45 days in United States Itinerary

45 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey planner

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Washington DC
— 6 nights
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
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Portland
— 2 nights
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New York City
— 5 nights
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Omaha
— 1 night
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West Glacier
— 4 nights
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Seattle
— 3 nights
Foot to Seattle Boeing Field, Fly to Friday Harbor
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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
Ferry to Seattle Clipper Terminal, Fly to Louisville
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Louisville
— 5 nights
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Vicksburg
— 2 nights
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Natchez
— 2 nights
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Picayune
— 1 night
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Anchorage
— 3 nights
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Kailua
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Washington DC

— 6 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.
Get some historical perspective at Gettysburg National Military Park and Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary. Visiting Antietam National Battlefield and Tidal Basin will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Washington DC side-trips: Loch Raven Reservoir (in Phoenix), James Madison's Montpelier (in Montpelier Station) and Baltimore (Sagamore Spirit Distillery & Horseshoe Casino). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC online driving holiday planner.

Atlanta to Washington DC is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In May in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

— 3 nights
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Take a break from the city and head to Shore Path and Ocean Path. Rockland Breakwater Light and St. Saviour's Church : will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Land Bridge to Bar Island, take in the pleasant sights at Compass Harbor Trail, look for gifts at Fiore Artisan Olive Oils and Vinegars, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Bar Harbor online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Washington DC to Bar Harbor in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Washington DC in June, things will get slightly colder in Bar Harbor: highs are around 68°F and lows about 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Portland

— 2 nights

The Forest City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): kick back and relax at Ogunquit Beach, then get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Allagash Brewing Company. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Old Port, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sweetgrass Winery & Distillery Old Port Tasting Room and Shop, and finally get some fabulous bargains at L.L. Bean Factory Store.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Portland trip maker app.

You can drive from Bar Harbor to Portland in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. June in Portland sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

New York City

— 5 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Fifth Avenue and Yunhong Chopsticks. Change things up with these side-trips from New York City: Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (in Oceanville) and Hook Mountain State Park (in Valley Cottage). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, grab your bike and head to East River Waterfront Esplanade, take in nature's colorful creations at Hallett Nature Sanctuary, and get interesting insight from Tours.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read New York City travel planner.

You can fly from Portland to New York City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Portland in June, expect New York City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 80°F and 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Omaha.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Omaha

— 1 night

Gateway to the West

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): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life 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 get a taste of the local shopping with Old Market.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Omaha trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from New York City to Omaha in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to West Glacier.

Things to do in Omaha

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nightlife · Neighborhoods

West Glacier

— 4 nights
West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Conrad Mansion and Depot Park. Step out of the city life by going to Grinnell Glacier and Going-to-the-Sun Road. You'll find plenty of places to visit near West Glacier: Glacier National Park (Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, Goat Lick Overlook, &more). Next up on the itinerary: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, stop by Willow's HuckleberryLand, and contemplate the waterfront views at Hidden Lake.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read West Glacier trip planner.

You can fly from Omaha to West Glacier in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Omaha in June; daily highs in West Glacier reach 75°F and lows reach 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in West Glacier

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Seattle

— 3 nights

Emerald City

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.
For shopping fun, head to Chihuly Garden and Glass or Nordstrom. Pike Place Market and The Museum of Flight are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Seattle, make a side trip to see Bloedel Reserve in Bainbridge Island, approximately Bainbridge Island away. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Pioneer Square, kick back and relax at Alki Beach, stop by Elliott Bay Book Company, and identify plant and animal life at Mercer Slough Nature Park.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Seattle trip builder website.

Getting from West Glacier to Seattle by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from West Glacier to Seattle. Traveling from West Glacier in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 57°F in Seattle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods · Wildlife

Side Trips

Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Island Studios, examine the collection at The Whale Museum, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Friday Harbor vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Seattle to Friday Harbor in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or ride a ferry. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Seattle in June, with highs in Friday Harbor at 69°F and lows at 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Louisville.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Louisville

— 5 nights

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum and Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle). Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Onyx Cave. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Louisville: Mammoth Cave (in Mammoth Cave National Park), Maker's Mark (in Loretto) and Buffalo Trace Distillery (in Frankfort). There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern, sample the fine beverages at Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co, bet on a winner at Churchill Downs, and examine the collection at Kentucky Derby Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Louisville trip itinerary site.

Getting from Friday Harbor to Louisville by combination of ferry and flight takes about 14 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 3 hours. Traveling from Friday Harbor in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Louisville: highs are around 86°F and lows about 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Vicksburg.

Things to do in Louisville

Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Vicksburg

— 2 nights
Vicksburg is the only city and county seat of Warren County, Mississippi, United States. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): make a trip to McRaven House, make a trip to Vicksburg Riverfront Murals, then see the interesting displays at The Old Depot Museum, then examine the collection at Biedenharn Coca-Cola Museum, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Old Courthouse. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at U.S.S. Cairo Museum, then stroll the grounds of Vicksburg National Cemetery, then examine the collection at Jesse Brent Lower Mississippi River Museum and Interpretive Center, and finally contemplate the long history of Anchuca Mansion.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Vicksburg trip app.

