55 days in United States Itinerary

55 days in United States Itinerary

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55 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Saint Louis
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Dallas
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
San Antonio
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  9​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  12​h
4
Redwood National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Monterey
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 15​min
10
Keystone
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
11
Galena
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
12
Grand Haven
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10​h 45​min
13
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
14
Atlanta
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
15
Wheaton
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Saint Louis

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nights
Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Grapevine Historic Main Street District and Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Perot Museum of Nature and Science and 4R Ranch Vineyards and Winery. Change things up with these side-trips from Dallas: Fort Worth Water Gardens (in Fort Worth), Model Train Layout (in Grapevine) and Kaufman County Veterans Memorial Park (in Kaufman). There's much more to do: stroll around Klyde Warren Park, learn about winemaking at Blue Ostrich Winery, make a trip to Giant Eyeball, and examine the collection at Bayless-Selby House Museum.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Dallas tour builder .

Saint Louis to Dallas is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Saint Louis in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Dallas, with lows around 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Grapevine, 4R Ranch Vineyards and Winery, Blue Ostrich Winery, Kaufman County Veterans Memorial Park, A. W. Perry Homestead
Highlights from your plan
Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens ©
Perot Museum of Nature and Science ©
Perot Museum of Nature and Science
4R Ranch Vineyards and Winery ©
4R Ranch Vineyards and Winery

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Mission San Jose and San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral. Step out of the city life by going to Jacob's Well Natural Area and Cave Without a Name. Get out of town with these interesting San Antonio side-trips: Sister Creek Vineyards (in Sisterdale) and The Coming King Sculpture Prayer Garden (in Kerrville). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at The Alamo, see the interesting displays at San Antonio Fire Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Joseph Catholic Church, and appreciate the extensive heritage of King William Historic District.

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

Traveling by flight from Dallas to San Antonio takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in San Antonio can reach 93°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

The Coming King Sculpture Prayer Garden, Cave Without a Name, Sister Creek Vineyards, Jacob's Well Natural Area
Highlights from your plan
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose
San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral ©
San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral

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nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 18th (Tue), take some stellar pictures from The Abyss, take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, then explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon, and finally get your bearings at Yavapai Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cruise along Point Imperial Drive and then take some stellar pictures from Maricopa Point.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park route planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Antonio to Grand Canyon National Park in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from San Antonio in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 85°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Inner Canyon ©
Inner Canyon
Powell Point ©
Powell Point
Yavapai Point ©
Yavapai Point

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nights
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Visit Redwood National Park and Tall Trees Grove for some beach relaxation. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Trillium Falls Hike and Big Tree. The adventure continues: hike along California Coastal Trail and enjoy the sand and surf at Enderts Beach.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Redwood National Park using our trip planner.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Redwood National Park in 18 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Expect colder weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June: highs in Redwood National Park hover around 63°F, while lows dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Big Tree
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Enderts Beach ©
Enderts Beach
Trillium Falls Hike ©
Trillium Falls Hike

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nights
Yosemite National Park

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Vernal Fall and Tunnel View. Step off the beaten path and head to Bridalveil Fall and Sentinel Dome. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, make a trip to Washburn Point, identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, and take in the dramatic scenery at Ribbon Fall.

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

Explore your travel options from Redwood National Park to Yosemite National Park with the Route module. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Redwood National Park in June: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View

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nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Take a break from the city and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Sand Dollar Beach. Pfeiffer State Beach and Cannery Row will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Monterey: Big Sur (McWay Falls & Ewoldsen Trail) and Santa Cruz (Mitchell's Cove Beach & Santa Cruz Wharf). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay, admire the masterpieces at Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe, kick back and relax at Del Monte Beach, and get a taste of the local shopping with Gallery by the Sea Carmel.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Monterey travel route planner .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Monterey in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of car and flight. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Monterey, ranging from highs of 68°F to lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Big Sur, Santa Cruz, Carmel, Sand Dollar Beach, Marina State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
McWay Falls ©
McWay Falls

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visiting Muir Woods National Monument and Goat Rock Beach will get you outdoors. Your inner history buff will appreciate Wine Tours & Tastings and Safari West. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to St. Helena (Robert Keenan Winery, Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, & more), Frog's Leap Winery (in Rutherford) and Salt Point State Park (in Jenner). Next up on the itinerary: engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, brush up on your military savvy at USS Pampanito, take a leisurely stroll along The Embarcadero, and examine the collection at Golden State Model Railroad Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Monterey to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Wineries

Side Trips

St. Helena, Jenner, Muir Woods National Monument, Golden State Model Railroad Museum, Frog's Leap Winery
Highlights from your plan
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Safari West ©
Safari West
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards

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nights
Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Step out of the city life by going to Jenny Lake Trail and Jackson Lake Overlook. Your inner history buff will appreciate Grand Teton and Amphitheater Lake. The adventure continues: admire the verdant scenery at Leigh Lake, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Sacred Heart, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Elk Ranch Flats Turnout, Grand Teton National Park, and explore the striking landscape at Glacier View Turnout.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Grand Teton National Park trip builder tool .

