57 days in United States Itinerary

57 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip builder

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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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Las Vegas
— 4 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Yellowstone National Park
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Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
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Chicago
— 3 nights
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Washington DC
— 5 nights
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New York City
— 5 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 5 nights
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Seattle
— 3 nights
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Anchorage
— 4 nights
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San Francisco

— 5 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, get curious at Exploratorium, get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square, and browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco route planning site.

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to San Francisco, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in July, things will get a bit warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 26°C and lows about 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods

Yosemite National Park

— 6 nights
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
On the 17th (Sun), spend a scenic day exploring the area around Half Dome. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, hike along Lembert Dome, admire the sheer force of Chilnualna Falls, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip tool.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in July, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit warmer (33°C), and nights are little chillier (9°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Los Angeles

— 3 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Disneyland Park (in Anaheim) and Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills). Pack the 23rd (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, examine the collection at The Getty Center, don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles road trip site.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.
Go for a jaunt from Las Vegas to Boulder City to see Hoover Dam about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, explore the striking landscape of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas tour itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect nights in Las Vegas to be a bit warmer, around 32°C, while days are much warmer, around 47°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Casinos · Shopping · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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.
On the 29th (Fri), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park online route builder.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in July; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 34°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time for travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Yellowstone National Park

— 6 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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, stroll through Hayden Valley, and head outdoors with Morning Glory Pool.

You can plan Yellowstone National Park trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 9.5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 24°C and lows at 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Chicago.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Chicago

— 3 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, get a new perspective on nature at Field Museum, meet the residents at Shedd Aquarium, and enjoy breathtaking views from 360 Chicago Observation Deck.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Chicago tour planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, taxi, and train. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August: highs in Chicago hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, and get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Washington DC day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Washington DC is 1 hour. In August, daytime highs in Washington DC are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to fly to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, stop by Times Square, walk around The High Line, and take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our New York City online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in New York City are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to fly to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Glacier National Park

— 5 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 26th (Fri), hike the day away at Highline Trail. There's much more to do: trek along Iceberg Lake Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier, admire all the interesting features of Going-to-the-Sun Road, and admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls.

Before you visit Glacier National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Glacier National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in August, expect colder with lows of 10°C in Glacier National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Seattle

— 3 nights

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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, and wineries. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, and stroll around Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Seattle trip planner.

You can fly from Glacier National Park to Seattle in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Glacier National Park in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 19°C in Seattle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Anchorage.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping

Anchorage

— 4 nights

The City of Lights and Flowers

Home to nearly half of Alaska's population, the port city of Anchorage covers a staggering area of over 4,900 sq km (1,900 sq mi) surrounded by mountains.
Make the 2nd (Fri) an awe-inspiring day at Chugach State Park. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, steep yourself in history at Alaska Native Heritage Center, take an in-depth tour of Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum, and grab your bike and head to Tony Knowles Coastal Trail.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Anchorage trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Anchorage takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Seattle to Anchorage, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seattle in August, expect Anchorage to be slightly colder, temps between 22°C and 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.