46 days in United States Itinerary

46 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Train to London Heathrow, Fly to West Yellowstone
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Maswik Lodge
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly
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New Orleans
— 1 night
Fly
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Miami Beach
— 1 night
Fly
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Key West
— 3 nights
Fly
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
Train
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New York City
— 5 nights
Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Exeter

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Yellowstone National Park

— 3 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Old Gardiner Road and Grand Teton. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Elephant Back Mountain, take in the natural beauty of Aurum Geyser, take in the dramatic natural features at Beryl Spring, and trek along North Rim Trail.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip tool.

Exeter, UK to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Exeter to Yellowstone National Park is minus 7 hours. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in April, and nighttime lows around -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

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.
Visit Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Will Rogers State Beach for some beach relaxation. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Getty Center and Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disneyland Park, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Lady Queen of Angels, and get curious at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Los Angeles by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in April, with highs in Los Angeles at 28°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums · Outdoors

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.
Get outdoors at Elizabeth Lake and McGurk Meadow. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and explore the world behind art at Yosemite Museum Gallery.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park road trip website.

Getting from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in April: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 17°C, while lows dip to -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get a sense of the local culture at Alcatraz Island and Exploratorium. Appreciate the collections at Musee Mecanique and California Academy of Sciences. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, explore the world behind art at Asian Art Museum, and steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Honolulu, Oahu

— 3 nights

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Appreciate the collections at USS Arizona Memorial and USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park. Relax by the water at Waikiki Beach and Sunset Beach Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua) and Waimea Bay (in Haleiwa). It doesn't end there: explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Honolulu attractions planning tool.

Getting from San Francisco to Honolulu by flight takes about 8 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST) is minus 2 hours. In May, Honolulu is a bit warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

— 3 nights

Heart of the Kona Coast

Thanks to its favorable location near a mountain range blocking the northeasterly trade winds, Kailua-Kona gets little rainfall, allowing adventure seekers and nature lovers a chance to enjoy over 300 days of sunshine each year.
Get some cultural insight at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and Puukohola National Historic Park. Step out of the city life by going to Swim with Dolphins and Anaehoomalu. Step out of Kailua-Kona with an excursion to Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area in Puako--about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mauna Kea Beach, kick back and relax at Kahaluu Beach, and take some stellar pictures from Pololu Valley Lookout.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kailua-Kona online travel planner.

Fly from Honolulu to Kailua-Kona in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in May, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park

— 4 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Take a break from the city and head to Bright Angel Trail and Grand Canyon Village. You'll explore and learn at Kolb Studio and Yavapai Geology Museum. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Rim Trail, get great views at Pipe Creek Vista, take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park online attractions planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Kailua-Kona to Grand Canyon National Park in 13.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Kailua-Kona to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in May, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are a bit cooler (23°C), and nights are much colder (0°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Las Vegas

— 2 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.
On the 14th (Tue), examine the collection at The Neon Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, then take a stroll through The Strip, and then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas day trip planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, you will find days in Las Vegas are somewhat warmer (36°C), and nights are much warmer (20°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks

New Orleans

— 1 night

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, then learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, and then visit Garden District. On the next day, explore the different monuments and memorials at St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the New Orleans road trip tool.

You can fly from Las Vegas to New Orleans in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Las Vegas to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Miami Beach.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Miami Beach

— 1 night

The World's Playground

Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, then contemplate the long history of Barnacle State Historic Site, then wander the streets of Art Deco Historic District, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then browse the different shops at Lincoln Road, and then admire the masterpieces at The Wolfsonian - Florida International University.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Miami Beach trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Miami Beach takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans to Miami Beach, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from New Orleans, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Miami Beach, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Key West

— 3 nights

Conch Republic

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Let the collections at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Truman Little White House capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at Fort Zachary Taylor and Key West Cemetery. Go for a jaunt from Key West to Big Pine Key to see National Key Deer Refuge about 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take a memorable tour with Tours, and steep yourself in history at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens.

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

You can fly from Miami Beach to Key West in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Key West

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at National Gallery of Art and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Get some historical perspective at Washington National Cathedral and Arlington National Cemetery. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, get engrossed in the history at National Portrait Gallery, and get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC day trip website.

You can fly from Key West to Washington DC in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In May, Washington DC is little chillier than Key West - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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 inner history buff will appreciate 9/11 Memorial and Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). There's much more to do: stroll around Central Park, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, and take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by train from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in May, expect nights in New York City to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are little chillier, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

United States travel guide

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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.