51 days in United States Itinerary

51 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States itinerary planner
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Fly to Las Vegas
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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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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Chicago
— 3 nights
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Grand Teton National Park
— 3 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
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Seattle
— 2 nights
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Anchorage
— 5 nights
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San Francisco — 4 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for sightseeing, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island, walk around Golden Gate Park, engage your brain at Exploratorium, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco online trip itinerary maker.

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to San Francisco. Traveling from Sydney in June, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.
Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

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.
On the 20th (Tue), spend a scenic day exploring the area around Half Dome. On the 22nd (Thu), hike the day away at Panorama Trail. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

Make your Yosemite National Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Las Vegas.
Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Las Vegas — 3 nights

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, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, try your luck at Casino At The Venetian, browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort, and explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip itinerary maker tool.

Explore your travel options from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas with the Route module. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, with highs in Las Vegas at 46°C and lows at 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.
Parks · Shopping · Nature · Historic Sites

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 2nd (Sun), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, appreciate the extensive heritage of Bright Angel Point, trot along with a tour on horseback, and take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip maker tool.

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 changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in June: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Tours

Great Smoky Mountains National Park — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): trek along Grotto Falls Parking, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Roaring Fork, and then take a memorable drive along Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): stroll around Chimneys Picnic Area and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Great Smoky Mountains National Park route builder site.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Great Smoky Mountains National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a bit warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Washington DC.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · 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 sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip planner.

Fly from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to fly to New York City.
Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

New York City — 5 nights

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 sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Central Park, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, and make a trip to Grand Central Terminal.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the New York City tour itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can fly to Chicago.
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Chicago — 3 nights

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, enjoy breathtaking views from 360 Chicago Observation Deck, admire the striking features of Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, and get a new perspective on nature at Field Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Chicago journey builder site.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Chicago takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from New York City in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 22°C in Chicago. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Grand Teton National Park.
Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Grand Teton National Park — 3 nights

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 19th (Wed) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. There's much more to do: trek along Taggart Lake, stroll through Cascade Canyon Trail, make a trip to Schwabacher Landing, and take a memorable drive along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Teton National Park online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Grand Teton National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Grand Teton National Park is minus 1 hour. Expect cooler evenings in Grand Teton National Park when traveling from Chicago in July, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Yellowstone National Park — 6 nights

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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washburn, explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake, and take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in July; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 26°C and lows reach 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Seattle.
Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Seattle — 2 nights

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 27th (Thu), see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, take in the exciting artwork at Glasshouse Studio, walk around Waterfall Garden Park, then take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, then get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, and then take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Seattle attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July: highs in Seattle hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Anchorage.
Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks

Anchorage — 5 nights

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.
Make the 30th (Sun) an awe-inspiring day at Chugach State Park. There's lots more to do: stroll through Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, steep yourself in history at Alaska Native Heritage Center, and stroll around Kincaid Park.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Anchorage road trip website.

You can fly from Seattle to Anchorage in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Seattle to Anchorage, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Seattle in July, with highs in Anchorage at 24°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites
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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.