56 days in United States Itinerary

56 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Boston
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Minneapolis
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Glacier National Park
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Palm Springs
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 5 nights
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Toronto
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San Antonio
— 2 nights
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Fredericksburg
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Austin
— 2 nights
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Miami
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Washington DC
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New York City
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Chicago
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San Diego
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Haleakala National Park
— 2 nights
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Lahaina
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Honolulu
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Boston

— 2 nights

Beantown

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.
On the 1st (Thu), buy something for everyone on your list at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, take an in-depth tour of Salem Witch Museum, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Bunker Hill Monument, explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, then take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden, and finally stroll around Boston Common.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Boston trip planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Boston is an approximately 9-hour flight. Traveling from Dublin to Boston, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dublin in July, expect Boston to be a bit warmer, temps between 33°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Minneapolis

— 1 night

The City of Lakes

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): walk around Minnehaha Park, then find something for the whole family at Nickelodeon Universe, then explore the world behind art at Minneapolis Institute of Art, and finally grab your bike and head to Mill Ruins Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the resident critters at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, then find something for the whole family at Cafesjian's Carousel, and then browse the different shops at Mall of America.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Minneapolis trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Boston to Minneapolis takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Boston to Minneapolis, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July in Minneapolis, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to fly to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks · Shopping · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Glacier National Park

— 4 nights

Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
On the 7th (Wed), hike the day away at Highline Trail. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, explore the activities along Avalanche Lake, trek along Iceberg Lake Trail, and appreciate the views at Logan Pass.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Minneapolis to Glacier National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Minneapolis to Glacier National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Minneapolis in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 11°C in Glacier National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Palm Springs

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): make a trip to Redlands Bowl, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Jacinto Mountain, then stop by Wabi Sabi Japan Living, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Theresa Church. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Palm Springs Art Museum, then deepen your understanding at Palm Springs Air Museum, and then see Off-Road Tours.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Palm Springs road trip website.

You can fly from Glacier National Park to Palm Springs in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Glacier National Park to Palm Springs is minus 1 hour. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Glacier National Park in July; daily highs in Palm Springs reach 49°C and lows reach 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can fly to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Las Vegas

— 5 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Las Vegas: Boulder City (Winged Figures of the Republic Statues & Hoover Dam). The adventure continues: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and try your luck at New York New York Casino.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Palm Springs to Las Vegas in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 47°C in July, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Toronto.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Casinos · Fun & Games · Shopping

Side Trip

Toronto

— 1 night
Toronto is a city in Woodson County, Kansas, United States, along the Verdigris River. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Cross Timbers State Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Toronto online route builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Las Vegas to Toronto. Traveling from Las Vegas to Toronto, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, things will get a bit cooler in Toronto: highs are around 38°C and lows about 24°C. On the 17th (Sat), you're off to San Antonio.

Things to do in Toronto

Parks · Nature

San Antonio

— 2 nights

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): find something for the whole family at SeaWorld and then don't miss a visit to Main Plaza. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the history at Mission San Jose, find something for the whole family at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, then steep yourself in history at The Alamo, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the San Antonio trip site.

Getting from Toronto to San Antonio by car takes about 10.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Toronto in July; daily highs in San Antonio reach 43°C and lows reach 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Fredericksburg

— 1 night

Fritztown

The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Pacific War, admire the natural beauty at Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus, then do a tasting at Grape Creek Vineyards, and finally indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Fredericksburg trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Fredericksburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, Fredericksburg is little chillier than San Antonio - with highs of 39°C and lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Austin.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Wineries · Tours · Museums · Parks

Austin

— 2 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): contemplate the long history of Texas State Capitol, hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, and then take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at LBJ Presidential Library, take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, and then take in the views from Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Austin day trip website.

Getting from Fredericksburg to Austin by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 43°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Miami.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Trails

Miami

— 3 nights

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Venture out of the city with trips to JP Outfitters Inc. (in Hollywood), Key Largo (Scuba & Snorkeling & Sandal Kingdom) and Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center (in Tavernier). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District, get a taste of the local shopping with Bayside Marketplace, enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, and wander the streets of Lincoln Road.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Miami travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Austin to Miami in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Austin to Miami due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Austin in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Miami: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in Miami

Outdoors · Parks · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trips

Washington DC

— 5 nights
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, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, get to know the resident critters at National Zoological Park, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Miami to Washington DC in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Miami in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Washington DC, with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to fly to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

New York City

— 6 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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument, and stroll through The High Line.

To find out how to plan a trip to New York City, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Chicago

— 2 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Buckingham Fountain, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Millennium Park, then admire the striking features of Reliance Building, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower. On your second day here, get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Shedd Aquarium, and then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago.

