49 days in United States Itinerary

49 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
— 5 nights
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 2 nights
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Chicago
— 3 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
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Grand Teton National Park
— 4 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
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Seattle
— 2 nights
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Homer
— 2 nights
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Anchorage
— 3 nights

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New York City

New York City ©

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, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, don't miss a visit to Rockefeller Center, and admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the New York City tour itinerary planner.

Budapest, Hungary to New York City is an approximately 14-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 Budapest in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in New York City, with lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Adventure

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

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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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and admire the striking features of Washington National Cathedral.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC trip planner.

You can take a train from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. While traveling from New York City, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Washington DC, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History ©
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ©
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Chimney Tops Trail, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, and then walk around Chimneys Picnic Area. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Grotto Falls Parking, then identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, and then identify plant and animal life at Quiet Walkways.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Great Smoky Mountains National Park road trip planning site.

Fly from Washington DC to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In June in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Chimneys Picnic Area ©
Chimneys Picnic Area
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte

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Chicago

Chicago ©

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium, get in on the family fun at Fox in a Box Chicago, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lincoln Park Zoo.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Chicago sightseeing planning website.

Fly from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Chicago in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park in June, you will find days in Chicago are slightly colder (32°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Fox in a Box Chicago ©
Fox in a Box Chicago
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park
Millennium Park

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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.
On the 7th (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along South Kaibab Trail, take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point, and stroll through Rim Trail.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park attractions planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Chicago to Grand Canyon National Park in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Chicago in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, then try to win big at Paris Las Vegas, and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. On the next day, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort, try to win big at Casino At The Venetian, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, then don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas day trip tool.

You can 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. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July: highs in Las Vegas hover around 47°C, while lows dip to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Fun & Games · Casinos
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

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: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, examine the collection at Exploratorium, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in July; daily highs in San Francisco reach 26°C and lows reach 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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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: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, hike along Nevada Falls Loop, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Half Dome ©
Half Dome

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Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©

Mountains of the Imagination

The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Spend the 20th (Wed) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. There's lots more to do: trek along Taggart Lake, take a memorable drive along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, get interesting insight from National Park Float Trips, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Menor's Ferry Historical Trail.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Grand Teton National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Grand Teton National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. July in Grand Teton National Park sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Taggart Lake ©
Taggart Lake
National Park Float Trips ©
National Park Float Trips

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©

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: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washburn, and hike along Inspiration Point.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 1.5 hours. In July, Yellowstone National Park is a bit cooler than Grand Teton National Park - with highs of 26°C and lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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Seattle

Seattle ©

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 30th (Sat): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum and then examine the collection at The Museum of Flight.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Seattle driving holiday website.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July: highs in Seattle hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Homer.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Kachemak Bay State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the world from above with Alaska Ultimate Safaris, then learn more about the world around you at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, then admire the masterpieces at Bunnell Street Arts Center, and finally see the interesting displays at Pratt Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Homer trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Homer takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, ferry, car, and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Alaska Standard Time (AKST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Seattle in July, with highs in Homer at 20°C and lows at 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Homer

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kachemak Bay State Park ©
Kachemak Bay State Park
Alaska Ultimate Safaris ©
Alaska Ultimate Safaris
Pratt Museum ©
Pratt Museum

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Anchorage

Anchorage ©

The City of Lights and Flowers

Home to nearly half of Alaska's population, the port city of Anchorage covers a staggering area of over 4,900 sq km (1,900 sq mi) surrounded by mountains.
Anchorage is known for wildlife, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, look for all kinds of wild species at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, and deepen your understanding at Alaska Native Heritage Center.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Anchorage trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by combination of ferry and train from Homer to Anchorage takes 46 hours. In August in Anchorage, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
Alaska Native Heritage Center ©
Alaska Native Heritage Center
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center

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