50 days in United States Itinerary

50 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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Seattle
— 5 nights
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
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Charlotte
— 2 nights
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Asheville
— 4 nights
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Raleigh
— 2 nights
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New York City
— 5 nights
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Philadelphia
— 4 nights
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Gettysburg
— 4 nights
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Washington DC
— 5 nights
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Vicksburg
— 3 nights
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Natchez
— 2 nights
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Houston
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Seattle

— 5 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.
For shopping fun, head to Chihuly Garden and Glass or Pioneer Square. Explore hidden gems such as The Museum of Flight and Kerry Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seattle: Snoqualmie Falls (in Snoqualmie), Manchester State Park (in Port Orchard) and Boeing Future of Flight (in Mukilteo). Dedicate the 14th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Pike Place Market, stop by Chukar Cherries, see where the action happens at T-Mobile Park, and take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Seattle online holiday planner.

Gothenburg, Sweden to Seattle is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Gothenburg in June: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 27°C and lows are around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Tours · Shopping · Wineries · Parks

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 5 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Limantour Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Muir Woods National Monument and San Francisco Bay. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Bolinas Beach (in Bolinas) and Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga). And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take a stroll through Union Square, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco itinerary planner.

You can fly from Seattle to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Shopping

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Santa Monica State Beach and Third Street Promenade. Do your shopping at The Grove and Ventura Harbor Village. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Camarillo Premium Outlets (in Camarillo), Santa Monica (Santa Monica Farmers Market & Bergamot Station) and Bart's Books (in Ojai). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Getty Center, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, browse the different shops at Universal CityWalk Hollywood, and kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles itinerary maker site.

You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 30°C and lows about 19°C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Charlotte.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Charlotte

— 2 nights

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 28th (Sun): stop by Birkdale Village, stop by SugarPop's Candy and Soda Shop, and then get in on the family fun at Carowinds. On the next day, stop by The Depot at Gibson Mill and then get lost in a book at Billy Graham Library.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Charlotte road trip planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to Charlotte by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles to Charlotte, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, you will find days in Charlotte are a bit warmer (36°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Charlotte

Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Asheville

— 4 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Grandfather Mountain and Mast General Store. Escape the urban bustle at The North Carolina Arboretum and River Rafting & Tubing. Venture out of the city with trips to Mast General Store (in Waynesville), Pincu Pottery (in Bryson City) and Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park (in Chimney Rock). It doesn't end there: stop by ZaPow! and view the masterpieces at Lexington Glassworks.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Asheville travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Charlotte to Asheville by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In June, Asheville is slightly colder than Charlotte - with highs of 33°C and lows of 19°C. On the 3rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Raleigh.

Things to do in Asheville

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Raleigh

— 2 nights

City of Oaks

For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): get a new perspective on nature at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, explore the world behind art at North Carolina Museum of Art, and then admire the natural beauty at Sarah P. Duke Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): stop by Lafayette Village and then buy something for everyone on your list at Cameron Village.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Raleigh trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Asheville to Raleigh takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Asheville in July, things will get a bit warmer in Raleigh: highs are around 38°C and lows about 25°C. On the 5th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Raleigh

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Fifth Avenue and Chelsea Market. You'll discover tucked-away gems like New York Public Library and Ponquogue Beach. There's still lots to do: make a trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, look for gifts at Li-lac Chocolates, visit Times Square, and appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our New York City online travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Raleigh to New York City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in New York City sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Philadelphia

— 4 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Independence National Historical Park and Barnes Foundation. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Independence Hall and Liberty Bell Center. Get out of town with these interesting Philadelphia side-trips: Shady Maple Farm Market (in Blue Ball), Lititz (Aaron's Books & Olio Olive Oils & Balsamics) and Riehl's Quilts and Crafts (in Leola). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, see the interesting displays at The Franklin Institute, hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market, and wander the streets of Rittenhouse Square.

