51 days in United States Itinerary

51 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour planner

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Chicago
— 3 nights
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Cleveland
— 1 night
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Boston
— 4 nights
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New York City
— 5 nights
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
Train to Yemassee Amtrak, Drive to Charleston
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Charleston
— 5 nights
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Savannah
— 3 nights
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New Orleans
— 5 nights
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San Antonio
— 2 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
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Las Vegas
— 4 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
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Chicago

— 3 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Explore hidden gems such as Baha'i House of Worship and Chicago Skyline. BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir and The Rookery Building will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Sri Venkateswara Swami Temple (in Aurora) and First Division Museum at Cantigny (in Wheaton). There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at Picasso Statue, admire the striking features of Palmer House Hilton Historic Lobby, stroll the grounds of Graceland Cemetery, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old St. Patrick's Church.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Chicago online trip itinerary maker.

Melbourne, Australia to Chicago is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 16 hours. In September, Chicago is a bit warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Cleveland.

Things to do in Chicago

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Cleveland

— 1 night

Forest City

A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Hope Memorial Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Italian Cultural Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine, then contemplate the long history of Squire's Castle, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Historic Kirtland. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St John's Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland: Learning Center and Money Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Shrine Church of Saint Stanislaus, hike along Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail, then look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Shaker Lakes, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Cleveland Cultural Gardens.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cleveland trip builder tool.

Getting from Chicago to Cleveland by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Cleveland is 1 hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Cleveland

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Boston

— 4 nights

Beantown

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Step off the beaten path and head to Chandler Hovey Park and The Jeremiah Lee Mansion. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Saugus Iron Works and Hancock-Clarke House. Get out of town with these interesting Boston side-trips: Salem (Salem Common, Salem Maritime National Historic Site, &more), Lexington Green (in Lexington) and Sleepy Hollow Cemetery (in Concord). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of United First Parish Church, make a trip to Hancock Cemetery, shop like a local with Boston Public Market, and pause for some serene contemplation at The First Church of Christ, Scientist.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Boston travel route planner.

Fly from Cleveland to Boston in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. September in Boston sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Shopping

Side Trips

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.
You've now added SANDEMANs New York, Free Walking Tour to your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Speed Boats Tours and Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum. Popular historic sites such as Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt and World Trade Center Memorial Foundation are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from New York City: Philadelphia (Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul & Independence Mall), Fonthill Castle (in Doylestown) and Battleship New Jersey (in Camden). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site, stroll the grounds of Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, don't miss a visit to Governors Island National Monument, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Joseph's Chapel Catholic Memorial at Ground Zero.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read New York City trip planner.

Traveling by train from Boston to New York City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. Traveling from Boston in September, New York City is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 22°C. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Washington DC

— 3 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Little Round Top and Fredericksburg Battlefield and Visitor Center. Explore hidden gems such as Devils Den and Old Town. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Washington DC: Fredericksburg (Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop, Mary Washington House, &more) and Gettysburg (Evergreen Cemetery & Dobbin House Tavern). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at National Postal Museum, pause for some photo ops at Albert Einstein Memorial, make a trip to "The Exorcist" Steps, and contemplate the long history of Anderson House.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC travel itinerary planner.

Getting from New York City to Washington DC by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Charleston

— 5 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Popular historic sites such as Hopsewee Plantation and McLeod Plantation Historic Site are in your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Fishing Charters & Tours and Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist. Venture out of the city with trips to Kaminski House Museum (in Georgetown) and Kiawah Beachwalker Park (in Kiawah Island). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim, walk around Shem Creek Park, examine the collection at Edmondston-Alston House, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Magnolia Cemetery.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Charleston journey planning tool.

You can fly from Washington DC to Charleston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Savannah.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Savannah

— 3 nights

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Sheldon Church Ruins and Beaufort National Cemetery. Step off the beaten path and head to Skidaway Island State Park and Tybee Island Museum - Battery Garland. Venture out of the city with trips to Beaufort (St. Helena's Anglican Church & The Point). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Green-Meldrim House, don't miss a visit to Johnson Square, sample the fine beverages at Ghost Coast Distillery, and brush up on your military savvy at Webb Military Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Savannah road trip planning site.

Drive from Charleston to Savannah in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Savannah, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

New Orleans

— 5 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Popular historic sites such as Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site and Destrehan Plantation are in your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Myrtles Plantation and Lafayette Cemetery No.1. Venture out of the city with trips to Baton Rouge (Capitol Park Museum, USS Kidd, &more) and Market Hall (in Saint Francisville). And it doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at Lake Lawn Metairie, steep yourself in history at Hermann-Grima House, appreciate the extensive heritage of Our Sacred Stories, and pause for some serene contemplation at Immaculate Conception Church.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read New Orleans trip maker.

Getting from Savannah to New Orleans by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Savannah in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 33°C in New Orleans. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

San Antonio

— 2 nights

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): contemplate the long history of The Espada Aqueduct, see the interesting displays at Toilet Seat Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Little Flower, then immerse yourself in nature at Casa Navarro State Historic Site, and finally get engrossed in the history at Long Barracks Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: deepen your knowledge of military history at Fort Sam Houston Quadrangle, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling, then stroll around Friedrich Wilderness Park, then contemplate the long history of Landmark Inn State Historic Site, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Catholic Church.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the San Antonio trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from New Orleans to San Antonio in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in October: highs in San Antonio hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park

— 3 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cape Royal and Yaki Point. There's lots more to do: get great views at Navajo Point, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, appreciate the history behind Powell Point, and examine the collection at Kolb Studio.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Antonio to Grand Canyon National Park takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In October, Grand Canyon National Park is much colder than San Antonio - with highs of 22°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Scenic Drive · Nature · Outdoors

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Las Vegas Shooting Center and Balloon Rides. Change things up with these side-trips from Las Vegas: Nelson (Nelson Ghost Town & Eldorado Canyon Mine Tours), Pahrump (Front Sight Firearms Training Institute-Day Classes & Pahrump Valley Winery) and Hemenway Park (in Boulder City). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy some diversion at Strip Gun Club, don't miss a visit to Lucky Little Chapel Downtown, get outside with Green Valley Range, and see the interesting displays at Zak Bagans' The Haunted Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 18°C. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Tours · Outdoors · Fun & Games · Museums

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 4 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.
Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark and Pioneer Yosemite History Center will appeal to history buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Parker Lake Trail and June Lake Loop. The adventure continues: trek along Panorama Trail, make a trip to Pothole Dome, get great views at Washburn Point, and explore the striking landscape at Cloud's Rest.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Las Vegas in October: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 22°C, while lows dip to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 17th (Sun), go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, deepen your knowledge of military history at Fort Point, work some fitness into your day at Golden Gate Promenade, then make a trip to Chapel of the Chimes Oakland, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Oakland California Temple, and finally walk around Redwood Regional Park. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph, admire the masterpieces at Cantor Arts Center, take some stellar pictures from Battery Spencer, then take in the history at Mission Dolores, and finally contemplate the long history of Sutro Baths.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Los Angeles

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, then admire the architecture and history at Mission San Gabriel Archangel, then admire the striking features of Bradbury Building, and finally stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in October, expect Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, temps between 32°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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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.