42 days in United States Itinerary

42 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey builder

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New York City
— 4 nights
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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Miami
— 1 night
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Orlando
— 3 nights
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Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
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Chicago
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
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Las Vegas
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
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San Francisco
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New York City

— 4 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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, stroll through The High Line, and browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City trip planner.

Lucknow, India to New York City is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You'll gain 10.5 hours traveling from Lucknow to New York City due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Lucknow in June: highs in New York City hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Washington National Cathedral, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Washington DC trip planner.

Traveling by train from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New York City in June: highs in Washington DC hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Miami

— 1 night

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, then have fun at Lock & Load Miami, and finally see the interesting displays at Lock & Load Museum.

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Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Miami takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Miami when traveling from Washington DC in June, with lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Miami

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Orlando

— 3 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Orlando is known for theme parks, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure, add some entertainment to your itinerary with Happily Ever After Fireworks, discover the magic at Walt Disney World Resort, and don't miss a visit to Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Orlando trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Miami to Orlando takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Orlando sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Nightlife

Gatlinburg

— 3 nights

The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Change things up with these side-trips from Gatlinburg: Hartford (Zipline & River Rafting & Tubing). There's much more to do: walk around Chimneys Picnic Area, take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, take a memorable drive along Little River Road, and take in the dramatic scenery at Ramsey Cascades.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Gatlinburg road trip planning site.

Fly from Orlando to Gatlinburg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Traveling from Orlando in June, expect Gatlinburg to be slightly colder, temps between 35°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Adventure

Side Trips

Chicago

— 2 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 19th (Fri), get to know the resident critters at Lincoln Park Zoo, then walk around Millennium Park, then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Chicago visit planning tool.

Fly from Gatlinburg to Chicago in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and subway. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Gatlinburg to Chicago due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Gatlinburg in June, plan for little chillier days in Chicago, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums

Yellowstone National Park

— 4 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.
Go for a jaunt from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park to see Grand Teton about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, admire the sheer force of Kepler Cascades, contemplate the waterfront views at Lehardy's Rapids, and trek along Brink of the Lower Falls Trail.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park road trip website.

You can fly from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, bus, and car. 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 June, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be cooler, around 1°C, while days are slightly colder, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Bright Angel Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, stroll through North Kaibab Trail, and get outside with Bar 10 Ranch Activities.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 34°C and lows are around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Las Vegas

— 4 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Go for a jaunt from Las Vegas to Boulder City to see Hoover Dam about 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, get your game on at Wreck Room, see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum, and get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas holiday planning app.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, expect nights in Las Vegas to be much hotter, around 29°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 46°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Fun & Games · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Los Angeles

— 4 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). There's much more to do: make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race, see a show at Walt Disney Concert Hall, and admire the masterpieces at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles online vacation planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, you will find days in Los Angeles are much colder (33°C), and nights are slightly colder (22°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Nightlife · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 4 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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Nevada Falls Loop.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park road trip planning tool.

Drive from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be cooler in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, make a trip to Lombard Street, and explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip maker website.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, expect nights in San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, around 16°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Tours

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.

California travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.