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Traveling by flight from New York City to Chicago takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in Chicago can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to San Diego.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Outdoors

San Diego

— 2 nights

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SeaWorld San Diego, and examine the collection at USS Midway Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Chicago to San Diego in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Chicago to San Diego due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Chicago in August, plan for little chillier days in San Diego, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Haleakala National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Fun & Games

Haleakala National Park

— 2 nights

A Rare and Sacred Landscape

Haleakala National Park offers visitors the rare opportunity to walk down into the intact crater of a volcano.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): cruise along Hana Highway - Road to Hana. Keep things going the next day: get impressive views of Haleakala Crater, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Huialoha Church, then explore by horseback at Pipiwai Trail, and finally make a trip to Charles Lindbergh's Grave.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Haleakala National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Haleakala National Park takes 8 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from San Diego to Haleakala National Park is minus 2 hours. Traveling from San Diego in August, expect nights in Haleakala National Park to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Haleakala National Park

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Lahaina

— 3 nights

Crown Jewel of Maui

Once the booming capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom, the tropical paradise of Lahaina still remains one of Maui's top vacation attractions, providing both culture and recreation.
Lahaina is known for wildlife, nightlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: observe the fascinating underwater world at Maui Ocean Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Ka'anapali Beach, stop by Lahaina Front Street, and walk around Lahaina Banyan Court.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Lahaina travel route tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Haleakala National Park to Lahaina. In August in Lahaina, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Honolulu

— 9 nights

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Get out of town with these interesting Honolulu side-trips: Kailua (Kailua Beach Park & Lanikai Beach), Byodo-In Temple (in Kaneohe) and Haleiwa (Pupukea Beach Park, Sunset Beach Park, &more). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, pause for some photo ops at Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument, and go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Honolulu trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Honolulu takes 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Honolulu can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Seattle

— 1 day

Emerald City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Seattle trip planner.

You can fly from Honolulu to Seattle in 7.5 hours. The time zone changes from Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Honolulu in August, with highs in Seattle at 31°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Shopping

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

Minnesota travel guide

4.4
Shopping Malls · Room Escape Games · Entertainment Centers
The Land of 10,000 Lakes
Deriving its name from the Dakota word for "land of sky-tinted water," Minnesota is a land of pristine lakes, pockets of dense green forests, and sprawling prairieland. Spend your vacation exploring the state's diverse landscape for endless outdoor activity and a chance to see some of the area's national monuments, or take a trip to the bustling St. Paul-Minneapolis area, a network of commerce and cultural attractions, including the famous Mall of America.

Montana travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Wildlife Areas
The Crown of the Continent
With a population of only one million, Montana remains an untouched natural paradise of snowcapped peaks, expansive forests, and alpine lakes, dotted with Old West ghost towns, Indian reservations, and progressive urban communities. Appreciate the state's unique charm and beauty with a trip to Glacier National Park, where you can come face-to-face with Montana wildlife among its high peaks. Head to the state's largest cities, Billings and Missoula, for an array of historical attractions and cultural sightseeing.

Texas travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
The Lone Star State
Thanks to its size and geologic features, Texas contains diverse landscapes that closely resemble both the south and southwest of the United States. Though most people associate Texas with tracts of barren land, deserts cover only about 10 percent of the state, with most of its big population centers located in areas once covered by prairies, grasslands, and forests. As you travel from one end of Texas to the other, observe the changing terrain that ranges from coastal piney woods and swamps in the east to the mountains of the west, with rolling plains and rugged hills in the center. For a bit of urban sightseeing visit some of the state's large cities such as Houston, Dallas, or Austin, or immerse yourself in the nation's history by adding famous attractions like The Alamo to your itinerary. Take plenty of time to mingle with the locals, famous for their hospitality, generosity, and fiercely independent spirit.

Maui travel guide

4.5
Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Zipline
The Valley Isle
The second largest of the eight major Hawaiian Islands, Maui features a rugged landscape ranging from high mountain peaks to deep valleys. Half of Maui lies within 8 km (5 mi) of the coastline, and most tourists come for the sandy beaches, many of them backed by fashionable resorts offering every modern convenience. Diversity of tourist attractions is Maui's major allure, with each of the island's shores offering a different set of vacation ideas. You can swim with dolphins, snorkel with sea turtles, or hike over the otherworldly landscapes of the world's biggest dormant volcano. A foodie paradise, the island also features dozens of small farms and gourmet restaurants.

Oahu travel guide

4.3
Beaches · Cemeteries · Scuba & Snorkeling
The Gathering Place
A top cultural and vacation destination within the Hawaiian Islands, Oahu is home to over 85 percent of the state's population. Aptly nicknamed the "Gathering Place," the island is truly at the heart of Hawaii, featuring the busy city of Honolulu and its surrounding districts. Visitors to Oahu can enjoy all the modern conveniences of a large city, while remaining within walking distance of secluded beaches, picturesque parks, high mountain peaks, and quaint little towns. To experience the laid-back side of Hawaii, take a trip away from the tourist hotspot of Waikiki, the island's most crowded neighborhood.