50 days in United States Itinerary

50 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner
Make it your trip
Fly
1
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly
2
New York City
— 6 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
5
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly
6
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly
7
Philadelphia
— 4 nights
Fly
8
Boston
— 1 night
Fly
9
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly
10
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly
11
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly
12
Austin
— 3 nights
Fly
13
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4

Los Angeles — 5 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills), Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park, Downtown Disney District, &more) and Bergamot Station (in Santa Monica). There's lots more to do: let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, walk around Tongva Park, and see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip app.

Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Melbourne to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Melbourne in December: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 24°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to New York City.
Theme Parks · Parks · Fun & Games · Museums
Side Trips

New York City — 6 nights

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 sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, contemplate the long history of 9/11 Memorial, make a trip to Times Square, and explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the New York City online trip planner.

Fly from Los Angeles to New York City in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Los Angeles to New York City. Expect colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in December: highs in New York City hover around 10°C, while lows dip to 2°C. On the 22nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Grand Canyon National Park — 3 nights

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, sightseeing, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Grand Canyon Village, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Mohave Point, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park road trip tool.

Do a combination of flight and bus from New York City to Grand Canyon National Park in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be colder in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows of -11°C. On the 25th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.
Nature · Parks · Tours

Yosemite National Park — 4 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.
categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. On the 27th (Tue), spend a scenic day exploring the area around Half Dome. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pioneer Yosemite History Center, stroll through Nature Center at Happy Isles, and take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park online trip builder.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. December in Yosemite National Park sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of -11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

San Francisco — 4 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to Oakland to see Oakland California Temple about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, and take a stroll through Union Square.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to New Orleans.
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods
Side Trip

New Orleans — 4 nights

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, and make a trip to French Quarter.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the New Orleans road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to New Orleans takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in New Orleans are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Philadelphia.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Philadelphia — 4 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Philadelphia: Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square), Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library (in Winterthur) and Brandywine River Museum of Art (in Chadds Ford). There's much more to do: deepen your understanding at Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Education Center, admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market, and get into the urban bustle at Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia trip planner.

Getting from New Orleans to Philadelphia by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Philadelphia. When traveling from New Orleans in January, plan for little chillier days in Philadelphia, with highs around 5°C, while nights are much colder with lows around -3°C. On the 10th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Boston.
Museums · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Boston — 1 night

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Boston road trip website.

Getting from Philadelphia to Boston by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. January in Boston sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Seattle.
Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games
Side Trip

Seattle — 3 nights

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.
Seattle is known for museums, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, see the interesting displays at Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, and wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle trip planning tool.

Getting from Boston to Seattle by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Boston in January, expect Seattle to be somewhat warmer, temps between 10°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to fly to Chicago.
Museums · Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods
Side Trip

Chicago — 3 nights

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, admire the striking features of Reliance Building, walk around Millennium Park, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Chicago visit planner.

Fly from Seattle to Chicago in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Chicago is 2 hours. Traveling from Seattle in January, expect nights in Chicago to be cooler, around -9°C, while days are little chillier, around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Washington DC.
Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

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 sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, appreciate the history behind Bi-Partisan Tour Company, pause for some serene contemplation at Washington National Cathedral, and get a sense of history and politics at White House.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Washington DC online route planner.

You can fly from Chicago to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Washington DC due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in January, expect Washington DC to be a bit warmer, temps between 7°C and -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can fly to Austin.
Museums · Parks · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums

Austin — 3 nights

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Austin is known for sightseeing, fun & games, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Zilker Metropolitan Park, gain insight at University of Texas at Austin, browse the collection at Harry Ransom Center, and admire the landmark architecture of The Driskill.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Austin trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Washington DC to Austin in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In January, Austin is somewhat warmer than Washington DC - with highs of 20°C and lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Las Vegas.
Museums · Tours · Shopping · Fun & Games

Las Vegas — 5 nights

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, try your luck at New York New York Casino, explore the striking landscape of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To see reviews and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Austin to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in January, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.
Fun & Games · Casinos · Parks · Shopping

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.