55 days in United States Itinerary

55 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner

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Glendale
— 7 nights
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New Orleans
— 8 nights
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New York City
— 9 nights
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Niagara Falls
— 4 nights
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Lorain
— 1 night
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Ludington
— 1 night
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South Bend
— 1 night
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Chicago
— 7 nights
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Cedar Rapids
— 6 nights
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Ely
— 2 nights
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Maple Plain
— 1 night
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Yellowstone National Park
— 7 nights
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Glendale

— 7 nights
Glendale is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States, located about nine miles (14 km) northwest from Downtown Phoenix. Get outdoors at Effus Ranch and Off-Road Tours. Your inner history buff will appreciate Clarkdale National Historic District & Townsite and Sahuaro Ranch Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Glendale: Clarkdale (Historic Road - US Route 89A & Arizona Copper Art Museum), Vulture Peak Trail (in Wickenburg) and Coyote Trails Golf Course (in Cottonwood). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Spur Cross Ranch, head outdoors with The Highlands Center for Natural History, trek along Skyline Regional Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Mountain Trail.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Glendale day trip planning app.

Phoenix to Glendale is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or ride a tram. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in March, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow time for travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Glendale

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

New Orleans

— 8 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Garden District and Chalmette National Historical Park. Family-friendly places like St. Louis Cathedral and The National WWII Museum will thrill your kids. Spend the 16th (Tue) exploring nature at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to French Quarter, examine the collection at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, appreciate the extensive heritage of Our Sacred Stories, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Audubon Zoo.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Glendale to New Orleans takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Glendale to New Orleans is 1 hour. When traveling from Glendale in March, plan for little chillier days in New Orleans, with highs around 61°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

New York City

— 9 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Statue of Liberty National Monument. Attractions like 9/11 Memorial and Empire State Building make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Philadelphia (Washington Square Park, Independence Hall, &more). There's still lots to do: stroll around Central Park, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, contemplate the long history of Ellis Island, and learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read New York City journey planner.

You can fly from New Orleans to New York City in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to New York City. While traveling from New Orleans, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 49°F to lows of 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

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Niagara Falls

— 4 nights

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica and Forest Lawn. Get in touch with nature at Niagara Jet Adventures and Penn Dixie Fossil Park & Nature Reserve. Venture out of the city with trips to Saints Peter & Paul Church (in Williamsville), Rochester (St. Stanislaus Kostka Church & The Strong National Museum of Play) and Buffalo (Trinity Episcopal Church & Times Beach Preserve). There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at Soma Cura Wellness Center, see the interesting displays at Niagara Power Project Visitors Center, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish, and witness the site of a historic battle at Old Fort Niagara State Historic Site.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Niagara Falls trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from New York City to Niagara Falls by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in March, things will get slightly colder in Niagara Falls: highs are around 39°F and lows about 24°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lorain.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Lorain

— 1 night
Lorain is a city in Lorain County, Ohio, United States. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Miller Nature Preserve and then kick back and relax at Lakeview Park.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Lorain online holiday planner.

Getting from Niagara Falls to Lorain by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In March, daily temperatures in Lorain can reach 43°F, while at night they dip to 28°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Ludington.

Things to do in Lorain

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

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Highlights from your trip

Ludington

— 1 night
Ludington is a city in the state of Michigan. Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): walk around Ludington State Park, stroll around Ludington Waterfront Park, and then walk around Stearns Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Ludington itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lorain to Ludington takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Lorain in March, with highs in Ludington at 38°F and lows at 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to drive to South Bend.

Things to do in Ludington

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

South Bend

— 1 night
South Bend is a city in and the county seat of St. Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Elkhart Environmental Center, then see the interesting displays at Studebaker National Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sacred Heart, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes.

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Traveling by car from Ludington to South Bend takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Ludington, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in South Bend, ranging from highs of 44°F to lows of 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Chicago.

Things to do in South Bend

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Chicago

— 7 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Get some cultural insight at Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple and Museum of Science and Industry. Escape the urban bustle at Silver Beach County Park and Kathy Osterman Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Chicago side-trips: Weko Beach Park (in Bridgman) and Rosewood Beach (in Highland Park). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, contemplate the long history of Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House, get to know the resident critters at Lincoln Park Zoo, and meet the residents at Shedd Aquarium.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Chicago online trip builder.

Getting from South Bend to Chicago by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from South Bend to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in April, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cedar Rapids.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Cedar Rapids

— 6 nights
Cedar Rapids is the second largest city in Iowa and is the county seat of Linn County. Do some cultural sightseeing at Old Capitol Museum and National Motorcycle Museum. Get in touch with nature at Lake Darling State Park and Bailey's Ford Recreation Area. Get out of town with these interesting Cedar Rapids side-trips: Manchester Fish Hatchery (in Manchester), Fun Valley Ski Area (in Montezuma) and Wagamon"s Mill (in Lynnville). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Macbride Nature Recreation Area, play a few rounds at Brown Deer Golf Club, contemplate the long history of Motor Mill Historic Site, and have fun and explore at The Iowa Children's Museum.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cedar Rapids trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Chicago to Cedar Rapids in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In April, daily temperatures in Cedar Rapids can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ely.

Things to do in Cedar Rapids

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Ely

— 2 nights
Ely is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): hike along Trezona Trail, then hike along Chilly Dogs Sled Dog Trips, and then stroll through Bass Lake Trail. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a dose of the wild on White Wilderness Sled Dog Adventures and then ski along the peaceful trails at Flathorn - Gegoka Cross Country Ski Trails.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ely road trip site.

Traveling by car from Cedar Rapids to Ely takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Cedar Rapids in April, with highs in Ely at 45°F and lows at 23°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Maple Plain.

Things to do in Ely

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Maple Plain

— 1 night
Maple Plain is a city in Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States. On the 17th (Sat), hike along Dakota Rail Regional Trail and then take a peaceful walk through Baker Park Reserve.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Maple Plain trip website.

Traveling by car from Ely to Maple Plain takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Ely in April: high temperatures in Maple Plain hover around 51°F and lows are around 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Maple Plain

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Yellowstone National Park

— 7 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.
Get in touch with nature at Elephant Back Mountain and Roaring Mountain. Attractions like Yellowstone River Picnic Area and Yellowstone Lake make great kid-friendly stops. Spend the 20th (Tue) exploring nature at Fairy Falls. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Old Gardiner Road, take in the natural beauty of Beehive Geyser, stroll through Mystic Falls Trail, and explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park sightseeing planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Maple Plain to Yellowstone National Park. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Maple Plain to Yellowstone National Park. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Maple Plain in April, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 42°F and lows at 17°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

United States travel guide

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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.