54 days in United States Itinerary

54 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey planner

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Phoenix
— 1 night
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Sedona
— 4 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
— 6 nights
Drive to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Fly to San Diego
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San Diego
— 6 nights
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Honolulu
— 7 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
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Bozeman
— 1 night
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Breckenridge
— 2 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
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Chicago
— 5 nights
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Washington DC
— 5 nights
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New York City
— 6 nights
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Virginia Beach
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Phoenix

— 1 night
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): stop by Chandler Fashion Center, shop like a local with Zelma Basha Salmeri Gallery, then pick up some local products at Superstition Ranch Market, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Elan Wollitzer Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): get outside with Right On Target Clay Guides of AZ, browse the different shops at Tempe Marketplace, and then get a dose of the wild on Arizona Scenic Tours - Day Tours.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Phoenix trip itinerary builder site.

Atlanta to Phoenix is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Atlanta to Phoenix is minus 2 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Atlanta in May: high temperatures in Phoenix hover around 93°F and lows are around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Phoenix

Shopping · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Sedona

— 4 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Popular historic sites such as Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park and Chapel of the Holy Cross are in your itinerary. Let the collections at Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art and Rowe Fine Art Gallery capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Grand Canyon National Park (Grandview Point & Lipan Point). There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, view the masterpieces at Sedona Hummingbird Gallery, get a taste of the local shopping with Greg Lawson Galleries - Passion for Place, and look for gifts at Kachina House.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Sedona travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Phoenix to Sedona in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Phoenix in May: high temperatures in Sedona hover around 78°F and lows are around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

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.
Get some historical perspective at Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark and Yosemite Cemetery. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ansel Adams Gallery and Yosemite Museum Gallery. The adventure continues: trek along Wapama Falls at Hetch Hetchy, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, stroll around Mariposa Grove, and tee off at Big Trees Golf Course.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sedona to Yosemite National Park. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Sedona in May, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be colder, around 34°F, while days are little chillier, around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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.
Do your shopping at Gaslamp Quarter and Liberty Public Market. You'll explore and learn at The Disney Gallery and Maritime Museum of San Diego. Go for a jaunt from San Diego to Los Angeles to see Walt Disney Concert Hall about 1h 55 min away. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove, take in nature's colorful creations at Balboa Park, view the masterpieces at Africa and Beyond, and stroll through Black's Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip itinerary app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to San Diego. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in May: highs in San Diego hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can fly to Honolulu.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Honolulu

— 7 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.
USS Arizona Memorial and National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific will appeal to history buffs. For shopping fun, head to Ala Moana Center or Don Quijote. Venture out of the city with trips to Ihilani Spa (in Kapolei), Haleiwa (Pupukea Beach Park, Sunset Beach Park, &more) and Kailua (Kailua Beach Park & Lanikai Beach). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Waikiki Beach, get some fabulous bargains at Waikele Premium Outlets, go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, and stop by Ko Hana Distillers.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Honolulu trip planner.

You can fly from San Diego to Honolulu in 7 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from San Diego in May, with highs in Honolulu at 84°F and lows at 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

Yellowstone National Park

— 6 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.
Fort Yellowstone Historic District and S Rim Trail will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, relax and rejuvenate at Boiling River, take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, and explore the activities along Dragon's Mouth Springs.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park route planning site.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Yellowstone National Park takes 11 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Honolulu to Yellowstone National Park. In May, Yellowstone National Park is much colder than Honolulu - with highs of 53°F and lows of 27°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bozeman.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Bozeman

— 1 night
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): look for gifts at Montana Gift Corral and then identify plant and animal life at Yellowstone Guidelines.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Bozeman trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Yellowstone National Park to Bozeman in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi, shuttle, and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May: high temperatures in Bozeman hover around 65°F and lows are around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to fly to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Bozeman

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trip

Breckenridge

— 2 nights

Colorado's Kingdom

Founded in 1859 as part of the Gold Rush in the Rockies, Breckenridge boasts a main street lined with colorful wooden storefronts housing cafes and shops, giving the effect of a thriving western town from the 19th century.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): get into the urban bustle at Riverwalk Center, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Broken Compass Brewery & Tap House, and finally sample the fine beverages at Breckenridge Distillery. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Western Hardware Antique Mall, then stop by Rock Hut, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Dancing Pines Distillery.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Breckenridge trip maker.

Getting from Bozeman to Breckenridge by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. While traveling from Bozeman, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Breckenridge, ranging from highs of 60°F to lows of 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to fly to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries · Spas

Side Trip

Colorado Springs

— 3 nights
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.
Head to Denver Botanic Gardens and Commonwheel Artists Co-opfor plenty of shopping. Museum-lovers will get to explore U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum and Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art. Explore Colorado Springs' surroundings by going to Denver (Beer Tastings & Tours, Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour, &more). The adventure continues: walk around Garden of the Gods.

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Fly from Breckenridge to Colorado Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Breckenridge in June, plan for much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Colorado Springs: temperatures range from 84°F by day to 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to fly to Chicago.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Chicago

— 5 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Popular historic sites such as Ernest Hemingway Birthplace and Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio are in your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at The Art Institute of Chicago and Museum of Science and Industry. Step out of Chicago with an excursion to SaltTreeYoga in Ottawa--about 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of The Magnificent Mile, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lincoln Park Zoo, and take in the exciting artwork at Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center.

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Traveling by flight from Colorado Springs to Chicago takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Colorado Springs to Chicago. Traveling from Colorado Springs in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 63°F in Chicago. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Washington DC

— 5 nights
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Eastern Market and Madame Tussauds DC. Museum-lovers will get to explore National Gallery of Art and National Air and Space Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Washington DC: Sagamore Spirit Distillery (in Baltimore) and Gettysburg (Gettysburg Battlefield Books & Collectibles, Gettysburg National Military Park, &more). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Washington DC tour itinerary maker site.

Getting from Chicago to Washington DC by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Chicago in June since evenings lows in Washington DC dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to fly to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

New York City

— 6 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.
Get some historical perspective at 9/11 Memorial and St. Paul's Chapel. You'll explore and learn at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and New York Public Library. The adventure continues: visit Times Square, make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument, get engrossed in the history at Ellis Island, and take a stroll through Fifth Avenue.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our New York City trip planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in June, expect nights in New York City to be about the same, around 65°F, while days are little chillier, around 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Virginia Beach

— 1 night

The Resort City

Holding a record for the longest pleasure beach in the world, Virginia Beach showcases 35 miles of coastline and maintains a longstanding reputation as a family-friendly vacation destination.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): wander the streets of Town Center, then browse for treasures at Skipjack Nautical Wares & Marine Art Gallery, then explore the world behind art at Chrysler Museum of Art, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tarnished Truth Distilling Company.

To see ratings and more tourist information, read our Virginia Beach itinerary site.

Fly from New York City to Virginia Beach in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Virginia Beach are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Breweries & Distilleries

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.

Montana travel guide

4.8
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Wildlife Areas
The Crown of the Continent
With a population of only one million, Montana remains an untouched natural paradise of snowcapped peaks, expansive forests, and alpine lakes, dotted with Old West ghost towns, Indian reservations, and progressive urban communities. Appreciate the state's unique charm and beauty with a trip to Glacier National Park, where you can come face-to-face with Montana wildlife among its high peaks. Head to the state's largest cities, Billings and Missoula, for an array of historical attractions and cultural sightseeing.

Virginia travel guide

4.6
Historic Sites · Wineries & Vineyards · Gardens
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.