50 days in United States Itinerary

50 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel route planner

Make it your trip
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Chicago Midway
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Chicago
— 3 nights
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 2 nights
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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New York City
— 5 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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Anchorage
— 3 nights
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San Francisco

— 4 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, walk around Golden Gate Park, examine the collection at Exploratorium, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner.

Brisbane, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Brisbane to San Francisco, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Yosemite National Park

— 6 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.
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, take some stellar pictures from Half Dome, surround yourself with nature on YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park route planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in June: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Las Vegas

— 3 nights

Sin City

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, shopping, and casinos. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, try your luck at New York New York Casino, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and shop like a local with The Strip.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas day trip planning site.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in June: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 46°C and lows are around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games · Casinos · Shopping · Parks

Grand Canyon National Park

— 6 nights
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 19th (Sun), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along Bright Angel Point, stroll through Rim Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Grandview Point.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park tour planner.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 6°C. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Chicago.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Chicago

— 3 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, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, make a trip to Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Millennium Park.

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Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Chicago by combination of bus and flight takes about 11 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Chicago is 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much warmer in Chicago, with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

— 2 nights

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.
On the 28th (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Chimney Tops Trail, take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, and then walk around Chimneys Picnic Area. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Quiet Walkways, look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork, and then trek along Grotto Falls Parking.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Great Smoky Mountains National Park online route planner.

Getting from Chicago to Great Smoky Mountains National Park by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from Chicago to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Great Smoky Mountains National Park are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, ponder the world of politics at Library of Congress, take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at National Zoological Park.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Washington DC takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. June in Washington DC sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to catch the train to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites

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, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our New York City vacation planning tool.

You can take a train from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, daytime highs in New York City are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park

— 4 nights

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 9th (Sat) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Taggart Lake, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Transfiguration, contemplate the waterfront views at Leigh Lake, and cruise along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Grand Teton National Park holiday planner.

You can fly from New York City to Grand Teton National Park in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Traveling from New York City to Grand Teton National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New York City in July, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Grand Teton National Park: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Yellowstone National Park

— 6 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.
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, trek along Inspiration Point, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Geyser, and tour the pleasant surroundings at North Rim Trail.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park travel planning tool.

Traveling by car from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 1.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in July: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 26°C and lows are around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, then enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Waterfall Garden Park, get a taste of the local shopping with Glasshouse Studio, then explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and finally get in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Seattle trip planning app.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, expect nights in Seattle to be much hotter, around 18°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Anchorage

— 3 nights

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 nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, contemplate the long history of Oscar Anderson House Museum, examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, and meet the residents at Alaska Zoo.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Anchorage trip planner.

Getting from Seattle to Anchorage by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Alaska Standard Time (AKST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Seattle in July: high temperatures in Anchorage hover around 24°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
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.