56 days in United States Itinerary

56 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
— 5 nights
2
Philadelphia
— 4 nights
3
Washington DC
— 4 nights
4
Ocoee
— 2 nights
5
Nashville
— 3 nights
6
Memphis
— 3 nights
7
New Orleans
— 4 nights
8
Cameron
— 1 night
9
Austin
— 4 nights
10
Amarillo
— 1 night
11
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
12
Monument Valley
— 2 nights
13
Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
14
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
15
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
16
Los Angeles
— 4 nights

5
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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.
Appreciate the collections at 9/11 Memorial and New York Public Library. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island. There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, take a stroll through Times Square, admire the masterpieces at Frick Collection, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read New York City tour planning tool.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to New York City is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to New York City is minus 6 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in July, with highs in New York City at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

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

4
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Valley Forge National Historical Park and Independence Hall will appeal to history buffs. Relax by the water at Cape May Point State Park and Sunset Beach. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, examine the collection at Benjamin Franklin Museum, get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, and hike along Kelly Drive.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Philadelphia trip itinerary site.

Take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Philadelphia are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Valley Forge National Historical Park, Sunset Beach, Cape May Point State Park
Highlights from your plan
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Valley Forge National Historical Park ©
Valley Forge National Historical Park
Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation

4
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Washington National Cathedral and The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Get some cultural insight at National Air and Space Museum and The National Archives Museum. Step out of Washington DC with an excursion to National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle--about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, steep yourself in history at Georgetown University, take an in-depth tour of National Portrait Gallery, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC online travel route planner.

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to Washington DC takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Ocoee.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Arlington, National Museum of the Marine Corps
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

2
nights
Ocoee

On the 25th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Ocoee Outdoors, Inc. and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Adventures Unlimited.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Ocoee holiday website.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Ocoee takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Washington DC in July since evenings lows in Ocoee dip to °C. On the 26th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Ocoee

Nature Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Adventures Unlimited ©
Adventures Unlimited

3
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Lotz House Museum and Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Visiting Narrows of the Harpeth and Bowie Nature Park will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nashville: Franklin (St. Paul's Episcopal Church & Carter House). And it doesn't end there: test your team's savvy at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), get your game on at BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League, contemplate the long history of Belle Meade Plantation, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Upper Room.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Nashville trip maker site.

Getting from Ocoee to Nashville by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and shuttle. Traveling from Ocoee to Nashville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Franklin, Narrows of the Harpeth, Bowie Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill) ©
The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill)

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nights
Memphis

Memphis ©
The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
You'll explore and learn at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel and Graceland. Visit Sun Studio and Beale Street for their historical value. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, see the interesting displays at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, contemplate the long history of The Peabody Ducks, and get engrossed in the history at Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Memphis trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Memphis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sultana Disaster Museum
Highlights from your plan
National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel ©
Graceland
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

4
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The National WWII Museum and Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium. St. Louis Cathedral and Our Sacred Stories will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, take in the history at Chalmette National Historical Park, don't miss a visit to French Quarter, and see the interesting displays at Cabildo.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our New Orleans holiday tool.

Drive from Memphis to New Orleans in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Memphis in August, you will find days in New Orleans are little chillier (°C), and nights are a bit warmer (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cameron.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Our Sacred Stories ©
Our Sacred Stories
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District

1
night
Cameron

Cameron ©
Cameron is a census-designated place (CDP) in and the parish seat of Cameron Parish, Louisiana, United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): stroll through Mae's Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Holly Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cameron route planner.

You can drive from New Orleans to Cameron in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. When traveling from New Orleans in August, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Cameron: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Austin.

Things to do in Cameron

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Holly Beach ©
Holly Beach

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Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Alamo and Elisabet Ney Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate Texas Memorial Museum and Mexic-Arte Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Austin side-trips: San Antonio (The San Antonio River Walk & McNay Art Museum). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Barton Springs Pool, admire the masterpieces at Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum, explore the landscape on two wheels at Barton Creek Greenbelt, and take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Austin trip builder.

Getting from Cameron to Austin by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Cameron in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Austin, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Amarillo.

Things to do in Austin

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

San Antonio
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
Bullock Texas State History Museum
McNay Art Museum ©
McNay Art Museum

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Amarillo

Amarillo ©
Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, thensee the interesting displays at Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum, and then wander the wide-open spaces of Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Amarillo driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Austin to Amarillo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Austin in August, expect Amarillo to be a bit cooler, temps between °C and °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Amarillo

Museums

Side Trip

Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum
Highlights from your plan
Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West ©
Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum ©
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum
Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum ©
Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum

3
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Santa Fe

Santa Fe
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Visit The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi and Santa Fe Cathedral Park and Monument for their historical value. Let the collections at Nedra Matteucci Galleries and Georgia O'Keeffe Museum capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Santa Fe side-trips: Jemez Springs (Jemez Mountains & Valles Caldera National Preserve), Cochiti Pueblo (Canyon Trail & Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument) and Ojito Wilderness (in San Ysidro). There's more to do: admire the natural beauty at Los Alamos Nature Center and shop like a local with Mama's Minerals.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Santa Fe trip planner.

Traveling by car from Amarillo to Santa Fe takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Amarillo in August; daily highs in Santa Fe reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Jemez Springs, Cochiti Pueblo, Los Alamos Nature Center, Ojito Wilderness
Highlights from your plan
Canyon Trail
Canyon Trail
Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument ©
Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
Nedra Matteucci Galleries ©
Nedra Matteucci Galleries

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Monument Valley

Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., get interesting insight from Tours, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildcat Trail.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Monument Valley journey builder website.

You can drive from Santa Fe to Monument Valley in 7 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. In August, daytime highs in Monument Valley are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Wildcat Trail ©
Wildcat Trail

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bright Angel Point and Grand Canyon Railway Depot. Get in touch with nature at Grand Canyon South Rim and Nature & Wildlife Tours. The adventure continues: trek along Rim Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tonto Trail, cruise along East Rim Drive, and take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Monument Valley to Grand Canyon National Park takes 5.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Monument Valley in August: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Strip and The Neon Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Mob Museum and Titanic. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, see the interesting displays at Nostalgia Street Rods, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, and admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. In August, Las Vegas is much warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Fun & Games Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Escape the urban bustle at The Narrows and Zion's Main Canyon. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park, trek along Angel's Landing, take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Canyon Overlook Trail.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Zion National Park trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Las Vegas to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. When traveling from Las Vegas in August, plan for little chillier days in Zion National Park, with highs around °C, while nights are much colder with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

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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.
Get some historical perspective at Santa Monica Pier and Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park. The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach), Malibu (Zuma Beach, Nicholas Canyon Beach, &more) and Anaheim (Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! & Disneyland Park). Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach, appreciate the history behind Guitar Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica Bay, and see the interesting displays at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles travel route planning website.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Los Angeles takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zion National Park to Los Angeles. While traveling from Zion National Park, expect little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Malibu, Anaheim, Manhattan Beach
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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