52 days in United States Itinerary

52 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
— 5 nights
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Chincoteague Island
— 2 nights
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Savannah
— 4 nights
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St. Augustine
— 3 nights
Drive to Orlando Sanford, Fly to Nashville
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Nashville
— 3 nights
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New Orleans
— 2 nights
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Austin
— 2 nights
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Santa Fe
— 2 nights
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Sedona
— 5 nights
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Drive to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Fly to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Drive to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 7 nights
Bus to Reno, Fly to West Yellowstone
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Yellowstone National Park
— 7 nights
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Denver
— 4 nights
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Madison
— 5 nights
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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'll explore and learn at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and New York Public Library. Step out of the city life by going to Speed Boats Tours and Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, get to know the fascinating history of Brooklyn Heights Promenade, and wander the streets of Greenwich Village.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our New York City day trip planning website.

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from London in June, with highs in New York City at 31°C and lows at 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Chincoteague Island

— 2 nights
Famous for a wild breed of horses--Chincoteague Ponies--Chincoteague Island embraces the mystery of some of North America’s oldest inhabitants.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Delmarva Discovery Center, contemplate the long history of Furnace Town Living Heritage Village, and then take in the exciting artwork at Bishop's Stock Fine Art, Craft & Wine. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Chincoteague Cultural Alliance, head outdoors with Donald J. Leonard, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with Captain Dan's Around the Island Tours.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Chincoteague Island tour itinerary maker website.

Getting from New York City to Chincoteague Island by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Savannah.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Savannah

— 4 nights

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Explore hidden gems such as Cathedral of St. John the Baptist and Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge. Get a sense of the local culture at National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force and Webb Military Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Savannah: Cockspur lighthouse (in Tybee Island) and Hilton Head (Sea Pines Forest Preserve & Folly Field Beach Park). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mickve Israel Temple, look for all kinds of wild species at Savannah National Wildlife Refuge, explore the different monuments and memorials at Colonial Park Cemetery, and steep yourself in history at Juliette Gordon Low's Birthplace.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Savannah online road trip planner.

Fly from Chincoteague Island to Savannah in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Chincoteague Island in June, things will get a bit warmer in Savannah: highs are around 37°C and lows about 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Savannah

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

St. Augustine

— 3 nights
St. Get some cultural insight at Villa Zorayda Museum and Castillo de San Marcos National Monument. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Ximenez-Fatio House and Medieval Torture Museum. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at St. Augustine Beach, steep yourself in history at Pena-Peck House and Woman's Exchange of St Augustine, stroll through Vilano Beach, and get engrossed in the history at The Oldest Store Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our St. Augustine trip planner.

Getting from Savannah to St. Augustine by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daily temperatures in St. Augustine can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Nashville.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Parks

Nashville

— 3 nights

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe and The George Jones. Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum and Cooter’s Museum and Store Nashville are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Nashville with an excursion to McGavock Confederate Cemetery in Franklin--about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Patsy Cline Museum, wander the streets of The Mall at Green Hills, steep yourself in history at Historic Travellers Rest, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Nashville trip itinerary maker app.

You can do a combination of car and flight from St. Augustine to Nashville in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 St. Augustine in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Nashville, with lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trip

New Orleans

— 2 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.
On the 19th (Sun), get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, then examine the collection at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Old New Orleans Rum Distillery, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Immaculate Conception Church. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, then examine the collection at Whitney Plantation, and then look for gifts at Hex: Old World Witchery.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the New Orleans online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Nashville to New Orleans takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nashville in June, you will find days in New Orleans are little chillier (33°C), and nights are a bit warmer (33°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Austin.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Austin

— 2 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral, then stroll the grounds of Texas State Cemetery, then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and finally take a stroll through Rainey Street. Here are some ideas for day two: brush up on your military savvy at Texas Military Forces Museum, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Barton Springs Pool, and then trek along Barton Creek Greenbelt.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Austin trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Austin takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans in June, expect nights in Austin to be little chillier, around 26°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 39°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Santa Fe

— 2 nights

City Different

Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
On the 23rd (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, examine the collection at New Mexico History Museum, then explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Museum of International Folk Art, appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Santa Fe trip planner.

