48 days in United States Itinerary

48 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour planner

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Seattle
— 2 nights
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Tacoma
— 2 nights
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Portland
— 3 nights
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Newport
— 2 nights
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Crescent City
— 3 nights
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Eureka
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Monterey
— 2 nights
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Santa Barbara
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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Long Beach
— 1 day
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Palm Desert
— 2 nights
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Escondido
— 1 night
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San Diego
— 5 nights
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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Phoenix
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Houston
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New Orleans
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Woodland Park Zoo as well as West Point Lighthouse. Appreciate the collections at Chihuly Garden and Glass and The Museum of Flight. There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, get engrossed in the history at Museum of History & Industry, and take a stroll through Pike Place Market.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle attractions site.

Orlando to Seattle is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Orlando to Seattle, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, Seattle is a bit cooler than Orlando - with highs of 74°F and lows of 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tacoma.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Shopping

Tacoma

— 2 nights
Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city in and the county seat of Pierce County, Washington, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, Mount Rainier and Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): observe the fascinating underwater world at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier, and then test your team's savvy at Fort Nisqually Living History Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Pacific Bonsai Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tacoma attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Seattle to Tacoma takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Tacoma sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 53°F at night. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Portland.

Things to do in Tacoma

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Portland

— 3 nights

City of Roses

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Oregon Zoo as well as Portland Children's Museum. Get in touch with nature at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and Multnomah Falls. Let the collections at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum and Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum capture your imagination. The adventure continues: stop by Powell's City of Books, admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, and examine the collection at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Portland journey maker site.

Traveling by car from Tacoma to Portland takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Newport

— 2 nights
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Oregon Coast Aquarium as well as Hatfield Marine Science Center. On the 23rd (Thu), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Oregon Coast Aquarium and then browse the exhibits of Hatfield Marine Science Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): get a new perspective on things with Marine Discovery Tours, cruise along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, and then enjoy the sea views from Heceta Head Lighthouse.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Newport itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Portland to Newport takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, Newport is slightly colder than Portland - with highs of 61°F and lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Crescent City.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trips

Crescent City

— 3 nights
Crescent City is the county seat and only incorporated city in Del Norte County, California. Your day by day itinerary now includes Northcoast Marine Mammal Center, Redwood National Park and Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park. Let the collections at Battery Point Lighthouse and Trees of Mystery capture your imagination. Step out of Crescent City to go to Cave Junction and see Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve, which is approximately 1h 20 min away.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Crescent City trip planner.

You can drive from Newport to Crescent City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and flight. In June, daily temperatures in Crescent City can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Eureka.

Things to do in Crescent City

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Eureka

— 1 night
Eureka is the principal city and county seat of Humboldt County in the Redwood Empire region of California. Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Carson Mansion and then take a memorable drive along Redwood Highway.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Eureka online trip planner.

You can drive from Crescent City to Eureka in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in June, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Eureka

Outdoors · Scenic Drive
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San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Aquarium of the Bay, San Francisco Zoo, Fisherman's Wharf, and other attractions you added. Escape the urban bustle at Alcatraz Island and Safari West. Appreciate the collections at SS Jeremiah O'Brien and USS Pampanito. When in San Francisco, make a side trip to see Valley of the Moon Pottery & North Eagle Gallery in Santa Rosa, approximately Santa Rosa away. The adventure continues: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge and see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Eureka to San Francisco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Eureka, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Monterey

— 2 nights
Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. Your day by day itinerary now includes Monterey Bay Aquarium. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Monterey Bay Aquarium and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

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Traveling by car from San Francisco to Monterey takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. July in Monterey sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Monterey

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Santa Barbara

— 1 night

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.
On the 3rd (Sun), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center, take a memorable drive along State Street Underpass, and then contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Santa Barbara vacation app.

You can drive from Monterey to Santa Barbara in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Monterey in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Santa Barbara, with highs around 75°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

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 day by day itinerary now includes Cabrillo Marine Aquarium. Step out of the city life by going to Mulholland Drive and Santa Monica State Beach. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Getty Center and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. Pack the 4th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Los Angeles itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Barbara in July, things will get a bit warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 83°F and lows about 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Long Beach.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Long Beach

— 1 day

Aquatic Capital of America

Long Beach has long been overshadowed by its bigger and more famous neighbor known as the City of Angels.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Aquarium of the Pacific as well as Disneyland Park. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium of the Pacific and then get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park.

