52 days in United States Itinerary

52 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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San Diego
— 3 nights
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Chicago
— 3 nights
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New York City
— 6 nights
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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Key West
— 2 nights
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Orlando
— 4 nights
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New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
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Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Drive to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu
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Los Angeles — 3 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Venture out of the city with trips to Disneyland Park (in Anaheim) and Bergamot Station (in Santa Monica). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Getty Center, shop like a local with The Grove, admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, and get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planning tool.

Perth, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 24-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 16 hours traveling from Perth to Los Angeles. When traveling from Perth in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Los Angeles, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to San Diego.
Museums · Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Childrens Museums
Side Trips

San Diego — 3 nights

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.
Step out of San Diego with an excursion to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas--about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, and stroll around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego planning app.

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in San Diego can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can fly to Chicago.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games · Museums
Side Trip

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, see the interesting displays at Oriental Institute Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Reliance Building, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Chicago road trip planning site.

You can fly from San Diego to Chicago in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Diego to Chicago is 2 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from San Diego in November, with highs in Chicago at 11°C and lows at 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to New York City.
Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping · Parks

New York City — 6 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: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, and make a trip to Rockefeller Center.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the New York City sightseeing app.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to New York City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Chicago in November, expect New York City to be a bit warmer, temps between 16°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Washington DC.
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, and examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC attractions app.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Key West.
Museums · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Key West — 2 nights

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): stroll through Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, then see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then contemplate the long history of Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, and finally fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Truman Little White House, then examine the collection at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum, and then kick back and relax at Bahia Honda State Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Key West sightseeing planner.

Fly from Washington DC to Key West in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Washington DC in December, things will get much hotter in Key West: highs are around 30°C and lows about 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Orlando.
Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches
Side Trip

Orlando — 4 nights

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Have a day of magic on the 12th (Mon) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 13th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort, make an unforgettable trip to Magic Kingdom Park, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and explore the world behind art at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Orlando day trip tool.

You can fly from Key West to Orlando in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Key West in December, plan for little chillier nights in Orlando, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to New Orleans.
Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Museums
Side Trip

New Orleans — 4 nights

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square, explore the world behind art at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, and walk around New Orleans City Park.

Plan a New Orleans trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Fly from Orlando to New Orleans in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Orlando to New Orleans. Traveling from Orlando in December, you will find days in New Orleans are cooler (16°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). On the 19th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

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, sightseeing, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Mather Point, cruise along East Rim Drive, and tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park travel planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from New Orleans to Grand Canyon National Park in 10.5 hours. Traveling from New Orleans to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in December, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are a bit cooler (8°C), and nights are much colder (-11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Scenic Drive

Las Vegas — 5 nights

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. Next up on the itinerary: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, get to know the fascinating history of The Strip, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas itinerary planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 16°C by day to 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.
Parks · Shopping · Nature · Fun & Games
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, sightseeing, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, stroll through McGurk Meadow, appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark, and take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Range.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park. When traveling from Las Vegas in December, plan for slightly colder days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 9°C, while nights are much colder with lows around -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to San Francisco.
Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and get curious at Exploratorium.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Honolulu.
Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Honolulu, Oahu — 3 nights

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 7th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Diamond Head State Monument and then stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Honolulu holiday maker tool.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Honolulu takes 7 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from San Francisco in January, expect Honolulu to be much warmer, temps between 32°C and 22°C. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

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.