Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site, &more). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at New York Public Library, appreciate the extensive heritage of Brooklyn Heights Promenade, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and take a stroll through Dumbo.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our New York City route planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Boston to New York City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. In June in New York City, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Washington DC

— 3 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Visit Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine and Capitol Hill for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Baltimore (Fell's Point & The Walters Art Museum), National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle) and Chatham Manor (in Fredericksburg). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, step into the grandiose world of Smithsonian Institution Building, and wander the streets of Old Town.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC road trip planning app.

Traveling by train from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from New York City in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Washington DC: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alcatraz Island and Walt Disney Family Museum. Appreciate the collections at California State Railroad Museum and Cable Car Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley), Crocker Art Museum (in Sacramento) and VJB Cellars (in Kenwood). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Marin Headlands, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lands End, walk around Lincoln Park, and contemplate the long history of Fort Point.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco day trip website.

You can fly from Washington DC to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway and train. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in June, expect San Francisco to be little chillier, temps between 25°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Los Angeles

— 3 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Mission San Juan Capistrano and The Getty Center. The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Battleship USS Iowa Museum, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, look for gifts at LA Farmers' Market, and examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Hollywood.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, Los Angeles is a bit warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Honolulu

— 8 nights

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Waikiki Beach as well as Paradise Air Hang Gliding. Escape the urban bustle at Kailua Beach Park and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Step off the beaten path and head to Photography Tours and Koko Crater Railway Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Honolulu: Byodo-In Temple (in Kaneohe), Kailua (Lanikai Beach & Kayaking & Canoeing) and Ko Olina Lagoons (in Kapolei). The adventure continues: hike along Makapuu Lighthouse Trail, go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, and examine the collection at Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Honolulu trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu takes 8 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, expect Honolulu to be somewhat warmer, temps between 35°C and 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 2 nights
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
On the 7th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, then take some stellar pictures from Valley View, then view the masterpieces at Ansel Adams Gallery, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Washburn Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Chilnualna Falls, appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark, then get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park vacation planning website.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Honolulu to Yosemite National Park in 13.5 hours. Traveling from Honolulu to Yosemite National Park, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Honolulu, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Yellowstone National Park

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take in breathtaking views at S Rim Trail, then get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail, then take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Petrified Tree, contemplate the long history of Fort Yellowstone Historic District, then admire the sheer force of Tower Fall, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Steamboat Geyser, and finally explore the striking landscape at Artists Paintpots.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, shuttle, and taxi. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 26°C and lows reach 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Washington DC

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of African American History and Culture. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, explore the galleries of National Gallery of Art - Sculpture Garden, examine the collection at The National Archives Museum, explore the world behind art at Smithsonian Institution Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, then see the interesting displays at National Postal Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at The Phillips Collection.

Before you visit Washington DC, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Washington DC by flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Washington DC, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, expect nights in Washington DC to be much hotter, around 26°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 37°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature

United States travel guide

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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.