45 days in United States Itinerary

45 days in United States Itinerary

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45 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Washington DC
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Portland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Omaha
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
6
West Glacier
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h
8
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
+2
ferry + bus + Fly:  15​h 15​min
9
Louisville
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
10
Vicksburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
11
Natchez
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
12
Picayune
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  15​h
13
Anchorage
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 15​min
14
Kailua
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Atlanta

6
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.
Visit Washington National Cathedral and Antietam National Battlefield for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Air and Space Museum and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to Gettysburg National Military Park (in Gettysburg), Loch Raven Reservoir (in Phoenix) and Baltimore (Sagamore Spirit Distillery & Horseshoe Casino). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, contemplate the long history of James Madison's Montpelier, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and get engrossed in the history at Newseum.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Washington DC online holiday maker .

Atlanta to Washington DC is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Baltimore, Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary, Antietam National Battlefield, Gettysburg National Military Park, Loch Raven Reservoir
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

3
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Get a sense of the local culture at Rockland Breakwater Light and St. Saviour's Church :. Get in touch with nature at Shore Path and Ocean Path. There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Fiore Artisan Olive Oils and Vinegars, play a few rounds at Pirate's Cove Miniature Golf, make a trip to Land Bridge to Bar Island, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Bar Harbor trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Washington DC to Bar Harbor by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Washington DC in June: high temperatures in Bar Harbor hover around 68°F and lows are around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Rockland Breakwater Light
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Shore Path ©
Shore Path
Rockland Breakwater Light ©
Rockland Breakwater Light

2
nights
Portland

Portland ©
Maine's biggest and perhaps most vibrant city, Portland was established as a fishing village in 1633 and grew to become New England's largest port.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Ogunquit Beach, then get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Allagash Brewery. On your second day here, take a stroll through Old Port, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then sample the fine beverages at Sweetgrass Winery & Distillery Old Port Tasting Room and Shop, and finally look for gifts at L.L. Bean Factory Store.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Portland road trip planner.

Getting from Bar Harbor to Portland by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in June, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Ogunquit, L.L. Bean Factory Store
Highlights from your plan
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Ogunquit Beach ©
Ogunquit Beach
Allagash Brewing Company ©
Allagash Brewing Company

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.
For shopping fun, head to Fifth Avenue or Yunhong Chopsticks. Your inner history buff will appreciate 9/11 Memorial and St. Paul's Chapel. Get out of town with these interesting New York City side-trips: Hook Mountain State Park (in Valley Cottage) and Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (in Oceanville). There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, make a trip to Times Square, take in nature's colorful creations at Hallett Nature Sanctuary, and admire all the interesting features of Central Park.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the New York City online day trip planner .

You can fly from Portland to New York City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Portland in June, with highs in New York City at 80°F and lows at 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Omaha.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Hook Mountain State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Times Square ©
Times Square

1
night
Omaha

Omaha ©
A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): meet the residents at Henry Doorly Zoo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Cecilia's Cathedral, then snap pictures at Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge, and finally shop like a local with Old Market.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Omaha trip planner .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Omaha takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Omaha is minus 1 hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to West Glacier.

Things to do in Omaha

Parks Nightlife Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Henry Doorly Zoo ©
Henry Doorly Zoo
Old Market ©
Old Market
St. Cecilia's Cathedral ©
St. Cecilia's Cathedral

4
nights
West Glacier

West Glacier ©
West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. Garden Wall and Depot Park are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and Goat Lick Overlook. You'll find plenty of places to visit near West Glacier: Conrad Mansion (in Kalispell) and Glacier National Park (Going-to-the-Sun Road, Jackson Glacier Overlook, & more). The adventure continues: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the activities along Hidden Lake, and stop by Willow's HuckleberryLand.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the West Glacier trip app .

Getting from Omaha to West Glacier by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Omaha to West Glacier is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Omaha in June: high temperatures in West Glacier hover around 75°F and lows are around 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in West Glacier

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Glacier National Park, Conrad Mansion, Depot Park, Willow's HuckleberryLand
Highlights from your plan
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Pike Place Market. Visiting Alki Beach and Bloedel Reserve will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Pioneer Square, explore the wide array of goods at Nordstrom, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, and look for all kinds of wild species at Mercer Slough Nature Park.

Discover how to plan a Seattle trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from West Glacier to Seattle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from West Glacier in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Seattle, with lows of 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bloedel Reserve, Mercer Slough Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

1
night
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

The tiny town of Friday Harbor is the largest village on the San Juan Islands, and it fits within just 2.6 km (1 sq mi) of space.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Island Studios, then see the interesting displays at The Whale Museum, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Friday Harbor planning website .

