55 days in United States Itinerary

55 days in United States Itinerary

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55 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Ogden
Drive:  45​min
1
Salt Lake City
— 1 day
Fly + Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  9​h
3
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Key West
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
6
Miami Beach
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  10​h 30​min
8
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
10
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
11
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h
12
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
13
Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + tram + train:  9​h 45​min
End: Provo

1
day
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City itinerary maker site .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Salt Lake City. April in Salt Lake City sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 42°F at night. On the 28th (Sun), you'll travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Outdoors Parks Tours

6
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Elephant Back Mountain and Grand Teton. Spend the 3rd (Fri) exploring nature at Fairy Falls. Spend the 1st (Wed) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. There's lots more to do: contemplate the geological forces at Monument Geyser Basin, get great views at Observation Point Trail, identify plant and animal life at Yellowstone River Picnic Area, and hike along North Rim Trail.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park tour site .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone National Park in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Salt Lake City in April; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 42°F and lows reach 17°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park

5
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Deepen your sense of the past at sights like 9/11 Memorial and Tiles For America. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Times Square, steep yourself in history at Ellis Island, admire the masterpieces at Frick Collection, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City trip itinerary site .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to New York City takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to New York City is 2 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May, expect nights in New York City to be much hotter, around 55°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

3
nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Gallery of Art and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Air and Space Museum and Newseum. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery, stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, and examine the collection at The National Archives Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC road trip app .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from New York City in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Washington DC, with highs around 76°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arlington
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
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

3
nights
Key West

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Fort Zachary Taylor and Audubon House & Tropical Gardens will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Key West Cemetery. Go for a jaunt from Key West to Big Pine Key to see National Key Deer Refuge about 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, take in the exciting artwork at Alan S. Maltz Gallery, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Key West road trip planning website .

You can fly from Washington DC to Key West in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Washington DC in May: high temperatures in Key West hover around 85°F and lows are around 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Key West

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

National Key Deer Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

2
nights
Miami Beach

Miami Beach ©
Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 17th (Fri), kick back and relax at South Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Art Deco Historic District, then explore and take pictures at Lincoln Road, and finally take a stroll through Collins Avenue. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, then shop like a local with Aventura Mall, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Haulover Beach Park.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Miami Beach trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Key West to Miami Beach in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Haulover Beach Park, Aventura Mall, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District
South Beach ©
South Beach

3
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Head to Royal Street and Jamie Hayes Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Garden District and French Quarter are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, see the interesting displays at New Orleans Museum of Art, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Louis Cathedral, and look for gifts at Faulkner House Books.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the New Orleans online road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Miami Beach to New Orleans takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Miami Beach to New Orleans, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Miami Beach in May, expect nights in New Orleans to be about the same, around 70°F, while days are slightly colder, around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District
French Quarter ©
French Quarter

5
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Rim Trail and South Kaibab Trail. On the 23rd (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tanner Trail, take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, and examine the collection at Kolb Studio.

To find out how to plan a trip to Grand Canyon National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from New Orleans to Grand Canyon National Park in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from New Orleans to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in May, Grand Canyon National Park is cooler at night with lows of 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

3
nights
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.
Let the collections at The Mob Museum and The Neon Museum capture your imagination. Head to The Strip and Barneys New Yorkfor plenty of shopping. Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, try to win big at Casino at the MGM Grand, and make a trip to Paris Las Vegas.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas online itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 87°F to lows of 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Casinos Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

5
nights
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.
For shopping fun, head to Hammer Museum or Montana Avenue. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Getty Center and Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disneyland Park, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Will Rogers State Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Las Vegas to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in May, with highs in Los Angeles at 75°F and lows at 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

6
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.
Get outdoors at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park and Fishing Charters & Tours. Spend the 9th (Sun) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, explore the striking landscape of Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA, get all the information you need at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, and identify plant and animal life at McGurk Meadow.

Plan a Yosemite National Park trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, expect little chillier with lows of 43°F in Yosemite National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
North Dome ©
North Dome

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Take a break from the city and head to Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. Visit City Lights Booksellers and SS Jeremiah O'Brien for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, wander the streets of Marina District, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and get curious at Exploratorium.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, plan for little chillier days in San Francisco, with highs around 71°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

5
nights
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
We've included these beaches for you: Waikiki Beach and Sunset Beach Park. USS Arizona Memorial and Iolani Palace will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Polynesian Cultural Center (in Laie) and Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua). And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manoa Falls, identify plant and animal life at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, and see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Honolulu trip builder site .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Honolulu takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in June, expect Honolulu to be a bit warmer, temps between 86°F and 74°F. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sunset Beach Park, Polynesian Cultural Center, Kailua Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve ©
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

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