57 days in Continental USA Itinerary

57 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Juneau
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Lahaina, Maui
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Honolulu, Oahu
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San Francisco
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Los Angeles
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Sedona
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Phoenix
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San Antonio
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New Orleans
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Philadelphia
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Juneau

— 5 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Take a break from the city and head to Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center and Nugget Falls. Explore hidden gems such as Tracy Arm Fjord and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Spend the 6th (Sat) exploring nature at Pack Creek. And it doesn't end there: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, stroll through Eagle Beach, delve into the lush surroundings at Treadwell Historic Mine Trail, and make a trip to Mendenhall Glacier.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Juneau online road trip planner.

London, UK to Juneau is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to Juneau, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in July, expect nights in Juneau to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are slightly colder, around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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Lahaina, Maui

— 5 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Zipline and Keawakapu Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lahaina Front Street and Napili Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Lahaina: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Kihei), Helicopter Tours (in Kahului) and Wailea (Ulua Beach, Wailea Beach, &more). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Kapalua Beach, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, stroll the grounds of Waiola Church & Waiola Cemetery, and walk around Lahaina Banyan Court.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Lahaina trip planner.

You can fly from Juneau to Lahaina in 13 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Juneau to Lahaina is minus 1 hour. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Juneau in July: high temperatures in Lahaina hover around 35°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Honolulu, Oahu

— 6 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Shark Diving and Kailua Beach Park. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Lanikai Beach and Sharks Cove. Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Swim with Dolphins (in Waianae), Byodo-In Temple (in Kaneohe) and Polynesian Cultural Center (in Laie). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Battleship Missouri Memorial, examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, stroll through Waikiki Beach, and take an in-depth tour of Iolani Palace.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Honolulu vacation app.

Getting from Lahaina to Honolulu by flight takes about 4 hours. In July in Honolulu, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 5 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge will appeal to history buffs. Relax by the water at Bodega Dunes and Goat Rock Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga), Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley) and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville). There's still lots to do: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, examine the collection at Exploratorium, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, and go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to San Francisco takes 8 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Honolulu to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Honolulu in July, with highs in San Francisco at 26°C and lows at 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Los Angeles

— 5 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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and El Matador State Beach. Museum-lovers will appreciate Mission San Juan Capistrano and Griffith Observatory. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Mission Basilica San Juan Capistrano (in San Juan Capistrano), Camarillo Premium Outlets (in Camarillo) and Oceanside (Oceanside Pier & Dolphin & Whale Watching). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, take a stroll through Angelino Heights Historic Area, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and shop like a local with Abbot Kinney Boulevard.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles driving holiday planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sedona

— 6 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Shop till you drop at Oak Creek Vista Point and Son Silver West Gallery. Discover out-of-the-way places like Whiskey Row and Historic Old Town Cottonwood. Explore Sedona's surroundings by going to Clarkdale (Tuzigoot National Monument & Arizona Copper Art Museum), Prescott (Sharlot Hall Museum & Newman Gallery) and Montezuma Well (in Rimrock). There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Jerome State Historic Park, cruise along Schnebly Hill Vista Overlook, get a taste of the local shopping with Navarro Gallery & Sculpture Garden, and view the masterpieces at Honshin Fine Art.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Sedona online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Sedona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Sedona is 1 hour. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect nights in Sedona to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 39°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Phoenix

— 2 nights
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Basilica, take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden, and then walk around Lake Pleasant Regional Park. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Old Town Scottsdale, then admire the masterpieces at Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Scottsdale Fashion Square.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Phoenix online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Phoenix takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sedona in August: high temperatures in Phoenix hover around 47°C and lows are around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Phoenix

Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

San Antonio

— 2 nights

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Mary's Catholic Church and Pioneer Museum. Head to Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus and Luckenbach Texas General Storefor some retail therapy. Get out of town with these interesting San Antonio side-trips: National Museum of the Pacific War (in Fredericksburg), Garrison Brothers Distillery (in Hye) and Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site (in Stonewall).

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our San Antonio online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Phoenix to San Antonio by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Phoenix to San Antonio. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Phoenix in August, with highs in San Antonio at 43°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

New Orleans

— 6 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St. Louis Cathedral and Garden District. Visit Royal Street and Jackson Square for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Smith H J & Sons General Store and Museum (in Covington), Whitney Plantation (in Wallace) and Global Wildlife Center (in Folsom). Spend the 10th (Sat) exploring nature at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Ultimate Swamp Adventures, get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, look for all kinds of wild species at Old River Road Plantation Adventure, and admire the masterpieces at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our New Orleans online sightseeing planner.

