49 days in United States Itinerary

49 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
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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
— 1 day
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San Simeon
— 1 night
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Solvang
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Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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Anaheim
— 2 nights
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San Diego
— 4 nights
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Nashville
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Birmingham
— 1 night
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New Orleans
— 5 nights
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Lafayette
— 2 nights
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Natchez
— 2 nights
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Vicksburg
— 2 nights
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Clarksdale
— 1 night
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Memphis
— 3 nights
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Nashville
— 3 nights
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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Philadelphia
— 3 nights
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New York City
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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary planning site.

Perth, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. You'll gain 16 hours traveling from Perth to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Perth in April, with highs in San Francisco at 22°C and lows at 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to San Jose.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wineries · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

San Jose

— 1 night

Capital of Silicon Valley

The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Your day by day itinerary now includes 55 South as well as Winchester Mystery House. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): join in the after-dark buzz at 55 South.

For photos and more tourist information, refer to the San Jose travel route site.

Drive from San Francisco to San Jose in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a subway. In April, daytime highs in San Jose are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in San Jose

Historic Sites · Nightlife

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 Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Seymour Marine Discovery Center, Mystery Spot, and other attractions you added. On the 15th (Fri), take an unorthodox tour of Mystery Spot, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seymour Marine Discovery Center, then find something for the whole family at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Santa Cruz Wharf.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Santa Cruz online sightseeing planner.

Getting from San Jose to Santa Cruz by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Theme Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

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 Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey Bay, Old Fisherman's Wharf, and other attractions to your itinerary. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Carlos Cathedral, then explore the activities along Monterey Bay, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Monterey Bay Aquarium, and finally take in the waterfront at Old Fisherman's Wharf.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Monterey online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Santa Cruz to Monterey takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 10°C. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Big Sur.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Big Sur

— 1 day

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 Partington Cove, Pfeiffer State Beach and Point Sur State Historic Park. On the 18th (Mon), take in the views from Bixby Bridge, enjoy the sea views from Point Sur State Historic Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pfeiffer State Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Partington Cove, and finally admire the sheer force of McWay Falls.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Big Sur trip maker site.

Drive from Monterey to Big Sur in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes San Simeon Pier as well as Piedras Blancas. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): kick back and relax at Piedras Blancas, then get great views at Ragged Point Overlook, and then take in the waterfront at San Simeon Pier.

Before you visit San Simeon, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Big Sur to San Simeon takes 2 hours. When traveling from Big Sur in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in San Simeon: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 7°C at night. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Solvang.

Things to do in San Simeon

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Solvang

Solvang is a city in Santa Barbara County, California. Your day by day itinerary now includes Hans Christian Andersen Park as well as Visitor Center. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take a stroll around Visitor Center, stop by Jule Hus, and then walk around Hans Christian Andersen Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Solvang journey planner.

You can drive from San Simeon to Solvang in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Solvang are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to 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 Casa del Herrero, Funk Zone and Santa Barbara Trolley Tours. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens, then take a stroll through State Street Underpass, and then take in the waterfront at Stearns Wharf.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara trip maker.

Traveling by car from Solvang to Santa Barbara takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Solvang in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 11°C in Santa Barbara. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Neighborhoods

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, The Rooftop at The Standard Downtown LA, OUE Skyspace LA, and other attractions. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills) and Third Street Promenade (in Santa Monica). There's lots more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, take in nature's colorful creations at Will Rogers Memorial Park, find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, and get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles travel route planning app.

Getting from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Barbara in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Los Angeles, with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Nightlife · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

Anaheim

— 2 nights

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): discover the magic at Downtown Disney District and then make an unforgettable trip to Disney California Adventure Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Anaheim road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Anaheim takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks

San Diego

— 4 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.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego road trip site.

