51 days in United States Itinerary

51 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Seattle
— 1 night
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
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Park City
— 4 nights
Fly
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive to Marble Canyon, Kane, Arizona, United States of America, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
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Las Vegas
— 4 nights
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Monterey
— 4 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly
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South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
Bus to Sacramento, Fly to Honolulu
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
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Lahaina, Maui
— 4 nights
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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San Diego
— 3 nights
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Seattle

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): stroll around Duthie Hill Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Snoqualmie Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Glasshouse Studio, stroll the grounds of Tahoma National Cemetery, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Wilderness Arboretum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Seattle road trip site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Seattle. April in Seattle sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Yellowstone National Park

— 4 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Beaver Ponds Loop Trail and Uncle Tom's Trail. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Grand Loop Road and Fort Yellowstone Historic District. Go for a jaunt from Yellowstone National Park to Cooke City to see Cooke City Montana Museum about 4 hours away. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, get to know the fascinating history of S Rim Trail, take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Old Faithful Visitor Education Center.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Seattle in April, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 42°F by day to 17°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can fly to Park City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Park City

— 4 nights
Known globally as the home of the country's largest independent film festival, Park City finds its roots as an old silver boomtown located on the slopes of the Wasatch Mountains, part of the Rocky Mountains.
Popular historic sites such as Brigham City Tabernacle and Fort Bridger State Historic Site are in your itinerary. Springville Museum of Art and Park City Main Street Historic District are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge (in Brigham City), Backcountry Snowmobiling (in Coalville) and Treehouse Children's Museum (in Ogden). There's still lots to do: hit the slopes at Deer Valley Resort and take a peaceful walk through Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Park City road trip planner.

Fly from Yellowstone National Park to Park City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in April; daily highs in Park City reach 58°F and lows reach 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Park City

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trips

Bryce Canyon National Park

— 3 nights
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Get outdoors at Fairyland Loop Trail and Bryce Canyon Scenic Drive. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Rim Trail and Thor's Hammer. There's lots more to do: stroll through Bryce Amphitheatre, get great views at Fairyland Point, and explore the striking landscape at Wall Street.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park online itinerary planner.

Getting from Park City to Bryce Canyon National Park by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. In April, daytime highs in Bryce Canyon National Park are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Grand Canyon National Park

— 4 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Visiting Grand Canyon South Rim and Bright Angel Trail will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to South Kaibab Trail and Rim Trail. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, stop by Lookout Studio, and get great views at Yaki Point.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and bus from Bryce Canyon National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 7.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in April: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 62°F, while lows dip to 26°F. You'll set off for Las Vegas on the 30th (Thu).

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Las Vegas

— 4 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah and Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Counts Kustoms and The Neon Museum. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and get curious at Bodies The Exhibition.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 80°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Monterey.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Monterey

— 4 nights
Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. Popular historic sites such as Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and San Carlos Cathedral are in your itinerary. Get outdoors at Point Lobos and Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park. Step out of Monterey with an excursion to Pinnacles National Park in Paicines--about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: explore the landscape on two wheels at Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, visit a coastal fixture at Point Pinos Lighthouse, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Carmel Mission, and tee off at Pebble Beach Golf Links.

You can plan Monterey trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Fly from Las Vegas to Monterey in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect cooler days and slightly colder nights in Monterey, ranging from highs of 65°F to lows of 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to California State Railroad Museum and Musee Mecanique. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alcatraz Island and Exploratorium. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga), Old Sacramento Waterfront (in Sacramento) and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at de Young Museum, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, admire the masterpieces at Asian Art Museum, and learn about all things military at USS Pampanito.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco road trip planning tool.

Drive from Monterey to San Francisco in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to fly to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

South Lake Tahoe

— 2 nights
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Stream Profile Chamber, stroll through Cascade Falls Trail, and then stroll through Rabe Meadows.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our South Lake Tahoe trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in May, things will get a bit cooler in South Lake Tahoe: highs are around 63°F and lows about 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Honolulu, Oahu

— 4 nights

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Get some historical perspective at USS Arizona Memorial and National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Get outdoors at Koko Crater Railway Trail and Lanikai Beach. Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Opana Radar Site (in Kawela Bay), Waimea Valley (in Haleiwa) and Byodo-In Temple (in Kaneohe). There's lots more to do: admire all the interesting features of Makapuu Lighthouse Trail, enjoy the sand and surf at Kapiolani Regional Park, stroll through Waikiki Beach, and get great views at Nu’uanu Pali.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Honolulu journey planning tool.

Do a combination of bus and flight from South Lake Tahoe to Honolulu in 11 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from South Lake Tahoe to Honolulu is minus 2 hours. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from South Lake Tahoe in May: high temperatures in Honolulu hover around 84°F and lows are around 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Lahaina, Maui

— 4 nights

Crown Jewel of Maui

Once the booming capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom, the tropical paradise of Lahaina still remains one of Maui's top vacation attractions, providing both culture and recreation.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ho'okipa Beach Park and Kapalua Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kai Pua Artist Studio and Maui On Metal. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lahaina: Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park) and Wailea Beach Path (in Wailea). Next up on the itinerary: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, kick back and relax at Ka'anapali Beach, and take in the exciting artwork at Lahaina Printsellers.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Lahaina road trip site.

Getting from Honolulu to Lahaina by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in May, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to fly to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

— 4 nights

Heart of the Kona Coast

Thanks to its favorable location near a mountain range blocking the northeasterly trade winds, Kailua-Kona gets little rainfall, allowing adventure seekers and nature lovers a chance to enjoy over 300 days of sunshine each year.
The Painted Church and Kealakekua Bay will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hulihe'e Palace and Kona Coffee Living History Farm. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kailua-Kona: 49 Black Sand Beach (in Waikoloa) and Honaunau Bay (in Honaunau). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stroll through Kanaloa Octopus Farm, and relax in the rural setting at Kona Joe Coffee.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kailua-Kona trip itinerary site.

Getting from Lahaina to Kailua-Kona by flight takes about 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Kailua-Kona can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Los Angeles

— 3 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Get outdoors at Crystal Cove and Running Horse Ranch. Venture out of the city with trips to Carpinteria (Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve & Carpinteria State Beach) and Tehachapi Mountain Park (in Tehachapi). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Getty Center, make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and enjoy some music at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Kailua-Kona to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Kailua-Kona to Los Angeles. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in May, expect Los Angeles to be a bit cooler, temps between 75°F and 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

San Diego

— 3 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Point Loma and Fort Rosecrans Cemetery. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial and Old Point Loma Lighthouse. Step out of San Diego with an excursion to Oceanside Pier in Oceanside--about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Diego California Temple - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and pause for some serene contemplation at Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in San Diego are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.

Hawaii travel guide

4.4
Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Zipline
The Aloha State
An archipelago of hundreds of volcanic islands located in a geological hot spot in the middle of Pacific, Hawaii offers diverse natural scenery and a warm tropical climate. The six major islands open to tourism draw visitors with their sun-drenched public beaches and craggy natural trails. Thanks to their mid-Pacific location, the islands boast a vibrant native culture influenced by both North America and Asia. You can spend your vacation basking in the modern comforts of the big hotels, but to experience the true spirit of these islands, remember that real Hawaiians live outdoors. Encounter nature by surfing, swimming, fishing, and picnicking, or join a guided tour across the ancient lava flows to the top of Hawaii's rugged volcanic peaks.