54 days in United States Itinerary

54 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
— 5 nights
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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Gatlinburg
— 4 nights
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Orlando
— 6 nights
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San Diego
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
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Seattle
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
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Chicago
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New York City

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.
Attractions like Central Park and Statue of Liberty National Monument make great kid-friendly stops. Take a break from New York City with a short trip to Bronx Zoo in Bronx, about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal, contemplate the long history of Ellis Island, and don't miss a visit to Empire State Building.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the New York City online tour builder.

Newark to New York City is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In June, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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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.
Attractions like National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with a short trip to Gettysburg National Military Park in Gettysburg (about 1h 40 min away). There's still lots to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at National Zoological Park, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, pause for some photo ops at National World War II Memorial, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip builder site.

You can take a train from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City in June, you will find days in Washington DC are somewhat warmer (86°F), and nights are about the same (69°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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Gatlinburg

The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Kids will appreciate attractions like River Rafting & Tubing and Roaring Fork. Step out of Gatlinburg with an excursion to 5 Rivers Adventures in Hartford--about 42 minutes away. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 13th (Sat) at Dollywood. There's lots more to do: stroll around Chimneys Picnic Area, take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, get outside with The Sinks, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Gatlinburg trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Gatlinburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in June, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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Orlando

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Bring the kids along to Universal's Islands of Adventure and Magic Kingdom Park. Have a day of magic on the 15th (Mon) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 19th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Discovery Cove. Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort and discover the magic at Happily Ever After Fireworks.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Orlando tour planner.

You can fly from Gatlinburg to Orlando in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Traveling from Gatlinburg in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 73°F in Orlando. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

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San Diego

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like San Diego Zoo and USS Midway Museum. Spend the 22nd (Mon) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. There's much more to do: let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove, see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego, and appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego route planner.

You can fly from Orlando to San Diego in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando to San Diego, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Orlando in June: high temperatures in San Diego hover around 73°F and lows are around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Museums

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Los Angeles

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.
Family-friendly places like Disneyland Park and Adventure City will thrill your kids. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disney California Adventure Park, which is approximately 38 minutes away. Pack the 27th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier, examine the collection at The Getty Center, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Diego in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Yosemite National Park

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.
Kids will enjoy Glacier Point and Sentinel Dome. The adventure continues: trek along Nevada Falls Loop, stroll through Panorama Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Cloud's Rest, and take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip maker site.

Drive from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, plan for little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Golden Gate Bridge and Exploratorium. Step out of San Francisco to go to Napa and see Wine Tours & Tastings, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, go for a walk through Lombard Street, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for a bit cooler days in San Francisco, with highs around 73°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours · Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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Honolulu, Oahu

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.
Attractions like Waikiki Beach and Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with a short trip to Kailua Beach Park in Kailua (about 32 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, steep yourself in history at Battleship Missouri Memorial, and examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Honolulu day trip planning website.

Getting from San Francisco to Honolulu by flight takes about 8 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Honolulu. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect Honolulu to be a bit warmer, temps between 88°F and 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Seattle

Emerald City

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.
Attractions like Chihuly Garden and Glass and Pike Place Market make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Space Needle, explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Woodland Park Zoo, and take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Seattle trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Seattle takes 8 hours. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Honolulu in July; daily highs in Seattle reach 79°F and lows reach 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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Yellowstone National Park

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Grand Teton. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washburn, witness a stunning natural landmark at Sapphire Pool, look for all kinds of wild species at Hayden Valley, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Butte Overlook.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. Traveling from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Seattle in July: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

2
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Chicago

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kids will appreciate attractions like The Art Institute of Chicago and Shedd Aquarium. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the resident critters at Lincoln Park Zoo, walk around Millennium Park, learn more about the world around you at Field Museum, and get curious at Museum of Science and Industry.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Chicago online tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, taxi, and train. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July: highs in Chicago hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

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.