52 days in Continental USA Itinerary

52 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Continental USA trip planner

Make it your trip
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
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Las Vegas
— 4 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Chicago Midway
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Chicago
— 3 nights
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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New York City
— 6 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
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Seattle
— 3 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
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San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, walk around Golden Gate Park, and stop by SoMa.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 19-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to San Francisco, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, San Francisco is a bit warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours · Parks · Historic Sites · 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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, trek along Lembert Dome, and don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park day trip app.

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in June, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be a bit cooler, around 7°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, explore the world behind art at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, see a show at Walt Disney Concert Hall, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles travel route builder tool.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Los Angeles, with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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.
Go for a jaunt from Las Vegas to Boulder City to see Hoover Dam about 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas attractions planning website.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in June, plan for much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 46°C by day to 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Fun & Games · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park

— 5 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail, get outside with Bar 10 Ranch Activities, get great views at Powell Point, and hike along Rim Trail.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park online route planner.

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. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in July; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 34°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Chicago

— 3 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain, get your game on at Ragnarok Axe Throwing, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lincoln Park Zoo.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Chicago planning app.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Chicago in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Chicago is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Chicago when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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 museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Chicago to Washington DC in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Washington DC due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in July: high temperatures in Washington DC hover around 37°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can catch the train to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

New York City

— 6 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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Central Park, admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and take a stroll through Times Square.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read New York City trip planner.

You can take a train from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July in New York City, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Yellowstone National Park

— 6 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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, trek along Trout Lake Trail, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washburn, and look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Loop Road.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park day trip planning site.

Fly from New York City to Yellowstone National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Yellowstone National Park. While traveling from New York City, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 4°C. On the 26th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Seattle

— 3 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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company, walk around Olympic Sculpture Park, and see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Seattle online trip builder.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle in 5.5 hours. Other options are to 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. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Seattle, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Outdoors

Honolulu, Oahu

— 3 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.
On the 30th (Thu), explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, then take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, and then admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Honolulu attractions planner.

Fly from Seattle to Honolulu in 8.5 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Seattle to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Seattle in July; daily highs in Honolulu reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip