50 days in United States Itinerary

50 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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San Francisco
— 3 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
Fly
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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New York City
— 5 nights
Fly
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Grand Teton National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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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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San Francisco

— 3 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: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, and head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online trip builder.

Brisbane, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to San Francisco is minus 18 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

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: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, stroll through Nevada Falls Loop, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip builder app.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 30°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · 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: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in June; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 46°C and lows reach 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games · Casinos · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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 15th (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, cruise along East Rim Drive, and hike along Bright Angel Point.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park day trip site.

Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in June, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, around 6°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 34°C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Mon) before leaving for 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, test your team's savvy at Fox in a Box Chicago, admire the landmark architecture of Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, and engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry.

For maps and tourist information, read our Chicago itinerary planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Chicago in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, plan for much hotter nights in Chicago, with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough 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 24th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Chimney Tops Trail, take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, and then stroll around Chimneys Picnic Area. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Grotto Falls Parking, then look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork, and then identify plant and animal life at Quiet Walkways.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip itinerary 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. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

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: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, get to know the resident critters at National Zoological Park, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Washington DC trip planner.

Getting from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Washington DC by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In June in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can 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, examine the collection at 9/11 Memorial, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal, and appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our New York City trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Washington DC to New York City by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in June, you will find days in New York City are a bit cooler (31°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Grand Teton National Park

— 3 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 5th (Tue) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. The adventure continues: stroll through Taggart Lake, don't miss a visit to Schwabacher Landing, explore the activities along Snake River, and hike along Cascade Canyon Trail.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Grand Teton National Park itinerary planning app.

Getting from New York City to Grand Teton National Park by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. While traveling from New York City, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Grand Teton National Park, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

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, take in the dramatic scenery at Mystic Falls Trail, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washburn, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Beehive Geyser.

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Traveling by car from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 1.5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Grand Teton National Park in July, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 26°C and lows at 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) 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.
On the 14th (Thu), view the masterpieces at Glasshouse Studio, wander the streets of Pike Place Market, make a trip to Space Needle, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally find something for the whole family at Seattle Great Wheel. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, and then see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Seattle online route planner.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle takes 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, you will find days in Seattle are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are much hotter (18°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Homer.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods

Homer

— 2 nights
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): examine the collection at Pratt Museum, admire the masterpieces at Bunnell Street Arts Center, get your bearings at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Homer Spit. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Kachemak Bay State Park.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Homer travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Homer takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Alaska Standard Time (AKST) is minus 1 hour. In July, Homer is slightly colder than Seattle - with highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Anchorage.

Things to do in Homer

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

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: appreciate the extensive heritage of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, cruise along Seward Hwy, steep yourself in history at Alaska Native Heritage Center, and take an in-depth tour of Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Anchorage itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Homer to Anchorage takes 4.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Anchorage are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Anchorage

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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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.