50 days in Continental USA Itinerary

50 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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New York City
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Washington DC
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Chicago
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San Diego
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Honolulu, Oahu
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Hilo, Island of Hawaii
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Los Angeles
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Yosemite National Park
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New York City

— 6 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Central Park, go for a walk through The High Line, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, and appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial.

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Aberdeen, UK to New York City is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. In April, New York City is somewhat warmer than Aberdeen - with highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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Washington DC

— 6 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Tidal Basin, pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Washington DC online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; 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 23°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Chicago

— 6 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, get a new perspective on nature at Field Museum, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lincoln Park Zoo.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Chicago trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Chicago takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Washington DC to Chicago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in May, expect Chicago to be slightly colder, temps between 25°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to fly to San Diego.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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.
Step out of San Diego to go to Encinitas and see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Spend the 13th (Fri) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. And it doesn't end there: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, walk around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove, and pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip planner.

You can fly from Chicago to San Diego in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chicago to San Diego, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in San Diego when traveling from Chicago in May, with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Honolulu.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Honolulu, Oahu

— 5 nights

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
You've now added Helicopter Tours to your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Honolulu: Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay), Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea) and Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua). The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, stroll through Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, contemplate the long history of Iolani Palace, and go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Honolulu trip website.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Honolulu takes 7 hours. Traveling from San Diego to Honolulu, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Diego in May, things will get a bit warmer in Honolulu: highs are around 34°C and lows about 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to fly to Hilo.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Hilo, Island of Hawaii

— 5 nights

America's Wettest City

One of the island of Hawaii's major towns, Hilo contains a mix of Asian and Polynesian cultures and is known for its proximity to a national park encompassing two active volcanoes.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hilo: Puako (Hawai'i Surf and Kayak & Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area), Jagger Museum (in Volcano) and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Kilauea Iki Trailhead, Nature & Wildlife Tours, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens, admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls, and immerse yourself in nature at Akaka Falls State Park.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Hilo road trip planner.

Getting from Honolulu to Hilo by flight takes about 2.5 hours. May in Hilo sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time for the flight to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Hilo

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Los Angeles

— 5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bergamot Station (in Santa Monica), Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills) and Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 26th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Getty Center, get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway, stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and admire the striking features of Bradbury Building.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Hilo to Los Angeles takes 7.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Hilo to Los Angeles is 2 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Hilo in May; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 5 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.
On the 29th (Sun), spend a scenic day exploring the area around Half Dome. There's lots more to do: trek along Mariposa Grove, stroll through McGurk Meadow, see human ingenuity at work at Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, and take some stellar pictures from Valley View.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park road trip site.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

San Francisco

— 5 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco road trip website.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Illinois travel guide

4.4
Observation Decks · Parks · Art Museums
The Prairie State
The most populous state in the country's Midwest region, Illinois features a diverse landscape that includes both the enormous urban sprawl of Chicago and flat central plains, devoted almost entirely to farmland. With a great selection of things to do, Chicago is the state's centerpiece, featuring world-famous architecture and renowned museums. Farther away from this giant urban center, you can explore historical landmarks dedicated to local heroes Abraham Lincoln and Ernest Hemingway. The state also includes a prehistoric Native American site, one of only 20 World Heritage Sites in the United States, a unique feature well-worth adding to your itinerary.

California travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.

Hawaii travel guide

4.4
Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Zipline
The Aloha State
An archipelago of hundreds of volcanic islands located in a geological hot spot in the middle of Pacific, Hawaii offers diverse natural scenery and a warm tropical climate. The six major islands open to tourism draw visitors with their sun-drenched public beaches and craggy natural trails. Thanks to their mid-Pacific location, the islands boast a vibrant native culture influenced by both North America and Asia. You can spend your vacation basking in the modern comforts of the big hotels, but to experience the true spirit of these islands, remember that real Hawaiians live outdoors. Encounter nature by surfing, swimming, fishing, and picnicking, or join a guided tour across the ancient lava flows to the top of Hawaii's rugged volcanic peaks.