50 days in United States Itinerary

50 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel planner

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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
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San Diego
— 6 nights
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Death Valley National Park
— 4 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
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Wawona
— 4 nights
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Calistoga
— 4 nights
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San Jose
— 5 nights
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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Seattle
— 4 nights
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Portland
— 7 nights
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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Disney California Adventure Park and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Broad and Battleship USS Iowa Museum. Next up on the itinerary: get curious at California Science Center, examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and get a taste of the local shopping with The Grove.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online trip builder.

Sofia, Bulgaria to Los Angeles is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -10 hour difference. Traveling from Sofia in May, Los Angeles is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trip

San Diego

— 6 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at San Diego Zoo Safari Park and La Jolla Shores Park. Bring the kids along to San Diego Zoo and Windansea Beach. Get out of town with these interesting San Diego side-trips: Del Mar City Beach (in Del Mar), South Carlsbad State Beach (in Carlsbad) and Anza-Borrego Desert State Park (in Borrego Springs). There's still lots to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SeaWorld San Diego, enjoy the sand and surf at Moonlight State Beach, appreciate the history behind The Unconditional Surrender, and identify plant and animal life at Lions, Tigers & Bears.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read San Diego day trip planning website.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in San Diego are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Death Valley National Park

— 4 nights

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Step off the beaten path and head to Dante's View and Badwater Basin. Venture out of the city with trips to Tonopah and Tidewater Railroad Museum (in Death Valley Junction) and Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge (in Amargosa Valley). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, get engrossed in the history at The Ranch at Furnace Creek, steep yourself in history at Eureka Mine, and don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes.

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Drive from San Diego to Death Valley National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. When traveling from San Diego in June, plan for warmer days in Death Valley National Park, with highs around 43°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 4 nights

A Land of Giants

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Bring the kids along to Giant Forest and General Sherman Tree. Step off the beaten path and head to Moro Rock Trail and Grizzly Falls. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Kings Canyon National Park, hike along Zumwalt Meadow Trail, stroll through Panoramic Point, and explore the fascinating underground world of Crystal Cave.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planning app.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 7 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Death Valley National Park in June since evenings lows in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Wawona.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Wawona

— 4 nights
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Yosemite Falls and Mariposa Grove. Kids will enjoy El Capitan and Vernal Fall. Get out of town with these interesting Wawona side-trips: Yosemite National Park (Yosemite, Tunnel View, Washburn Point, &more). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Wawona route planner.

Getting from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Wawona by car takes about 4 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Calistoga.

Things to do in Wawona

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Calistoga

— 4 nights
Indulgence is the name of the game in Calistoga.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Goat Rock Beach and Robert Louis Stevenson State Park. Kids will enjoy Sharpsteen Museum and Old Faithful Geyser of California. It doesn't end there: do a tasting at Madrigal Family Winery.

Plan trip to Calistoga with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Wawona to Calistoga in 5 hours. Traveling from Wawona in June, expect Calistoga to be slightly colder, temps between 33°C and 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Jose.

Things to do in Calistoga

Wineries · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

San Jose

— 5 nights

Capital of Silicon Valley

The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Point Lobos and Dennis the Menace Park. Family-friendly places like Asilomar State Beach and Monterey Bay Aquarium will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Jose: The Cannery Row Monument (in Monterey), Capitola Beach (in Capitola) and Big Basin Redwoods State Park (in Boulder Creek). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, kick back and relax at Lovers Point, make a trip to Carmel Beach Boardwalk, and get to know the resident critters at Happy Hollow Park and Zoo.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our San Jose trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Calistoga to San Jose takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from Calistoga in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in San Jose, with lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Jose

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

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.
Family-friendly places like Golden Gate Bridge and Exploratorium will thrill your kids. Discover out-of-the-way places like Lands End and Cable Car Museum. Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, walk around Crissy Field, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip app.

Traveling by car from San Jose to San Francisco takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a subway. When traveling from San Jose in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can fly to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours · Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums

Seattle

— 4 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.
Family-friendly places like Seattle Public Library and The Museum of Flight will thrill your kids. Step off the beaten path and head to Point Defiance Park and Kerry Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seattle: Olympia (Washington State Capitol & Hands On Children's Museum) and Northwest Trek Wildlife Park (in Eatonville). And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, and get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Seattle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trips

Portland

— 7 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Portland Japanese Garden and Lan Su Chinese Garden. Kids will enjoy Powell's City of Books and Willamette Valley. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portland: Johnston Ridge Observatory (in Toutle) and Manzanita Beach (in Manzanita). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, walk around Hoyt Arboretum, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and meet the residents at Oregon Zoo.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Portland road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Seattle to Portland takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Portland are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

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.

Yosemite National Park travel guide

4.6
World heritage site · Geologic Formations · Waterfalls
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. There isn't just one icon by which the park defines itself; visitors divide their attention between the smooth, round, and colossal face of Half Dome, the sheer cliff of El Capitan, the striking Upper Yosemite Falls, the mighty Vernal Falls, and the widely stretched Yosemite Valley. This landscape draws outdoor enthusiasts with its array of hiking trails, rock-climbing routes, and fishing rivers and streams. Casual visitors feel at home here too, thanks to the handful of paved roads that provide easy vehicle access to numerous vista points and trailheads. Yosemite sees 3.7 million visitors per year on average, but 95 percent of the park is wilderness that offers the opportunity to glimpse black bears, bighorn sheep, and mountain lions.

Napa Valley travel guide

4.3
Wineries & Vineyards · Wine Tours & Tastings · Castles
Thanks to a Mediterranean climate and idyllic location in Northern California, Napa Valley is one of the top wine producing regions in the world. This, coupled with the area's breathtaking scenery, abundance of quaint B&Bs, and exquisite local gastronomy, makes Napa Valley one of the country's most popular spots for peaceful weekends and romantic getaways. While wine tasting and vineyard tours are the traditional things to do, the region offers a variety of other attractions, including hot air balloon rides, spa treatments, and trips aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train.