45 days in United States Itinerary

45 days in United States Itinerary

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45 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly + Bus:  11​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Atlantic City
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Ronks
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Hershey
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Washington DC
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Williamsburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Ocean City
— 2 nights
+2
Shuttle + Fly + Drive:  12​h 30​min
8
Yellowstone National Park
— 7 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Shuttle:  6​h 15​min
9
Breckenridge
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Denver
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
11
Chicago
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
12
Boston
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Barcelona

7
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.
Bring the kids along to Central Park and American Museum of Natural History. When in New York City, make a side trip to see Bronx Zoo in Bronx, approximately 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, and enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock Observation Deck.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read New York City road trip site

Barcelona, Spain to New York City is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 6 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Atlantic City.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Bronx Zoo ©
Bronx Zoo

3
nights
Atlantic City

Atlantic City ©
The gambling capital of the east coast, Atlantic City is best known for its numerous casinos, colorful boardwalk, and beach.
Bring the kids along to Cape May County Park & Zoo and North Wildwood Beach. Explore Atlantic City's surroundings by going to Wildwood (Wildwood Boardwalk & Wildwood Beach). Pack the 31st (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Storybook Land. It doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Steel Pier.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Atlantic City online trip planner

Getting from New York City to Atlantic City by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from New York City in July, Atlantic City is a bit cooler at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to drive to Ronks.

Things to do in Atlantic City

Theme Parks Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Wildwood, Cape May County Park & Zoo, North Wildwood Beach, Storybook Land
Highlights from your plan
Steel Pier Amusement Park ©
Steel Pier Amusement Park
Cape May County Park & Zoo ©
Cape May County Park & Zoo
Storybook Land ©
Storybook Land

1
night
Ronks

Ronks ©
The city of Ronks stems from Amish roots.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): contemplate the long history of Ephrata Cloister, then find something for the whole family at Dutch Wonderland, and then take an in-depth tour of Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, use the Ronks online trip itinerary maker

Traveling by car from Atlantic City to Ronks takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In July, daytime highs in Ronks are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hershey.

Things to do in Ronks

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dutch Wonderland, Ephrata Cloister
Highlights from your plan
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania ©
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
Dutch Wonderland ©
Dutch Wonderland
Ephrata Cloister ©
Ephrata Cloister

3
nights
Hershey

Hershey ©
Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hershey: Gettysburg (Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center, Gettysburg National Military Park, & more). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 2nd (Thu) at Hersheypark.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Hershey fast, fun, and easy.

You can drive from Ronks to Hershey in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In August, daytime highs in Hershey are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Hershey

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gettysburg
Highlights from your plan
Hersheypark ©
Hersheypark
Victorian Photography Studio ©
Victorian Photography Studio

5
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. The adventure continues: meet the residents at National Zoological Park, examine the collection at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, and pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip maker website

You can drive from Hershey to Washington DC in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or take a bus. August in Washington DC sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park

2
nights
Williamsburg

Williamsburg ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): find something for the whole family at Busch Gardens Williamsburg.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Williamsburg online tour itinerary planner

Getting from Washington DC to Williamsburg by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Ocean City.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Busch Gardens Williamsburg ©
Busch Gardens Williamsburg

2
nights
Ocean City

Ocean City ©
One of the country's favorite vacation resorts, Ocean City draws nearly 8 million visitors annually with its oceanfront boardwalk, clean beaches, and amusement parks.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Ocean City Beach. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Frontier Town and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Assateague Beach.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Ocean City tour site

Drive from Williamsburg to Ocean City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Williamsburg in August: highs in Ocean City hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Ocean City

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Assateague Beach
Highlights from your plan
Ocean City Beach ©
Ocean City Beach
Assateague Beach ©
Assateague Beach
Frontier Town ©
Frontier Town

7
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Grand Teton and Grand Loop Road. On the 17th (Fri), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Washburn. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake, and trek along Artist Point.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip planner

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi from Ocean City to Yellowstone National Park takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Ocean City to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Ocean City in August, plan for slightly colder days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 25°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

1
night
Breckenridge

Breckenridge ©
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.
To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Breckenridge sightseeing planner

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and shuttle from Yellowstone National Park to Breckenridge takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, you will find days in Breckenridge are a bit cooler (18°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (8°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Breck Wine and Cheese ©
Breck Wine and Cheese

2
nights
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Flatirons and then cool off at Water World.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Denver online trip itinerary builder

You can drive from Breckenridge to Denver in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and train; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. When traveling from Breckenridge in August, plan for much warmer days in Denver, with highs around 35°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Water World, Flatirons
Highlights from your plan
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Water World ©
Water World
Flatirons ©
Flatirons

5
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Family-friendly places like Wrigley Field and Lincoln Park Zoo will thrill your kids. When in Chicago, make a side trip to see Willow Crest Golf Club in Oak Brook, approximately 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, admire the striking features of 360 CHICAGO, and examine the collection at The Field Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Chicago holiday planner

Traveling by flight from Denver to Chicago takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Denver in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Chicago, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trip

Willow Crest Golf Club
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo
Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium

5
nights
Boston

Boston ©
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.
Attractions like Fenway Park and Herring Cove Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Boston side-trips: Brewster Gardens (in Plymouth), Sandwich (Sandwich Glass Museum & Heritage Museums & Gardens) and Provincetown (Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum & Race Point Beach). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, get curious at Museum of Science, meet the residents at New England Aquarium, and admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Boston trip builder tool

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Chicago to Boston in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Boston due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Provincetown, Sandwich, Brewster Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Heritage Museums & Gardens ©
Heritage Museums & Gardens
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Museum of Science ©
Museum of Science

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