56 days in United States Itinerary

56 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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New York City
— 5 nights
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Philadelphia
— 4 nights
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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Ocoee
— 2 nights
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Nashville
— 3 nights
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Memphis
— 3 nights
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New Orleans
— 4 nights
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Cameron
— 1 night
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Austin
— 4 nights
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Amarillo
— 1 night
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Santa Fe
— 3 nights
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Monument Valley
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
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Las Vegas
— 4 nights
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Zion National Park
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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New York City

— 5 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.
Appreciate the collections at 9/11 Memorial and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ellis Island and American Museum of Natural History. There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument, and explore the world behind art at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

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 35°C and lows at 26°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 · Neighborhoods

Philadelphia

— 4 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
Valley Forge National Historical Park and Washington Square Park 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 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°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 · Outdoors

Side Trips

Washington DC

— 4 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Washington National Cathedral and Arlington National Cemetery. 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, appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and get a sense of history and politics at White House.

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 take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°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 · Parks

Side Trips

Ocoee

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): relax and float downstream with Ocoee Outdoors, Inc. and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Keep things going the next day: let the river carry you with Adventures Unlimited.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ocoee day trip tool.

Fly from Washington DC to Ocoee in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Washington DC in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Ocoee, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Nashville.

Things to do in Ocoee

Adventure · Parks · Tours

Nashville

— 3 nights

Music City U.S.A.

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 St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Visiting Narrows of the Harpeth and Bowie Nature Park will get you outdoors. Step out of Nashville with an excursion to Carter House in Franklin--about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, have some family-friendly fun at BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League, and test your team's savvy at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill).

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Nashville trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Ocoee to Nashville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Memphis

— 3 nights

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

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 Stax Museum of American Soul Music. Visit Sun Studio and The Peabody Ducks for their historical value. There's much more to do: explore the galleries of Graceland, admire the masterpieces at Withers Collection Museum & Gallery, appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, and examine the collection at Railroad & Trolley 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 take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°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

New Orleans

— 4 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The National WWII Museum and Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium. St. Louis Cathedral and Garden District will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square, 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 do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Memphis in August, you will find days in New Orleans are little chillier (32°C), and nights are a bit warmer (32°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 · Neighborhoods · Nature

Cameron

— 1 night
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 39°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Austin.

Things to do in Cameron

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Austin

— 4 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

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 Bullock Texas State History Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Austin side-trips: San Antonio (The San Antonio River Walk & McNay Art Museum). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Barton Springs Pool, admire the masterpieces at Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, and admire the landmark architecture of The Driskill.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Austin trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Cameron to Austin by car takes about 5.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cameron in August: highs in Austin hover around 43°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Amarillo.

Things to do in Austin

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trip

Amarillo

— 1 night

Yellow Rose of Texas

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, then see 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 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Austin in August, expect Amarillo to be a bit cooler, temps between 37°C and 21°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

Santa Fe

— 3 nights

City Different

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 Mama's Minerals capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Santa Fe side-trips: Ojito Wilderness (in San Ysidro), Jemez Springs (Jemez Mountains & Valles Caldera National Preserve) and Cochiti Pueblo (Canyon Trail & Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument). There's more to do: admire the natural beauty at Los Alamos Nature Center and explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Fe trip tool.

You can drive from Amarillo to Santa Fe in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Amarillo to Santa Fe, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, Santa Fe is a bit cooler than Amarillo - with highs of 34°C and lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Monument Valley

— 2 nights
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 36°C, while nighttime lows are 17°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 · Museums

Grand Canyon National Park

— 6 nights
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 Yavapai Geology Museum. Get in touch with nature at Grand Canyon South Rim and South Kaibab Trail. The adventure continues: trek along Bright Angel 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 31°C and lows are around 11°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 · Wildlife

Las Vegas

— 4 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Strip and Titanic. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Mob Museum and Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, get your game on at Top Shot Las Vegas, ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas trip builder site.

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, with highs in Las Vegas at 45°C and lows at 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums · Fun & Games · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Zion National Park

— 3 nights
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 National Park. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Canyon Overlook Trail, hike along Angel's Landing, take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, and explore and take pictures at Zion Shuttle.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park travel route planner.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in August: highs in Zion National Park hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Los Angeles

— 4 nights

City of Angels

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 flight from Zion National Park to Los Angeles takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; 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 34°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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.

Louisiana travel guide

4.3
Historic Walking Areas · Nightlife · Military Museums
The Pelican State
With a landscape of deltas, marshes, and swamps formed by the sediments of the Mississippi River, Louisiana is home to rich native plant and animal life, including rare species of tree frogs, ibis, and egrets. The state's urban areas, most notably the historical city of New Orleans, are some of its most popular attractions and boast a varied multicultural and multilingual heritage, strongly influenced by a mix of French, Spanish, Native American, and African cultures. Native Louisianans proudly cling to their distinctive dialects and musical traditions, offering visitors a chance to explore one of the most culturally diverse areas in North America. The homeland of both Cajun and Creole cuisines, Louisiana remains a top holiday destination for foodies from around the world.