For reviews and tourist information, read Long Beach driving holiday planner.

Long Beach is just a short distance from Los Angeles. In July, daytime highs in Long Beach are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Palm Desert.

Things to do in Long Beach

Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trip

Palm Desert

— 2 nights
Palm Desert is a city in Riverside County, California, United States, in the Coachella Valley, approximately 14 miles (23 km) east of Palm Springs and 122 miles (196 km) east of Los Angeles. The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens has been added to your itinerary. On the 9th (Sat), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Joshua Tree National Park, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Palm Desert vacation tool.

Traveling by car from Long Beach to Palm Desert takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Long Beach in July: highs in Palm Desert hover around 107°F, while lows dip to 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Escondido.

Things to do in Palm Desert

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours

Side Trip

Escondido

— 1 night

Hidden Treasure

Escondido reflects its Spanish and Mexican roots (it’s the oldest city in San Diego County) through historical architecture with short stucco buildings painted in pastel colors.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): examine the collection at California Surf Museum, then examine the collection at Oceanside Museum of Art, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo Safari Park. On your second day here, explore the engaging exhibits at Agua Hedionda Lagoon Discovery Center and then find something for the whole family at LEGOLAND California.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Escondido driving holiday website.

Traveling by car from Palm Desert to Escondido takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and tram; or do a combination of bus and tram. While traveling from Palm Desert, expect colder days and a bit cooler nights in Escondido, ranging from highs of 75°F to lows of 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Escondido

Museums · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trips

San Diego

— 5 nights

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Your day by day itinerary now includes SeaWorld San Diego, Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and San Diego Zoo. Get some historical perspective at Marston House Museum and Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House. Step out of the city life by going to Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and take in the waterfront at Embarcadero.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read San Diego road trip tool.

You can drive from Escondido to San Diego in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of tram and train. In July, daytime highs in San Diego are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay, McCarran Aviation Museum, DISCOVERY Children's Museum, and other attractions. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Mob Museum and Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art. Next up on the itinerary: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, get engrossed in the history at Titanic, examine the collection at Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas, and head outdoors with Mandalay Bay Beach.

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Traveling by flight from San Diego to Las Vegas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from San Diego, expect much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 104°F to lows of 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Phoenix.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums · Parks · Nature · Childrens Museums

Phoenix

— 2 nights
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Appreciate the collections at Musical Instrument Museum and Martin Auto Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Boyce Thompson Arboretum and Camelback Mountain. It doesn't end there: see Off-Road Tours and get close to the beloved marine mammals with Dolphinaris Arizona.

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You can fly from Las Vegas to Phoenix in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Phoenix is 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Phoenix can reach 106°F, while at night they dip to 85°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to fly to Houston.

Things to do in Phoenix

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Houston

— 4 nights

Bayou City

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Moody Mansion and The Strand. Escape the urban bustle at Cockrell Butterfly Center and Fishing Charters & Tours. Step out of Houston to go to Galveston and see The Seawall, which is approximately 1 hour away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, examine the collection at Space Center Houston, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Houston Zoo, and engage your brain at The Houston Museum of Natural Science.

To see reviews and more tourist information, use the Houston online tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Phoenix to Houston in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Phoenix to Houston due to the time zone difference. In July, Houston is little chillier than Phoenix - with highs of 95°F and lows of 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to New Orleans.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

New Orleans

— 6 nights

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Louis Cathedral and Garden District. Escape the urban bustle at Happiness Bayou Tours and Woldenberg Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New Orleans: Houmas House and Gardens (in Darrow), Nottoway Plantation (in White Castle) and Vacherie (Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site & Oak Alley Plantation). There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, pause for some photo ops at Our Sacred Stories, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Immaculate Conception Church.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read New Orleans online itinerary planner.

Getting from Houston to New Orleans by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Houston in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 80°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.