57 days in United States Itinerary

57 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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New York City
— 3 nights
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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Charleston
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hilton Head
— 2 nights
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Savannah
— 2 nights
Fly to Miami, Shuttle to Marathon
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Marathon
— 2 nights
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Key West
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Marco Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Naples
— 3 nights
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Bus to Fort Lauderdale, Foot to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International, Fly to New Orleans
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New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Sedona
— 3 nights
Fly
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Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
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Poipu, Kauai
— 4 nights
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 5 nights
Fly to Fresno, Bus to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
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New York City

— 3 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.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History will appeal to museum buffs. Get some historical perspective at St. Patrick's Cathedral and 9/11 Memorial. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and stroll through Central Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the New York City day trip planning app.

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 5 hours. In May, New York City is somewhat warmer than London - with highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and Gettysburg National Military Park. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Gallery of Art and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to Gettysburg (Gettysburg National Cemetery & Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center) and Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (in Chantilly). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, and explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC day trip planning site.

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from New York City in May, you will find days in Washington DC are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can fly to Charleston.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Charleston

— 2 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Fort Sumter National Monument, steep yourself in history at Boone Hall Plantation, then take an in-depth tour of Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon, and finally get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Angel Oak Tree, then get engrossed in the history at Nathaniel Russell House, then examine the collection at Patriots Point, and finally take in the views from Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Charleston journey planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to Charleston in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Washington DC in May, Charleston is a bit warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Charleston

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Hilton Head

— 2 nights
A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at ZipLine Hilton Head, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Coligny Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, then see the interesting displays at Coastal Discovery Museum, and finally stroll through Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, read our Hilton Head trip planner.

Drive from Charleston to Hilton Head in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Hilton Head, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Savannah.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Savannah

— 2 nights

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): visit a coastal fixture at Tybee Island Light Station And Museum, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, steep yourself in history at Fort Pulaski National Monument, then wander the streets of Savannah Historic District, and finally walk around Forsyth Park. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll the grounds of Colonial Park Cemetery, get engrossed in the history at Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, then steep yourself in history at Juliette Gordon Low's Birthplace, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bonaventure Cemetery, and finally take an in-depth tour of Old Fort Jackson.

To find out how to plan a trip to Savannah, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Hilton Head to Savannah in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Savannah are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Marathon.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trip

Marathon

— 2 nights

Heart of the Florida Keys

A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
On the 15th (Sat), stroll through Looe Key (Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary), enjoy the sand and surf at Bahia Honda State Park, then snap pictures at Seven Mile Bridge, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at The Turtle Hospital. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, kick back and relax at Sunset Park Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dolphin Research Center, and finally cast your line with a fishing tour.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Marathon trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Savannah to Marathon takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Savannah in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Marathon, with lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Key West

— 4 nights

Conch Republic

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.
Let the collections at Truman Little White House and U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum capture your imagination. For shopping fun, head to Alan S. Maltz Gallery or 7 Artists & Friends Gallery. Spend the 18th (Tue) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, stroll the grounds of Key West Cemetery, steep yourself in history at Curry Mansion Inn, and stroll through Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Key West trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Marco Island.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Marco Island

— 2 nights
Marco Island is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States, located on an island by the same name in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Southwest Florida. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at South Marco Beach and then race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Marco Island trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Key West to Marco Island takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Key West in May since evenings lows in Marco Island dip to 24°C. On the 22nd (Sat), you're off to Naples.

Things to do in Marco Island

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Naples

— 3 nights
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge and Edison and Ford Winter Estates. Escape the urban bustle at Corkscrew Swamp and Captiva Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Fort Myers Beach (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Lovers Key State Park) and Sanibel Island (The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum & Bowman's Beach).

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Naples trip planning tool.