Before you visit Philadelphia, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Gettysburg

— 4 nights
Located near the memorial park marking the site of one of the largest Civil War battles, the town of Gettysburg sits in a landscape of rolling green hills with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center and Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Gettysburg Museum of History and Gettysburg National Cemetery. Change things up with a short trip to Hersheypark in Hershey (about 1h 5 min away). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Jennie Wade House, browse for treasures at The Horse Soldier, stop by The Lion Potter of Gettysburg, and steep yourself in history at Eisenhower National Historic Site.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Gettysburg holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Philadelphia to Gettysburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Philadelphia in July since evenings lows in Gettysburg dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Washington DC.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Nature · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trips

Washington DC

— 5 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and Skyline Drive. Get a sense of the local culture at Arlington National Cemetery and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to Berryville (My Neighbor and Me & Nalls Farm Market) and R.H. Ballard Shop & Gallery (in Washington). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, pause for some photo ops at National World War II Memorial, and get a sense of history and politics at Library of Congress.

To see ratings and more tourist information, use the Washington DC online journey planner.

You can drive from Gettysburg to Washington DC in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Gettysburg in July, Washington DC is a bit warmer at night with lows of 26°C. On the 23rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Vicksburg.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

Vicksburg

— 3 nights
Vicksburg is the only city and county seat of Warren County, Mississippi, United States. Explore hidden gems such as Texas Monument and Old Courthouse. Do some cultural sightseeing at U.S.S. Cairo Museum and Anchuca Mansion. Change things up with these side-trips from Vicksburg: Lemuria Books (in Jackson), Outlets of Mississippi (in Pearl) and Ridgeland (Renaissance at Colony Park & Mississippi Crafts Center). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Windsor Ruins.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Vicksburg online tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Washington DC to Vicksburg in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Vicksburg is minus 1 hour. In July in Vicksburg, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Natchez.

Things to do in Vicksburg

Historic Sites · Shopping · Fun & Games · Parks

Side Trips

Natchez

— 2 nights
Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. On the 27th (Mon), stop by Darby's Famous Fudge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at First Presbyterian Church, then steep yourself in history at Auburn Museum & Historic Home, then contemplate the long history of Longwood, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Natchez City Cemetery.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Natchez trip builder website.

You can drive from Vicksburg to Natchez in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Natchez are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Houston.

Things to do in Natchez

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Houston

— 2 nights

Bayou City

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): catch a live event at Minute Maid Park and then see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston. Keep things going the next day: revel in the low prices at Houston Premium Outlets and then engage your brain at The Houston Museum of Natural Science.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Houston road trip site.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Natchez to Houston in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Natchez in July, things will get a bit warmer in Houston: highs are around 41°C and lows about 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping

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.

North Carolina travel guide

4.4
Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Zipline
The Tar Heel State
A top destination for a holiday in nature, North Carolina provides a seemingly endless variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain climbing, and skiing. While the state's rural regions offer a taste of traditional Appalachian music and culture, its increasingly diverse big cities feature modern skyscrapers, renowned museums, and historical neighborhoods perfect for sightseeing tours. The coastal region, famous for its year-round temperate climate, attracts millions of annual visitors, making North Carolina the sixth most-visited state in the country. Though it's hard to find a quiet time of year in coastal North Carolina, the state's inland areas retain many secluded corners where you can experience the laid-back Old South atmosphere.

Pennsylvania travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Casinos · History Museums
The Keystone State
One of the country's 13 original founding states, Pennsylvania contains a balance of modern cities and fertile fields. A rich and varied state with a colorful history dating back to colonial times, it remains a worthy holiday destination with its well-preserved 19th-century battle sites and memorial parks. This diverse land is home to pristine forests and rugged mountain regions. For an urban experience, visit the state's university cities, offering numerous tourist attractions as well as thriving music, performance, art, and culinary scenes. The region's Amish country provides a weekend getaway in a picturesque setting of quaint towns surrounded by rolling hills and fertile farmland.

Mississippi travel guide

3.5
Casinos · Historic Sites · History Museums
The Magnolia State
Still relatively unspoiled by mass tourism, Mississippi epitomizes rich history and offers warm hospitality to those who vacation here. The Mississippi River forms most of its western border, so it's no surprise that this mighty waterway shapes the lives of people calling the "Magnolia State" their home. The river influences everything from the food they eat to the music they listen to. Perhaps the easiest way to discover Mississippi is to take a drive on the 715 km (444 mi) long national parkway, which follows a route used since pre-colonial times that's famous for its scenic beauty and attractions of historical interest. At the end of the parkway sits a town packed with nearly 600 antebellum homes.