52 days in United States Itinerary

52 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 6 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Lassen Volcanic National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Redwood National Park
— 1 night
Fly
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San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
Fly
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Kihei, Maui
— 4 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive
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Santa Barbara
— 3 nights
Fly
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San Diego
— 6 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park

— 6 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 7th (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, examine the collection at Kolb Studio, take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point, and admire all the interesting features of Cape Royal.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip builder website.

Atlanta to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Atlanta to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Atlanta in October, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 31°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Las Vegas

— 6 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. The adventure continues: shop like a local with The Strip, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and try your luck at The Mirage.

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

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, expect nights in Las Vegas to be much hotter, around 60°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 82°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games · Casinos · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

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.
On the 15th (Fri), spend a scenic day exploring the area around Half Dome. On the 17th (Sun), hike the day away at Panorama Trail. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass, hike along Yosemite Valley Loop Trail, and don't miss a visit to Pothole Dome.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park planner.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. When traveling from Las Vegas in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 66°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lassen Volcanic National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Lassen Volcanic National Park

— 1 night
In Lassen Volcanic National Park, steaming volcanic mountains give way to alpine meadows filled with wildflowers and pristine mountain lakes.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yosemite National Park to Lassen Volcanic National Park. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Lassen Volcanic National Park, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Lassen Volcanic National Park

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Redwood National Park

— 1 night
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
On the 21st (Thu), stroll through Redwood National Park.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Redwood National Park trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Lassen Volcanic National Park to Redwood National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. When traveling from Lassen Volcanic National Park in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Redwood National Park: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Outdoors · Trails · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

San Francisco

— 6 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: St. Helena (Pride Mountain Vineyards, Moone Tsai Winery, &more), Napa (Wine Tours & Tastings & Judd's Hill MicroCrush) and Inglenook (in Rutherford). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, do a tasting at Robert Mondavi Winery, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

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

You can fly from Redwood National Park to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Redwood National Park in October: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 73°F and lows are around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

— 3 nights

Heart of the Kona Coast

Thanks to its favorable location near a mountain range blocking the northeasterly trade winds, Kailua-Kona gets little rainfall, allowing adventure seekers and nature lovers a chance to enjoy over 300 days of sunshine each year.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kailua-Kona: Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area (in Puako), Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park (in Honaunau) and Puukohola National Historic Park (in Kawaihae). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Mauna Kea Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Painted Church, stroll through Kahaluu Beach, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kailua-Kona sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Kailua-Kona takes 7 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Kailua-Kona is minus 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in October, with highs in Kailua-Kona at 86°F and lows at 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive to Hilo.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hilo, Island of Hawaii

— 3 nights

America's Wettest City

One of the island of Hawaii's major towns, Hilo contains a mix of Asian and Polynesian cultures and is known for its proximity to a national park encompassing two active volcanoes.
Get out of town with these interesting Hilo side-trips: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Kilauea Iki Trailhead, Pu'u Huluhulu trail, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Akaka Falls State Park, admire the natural beauty at Hawaii Tropical Bioreserve and Garden, take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls, and browse the fresh offerings at Hilo Farmers Market.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Hilo tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kailua-Kona to Hilo in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Hilo when traveling from Kailua-Kona in October, with lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Kihei.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kihei, Maui

— 4 nights
Stretching over 9.7 km (6 mi) of pristine south Maui coastline, Kihei is the island's driest and sunniest region, making it a perfect location for water activities and beach leisure.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kihei: Kapalua (Kapalua Beach & D.T. Fleming Park), Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park) and Ho'omana Spa Maui (in Makawao). Spend the 3rd (Wed) exploring the striking scenery along Hana Highway - Road to Hana. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ka'anapali Beach, get engrossed in the history at Baldwin Home Museum, and stroll around Lahaina Banyan Court.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kihei vacation planning website.

You can fly from Hilo to Kihei in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in November, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can fly to Honolulu.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Honolulu, Oahu

— 4 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.
Step out of Honolulu with an excursion to Kailua Beach Park in Kailua--about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Waikiki Beach, explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, browse the different shops at Ala Moana Center, and see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Honolulu trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Kihei to Honolulu takes 2.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Honolulu can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow time for the flight to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Los Angeles

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood. Here are some ideas for day two: make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip maker.

You can fly from Honolulu to Los Angeles in 7 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Honolulu to Los Angeles is 2 hours. In November, Los Angeles is slightly colder than Honolulu - with highs of 76°F and lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Santa Barbara

— 3 nights

The American Riviera

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santa Barbara: Lompoc (Sanford Winery & Vineyards & Clos Pepe Vineyards and Estate Wines) and Santa Maria (Foxen Vineyard & Winery & Rancho Sisquoc Winery). Dedicate the 13th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Santa Barbara when traveling from Los Angeles in November, with lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to fly to San Diego.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

San Diego

— 6 nights

America's Finest City

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.
Spend the 18th (Thu) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. The adventure continues: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego, kick back and relax at Black's Beach, and appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Santa Barbara to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Barbara in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 57°F in San Diego. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Museums

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.

California travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.

Hawaii travel guide

4.4
Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Zipline
The Aloha State
An archipelago of hundreds of volcanic islands located in a geological hot spot in the middle of Pacific, Hawaii offers diverse natural scenery and a warm tropical climate. The six major islands open to tourism draw visitors with their sun-drenched public beaches and craggy natural trails. Thanks to their mid-Pacific location, the islands boast a vibrant native culture influenced by both North America and Asia. You can spend your vacation basking in the modern comforts of the big hotels, but to experience the true spirit of these islands, remember that real Hawaiians live outdoors. Encounter nature by surfing, swimming, fishing, and picnicking, or join a guided tour across the ancient lava flows to the top of Hawaii's rugged volcanic peaks.