Naples is just a short distance from Marco Island. In May, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Naples

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Garden District and Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site. Museum-lovers will get to explore Whitney Plantation and The National WWII Museum. Go for a jaunt from New Orleans to Vacherie to see Oak Alley Plantation about 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, stroll the grounds of Lafayette Cemetery No.1, take a tour by water with Happiness Bayou Tours, and see the interesting displays at Backstreet Cultural Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our New Orleans tour itinerary builder tool.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Naples to New Orleans in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Naples to New Orleans. While traveling from Naples, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Wildlife

Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park

— 4 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Escape the urban bustle at Bright Angel Trail and Grand Canyon South Rim. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kolb Studio and Hermit's Rest. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, and admire the landmark architecture of Lookout Studio.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from New Orleans to Grand Canyon National Park takes 10.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from New Orleans in May, plan for colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife

Sedona

— 3 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Step out of the city life by going to Cathedral Rock and Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179). Montezuma Castle National Monument and Arizona Copper Art Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: hike along Broken Arrow Trail, explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock State Park.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Sedona online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June: highs in Sedona hover around 40°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Lahaina.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Lahaina, Maui

— 3 nights

Crown Jewel of Maui

Once the booming capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom, the tropical paradise of Lahaina still remains one of Maui's top vacation attractions, providing both culture and recreation.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Ho'okipa Beach Park and Makena Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Zipline and Kapalua Coastal Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to Wailea Beach (in Wailea), Maui Pineapple Tours (in Makawao) and Paddle On! Maui (in Makena). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Kamaole Beach Park II, wander the streets of Lahaina Front Street, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kamaole Beach Park III, and stroll around Lahaina Banyan Court.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Lahaina itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Sedona to Lahaina takes 10.5 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. While traveling from Sedona, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Lahaina, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Honolulu, Oahu

— 4 nights

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Makapuu Lighthouse Trail and Battleship Missouri Memorial. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like USS Arizona Memorial and Bishop Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Honolulu side-trips: Kailua (Lanikai Beach & Kailua Beach Park) and Haleiwa (Waimea Valley & Shark Diving). There's still lots to do: trek along Koko Crater Railway Trail, admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls, see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, and take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Honolulu trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Honolulu takes 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Honolulu can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to fly to Poipu.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Poipu, Kauai

— 4 nights
Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. state of Hawaii. Relax by the water at Poipu Beach Park and Hanalei Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Waimea Canyon State Park and Na Pali Coast State Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Poipu: Wailua Falls (in Lihue) and Polihale State Park (in Waimea). There's still lots to do: hike along Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail, head outdoors with Koloa Zipline, see Kipu Ranch Adventures, and look for all kinds of wild species at Kalalau Trail.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Poipu attractions planner.

Fly from Honolulu to Poipu in 2.5 hours. In June in Poipu, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can fly to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Poipu

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

— 5 nights

Heart of the Kona Coast

Thanks to its favorable location near a mountain range blocking the northeasterly trade winds, Kailua-Kona gets little rainfall, allowing adventure seekers and nature lovers a chance to enjoy over 300 days of sunshine each year.
Visit Punalu‘U Beach and Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay) for some beach relaxation. Take a break from the city and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kailua-Kona: Blue Hawaiian Helicopters - Waikoloa (in Waikoloa), Queen's Bath (in Princeville) and Hilo (Rainbow Falls & Akaka Falls State Park). There's lots more to do: kick your exploration up a notch at Hawaii Forest and Trail, kick back and relax at Papakōlea Green Sand Beach, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, and take in the awesome beauty at Mauna Kea.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kailua-Kona trip maker site.

You can fly from Poipu to Kailua-Kona in 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Kailua-Kona are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 4 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Yosemite, Tunnel View and El Capitan. Ansel Adams Gallery and Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: hike along Mariposa Grove, take in the dramatic natural features at Half Dome, stroll through Nevada Falls Loop, and take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park online journey maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Kailua-Kona to Yosemite National Park takes 13.5 hours. Traveling from Kailua-Kona to Yosemite National Park, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Kailua-Kona in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 30°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.