55 days in United States Itinerary

55 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
— 4 nights
2
Washington DC
— 4 nights
3
Lexington
— 4 nights
4
Louisville
— 4 nights
5
Saint Louis
— 4 nights
6
Branson
— 4 nights
7
Wichita
— 4 nights
8
Denver
— 4 nights
9
Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
10
Moab
— 4 nights
11
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
12
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
13
San Francisco
— 4 nights

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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.
You've added Flatiron Building, Hudson River Greenway, Fifth Avenue, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: go for a walk through Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument, and explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our New York City trip builder.

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to New York City due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from London in May, with highs in New York City at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

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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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, ponder the world of politics at White House, pause for some photo ops at National World War II Memorial, and get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

For ratings and other tourist information, use the Washington DC tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from New York City in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Washington DC, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °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 Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Lexington to Cincinnati to see Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden about 2 hours away. There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate.

For maps and other tourist information, you can read our Lexington trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Washington DC to Lexington in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Lexington are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Louisville.

Things to do in Lexington

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
Highlights from your plan
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden ©
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate ©
Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate

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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: Mammoth Cave (in Mammoth Cave National Park), Onyx Cave (in Cave City) and National Corvette Museum (in Bowling Green). There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern and snap pictures at The Big Four Bridge.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Louisville tour planner.

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 °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Louisville

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Mammoth Cave, Onyx Cave, National Corvette Museum
Highlights from your plan
Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
The Big Four Bridge ©
The Big Four Bridge

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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, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Saint Louis Zoo, take in nature's colorful creations at Missouri Botanical Garden, and walk around Forest Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint Louis travel route planner.

You can drive from Louisville to Saint Louis in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Louisville to Saint Louis is minus 1 hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 21st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Branson.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
Missouri Botanical Garden ©
Missouri Botanical Garden
The Gateway Arch ©
The Gateway Arch

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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.
Explore Branson's surroundings by going to Eureka Springs (Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge & Thorncrown Chapel) and Blanchard Springs Caverns (in Fifty Six). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Table Rock Lake, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, browse the different shops at Branson Landing, and take some stellar pictures from 165 Scenic Overlook.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Branson trip site.

Getting from Saint Louis to Branson by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In May, daytime highs in Branson are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Wichita.

Things to do in Branson

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Eureka Springs, Table Rock Lake, Blanchard Springs Caverns
Highlights from your plan
Blanchard Springs Caverns ©
Blanchard Springs Caverns
Table Rock Lake ©
Table Rock Lake
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge ©
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

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Wichita

Wichita ©
When in Wichita, make a side trip to see Strataca in Hutchinson, approximately Hutchinson away.

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

Traveling by car from Branson to Wichita takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Wichita are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Wichita

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Strataca
Highlights from your plan
Exploration Place ©
Exploration Place
The Keeper of the Plains ©
The Keeper of the Plains
Botanica: The Wichita Gardens ©
Botanica: The Wichita Gardens

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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, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, see the interesting displays at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, sample the fine beverages at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour, and contemplate the long history of Denver Union Station.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Denver planner.

Getting from Wichita to Denver by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Wichita in May, things will get little chillier in Denver: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo
Beer Tastings & Tours
Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour ©
Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour

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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, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Garden of the Gods, expand your understanding of the military at United States Air Force Academy, delve into the distant past at Manitou Cliff Dwellings, and learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs travel route planner.

Getting from Denver to Colorado Springs by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trip

Manitou Springs
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of World War II Aviation ©
National Museum of World War II Aviation
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado

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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, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Arches National Park, take in breathtaking views at Canyonlands National Park, cruise along Colorado Riverway Recreation Area, and stop by Gearheads Outdoor Store.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Moab trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Colorado Springs to Moab takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Colorado Springs in June, things will get a bit warmer in Moab: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Moab

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

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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.
When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Hoover Dam in Boulder City, approximately Boulder City away. There's lots more to do: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Moab to Las Vegas in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Moab to Las Vegas. Traveling from Moab in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can 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
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier, see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum, experience the excitement of Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Las Vegas in June, expect nights in Los Angeles to be a bit cooler, around °C, while days are colder, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can 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
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Change things up with a short trip to Wine Tours & Tastings in Napa (about 1h 10 min away). There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

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

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

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trip

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

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