You can drive from Anaheim to San Diego in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Anaheim in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 17°C at night. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nashville.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Museums

Nashville

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 1st (Sun), see the interesting displays at Cooter’s Museum and Store Nashville.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Nashville vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Nashville takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from San Diego to Nashville due to the time zone difference. While traveling from San Diego, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Nashville, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums

Birmingham

— 1 night

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Birmingham holiday builder site.

Drive from Nashville to Birmingham in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. On the 2nd (Mon), you're off to New Orleans.

Things to do in Birmingham

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Nature

New Orleans

— 5 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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, examine the collection at New Orleans Museum of Art, stroll around New Orleans City Park, and make a trip to French Quarter.

To find maps and tourist information, read New Orleans online tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Birmingham to New Orleans in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. When traveling from Birmingham in May, plan for slightly colder days in New Orleans, with highs around 24°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Lafayette.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours

Lafayette

— 2 nights
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. You've now added Cajun Food Tours to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): go sightseeing with Cajun Food Tours and then appreciate the history behind Urns of Justice. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll the grounds of Cathedral of St John the Evangelist, appreciate the extensive heritage of Vermilionville, and then get curious at Lafayette Science Museum.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Lafayette trip planner.

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Lafayette takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from New Orleans in May, you will find days in Lafayette are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Natchez.

Things to do in Lafayette

Historic Sites · Tours · Childrens Museums · Museums

Natchez

— 2 nights
Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. You've now added The Natchez Trace Parkway to your itinerary. On the 9th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary Basilica, then contemplate the long history of Stanton Hall, and then stroll the grounds of Natchez City Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Melrose.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Natchez planner.

You can drive from Lafayette to Natchez in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Lafayette in May, Natchez is slightly colder at night with lows of 19°C. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Vicksburg.

Things to do in Natchez

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive

Vicksburg

— 2 nights
Vicksburg is the only city and county seat of Warren County, Mississippi, United States. On the 11th (Wed), explore the different monuments and memorials at Vicksburg National Cemetery, get engrossed in the history at U.S.S. Cairo Museum, then take in the history at Texas Monument, and finally make a trip to McRaven House. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Old Court House Museum - Eva W. Davis Memorial, steep yourself in history at Old Courthouse, then don't miss a visit to Vicksburg Riverfront Murals, and finally stroll around Catfish Row Children's Art Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Vicksburg trip builder tool.

You can drive from Natchez to Vicksburg in 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Vicksburg are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Clarksdale.

Things to do in Vicksburg

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Clarksdale

— 1 night
Clarksdale is a city in Coahoma County, Mississippi, and seat of the county. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): see the interesting displays at The Delta Blues Museum, examine the collection at The Rock & Blues Museum, then view the masterpieces at Stan Streets Hambone Art Gallery, and finally make a trip to The Crossroad.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Clarksdale vacation planner.

You can drive from Vicksburg to Clarksdale in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and car. May in Clarksdale sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Clarksdale

Museums · Shopping

Memphis

— 3 nights

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
When in Memphis, make a side trip to see Horseshoe Tunica in Tunica, approximately Tunica away. There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, take in the views from Big River Crossing, examine the collection at Graceland, and get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Memphis online journey maker.

You can drive from Clarksdale to Memphis in 1.5 hours. May in Memphis sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Casinos · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Nashville

— 3 nights

Music City U.S.A.

Enjoy Nashville some more: examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Downtown Presbyterian Church, steep yourself in history at Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery, and take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Nashville trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, appreciate the history behind Jefferson Memorial, examine the collection at The National Archives Museum, and learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Nashville to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to Washington DC is 1 hour. In May, daytime highs in Washington DC are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

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.
Explore Philadelphia's surroundings by going to Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square) and Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library (in Winterthur). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Chanticleer, ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, contemplate the long history of City Hall Visitor Center, and don't miss a visit to 30th Street Station.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia attractions planner.

You can take a train from Washington DC to Philadelphia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Casinos

Side Trips

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, make a trip to 9/11 Memorial, and admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the New York City trip builder.

You can take a train from Philadelphia to New York City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Philadelphia 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 1st (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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.