50 days in United States Itinerary

50 days in United States Itinerary

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Charlotte
— 1 night
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Lynchburg
— 2 nights
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Staunton
— 3 nights
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Washington DC
— 1 night
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New York City
— 2 nights
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Ledyard
— 4 nights
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Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
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Ann Arbor
— 1 night
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Kalamazoo
— 2 nights
Fly to Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport / Wold–Chamberlain Field, Drive to Hudson
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Hudson
— 1 day
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Keystone
— 1 night
Drive to Rapid City Regional Airport, Fly to Kalispell
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Kalispell
— 3 nights
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Bozeman
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive to Jackson Hole Airport, Fly to Kalispell
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Kalispell
— 5 nights
Fly to Seattle Tacoma International Airport, Drive to Tacoma
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Tacoma
— 1 night
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Hoquiam
— 1 night
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Seattle
— 2 nights
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Coupeville
— 3 nights
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Bend
— 4 nights
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Salem
— 2 nights
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Redding
— 1 night
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Grover Beach
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Charlotte

— 1 night

The Queen City

A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): have fun and explore at Discovery Place Science, stroll around Freedom Park, and then get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Charlotte planner.

Atlanta to Charlotte is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. April in Charlotte sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Lynchburg.

Things to do in Charlotte

Childrens Museums · Museums · Parks · Tours

Lynchburg

— 2 nights
Lynchburg is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Appomattox Court House National Historical Park. On the next day, explore the different monuments and memorials at Old City Cemetery and then appreciate the history behind National D-Day Memorial.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Lynchburg trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Charlotte to Lynchburg takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Charlotte in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Lynchburg, with lows around 45°F. You will leave for Staunton on the 11th (Sun).

Things to do in Lynchburg

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Staunton

— 3 nights
Staunton is an independent city in the U.S. Commonwealth of Virginia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Staunton: Charlottesville (University of Virginia & Monticello) and SoLace Studios Fine Handcrafts (in Elkton). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Episcopal Church, steep yourself in history at Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Sunspots Studios, and get engrossed in the history at Frontier Culture Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Staunton online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lynchburg to Staunton takes 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Staunton can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in Staunton

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Washington DC

— 1 night
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.
On the 14th (Wed), learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, explore the activities along Tidal Basin, then appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally appreciate the history behind National World War II Memorial.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip planner.

Fly from Staunton to Washington DC in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Washington DC when traveling from Staunton in April, with lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Nature · Parks

New York City

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): go for a walk through Central Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and then enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the New York City trip planner.

Traveling by car from Washington DC to New York City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. While traveling from Washington DC, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 61°F to lows of 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ledyard.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Ledyard

— 4 nights
Ledyard is a town in New London County, Connecticut, United States, located along the Thames River. Ledyard is known for wineries. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Slater Memorial Museum, revel in the low prices at Tanger Outlets Foxwoods, learn about winemaking at Jonathan Edwards Winery, and try to win big at Foxwoods Resort Casino.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Ledyard trip planner.

Drive from New York City to Ledyard in 2.5 hours. Traveling from New York City in April, expect Ledyard to be slightly colder, temps between 56°F and 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Ledyard

Wineries · Casinos · Spas · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Niagara Falls

— 2 nights

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S. half of the famous waterfall that straddles the border between Canada and the United States.
On the 21st (Wed), get outside with Niagara Jet Adventures. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Niagara Power Project Visitors Center, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium of Niagara, then admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls, and finally try your luck at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino.

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

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ledyard to Niagara Falls. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in April, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Ann Arbor.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Casinos · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Ann Arbor

— 1 night
Ann Arbor is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan and the county seat of Washtenaw County. On the 24th (Sat), have fun and explore at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, then see the sky in a new way at University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, and then stop by Main Street.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Ann Arbor online day trip planner.

Fly from Niagara Falls to Ann Arbor in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. In April in Ann Arbor, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 35°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Kalamazoo.

Things to do in Ann Arbor

Childrens Museums · Museums · Neighborhoods

Kalamazoo

— 2 nights
Kalamazoo is a city in the southwest region of the U.S. state of Michigan. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting and then admire the masterpieces at Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. On your second day here, stroll through Kalamazoo Nature Center and then examine the collection at Gilmore Car Museum.

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Getting from Ann Arbor to Kalamazoo by car takes about 2 hours. In April in Kalamazoo, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hudson.

Things to do in Kalamazoo

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Hudson

— 1 day
Hudson is a city in St. Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): ponder the world of politics at Washington County Historic Courthouse.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hudson trip itinerary planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kalamazoo to Hudson. Traveling from Kalamazoo to Hudson, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Kalamazoo in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Hudson: temperatures range from 51°F by day to 33°F at night. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Keystone.

Things to do in Hudson

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Keystone

— 1 night

Home Of Mount Rushmore

Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
To find out how to plan a trip to Keystone, use our trip itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hudson to Keystone. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Hudson in April, Keystone is a bit cooler at night with lows of 27°F. You will leave for Kalispell on the 28th (Wed).