You can fly from Austin to Santa Fe in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Austin to Santa Fe, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Austin in June since evenings lows in Santa Fe dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Sedona

— 5 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Step out of the city life by going to Cathedral Rock and Oak Creek Canyon. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bell Rock and Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sedona: Bearizona Wildlife Park (in Williams), Montezuma Castle National Monument (in Camp Verde) and Walnut Canyon National Monument (in Flagstaff). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Red Rock State Park, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, hike along Airport Mesa, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Broken Arrow Trail.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Sedona trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Sedona takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sedona when traveling from Santa Fe in June, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 7 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. Take a break from the city and head to Yosemite, Tunnel View and Nevada Falls Loop. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, hike along Cathedral Lake Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Trail, and explore the striking landscape at Taft Point.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sedona to Yosemite National Park. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Sedona in June, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 7°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Yellowstone National Park

— 7 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and S Rim Trail. Get outdoors at Old Faithful and Upper Falls of the Yellowstone River. There's lots more to do: take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, hike along North Rim Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fountain Paint Pot, and head outdoors with Morning Glory Pool.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, shuttle, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park is 1 hour. In July, Yellowstone National Park is little chillier than Yosemite National Park - with highs of 26°C and lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Denver

— 4 nights

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Get some cultural insight at Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum and Loveland Museum/Gallery. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art and Cussler Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Denver: Eldorado Canyon State Park (in Eldorado Springs), Boulder (Eldorado Canyon, Balloon Rides, &more) and Swetsville Zoo (in Timnath). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at National Ballpark Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, take an in-depth tour of History Colorado Center, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Denver day trip website.

Fly from Yellowstone National Park to Denver in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Denver, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Madison.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Madison

— 5 nights

The City of Four Lakes

Madison might be the capital of Wisconsin, but students rather than politicians give the city its identity.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Taliesin Preservation: Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center and National Mustard Museum. Explore hidden gems such as University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum and Governor Dodge State Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madison: The Shoe Box (in Black Earth), Wollersheim Winery & Distillery (in Prairie du Sac) and Baraboo (Al. Ringling Mansion & Parfrey's Glen State Natural Area). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Chazen Museum of Art, take an in-depth tour of Wisconsin Historical Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Wisconsin Brewing Company, and brush up on your military savvy at Wisconsin Veterans Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Madison trip builder.

You can fly from Denver to Madison in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Denver to Madison. Traveling from Denver in July, you will find days in Madison are slightly colder (32°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madison

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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.

Virginia travel guide

4.6
Historic Sites · Wineries & Vineyards · Specialty Museums
Old Dominion
The home of the first permanent English colony in the New World, Virginia is a prime holiday destination for those looking to immerse themselves in American heritage. Proud of its colorful history, distinct culture, and southern drawl, Virginians see their state as the place where the imaginary line between the north and the south is drawn. With scenic beauties as diverse as its people, Virginia is a land of rolling hills, rugged mountains, lush valleys, dense forests, and secluded beaches along picturesque bays. Bordered on the east by the Atlantic and the west by the Appalachian Mountains, with rolling farmland in the middle, the state offers countless places to visit for history buffs, nature lovers, and passionate foodies.

Wisconsin travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Water Parks · Zoos
The Badger State
Wisconsin is known as "America's Dairyland" because of its status as the nation's most famous producer of milk and cheese. A growing favorite with foreign tourists, the state is a perfect holiday destination for nature lovers, offering year-round outdoor activities like fishing, boating, kayaking, and hiking. Dotted with thousands of inland lakes and waterways alongside apple and cherry orchards, Wisconsin also offers numerous urban tourist attractions, its cities hosting renowned beer and art festivals each year.