55 days in United States Itinerary

55 days in United States Itinerary

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Salem
— 3 nights
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Boston
— 2 nights
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New York City
— 5 nights
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
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Charlottesville
— 4 nights
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Iowa City
— 3 nights
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Minneapolis
— 3 nights
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Saint Paul
— 4 nights
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Seattle
— 4 nights
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Portland
— 5 nights
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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Austin
— 4 nights
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New Orleans
— 4 nights

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Salem

Salem ©
Best known for its 1692 witch trials, Salem has a number of significant historical sites, a bustling downtown, and many witch-themed attractions.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Hocus Pocus Tours, Bewitched After Dark Walking Tours of Salem, Sinister Stories of Salem, and other attractions you added. Get some cultural insight at Peabody Essex Museum and Old Burying Point Cemetery. Your inner history buff will appreciate The House of the Seven Gables and Derby Wharf Light Station. And it doesn't end there: walk around Salem Witch Trials Memorial, contemplate the long history of Salem Maritime National Historic Site, admire the landmark architecture of Ropes Mansion, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Episcopal Church.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Salem driving holiday planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Salem. In May, daytime highs in Salem are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Boston.

Things to do in Salem

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours
Highlights from your plan
The House of the Seven Gables ©
The House of the Seven Gables
Old Burying Point Cemetery ©
Old Burying Point Cemetery
Peabody Essex Museum ©
Peabody Essex Museum

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Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Brattle Book Shop of Boston as well as Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. On the 11th (Mon), look for gifts at Brattle Book Shop of Boston, explore the world behind art at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of HarborWalk, and finally learn about all things military at USS Cassin Young. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): get a sense of history and politics at Old State House, contemplate the long history of Captain Jackson’s Historic Chocolate Shop and the Printing Office of Edes and Gill, visit North End, then wander the streets of Back Bay, then pause for some photo ops at The Mapparium, and finally steep yourself in history at Massachusetts State House.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Boston holiday builder app.

You can drive from Salem to Boston in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Boston sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
North End ©
North End
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum ©
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Old State House ©
Old State House

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Corner Bookstore, Central Park, and other attractions you added. Popular historic sites such as World Trade Center Memorial Foundation and Belvedere Castle are in your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like New York Public Library and Speed Boats Tours. There's still lots to do: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, walk around Washington Square Park, wander the streets of Lower Manhattan, and visit Meatpacking District.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the New York City trip maker site.

Getting from Boston to New York City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Nightlife · Tours · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library
Beautiful The Carole King Musical ©
Beautiful The Carole King Musical

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Second Story Books as well as Politics and Prose. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): look for gifts at Second Story Books, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then take an in-depth tour of National Portrait Gallery, then get engrossed in the history at Smithsonian American Art Museum, and finally stop by Politics and Prose. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, explore the world behind art at Smithsonian Institution Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, then get a sense of history and politics at Smithsonian Institution Building, and finally see the interesting displays at National Postal Museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Washington DC online driving holiday planner.

Getting from New York City to Washington DC by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New York City in May: highs in Washington DC hover around 76°F, while lows dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History ©
Smithsonian American Art Museum ©
Smithsonian American Art Museum

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Charlottesville

Charlottesville ©
Situated at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville is perhaps best known as the home of three of the United States' founding fathers, including Thomas Jefferson.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio and The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia. Let the collections at McGuffey Art Center and C'ville Arts: A Cooperative Gallery capture your imagination. There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at Jefferson Vineyards, steep yourself in history at James Monroe's Highland, hike along Saunders-Monticello Trail, and relax in the rural setting at Carter Mountain Orchard.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Charlottesville travel route builder app.

Drive from Washington DC to Charlottesville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Iowa City.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
James Monroe's Highland ©
James Monroe's Highland
Jefferson Vineyards ©
Jefferson Vineyards

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Iowa City

Iowa City ©
Iowa City is a city in Johnson County, Iowa, United States. Get a sense of the local culture at Museum of Natural History and Herbert Hoover National Historic Site. Coralville Lake visitor center and Old Capitol Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Iowa City to go to Mount Vernon and see Palisades-Kepler State Park, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Mormon Handcart Site, explore the striking landscape at Devonian Fossil Gorge, walk around Terry Trueblood Recreational Area, and relax in the rural setting at Wilson's Orchard.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Iowa City online vacation maker.