Things to do in Keystone

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Kalispell

— 3 nights
Kalispell is a city in, and the county seat of Flathead County, Montana, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Kalispell: Mission Mountain Winery (in Dayton) and Glacier National Park (Grinnell Glacier, Lake McDonald, &more). Next up on the itinerary: join the crowd at Montana Raceway Park and immerse yourself in nature at Flathead Lake State Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Kalispell, use our trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Keystone to Kalispell. Traveling from Keystone in April, you will find days in Kalispell are a bit warmer (56°F), and nights are about the same (30°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Bozeman.

Things to do in Kalispell

Nature · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bozeman

— 2 nights
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. On the 2nd (Sun), look and learn at Museum of the Rockies, then examine the collection at American Computer & Robotics Museum, and then relax and rejuvenate at Spire Climbing Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the resident critters at Montana Grizzly Encounter and then get a dose of the wild on Yellowstone Guidelines.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bozeman travel route planning app.

Traveling by car from Kalispell to Bozeman takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Bozeman

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, and then take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bozeman to Yellowstone National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and taxi. In May, Yellowstone National Park is slightly colder than Bozeman - with highs of 53°F and lows of 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kalispell.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks

Kalispell

— 5 nights
Venture out of the city with trips to Trail of the Cedars (in Glacier National Park) and Glacier National Park (in West Glacier). Explore Kalispell further: see what you can catch with Howe’s Fishing – A Able/Mo Fisch Charters and Tours, explore the world behind art at Hockaday Museum of Art, shop like a local with Eric Thorsen Art Studio, and walk around Herron Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kalispell route maker site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yellowstone National Park to Kalispell. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Kalispell: highs are around 67°F and lows about 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Tacoma.

Things to do in Kalispell

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Tacoma

— 1 night
Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city in and the county seat of Pierce County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): trek along 5 Mile Drive & Trails, then meet the residents at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Point Defiance Park, and finally get outside with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Union Station, then examine the collection at LeMay - America's Car Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Pacific Bonsai Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Chihuly Bridge of Glass.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Tacoma travel planner.

Explore your travel options from Kalispell to Tacoma with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kalispell to Tacoma. Traveling from Kalispell in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Tacoma, with lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hoquiam.

Things to do in Tacoma

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Hoquiam

— 1 night
Hoquiam is a city in Grays Harbor County, Washington, United States. Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge and then immerse yourself in nature at Ocean City State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of The Polson Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hoquiam travel route builder site.

Traveling by car from Tacoma to Hoquiam takes 2 hours. Traveling from Tacoma in May, expect nights in Hoquiam to be about the same, around 48°F, while days are little chillier, around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Hoquiam

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, then enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, then view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle travel route planner.

Getting from Hoquiam to Seattle by car takes about 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hoquiam in May: highs in Seattle hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Coupeville.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Coupeville

— 3 nights
Coupeville is a town on Whidbey Island, in Island County, Washington, United States.It is the county seat of Island County. Keep things going the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Fort Casey State Park and then get up close to creatures of the deep with Puget Sound Express.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Coupeville road trip site.

Traveling by car from Seattle to Coupeville takes 2 hours. Traveling from Seattle in May, you will find days in Coupeville are a bit cooler (61°F), and nights are about the same (49°F). You'll set off for Bend on the 18th (Tue).

Things to do in Coupeville

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Bend

— 4 nights
An old logging town at the crux of the high desert and ponderosa pine forest, Bend melds a love of the outdoors with cosmopolitan flair.
Step out of Bend to go to Redmond and see Smith Rock State Park, which is approximately 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see Off-Road Tours, walk around Drake Park, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and admire the sheer force of Tumalo Falls.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bend tour planner.

Traveling by car from Coupeville to Bend takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Coupeville in May, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Bend: temperatures range from 67°F by day to 40°F at night. On the 22nd (Sat), you're off to Salem.

Things to do in Bend

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Salem

— 2 nights
Salem is the capital of the U.S. state of Oregon, and the county seat of Marion County. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): stop by Salem Center. On the next day, admire the natural beauty at The Oregon Garden, don't miss a visit to Salem's Riverfront Carousel, and then do a tasting at Willamette Valley Vineyards.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Salem road trip planner.

You can drive from Bend to Salem in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Bend in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Salem, with lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Redding.

Things to do in Salem

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Redding

— 1 night
Redding, officially the City of Redding, is the county seat of Shasta County, California, in the northern part of the state. For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Redding driving holiday tool.

Getting from Salem to Redding by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salem in May, expect Redding to be a bit warmer, temps between 84°F and 56°F. You'll set off for Grover Beach on the 25th (Tue).

Things to do in Redding

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Grover Beach

— 2 nights
Grover Beach is a city in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States. Grover Beach is known for shopping and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: do a tasting at Talley Vineyards, enjoy the sand and surf at Pismo State Beach, walk around Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area, and relax in the rural setting at The Luffa Farm.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Grover Beach travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Redding to Grover Beach in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In May, Grover Beach is a bit cooler than Redding - with highs of 73°F and lows of 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Grover Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wineries

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.

Whidbey Island travel guide

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Bodies of Water · State Parks · Distilleries