53 days in United States Itinerary

53 days in United States Itinerary

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53 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Miami
Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
1
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 45​min
2
Seattle
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Moose
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 10 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  11​h 15​min
5
Big Bend National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  9​h
6
San Antonio
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
New Orleans
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Miami

6
nights
Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rocky Mountain National Park: Lake Isabelle (in Ward) and Grand Lake Nordic Center (in Grand Lake). Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Trail Ridge Road, hike along East Inlet Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mills Lake Trail, and explore the activities along Mills Lake.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Rocky Mountain National Park trip maker .

Miami to Rocky Mountain National Park is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Miami in April; daily highs in Rocky Mountain National Park reach 64°F and lows reach 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Lake Isabelle, Grand Lake Nordic Center
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Mt Ida Trail ©
Mt Ida Trail
Never Summer Ranch ©
Never Summer Ranch

7
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
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.
Dedicate the 10th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Woodland Park Zoo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Discovery Park, and examine the collection at The Museum of Flight.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip itinerary maker tool .

Do a combination of car and flight from Rocky Mountain National Park to Seattle in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park to Seattle. Traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 52°F in Seattle. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Moose.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trip

Bellevue Botanical Garden
Highlights from your plan
Seattle Aquarium ©
Seattle Aquarium
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

6
nights
Moose

Moose ©
Moose is an unincorporated community in Teton County, Wyoming, United States, in the Jackson Hole valley. Spend the 14th (Tue) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. There's much more to do: cruise along John D Rockefeller Jr Memorial Parkway, examine the collection at Murie Centre, contemplate the waterfront views at Snake River, and take in breathtaking views at Cascade Canyon.

Plan my day in Moose using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Explore your travel options from Seattle to Moose with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Seattle in May, with highs in Moose at 60°F and lows at 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Moose

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Cathedral Group ©
Cathedral Group

10
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Spend the 29th (Wed) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake, take in the natural beauty of Aurum Geyser, and take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Moose to Yellowstone National Park in 2 hours. In May, Yellowstone National Park is slightly colder than Moose - with highs of 53°F and lows of 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Big Bend National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Aurum Geyser ©
Aurum Geyser
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake

5
nights
Big Bend National Park

Big Bend National Park ©
Situated where the Rio Grande River takes a big southerly dip in West Texas, Big Bend National Park covers a massive expanse of desert, woodlands, and grasslands full of rivers, limestone canyons, and high mountains. Nearly 2,000 species of plant and animal life call this place home.
Big Bend National Park is known for nature, trails, historic sites, scenic drive, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Chisos Mountains, examine the collection at Big Bend National Park - Fossil Bone Exhibit, trek along The Window Trail, and take in the dramatic natural features at The Balanced Rock.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Big Bend National Park road trip website .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Big Bend National Park takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May: high temperatures in Big Bend National Park hover around 93°F and lows are around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Big Bend National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Chisos Mountains ©
Chisos Mountains
Santa Elena Canyon ©
Santa Elena Canyon
Lost Mine Trail ©
Lost Mine Trail

7
nights
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Antonio: Barn Pottery (in New Braunfels), Austin (The Escape Game Austin, Texas State Capitol, & more) and Fredericksburg (Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus, National Museum of the Pacific War, & more). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through The San Antonio River Walk, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, explore the world behind art at McNay Art Museum, and admire the natural beauty at San Antonio Botanical Garden.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our San Antonio route app .

Getting from Big Bend National Park to San Antonio by car takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Big Bend National Park in June: highs in San Antonio hover around 93°F, while lows dip to 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Austin, Fredericksburg, Barn Pottery, The Bee Cave Sculpture Park
Highlights from your plan
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol

7
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Change things up with these side-trips from New Orleans: Whitney Plantation (in Wallace) and Oak Alley Plantation (in Vacherie). And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Audubon Zoo, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, and make a trip to French Quarter.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your New Orleans trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from San Antonio to New Orleans by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Antonio in June, you will find days in New Orleans are a bit cooler (83°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (83°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Oak Alley Plantation, Whitney Plantation
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District

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