48 days in Continental USA Itinerary

48 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Continental USA journey planner

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New York City
— 4 nights
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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Orlando
— 5 nights
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 4 nights
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
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Anaheim
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
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Seattle
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New York City

— 4 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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Central Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at The High Line, admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City holiday builder website.

Copenhagen, Denmark to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Copenhagen in June, expect New York City to be a bit warmer, temps between 31°C and 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at National Zoological Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip itinerary builder website.

Take a train from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from New York City in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Washington DC, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Orlando

— 5 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Have a day of magic on the 9th (Wed) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 10th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Next up on the itinerary: discover the magic at Magic Kingdom Park and find something for the whole family at Discovery Cove.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Orlando tour itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Washington DC to Orlando by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Orlando are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

— 4 nights

A Wondrous Diversity of Life

Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is known for wildlife, nature, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Chimneys Picnic Area, take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, cruise along Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking, and explore and take pictures at Newfound Gap Road.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip planner.

You can fly from Orlando to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Orlando in June: high temperatures in Great Smoky Mountains National Park hover around 35°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

Las Vegas

— 3 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.
Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City, about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and enjoy some diversion at Strip Gun Club.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas trip itinerary website.

Fly from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Las Vegas in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park in June: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 46°C and lows are around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park

— 6 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 21st (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive, and get great views at Lipan Point.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in June, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are little chillier (34°C), and nights are cooler (6°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Anaheim.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife

Anaheim

— 3 nights

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Have a day of magic on the 28th (Mon) at Disney California Adventure Park. There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park, let little ones run wild at Redwood Creek Challenge Trail, catch some excitement at Radiator Springs Racers, and discover the magic at Downtown Disney District.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Anaheim journey planner.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Anaheim in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Expect warmer evenings in Anaheim when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Parks

Yosemite National Park

— 6 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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Wapama Falls at Hetch Hetchy, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nevada Falls Loop, and admire the engineering at Hetch Hetchy Reservoir.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Anaheim to Yosemite National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Anaheim in June, plan for colder nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, engage your brain at Exploratorium, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read San Francisco online travel planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, you will find days in San Francisco are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are a bit warmer (16°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Yellowstone National Park

— 6 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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, appreciate the extensive heritage of S Rim Trail, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, and contemplate the waterfront views at Dragon's Mouth Springs.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip builder website.

You can fly from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of subway, train, bus, and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from San Francisco in July since evenings lows in Yellowstone National Park dip to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Seattle

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, then enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, then view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then make a trip to Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and then walk around Discovery Park.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Seattle online route planner.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Seattle, with highs around 30°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Outdoors