Getting from San Francisco to Grand Teton National Park by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Grand Teton National Park, with highs around 79°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Jenny Lake Trail ©
Jenny Lake Trail
Amphitheater Lake ©
Amphitheater Lake

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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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Artist Point and Grand Loop Road. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Grand Prismatic Spring and Uncle Tom's Trail. Step out of Yellowstone National Park to go to Big Sky and see Grizzly Outfitters Ski & Backcountry Sports, which is approximately 1h 50 min away. Next up on the itinerary: witness a stunning natural landmark at Lone Star Geyser, explore the striking landscape at Artists’ Paintpots, delve into the lush surroundings at Petrified Tree, and steep yourself in history at Fort Yellowstone Historic District.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 3 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in July; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 73°F and lows reach 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Grizzly Outfitters Ski & Backcountry Sports
Highlights from your plan
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Lone Star Geyser ©
Lone Star Geyser

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Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Mount Rushmore National Memorial has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): hike along Little Devil's Tower Trail, then do a tasting at Twisted Pine Winery, then learn more about the world around you at The Museum @ Black Hills Institute, and finally explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Keep things going the next day: trek along Sunday Gulch Trail, immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harney Peak.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Keystone journey planning tool .

Do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Keystone in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July; daily highs in Keystone reach 80°F and lows reach 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Galena.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Custer, Hill City, Harney Peak
Highlights from your plan
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Harney Peak ©
Harney Peak

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Galena

Galena ©
Galena is the largest city in and the county seat of Jo Daviess County, Illinois, with a population of 3,429 at the 2010 census. On the 16th (Tue), admire the sheer force of Thunderbay Falls and then identify plant and animal life at Horseshoe Mound. Keep things going the next day: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Blaum Bros. Distilling Co., steep yourself in history at Ulysses S. Grant Home, then stroll around Grant Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Dickeyville Grotto.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Galena road trip website .

Do a combination of flight and car from Keystone to Galena in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Keystone in July, Galena is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 61°F. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Fri) before leaving for Grand Haven.

Things to do in Galena

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Dickeyville Grotto
Highlights from your plan
Ulysses S. Grant Home ©
Ulysses S. Grant Home
Blaum Bros. Distilling Co. ©
Blaum Bros. Distilling Co.
Dickeyville Grotto ©
Dickeyville Grotto

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Grand Haven

Grand Haven ©
Grand Haven is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Pere Marquette 1223. Here are some ideas for day two: take a leisurely stroll along Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier, stop by Blueberry Haven, then get engrossed in the history at Tri-Cities Historical Museum, then take in the waterfront activity at Lighthouse Connector Park, and finally admire the majestic nature at Kitchel Lindquist Dunes Preserve.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Haven travel planner.

Traveling by car from Galena to Grand Haven takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Galena to Grand Haven due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Grand Haven

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Lighthouse Connector Park ©
Lighthouse Connector Park
Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier ©
Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier
Grand Haven State Park ©
Grand Haven State Park

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Statue of Liberty National Monument and Twin Lights Historic Site. Escape the urban bustle at Manasquan Beach and Governors Island. Get out of town with these interesting New York City side-trips: Allaire State Park (in Farmingdale), Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park (in Princeton) and St. Catharine Catholic Church (in Spring Lake). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Gunnison Beach, wander the streets of Fort Greene, brush up on your military savvy at Old Barracks Museum, and steep yourself in history at Michener Art Museum.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the New York City vacation planner.

You can drive from Grand Haven to New York City in 12 hours. Another option is to fly. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Haven in July: high temperatures in New York City hover around 86°F and lows are around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in New York City

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Doylestown, Sandy Hook, Allaire State Park, Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park, Twin Lights Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
St. Catharine Catholic Church ©
St. Catharine Catholic Church
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©
Allaire State Park ©
Allaire State Park

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Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Step off the beaten path and head to Hills & Dales Estate and Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at St. Joseph's Catholic Church and Silver Comet Trail. Explore Atlanta's surroundings by going to Monastery of the Holy Spirit (in Conyers) and Macon (Hay House & Rose Hill Cemetery). Spend the 29th (Mon) exploring nature at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ebenezer Baptist Church of Atlanta, contemplate the long history of Swan House, and see the interesting displays at Fire Station No. 6.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Atlanta trip builder .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Atlanta takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Wheaton.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Macon, Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, Silver Comet Trail, Monastery of the Holy Spirit, Hills & Dales Estate
Highlights from your plan
Hills & Dales Estate ©
Hills & Dales Estate
St. Joseph's Catholic Church ©
St. Joseph's Catholic Church
Monastery of the Holy Spirit ©
Monastery of the Holy Spirit

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Wheaton

Wheaton ©
Wheaton is a suburban city in Milton and Winfield Townships and is the county seat of DuPage County, Illinois. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): admire all the interesting features of Kline Creek Farm, then learn about all things military at First Division Museum at Cantigny, then brush up on your military savvy at Cantigny Park, and finally stroll through Illinois Prairie Path.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Wheaton trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Atlanta to Wheaton. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Atlanta in August, expect Wheaton to be slightly colder, temps between 82°F and 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Wheaton

Museums Trails Parks

Side Trip

Kline Creek Farm
Highlights from your plan
Cantigny Park ©
Cantigny Park
First Division Museum at Cantigny ©
First Division Museum at Cantigny
Billy Graham Center Museum ©
Billy Graham Center Museum

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