You can drive from Charlottesville to Iowa City in 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Charlottesville to Iowa City due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in May, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Iowa City

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Palisades-Kepler State Park, Herbert Hoover National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Mormon Handcart Site ©
Mormon Handcart Site
Herbert Hoover National Historic Site ©
Herbert Hoover National Historic Site
Old Capitol Museum ©
Old Capitol Museum

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Minneapolis

Minneapolis ©
Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Minneapolis Institute of Art and Foshay Tower. Mill City Museum and Como-Harriet Streetcar Line are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake of the Isles, take in the dramatic scenery at St. Anthony Falls, grab your bike and head to Loring Park, and get some jogging in at Grand Rounds Scenic Byway.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Minneapolis trip site.

You can drive from Iowa City to Minneapolis in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in May, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive to Saint Paul.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks · Nature · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Mill City Museum ©
Mill City Museum
Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Como-Harriet Streetcar Line ©
Como-Harriet Streetcar Line

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Saint Paul

Saint Paul ©
The capital of Minnesota, Saint Paul represents half of the "Twin Cities" and embraces the outdoors and urban culture.
Escape the urban bustle at Summit Avenue and Como Lakeside Pavilion. You'll explore and learn at Twin City Model Railroad Museum and Hmong Cultural Center. And it doesn't end there: have fun at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, explore the galleries of Alexander Ramsey House, sample the tasty concoctions at Saint Paul Brewing, and admire the landmark architecture of Ramsey County Courthouse.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Saint Paul route site.

Saint Paul is just a short distance from Minneapolis. In May, daily temperatures in Saint Paul can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Saint Paul

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Minnesota Transportation Museum ©
Minnesota Transportation Museum
Alexander Ramsey House ©
Alexander Ramsey House
Hmong Cultural Center ©
Hmong Cultural Center

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Seattle

Seattle ©
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Museum of Flight and Pike Place Market. Get some historical perspective at Lake View Cemetery and Bruce Lee Grave Site. When in Seattle, make a side trip to see LeMay - America's Car Museum in Tacoma, approximately Tacoma away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Seattle Public Library, and gain insight at University of Washington.

To see more things to do and tourist information, read our Seattle holiday app.

You can fly from Saint Paul to Seattle in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in June, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

LeMay - America's Car Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Take a break from the city and head to Tryon Creek State Natural Area and Hoyt Arboretum. Museum-lovers will appreciate Live Laugh Love Art and Oregon Historical Society. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, walk around Mount Tabor Park, wander the streets of Officers' Row, and look for gifts at Powell's City of Books.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Portland trip maker.

You can drive from Seattle to Portland in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. On the 12th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vancouver, Live Laugh Love Art
Highlights from your plan
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Live Laugh Love Art ©
Live Laugh Love Art
Officers' Row ©
Officers' Row

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. Your inner history buff will appreciate SS Jeremiah O'Brien and Fort Point. There's much more to do: hike along Lands End, explore the world behind art at Asian Art Museum, see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Portland to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Portland, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Marin Headlands
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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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.
You'll explore and learn at The Getty Center and Madame Tussauds Hollywood. Step off the beaten path and head to Los Angeles County Museum of Art and California Science Center. There's much more to do: get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, read Los Angeles day trip planning tool.

You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in June, with highs in Los Angeles at 79°F and lows at 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Austin.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Step off the beaten path and head to LBJ Presidential Library and The Driskill. Appreciate the collections at Bullock Texas State History Museum and Harry Ransom Center. And it doesn't end there: ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, identify plant and animal life at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Cathedral.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Austin road trip website.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Austin takes 23 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Austin due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in June: high temperatures in Austin hover around 93°F and lows are around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow time for travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats ©
Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats
LBJ Presidential Library ©
LBJ Presidential Library
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
Bullock Texas State History Museum

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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.
Get some cultural insight at St. Louis Cathedral and Escape My Room New Orleans. Appreciate the collections at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA and Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium. There's still lots to do: visit Garden District, stroll the grounds of Lafayette Cemetery No.1, brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, and see the interesting displays at New Orleans Pharmacy Museum.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read New Orleans road trip app.

Fly from Austin to New Orleans in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Austin in June: highs in New Orleans hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 83°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral
Escape My Room New Orleans ©
Escape My Room New Orleans