49 days in Continental USA Itinerary

49 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  5 h 15 min
1
New York City
— 6 nights
Train:  3 h 15 min
2
Washington DC
— 5 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
3
Galena
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h
4
Kansas City
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 30 min
5
Oklahoma City
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h
6
Albuquerque
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 45 min
7
Flagstaff
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
9
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h
10
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Bus:  4 h 15 min
11
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Fly:  4 h
12
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
13
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: Minneapolis

6
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Central Park, browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in the pleasant sights at The High Line, and admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the New York City attractions planner.

Minneapolis to New York City is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Minneapolis to New York City. Traveling from Minneapolis in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 66°F in New York City. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Mount Vernon Trail in Arlington (about 32 minutes away). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Washington DC tour itinerary app.

Traveling by train from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Galena.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Mount Vernon Trail
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
White House ©
White House

1
night
Galena

Galena ©
Galena is the largest city in and the county seat of Jo Daviess County, Illinois, with a population of 3,429 at the 2010 census. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): sample the fine beverages at Blaum Bros. Distilling Co., steep yourself in history at Washburne House State Historic Site, appreciate the history behind Galena Veterans Memorial Park, thenhave some family-friendly fun at Psychic Medium Chris McBrien, and finally stop by Chocolat.

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

Fly from Washington DC to Galena in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, subway, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Galena is minus 1 hour. In September, Galena is a bit cooler than Washington DC - with highs of 75°F and lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Kansas City.

Things to do in Galena

Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Blaum Bros. Distilling Co. ©
Blaum Bros. Distilling Co.
Psychic Medium Chris McBrien ©
Psychic Medium Chris McBrien
Chocolat ©
Chocolat

1
night
Kansas City

Kansas City ©
The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): have fun and explore at Kaleidoscope, admire the masterpieces at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, thenlearn about all things military at National WWI Museum and Memorial, and finally steep yourself in history at Bingham Waggoner Mansion & Estate.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kansas City vacation builder tool.

Fly from Galena to Kansas City in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Galena in September; daily highs in Kansas City reach 83°F and lows reach 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Bingham Waggoner Mansion & Estate
Highlights from your plan
Bingham Waggoner Mansion & Estate ©
Bingham Waggoner Mansion & Estate
National WWI Museum and Memorial ©
National WWI Museum and Memorial
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art ©
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

1
night
Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City ©
Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
On the 27th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph Old Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, thenlearn more about the world around you at SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology, and finally appreciate the history behind Centennial Land Run Monument.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Oklahoma City tour itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Kansas City to Oklahoma City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in September, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum ©
Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum
SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology ©
SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology
Centennial Land Run Monument ©
Centennial Land Run Monument

1
night
Albuquerque

Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
On the 28th (Mon), grab your bike and head to Corrales Bosque, engage your brain at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque, and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Albuquerque trip planning app.

You can fly from Oklahoma City to Albuquerque in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Oklahoma City to Albuquerque due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in September, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Outdoors Tours Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides

1
night
Flagstaff

Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): explore the world behind art at West of the Moon Gallery, look for gifts at Olive the Best Oils and Vinegars of Flagstaff, thenexplore the wealth of natural beauty at Walnut Canyon National Monument, and finally capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Flagstaff trip builder site.

You can fly from Albuquerque to Flagstaff in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Albuquerque in September, with highs in Flagstaff at 73°F and lows at 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Walnut Canyon National Monument ©
Walnut Canyon National Monument
West of the Moon Gallery ©
West of the Moon Gallery

6
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Hopi Point, cruise along East Rim Drive, and hike along South Kaibab Trail.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Flagstaff to Grand Canyon National Park in 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

5
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
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 still lots to do: make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas itinerary planner.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, expect nights in Las Vegas to be much warmer, around 60°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 82°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
The Strip ©
The Strip

5
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Disneyland Park, The Little Mermaid - Ariel's Undersea Adventure, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, examine the collection at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, and find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles tour itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. October in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Anaheim, The Wende Museum of the Cold War, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
The Wende Museum of the Cold War ©
The Wende Museum of the Cold War
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

6
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
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: trek along Tuolumne Meadows, take in the dramatic natural features at Lembert Dome, make a trip to Yosemite Village, and stroll through Panorama Trail.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park driving holiday planner.

You can take a bus from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 12 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in October: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

5
nights
San Francisco

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: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and visit SoMa.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco road trip tool.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, you will find days in San Francisco are somewhat warmer (73°F), and nights are warmer (56°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Parks Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

4
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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Beehive Geyser, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yellowstone National Park, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washburn.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Fly from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, shuttle, and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from San Francisco in October, expect Yellowstone National Park to be colder, temps between 47°F and 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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