56 days in United States Itinerary

56 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States vacation planner

Make it your trip
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Chicago
— 6 nights
Fly to Anchorage, Drive to Homer
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Homer
— 4 nights
Drive
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Seward
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kenai
— 2 nights
Drive
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Denali National Park and Preserve
— 7 nights
Train to Anchorage, Fly to Juneau
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Juneau
— 3 nights
Fly
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Crater Lake National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Orick
— 2 nights
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Drive to California Redwood Coast-Humboldt County Airport, Fly to Reno Tahoe International Airport, Drive to South Lake Tahoe
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South Lake Tahoe
— 6 nights
Drive
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Truckee
— 5 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Maswik Lodge
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 10 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Chicago Midway

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Chicago

— 6 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Venture out of the city with trips to Saint Joseph (Whirlpool Compass Fountain & Silver Beach Carousel). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, walk around Millennium Park, shop like a local with The Magnificent Mile, and get curious at Museum of Science and Industry.

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The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Chicago. June in Chicago sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Homer.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Homer

— 4 nights
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Change things up with a short trip to Key-O's Guide Service in Ninilchik (about 52 minutes away). There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Kachemak Bay State Park, explore the landscape on two wheels at Homer Spit, examine the collection at Pratt Museum, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Homer holiday planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Chicago to Homer in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Chicago to Homer due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in June, things will get a bit cooler in Homer: highs are around 62°F and lows about 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Seward.

Things to do in Homer

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Seward

— 5 nights

Alaska Starts Here

For most visitors to this part of the world, the wild part of Alaska starts at Seward, a small port city that takes advantage of the region's natural beauty.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seward: Kenai Fjords National Park (Pederson Glacier, Exit Glacier, &more). There's lots more to do: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Alaska SeaLife Center, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and explore the activities along Resurrection Bay.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Seward trip planner.

Traveling by car from Homer to Seward takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, daytime highs in Seward are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kenai.

Things to do in Seward

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Kenai

— 2 nights
Kenai is a city in the Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): cast your line with a fishing tour, then identify plant and animal life at Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, and then do a tasting at Alaska Berries. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Crescent Lake and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Resurrection Pass.

Start your trip to Kenai by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Seward to Kenai takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in July, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Kenai

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Denali National Park and Preserve

— 7 nights
The 2.43 million hectares (6 million acres) of Denali National Park include low taiga forest, high-alpine tundra, and snowcapped mountains, all of which lead up to Mt.
Venture out of the city with trips to Talkeetna (Byers Lake & Hurricane Turn). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Husky Homestead, hike along Savage River Loop Trail, stroll through Horseshoe Lake Trail, and contemplate the waterfront views at Wonder Lake.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Denali National Park and Preserve trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kenai to Denali National Park and Preserve. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Kenai in July: highs in Denali National Park and Preserve hover around 70°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Juneau

— 3 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Trickster Company and then stop by Glacier Smoothie Soaps LLC. On your second day here, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Juneau trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Denali National Park and Preserve to Juneau takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Denali National Park and Preserve in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Juneau: temperatures range from 63°F by day to 52°F at night. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Juneau

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Crater Lake National Park

— 5 nights
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Change things up with these side-trips from Crater Lake National Park: Umpqua National Forest (in Umpqua), Salt Creek Falls (in Oakridge) and Mill Creek Falls (in Prospect). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Crater Lake National Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint, stroll through Watchman Peak, and cruise along Rim Dr.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Crater Lake National Park trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Juneau to Crater Lake National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, train, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Juneau to Crater Lake National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Juneau in July, you will find days in Crater Lake National Park are much hotter (94°F), and nights are a bit warmer (61°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Orick.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Orick

— 2 nights
Orick is a census-designated place situated on the banks of the Redwood Creek in Humboldt County, California. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): trek along Lady Bird Johnson Grove and then explore the striking landscape of Redwood National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take a peaceful walk through Trees of Mystery and then admire the majestic nature at Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Orick trip maker.

You can drive from Crater Lake National Park to Orick in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Crater Lake National Park in July, expect nights in Orick to be a bit cooler, around 52°F, while days are much colder, around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Orick

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

South Lake Tahoe

— 6 nights
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
South Lake Tahoe is known for historic sites, beaches, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park, explore the historical opulence of Vikingsholm, contemplate the long history of Tallac Historic Site, and experience rural life at Tahoe Trout Farm.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the South Lake Tahoe holiday maker website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Orick to South Lake Tahoe. Traveling from Orick in July, you will find days in South Lake Tahoe are somewhat warmer (82°F), and nights are slightly colder (46°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Truckee.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Side Trip

Truckee

— 5 nights
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Truckee is known for winter sports, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, trek along Tompkins Memorial Trail, glide through natural beauty at Tahoe Donner, and play a few rounds at Coyote Moon Golf Course.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Truckee sightseeing site.

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to Truckee in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 38°F in Truckee. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Truckee

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Winter Sports

Grand Canyon National Park

— 10 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, admire all the interesting features of Cape Royal, cruise along East Rim Drive, and hike along Rim Trail.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park road trip site.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Truckee to Grand Canyon National Park in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Truckee to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Grand Canyon National Park when traveling from Truckee in August, with lows around 50°F. On the 18th (Tue), you're off to home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

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.

Humboldt County travel guide

4.2
Scenic Drive · State Parks · Landmarks

Lake Tahoe (California) travel guide

4.3
Ski Areas · Zipline · State Parks
Lake of the Sky
Straddling the border between California and Nevada, Lake Tahoe draws visitors from both states and beyond to its shores. With an average of 300 sunny days annually, it's no surprise that the lake is a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts. The blue-green waters beckon travelers for swimming, boating, windsurfing, or kayaking. The lake also has a number of walking trails for those who don't want to get wet. In the colder months, skiers take to the surrounding mountains. The south shore is the most developed side of the lake, with more things to do, while the west and north shores are generally more tranquil.