You can fly from Louisville to Vicksburg in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Louisville to Vicksburg. June in Vicksburg sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Natchez.

Things to do in Vicksburg

Museums · Historic Sites

Natchez

— 2 nights
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, don't miss a visit to Longwood, then take an in-depth tour of Rosalie Mansion, and finally contemplate the long history of Stanton Hall. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Emerald Mound, then explore the striking landscape of Melrose, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary Basilica.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Natchez day trip app.

Getting from Vicksburg to Natchez by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Picayune.

Things to do in Natchez

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Picayune

— 1 night
Picayune is the largest city in Pearl River County, Mississippi. On the 5th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Crosby Arboretum, sample the tasty concoctions at Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company, and then examine the collection at The Teddy Bear House Museum.

Start your trip to Picayune by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Natchez to Picayune by car takes about 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Picayune can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Picayune

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Anchorage

— 3 nights

The City of Lights and Flowers

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Tony Knowles Coastal Trail and Beluga Point. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Girdwood Center for the Visual Arts and Alaska Native Medical Center Craft Shop. Spend the 9th (Thu) on the rails with a train tour. There's lots more to do: deepen your understanding at Alaska Native Heritage Center, take in the dramatic natural features at Portage Glacier, look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, and see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Anchorage trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Picayune to Anchorage. Traveling from Picayune to Anchorage, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Picayune in July, expect nights in Anchorage to be a bit cooler, around 55°F, while days are colder, around 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kailua.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife

Kailua

— 2 nights
Kailua is a census-designated place (CDP) in Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States. Step out of the city life by going to Swim with Dolphins and Shark Diving. Go for a jaunt from Kailua to Laie to see Polynesian Cultural Center about 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Lanikai Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Byodo-In Temple, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kailua sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Anchorage to Kailua in 9 hours. The time zone changes from Alaska Standard Time to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Anchorage in July; daily highs in Kailua reach 84°F and lows reach 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kailua

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure

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.

Maine travel guide

4.6
Beaches · Lighthouses · Mountains
The Pine Tree State
The easternmost state in New England, Maine features an indented coastline and forested interior, carved eons ago by receding glaciers. Maine includes more lighthouses and quaint resort villages than you could ever hope to explore in a single trip, but the state is also one of the country's most sparsely populated, the majority of its land pristine and uninhabited wilderness. The temperate coastal regions, historically supported by fishing and lobstering, contain most of the state's urban centers and are the most popular spots in the state for holidays. The sea is the focus here, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that water plays an important role in the distinct character of the state, shaping its economy, tourism, cuisine, politics, sports, and art.

Nebraska travel guide

4.6
Aquariums · Shopping · History Museums
The Cornhusker State
Situated in the heartland of America, Nebraska is home to a large number of small rural communities and masses of farmland. The state's two main cities, Omaha and Lincoln, are abuzz with youthful energy and cultural delights. Your itinerary can include a trip to the cities' museums to learn about the state's past, or tours of the area's important pioneer and Native American sites. The state's central location means that it has been crossed by many trails, but it was the California Gold Rush of 1848-1855 that originally brought large numbers of non-indigenous people to the area. Scenic river valleys offer plenty of opportunities for outdoor vacation activities, while Nebraska's agricultural towns charm visitors with their all-American spirit.

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.

Washington State travel guide

4.2
Art Museums · Observation Decks · Specialty Museums
The Evergreen State
A state with two distinct faces, Washington features a landscape split apart by the Cascade Mountains, separating the damp forested areas to the west from the irrigated farmland to the east. Named after the country's first president, Washington is the second most populous state in the western United States. Nearly 60 percent of its population lives in the Seattle metropolitan area, one of the state's most popular holiday destinations. A land of over 1,000 dams, Washington is a leading producer of products as diverse as wine, lumber, apples, hops, pears, and potatoes. A big contributor to the nation's manufacturing industries, the state also boasts a cosmopolitan culture with plenty of sightseeing opportunities and a selection of small cafes, bars, and restaurants.

Kentucky travel guide

4.5
Caves · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
The Bluegrass State
A diverse region of sprawling farmland and rich cultural heritage, Kentucky is the birthplace of American horse racing and home to the world-famous Kentucky Derby. While the cities of Lexington and Louisville experience the majority of the state's tourism, Kentucky is also a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts with its array of natural attractions, including the Cumberland Gap and the world's longest cave system at Mammoth Cave National Park. Take a tour through original Civil War battlefields to delve into the nation's history, or head to one of the many bourbon distilleries to learn more about Kentucky's most famous export.

Mississippi travel guide

3.5
Casinos · Historic Sites · History Museums
The Magnolia State
Still relatively unspoiled by mass tourism, Mississippi epitomizes rich history and offers warm hospitality to those who vacation here. The Mississippi River forms most of its western border, so it's no surprise that this mighty waterway shapes the lives of people calling the "Magnolia State" their home. The river influences everything from the food they eat to the music they listen to. Perhaps the easiest way to discover Mississippi is to take a drive on the 715 km (444 mi) long national parkway, which follows a route used since pre-colonial times that's famous for its scenic beauty and attractions of historical interest. At the end of the parkway sits a town packed with nearly 600 antebellum homes.