Getting from Seattle to Friday Harbor by flight takes about an hour. Other options: ride a ferry. Traveling from Seattle in June, things will get a bit cooler in Friday Harbor: highs are around 69°F and lows about 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Louisville.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Whale Museum ©
The Whale Museum
Island Studios ©
Island Studios

5
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Louisville Mega Cavern and Churchill Downs. Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Louisville: Mammoth Cave (in Mammoth Cave National Park), Maker's Mark (in Loretto) and Onyx Cave (in Cave City). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle), shop like a local with 21c Museum Hotel, sample the fine beverages at Buffalo Trace Distillery, and see the interesting displays at Kentucky Derby Museum.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Louisville driving holiday planner.

Getting from Friday Harbor to Louisville by combination of ferry and flight takes about 15.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, shuttle, and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. In June, Louisville is a bit warmer than Friday Harbor - with highs of 86°F and lows of 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Vicksburg.

Things to do in Louisville

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Parks

Side Trips

Mammoth Cave National Park, Onyx Cave, Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum, Kentucky Artisan Distillery, Woodford Reserve Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Churchill Downs ©
Churchill Downs
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave

2
nights
Vicksburg

Vicksburg ©
Vicksburg is the only city and county seat of Warren County, Mississippi, United States. On the 1st (Wed), make a trip to McRaven House, make a trip to Vicksburg Riverfront Murals, then examine the collection at The Old Depot Museum, then see the interesting displays at Biedenharn Coca-Cola Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Old Courthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a tour of U.S.S. Cairo Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Vicksburg National Cemetery, then see the interesting displays at Jesse Brent Lower Mississippi River Museum and Interpretive Center, and finally contemplate the long history of Anchuca Mansion.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Vicksburg trip planner .

You can fly from Louisville to Vicksburg in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Louisville to Vicksburg. In June in Vicksburg, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Natchez.

Things to do in Vicksburg

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Old Depot Museum ©
The Old Depot Museum
U.S.S. Cairo Museum ©
U.S.S. Cairo Museum
Vicksburg National Cemetery ©
Vicksburg National Cemetery

2
nights
Natchez

Natchez ©
Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): stroll the grounds of Natchez City Cemetery, then contemplate the long history of Longwood, then steep yourself in history at Rosalie Mansion, and finally steep yourself in history at Stanton Hall. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Emerald Mound, explore and take pictures at Melrose, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary Basilica.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Natchez trip planner .

Getting from Vicksburg to Natchez by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July in Natchez, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Picayune.

Things to do in Natchez

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Longwood ©
Longwood
St. Mary Basilica ©
St. Mary Basilica
Natchez City Cemetery ©
Natchez City Cemetery

1
night
Picayune

Picayune ©
Picayune is the largest city in Pearl River County, Mississippi. On the 5th (Sun), take a peaceful walk through Crosby Arboretum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company, and then examine the collection at The Teddy Bear House Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Picayune travel route planning app .

Traveling by car from Natchez to Picayune takes 3 hours. In July in Picayune, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Picayune

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
Highlights from your plan
Crosby Arboretum ©
Crosby Arboretum
The Teddy Bear House Museum ©
The Teddy Bear House Museum

3
nights
Anchorage

Home to nearly half of Alaska's population, the port city of Anchorage covers a staggering area of over 4,900 sq km (1,900 sq mi) surrounded by mountains.
Get outdoors at Tony Knowles Coastal Trail and Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary. Head to Alaska Native Medical Center Craft Shop and The Girdwood Center for the Visual Artsfor plenty of shopping. Spend the 9th (Thu) on the rails with a train tour. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, deepen your understanding at Alaska Native Heritage Center, examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, and get great views at Beluga Point.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Anchorage attractions tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Picayune to Anchorage. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Picayune to Anchorage due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Picayune in July, plan for much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Anchorage: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kailua.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Rail Tours
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©

2
nights
Kailua

Kailua is a census-designated place (CDP) in Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States. Get outdoors at Swim with Dolphins and Kayaking & Canoeing. Explore Kailua's surroundings by going to Shark Diving (in Haleiwa) and Polynesian Cultural Center (in Laie). There's still lots to do: stroll through Lanikai Beach and don't miss a visit to Byodo-In Temple.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kailua road trip tool .

Getting from Anchorage to Kailua by combination of car and flight takes about 9.5 hours. The time zone changes from Alaska Standard Time (AKST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Anchorage in July, with highs in Kailua at 84°F and lows at 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kailua

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Polynesian Cultural Center, Byodo-In Temple, Shark Diving, Swim with Dolphins
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Swim with Dolphins
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach

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