57 days in United States Itinerary

57 days in United States Itinerary

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57 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  7​h
1
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h
2
Gatlinburg
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Orlando
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Key West
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Key Largo
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  6​h
6
New Orleans
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Austin
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  9​h 30​min
9
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
10
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
11
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
12
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
13
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: London

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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip planning website .

San Francisco to Washington DC is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 3 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in March; daily highs in Washington DC reach 15°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time for travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin

4
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Spend the 4th (Sat) exploring nature at Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 5th (Sun) at Dollywood. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, and sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Gatlinburg road trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Washington DC to Gatlinburg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. In April in Gatlinburg, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Dollywood, Mount LeConte
Highlights from your plan
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
Dollywood ©
Dollywood

5
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Have a day of magic on the 7th (Tue) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 8th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure and make an unforgettable trip to Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Orlando online travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Gatlinburg to Orlando takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Gatlinburg in April: high temperatures in Orlando hover around 34°C and lows are around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort

5
nights
Key West

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Spend the 14th (Tue) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, take an in-depth tour of Key West Firehouse Museum, cast your line with a fishing tour, and contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Key West trip maker site .

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Key West takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Key West, with lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Dry Tortugas National Park ©
Dry Tortugas National Park

1
night
Key Largo

Key Largo ©
The northernmost island of the Florida Keys, Key Largo provides stunning scenery, a number of watersports opportunities, and plenty of areas to relax on vacation.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder, observe the fascinating underwater world at Island Dolphin Care, then identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, and finally see the vivid underwater world at Spiegel Grove.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Key Largo trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Key West to Key Largo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Key West in April since evenings lows in Key Largo dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Key Largo

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Island Dolphin Care ©
Island Dolphin Care
Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder ©

5
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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Audubon Zoo, get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, and examine the collection at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our New Orleans itinerary app .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Key Largo to New Orleans takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Key Largo to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Key Largo in April: highs in New Orleans hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Austin.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Escape My Room New Orleans ©
Escape My Room New Orleans
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District

3
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Get out of town with these interesting Austin side-trips: Fredericksburg (St. Mary's Catholic Church, Grape Creek Vineyards on Main, & more). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Texas State Capitol, admire the striking features of The Driskill, take in nature's colorful creations at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, and take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Austin attractions website .

You can fly from New Orleans to Austin in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in April: highs in Austin hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Fredericksburg
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail

2
nights
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
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 26th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Mission San Jose, admire the natural beauty at San Antonio Botanical Garden, then contemplate the long history of The Alamo, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): walk around Friedrich Wilderness Park, Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns, and then admire the architecture and history at Mission Espada.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read San Antonio trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Austin to San Antonio by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In April in San Antonio, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

5
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.
On the 30th (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive, trek along Rim Trail, and stroll through Cape Final Trail.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip maker site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Antonio to Grand Canyon National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In April, Grand Canyon National Park is colder than San Antonio - with highs of 19°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Spend the 7th (Thu) exploring nature at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to San Francisco in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to San Francisco is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

5
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
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 11th (Mon), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area. Spend the 12th (Tue) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take in the views from Pohono Bridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at May Lake Trailhead, and trek along Wawona Meadow.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 1°C in Yosemite National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area ©
Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area
Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park ©

4
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
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, trails, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Geyser, take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin, and explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park route maker .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park by combination of car and flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 13°C and lows at -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Lower Geyser Basin ©
Lower Geyser Basin
Aurum Geyser ©
Aurum Geyser

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nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium, admire all the interesting features of Wrigley Field, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Chicago online attractions planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Chicago, with highs around 25°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Ernest Hemingway Birthplace
Highlights from your plan
Ragnarok Axe Throwing ©
Ragnarok Axe Throwing
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

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