55 days in United States Itinerary

55 days in United States Itinerary

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55 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Drive:  9​h
3
Lexington
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Louisville
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Saint Louis
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Branson
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
7
Wichita
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
8
Denver
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
10
Moab
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h
11
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
12
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
13
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: London

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nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Flatiron Building, Hudson River Greenway, Fifth Avenue, and other attractions you added. There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal, browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the New York City planning website .

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to New York City is minus 5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in May: high temperatures in New York City hover around 24°C and lows are around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Washington DC

Washington DC ©
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 museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, and gain insight at Georgetown University.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC itinerary maker tool .

Fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from New York City in May, you will find days in Washington DC are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Lexington.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

4
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Lexington

Lexington ©
Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
When in Lexington, make a side trip to see Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden in Cincinnati, approximately 1h 40 min away. There's much more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at James E. Pepper Distillery, explore the different monuments and memorials at Lexington Cemetery, immerse yourself in nature at Kentucky Horse Park, and get engrossed in the history at Mary Todd Lincoln House.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Lexington trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Lexington takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Louisville.

Things to do in Lexington

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
Highlights from your plan
James E. Pepper Distillery ©
James E. Pepper Distillery
Bluegrass Distillers ©
Bluegrass Distillers
Distillery Tours

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Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Get out of town with these interesting Louisville side-trips: Onyx Cave (in Cave City), National Corvette Museum (in Bowling Green) and Mammoth Cave (in Mammoth Cave National Park). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Louisville Mega Cavern, examine the collection at Kentucky Derby Museum, explore the world behind art at 21c Museum Hotel, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kentucky Artisan Distillery.

Plan trip to Louisville with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Lexington to Louisville in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Louisville are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Louisville

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Onyx Cave, Mammoth Cave, National Corvette Museum, Kentucky Artisan Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Angel's Envy Distillery ©
Angel's Envy Distillery
Kentucky Artisan Distillery ©
Kentucky Artisan Distillery

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Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Saint Louis is known for museums, zoos & aquariums, parks, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, see the interesting displays at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum, stroll around Forest Park, and get to know the resident critters at Saint Louis Zoo.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Saint Louis travel planner .

Getting from Louisville to Saint Louis by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In May, daytime highs in Saint Louis are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Branson.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Tours

Side Trip

Sachs Butterfly House
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
Missouri Botanical Garden ©
Missouri Botanical Garden
Forest Park ©
Forest Park

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Branson

Branson ©
Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Get out of town with these interesting Branson side-trips: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (in Bentonville), Blanchard Springs Caverns (in Fifty Six) and Eureka Springs (Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge & Thorncrown Chapel). There's lots more to do: have some family-friendly fun at 7D Dark Ride Adventure, test your problem-solving skills at Escape Code, get great views at College of the Ozarks, and explore the activities along Table Rock Lake.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Branson visit planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Saint Louis to Branson takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Branson are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Wichita.

Things to do in Branson

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Eureka Springs, Blanchard Springs Caverns, Table Rock Lake, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Highlights from your plan
Blanchard Springs Caverns ©
Blanchard Springs Caverns
7D Dark Ride Adventure ©
7D Dark Ride Adventure
Escape Code ©
Escape Code

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Wichita

Wichita ©
Wichita is the largest city in the U.S. Explore Wichita's surroundings by going to Strataca (in Hutchinson) and Safari Zoological Park (in Caney). There's much more to do: get to know the resident critters at Sedgwick County Zoo, get your game on at Blade & Timber Axe Throwing - Wichita, stop by Nifty Nut House, and get curious at Exploration Place.

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

Traveling by car from Branson to Wichita takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and flight. May in Wichita sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Wichita

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Strataca, Safari Zoological Park
Highlights from your plan
Safari Zoological Park ©
Safari Zoological Park
Sedgwick County Zoo ©
Sedgwick County Zoo
Strataca ©
Strataca

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Denver

Denver ©
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.
Denver is known for parks, museums, zoos & aquariums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, sample the fine beverages at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour, contemplate the long history of Denver Union Station, and explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Denver road trip planning site .

You can fly from Wichita to Denver in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Wichita to Denver is minus 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Wichita in May: high temperatures in Denver hover around 22°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo
Beer Tastings & Tours

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Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Colorado Springs is known for parks, zoos & aquariums, nature, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Garden of the Gods, deepen your knowledge of military history at United States Air Force Academy, explore the galleries of Miramont Castle Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs trip maker tool .

Traveling by bus from Denver to Colorado Springs takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trip

Manitou Springs
Highlights from your plan
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods

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Moab

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Moab is known for nature, adventure, trails, scenic drive, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Arches National Park, look for gifts at Gearheads Outdoor Store, explore the landscape on two wheels at Double Down Bike Shop, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

Start your trip to Moab by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Do a combination of flight and car from Colorado Springs to Moab in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Colorado Springs in June, with highs in Moab at 41°C and lows at 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Step out of Las Vegas to go to Boulder City and see Hoover Dam, which is approximately 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas tour builder tool .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Moab to Las Vegas takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Moab in June, expect Las Vegas to be a bit warmer, temps between 46°C and 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Tours Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and experience the excitement of Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip maker website .

Fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Las Vegas in June, plan for much colder days and little chillier nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Nightlife

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step out of San Francisco with an excursion to Wine Tours & Tastings in Napa--about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, examine the collection at de Young Museum, and walk around Golden Gate Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco planning website .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in June: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 25°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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