46 days in United States Itinerary

46 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
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Philadelphia
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Washington DC
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Chicago
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Keystone
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Las Vegas
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Mammoth Lakes
— 2 nights
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Lee Vining
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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San Jose
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Santa Cruz
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Monterey
— 3 nights
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Big Sur
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San Simeon
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Solvang
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Santa Barbara
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Los Angeles
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Statue of Liberty National Monument, Statue Cruises, Ellis Island, and other attractions you added. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to World Trade Center's Liberty Park and Brooklyn Heights Promenade. And it doesn't end there: enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, go for a walk through Times Square, go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To see photos and other tourist information, go to the New York City trip itinerary builder.

Gatlinburg to New York City is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Gatlinburg in May: highs in New York City hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Philadelphia

— 3 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Reading Terminal Market, Big Bus Tours, The Franklin Institute, and other attractions. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Philadelphia Museum of Art and Independence Hall. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, engage your brain at Penn Museum, walk around Franklin Square, and examine the collection at Betsy Ross House.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia online day trip planner.

Traveling by train from New York City to Philadelphia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

Washington DC

— 4 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes George Washington's Mount Vernon, Lafayette Square, Lockkeeper's House, and other attractions you added. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to National Museum of African American History and Culture and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, and examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC trip itinerary planning website.

Take a train from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 24°C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Mon) before leaving for Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Chicago

— 3 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Big Bus Tours Chicago, Adler Planetarium, Museum of Science and Industry, and other attractions. Explore hidden gems such as Chicago Riverwalk and Lincoln Park Zoo. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile, make a trip to Millennium Park, and admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Chicago trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Chicago takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to Chicago. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Washington DC in June: high temperatures in Chicago hover around 32°C and lows are around 20°C. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Keystone.

Things to do in Chicago

Childrens Museums · Museums · Parks · Tours

Keystone

— 4 nights

Home Of Mount Rushmore

Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
You've added Custer County 1881 Courthouse, Four Mile Old West Town, Crazy Horse Memorial, and other attractions to your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Iron Mountain Road and Wildlife Loop Road. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Keystone: Custer (Needles Eye Tunnel & Sylvan Lake). There's much more to do: hike along Presidential Trail, pause for some photo ops at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Black Elk Peak, and go deep underground at Big Thunder Gold Mine.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Keystone online trip builder.

Fly from Chicago to Keystone in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Chicago to Keystone, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in June, things will get a bit cooler in Keystone: highs are around 26°C and lows about 10°C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Keystone

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Nature

Side Trips

Las Vegas

— 5 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.
You've added Vegas! The Show, Big Bus Tours, The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod, and other attractions to your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Food Tours and Titanic. There's much more to do: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strip.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas trip itinerary planning website.

Fly from Keystone to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In June, Las Vegas is much warmer than Keystone - with highs of 46°C and lows of 29°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Sat) before leaving for Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Tours · Shopping · Fun & Games · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Mammoth Lakes

— 2 nights
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Your day by day itinerary now includes Rainbow Falls, Minaret Vista, Earthquake Fault, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take in the waterfront activity at June Lake Marina. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Inyo Craters, contemplate the waterfront views at Convict Lake, stroll through Earthquake Fault, then take some stellar pictures from Minaret Vista, and finally admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Mammoth Lakes driving holiday tool.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Mammoth Lakes in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Las Vegas in June, things will get colder in Mammoth Lakes: highs are around 30°C and lows about 7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Lee Vining.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Lee Vining

Lee Vining is a census-designated place in Mono County, California, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Tioga Rd as well as Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve and then admire all the interesting features of Tioga Rd.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Lee Vining online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Mammoth Lakes to Lee Vining in an hour. June in Lee Vining sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 7°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Lee Vining

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Scenic Drive

Yosemite National Park

— 3 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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Cooks Meadow Loop, Nevada Falls Loop, Mariposa Grove, and other attractions. Discover out-of-the-way places like Yosemite Falls and Bridalveil Fall. Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park visit planning website.

Getting from Lee Vining to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. In June in Yosemite National Park, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 7°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling 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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Li Po Cocktail Lounge, Chinatown, Mission District, and other attractions. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Walt Disney Family Museum, visit Fisherman's Wharf, and go for a walk through Lombard Street.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 25°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to San Jose.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Childrens Museums

San Jose

Capital of Silicon Valley

The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Winchester Mystery House. On the 27th (Mon), take an unorthodox tour of Winchester Mystery House.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read San Jose road trip website.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to San Jose takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a subway. Traveling from San Francisco in June, you will find days in San Jose are somewhat warmer (31°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). On the 27th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in San Jose

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mystery Spot, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Santa Cruz Wharf. On the 27th (Mon), delve into the mystery of Mystery Spot, then get in on the family fun at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, and then take in the waterfront at Santa Cruz Wharf.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Santa Cruz vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from San Jose to Santa Cruz in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from San Jose in June, things will get slightly colder in Santa Cruz: highs are around 26°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Theme Parks

Monterey

— 3 nights
Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. You've added Del Mar Beach, Old Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey Bay Aquarium, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 27th (Mon), grab your bike and head to Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable drive along 17-Mile Drive, then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Carmel Mission, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Del Mar Beach.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Monterey trip site.

Traveling by car from Santa Cruz to Monterey takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Big Sur.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Big Sur

Big Country of the South

A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Point Sur State Historic Park, Pfeiffer State Beach and Partington Cove. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): snap pictures at Bixby Bridge, visit a coastal fixture at Point Sur State Historic Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Partington Cove, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Big Sur online day trip planner.

Drive from Monterey to Big Sur in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Big Sur are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

San Simeon

— 1 night
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
You've now added Piedras Blancas to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): kick back and relax at Piedras Blancas.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the San Simeon driving holiday app.

You can drive from Big Sur to San Simeon in 2 hours. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Big Sur in June: highs in San Simeon hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Fri) before leaving for Solvang.

Things to do in San Simeon

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Highlights from your trip

Solvang

Solvang is a city in Santa Barbara County, California. Hans Christian Andersen Park has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): look for gifts at Jule Hus and then stroll around Hans Christian Andersen Park.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Solvang trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Solvang takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from San Simeon in July: highs in Solvang hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Solvang

Shopping · Parks

Santa Barbara

— 2 nights

The American Riviera

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Santa Barbara Trolley Tours, Casa del Herrero and Funk Zone. Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): don't miss a visit to Funk Zone.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Santa Barbara online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Solvang to Santa Barbara takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Solvang in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Santa Barbara, with highs around 28°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 18°C. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Sun) before leaving for Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Scenic Drive

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Venice Canals Walkway, Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood, and other attractions. Discover out-of-the-way places like Santa Monica Bay and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Third Street Promenade (in Santa Monica) and Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills). Pack the 7th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and examine the collection at Guinness World Records Museum.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Los Angeles using our trip planner.

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Barbara in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 33°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Tours · Nightlife · Museums

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.