50 days in United States Itinerary

50 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday planner

Make it your trip
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Seattle
— 5 nights
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Portland
— 5 nights
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Redwood National Park
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 6 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Drive
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San Diego
— 5 nights
Fly
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Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 9 nights
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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.
Kids will enjoy Chihuly Garden and Glass and Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seattle: Tacoma (Point Defiance Park & Washington State History Museum). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, stroll around Volunteer Park Conservatory, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, and get engrossed in the history at Living Computers: Museum + Labs.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle driving holiday planner.

London, UK to Seattle is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Seattle is minus 8 hours. Traveling from London in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Seattle, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours

Side Trips

Portland

— 5 nights

City of Roses

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Family-friendly places like Powell's City of Books and Portland Children's Museum will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Oregon Zoo, find something for the whole family at Oaks Amusement Park, and admire the landmark architecture of Pittock Mansion.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Portland travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Seattle to Portland takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Portland are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Tours · Parks · Fun & Games · Theme Parks

Redwood National Park

— 1 night
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): delve into the lush surroundings at Tall Trees Grove and then explore the striking landscape of Redwood National Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Redwood National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Portland to Redwood National Park takes 7.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Redwood National Park can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Nature · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

San Francisco

— 6 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Alcatraz Island and Japanese Tea Garden. The adventure continues: stroll around Golden Gate Park, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, don't miss a visit to Balmy Alley Murals, and engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for San Francisco using our trip planner.

Fly from Redwood National Park to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Redwood National Park in April; daily highs in San Francisco reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Parks · Tours · 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.
Attractions like Yosemite Village and Yosemite Valley Loop Trail make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Nevada Falls Loop, take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, explore the landscape on two wheels at Yosemite Valley Biking, and make a trip to Pothole Dome.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park day trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. While traveling from San Francisco, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Los Angeles

— 6 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.
Bring the kids along to Disneyland Park and Downtown Disney District. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Star Wars Launch Bay, Pirates of the Caribbean, &more) and Bergamot Station (in Santa Monica). There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Pacific Park, stroll through Will Rogers State Beach, get a taste of the local shopping with Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles holiday builder app.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

San Diego

— 5 nights

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Attractions like San Diego Zoo and Maritime Museum of San Diego make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of San Diego with an excursion to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas--about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego, see the interesting displays at Mingei International Museum, immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and see the sky in a new way at Fleet Science Center.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trip

Las Vegas

— 5 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.
Attractions like The Mob Museum and Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden & Dolphin Habitat make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: have some family-friendly fun at Axe Monkeys, admire the masterpieces at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Las Vegas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Diego in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games · Tours · Museums · Casinos

Grand Canyon National Park

— 9 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Attractions like Bright Angel Trail and Rim Trail make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: trek along South Kaibab Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tanner Trail, get great views at Trailview Overlook, and make a trip to Grand Canyon Village.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park day trip planning site.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be much colder, around 0°C, while days are slightly colder, around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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.

Oregon travel guide

4.5
Gardens · State Parks · Specialty Museums
A land of many faces, Oregon is at once a state of rugged rocky coastlines and deep forests, as well as vibrant cities and small towns packed with award-winning restaurants and trendy shops. With nearly half of its land covered by dense fir, redwood, and pine forests, the state protects varied plant and animal life inside three national parks. In addition to pristine waterfalls, beaches, and lakes perfect for a holiday in nature, Oregon also offers numerous urban tourist attractions. Portland, the state's largest metropolis, notably includes more breweries than any other city in the world, and its central location makes it an ideal base for day trips to Oregon's emerging wine region and many parks.

California travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.