Fly from San Antonio to New Orleans in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from San Antonio, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Philadelphia

— 3 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Independence Hall and Liberty Bell Center. Philadelphia Museum of Art and Eastern State Penitentiary will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Philadelphia's surroundings by going to Cape May (Emlen Physick Estate & World War II Lookout Tower) and Ocean City (Parasailing & Paragliding & Ocean City Beach). There's much more to do: stroll through Sunset Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, and admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Philadelphia attractions planner.

You can fly from New Orleans to Philadelphia in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Philadelphia due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Philadelphia when traveling from New Orleans in August, with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can catch the train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

New York City

— 6 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.
Explore hidden gems such as St. Patrick's Cathedral and Black Creek Preserve. You'll explore and learn at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Alex Ferrone Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New York City: Adams Fairacre Farms (in Poughkeepsie), Nyquist-Harcourt Wildlife Sanctuary (in New Paltz) and Sam's Point Preserve (in Cragsmoor). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at 9/11 Memorial, cruise along Hawk's Nest Highway, experience rural life at The East End Mushroom Company, and identify plant and animal life at Orange County Arboretum.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read New York City online attractions planner.

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to New York City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in New York City, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Alaska travel guide

4.6
Dolphin & Whale Watching · Geologic Formations · Wildlife Areas
The Last Frontier
The country's largest state, Alaska is also its least densely populated. America's final frontier, the state lies on the Arctic Circle and features some of the highest mountains in the United States. Today, several million people flock annually to the state's pristine wilderness areas, which shelter a diverse plant and animal life and offer a great selection of things to do. Tailor-made for adventurous types wishing to leave civilization behind, Alaska can also be an extremely expensive vacation destination, with few transportation options and much of its land accessible only by plane or helicopter.

Hawaii travel guide

4.4
Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Zipline
The Aloha State
An archipelago of hundreds of volcanic islands located in a geological hot spot in the middle of Pacific, Hawaii offers diverse natural scenery and a warm tropical climate. The six major islands open to tourism draw visitors with their sun-drenched public beaches and craggy natural trails. Thanks to their mid-Pacific location, the islands boast a vibrant native culture influenced by both North America and Asia. You can spend your vacation basking in the modern comforts of the big hotels, but to experience the true spirit of these islands, remember that real Hawaiians live outdoors. Encounter nature by surfing, swimming, fishing, and picnicking, or join a guided tour across the ancient lava flows to the top of Hawaii's rugged volcanic peaks.

California travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.

Arizona travel guide

4.3
Canyons · Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails
The Grand Canyon State
Known as the "Grand Canyon State," Arizona boasts dense forests, deep gorges, sprawling national parks, and modern ski resorts. Native American reservations take up about a quarter of the state, housing several tribes and offering visitors a chance to discover the varied cultures of the country's indigenous population. A patchwork of diverse tourist attractions, Arizona features exclusive golf courses and upscale shops, as well as cactus-covered canyons and stretches of desolate desert straight out of old Westerns, perfect for a vacation far from the city bustle. Though the state still clings to its Old West flavor, its busy college towns packed with young students from around the world exude a cosmopolitan atmosphere.

Texas travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
The Lone Star State
Thanks to its size and geologic features, Texas contains diverse landscapes that closely resemble both the south and southwest of the United States. Though most people associate Texas with tracts of barren land, deserts cover only about 10 percent of the state, with most of its big population centers located in areas once covered by prairies, grasslands, and forests. As you travel from one end of Texas to the other, observe the changing terrain that ranges from coastal piney woods and swamps in the east to the mountains of the west, with rolling plains and rugged hills in the center. For a bit of urban sightseeing visit some of the state's large cities such as Houston, Dallas, or Austin, or immerse yourself in the nation's history by adding famous attractions like The Alamo to your itinerary. Take plenty of time to mingle with the locals, famous for their hospitality, generosity, and fiercely independent spirit.

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.

Pennsylvania travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Casinos · History Museums
The Keystone State
One of the country's 13 original founding states, Pennsylvania contains a balance of modern cities and fertile fields. A rich and varied state with a colorful history dating back to colonial times, it remains a worthy holiday destination with its well-preserved 19th-century battle sites and memorial parks. This diverse land is home to pristine forests and rugged mountain regions. For an urban experience, visit the state's university cities, offering numerous tourist attractions as well as thriving music, performance, art, and culinary scenes. The region's Amish country provides a weekend getaway in a picturesque setting of quaint towns surrounded by rolling hills and fertile farmland.