52 days in United States Itinerary

52 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday planner

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Fly to Reno, Bus to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 9 nights
Drive
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Redwood National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Crater Lake National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 7 nights
Fly
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Glacier National Park
— 5 nights
Fly
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Keystone
— 4 nights
Fly
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Chicago
— 5 nights
Drive
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Springfield
— 3 nights
Fly
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New York City
— 6 nights
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Yosemite National Park

— 9 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. Discover out-of-the-way places like Yosemite, Tunnel View and Tioga Pass. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake, trek along Panorama Trail, and walk around Mariposa Grove.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip website.

Manchester, UK to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Traveling from Manchester in September, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be slightly colder, around 3°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 27°C. On the 10th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Redwood National Park

— 4 nights
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Redwood National Park and Enderts Beach. Get in touch with nature at Tall Trees Grove and Klamath National Forest. It doesn't end there: stroll through California Coastal Trail.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Redwood National Park driving holiday app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to Redwood National Park. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Redwood National Park: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 11°C at night. You will leave for Crater Lake National Park on the 14th (Tue).

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Crater Lake National Park

— 6 nights
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Escape the urban bustle at Crater Lake National Park and Sun Notch Trail. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fort Klamath Museum and Rim Village Visitor Center. Venture out of the city with trips to Umpqua National Forest (in Umpqua) and Prospect (National Creek Falls & Mill Creek Falls). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Cleetwood Cove Trail, step off the mainland to explore Wizard Island, admire the sheer force of Toketee Falls, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Castle Crest Wildflower Trail.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Crater Lake National Park online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Redwood National Park to Crater Lake National Park takes 5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Redwood National Park in September: highs in Crater Lake National Park hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Mount Rainier National Park

— 7 nights
The star attraction of Mt.
Get outdoors at Mount Rainier and Mt. Fremont Lookout Trail. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Skyline Trail and Paradise Valley. Explore Mount Rainier National Park's surroundings by going to Packwood (High Rock Trail & Packwood Lake Trail). There's lots more to do: trek along Camp Muir Trail, stroll through Burroughs Mountain Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Myrtle Falls, and delve into the lush surroundings at Grove of the Patriarchs.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Mount Rainier National Park online trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Crater Lake National Park to Mount Rainier National Park. While traveling from Crater Lake National Park, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Mount Rainier National Park, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Glacier National Park

— 5 nights

Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Grinnell Glacier and Iceberg Lake Trail. Take a break from the city and head to Highline Trail and Swiftcurrent Falls. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, explore the activities along Iceberg Lake, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cracker Lake Hike, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden Wall.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Glacier National Park online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Mount Rainier National Park to Glacier National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mount Rainier National Park to Glacier National Park. Traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Glacier National Park, with lows of 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Keystone

— 4 nights

Home Of Mount Rushmore

Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Mount Rushmore National Memorial has been added to your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at The Museum @ Black Hills Institute and Native American Educational and Cultural Center. Visiting Needles Eye Tunnel and Black Elk Peak will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Keystone: Custer (Black Hills National Forest & Custer County 1881 Courthouse). And it doesn't end there: cruise along Iron Mountain Road, stroll through Little Devil's Tower Trail, browse for treasures at The Farmer's Daughter, and explore the activities along Stockade Lake.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Keystone online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Glacier National Park to Keystone in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. In October, daytime highs in Keystone are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Chicago

— 5 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Head to The Magnificent Mile and Lincoln Parkfor some retail therapy. Chicago Riverwalk and Richard H. Driehaus Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: stroll through Lakefront Trail, admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, explore the activities along Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool, and don't miss a visit to Buckingham Fountain.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Chicago trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Keystone to Chicago in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Keystone to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Keystone in October, expect Chicago to be somewhat warmer, temps between 21°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Springfield.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

Springfield

— 3 nights

Flower City

Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Illinois State Museum, get engrossed in the history at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Union Station - Lincoln from History to Hollywood, then walk around Union Square Park, and finally steep yourself in history at Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices State Historic Site. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Lincoln Memorial Garden, catch a live performance at Hoogland Center for the Arts, then brush up on your military savvy at Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Museum, then get engrossed in the history at The Lincoln Home Visitor Center, and finally contemplate the long history of Lincoln Home National Historic Site.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Springfield vacation planning website.

Traveling by car from Chicago to Springfield takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. On the 15th (Fri), you'll travel to New York City.

Things to do in Springfield

Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife · Parks

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Brooklyn Heights Promenade and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Head to SoHo and Agora Galleryfor some retail therapy. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Ground Zero Museum Workshop, wander the streets of Greenwich Village, admire the masterpieces at Frick Collection, and stop by Dumbo.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Springfield to New York City takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Springfield to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Springfield in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in New York City, with lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

Illinois travel guide

4.4
Observation Decks · Parks · Art Museums
The Prairie State
The most populous state in the country's Midwest region, Illinois features a diverse landscape that includes both the enormous urban sprawl of Chicago and flat central plains, devoted almost entirely to farmland. With a great selection of things to do, Chicago is the state's centerpiece, featuring world-famous architecture and renowned museums. Farther away from this giant urban center, you can explore historical landmarks dedicated to local heroes Abraham Lincoln and Ernest Hemingway. The state also includes a prehistoric Native American site, one of only 20 World Heritage Sites in the United States, a unique feature well-worth adding to your itinerary.