57 days in United States Itinerary

57 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour itinerary planner

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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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New York City
— 7 nights
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Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Maswik Lodge
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 4 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 6 nights
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Fly to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
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New Orleans
— 5 nights
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Key West
— 3 nights
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Orlando
— 4 nights
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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate National Gallery of Art and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Your inner history buff will appreciate Washington National Cathedral and Gettysburg National Cemetery. Step out of Washington DC to go to Gettysburg and see Gettysburg National Military Park, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, steep yourself in history at Georgetown University, admire the masterpieces at Corcoran Gallery of Art, and contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip maker.

Knoxville to Washington DC is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Knoxville, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Washington DC, ranging from highs of 55°F to lows of 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can catch the train to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

New York City

— 7 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.
9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore and learn at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the New York City trip builder tool.

Getting from Washington DC to New York City by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. While traveling from Washington DC, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 49°F to lows of 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Chicago

— 3 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
You'll explore and learn at The Art Institute of Chicago and Field Museum. Get some historical perspective at Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple and Ernest Hemingway Birthplace. There's lots more to do: get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, see the interesting displays at Swedish American Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fourth Presbyterian Church, and admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Chicago trip builder tool.

You can fly from New York City to Chicago in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in March, plan for a bit cooler nights in Chicago, with lows around 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park

— 5 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Popular historic sites such as Tusayan Museum and Hermit's Rest are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along Bright Angel Trail, take some stellar pictures from Guano Point, and examine the collection at Kolb Studio.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park day trip app.

Getting from Chicago to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 11 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Chicago to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in March, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are a bit warmer (57°F), and nights are little chillier (23°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

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.
The Mob Museum and The National Atomic Testing Museum will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: shop like a local with The Strip, admire the masterpieces at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and try your luck at Casino At The Venetian.

To find where to stay and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas tour planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: 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. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 74°F to lows of 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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.
Visit USS Arizona Memorial and Iolani Palace for their historical value. Shangri La and USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea), Green World Coffee Farms (in Wahiawa) and Sunset Beach Park (in Haleiwa). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Waikiki Beach, explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, admire all the interesting features of Diamond Head State Monument, and appreciate the history behind Queen Liliuokalani Statue.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Honolulu visit website.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Honolulu in 9 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Las Vegas to Honolulu. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in March, with highs in Honolulu at 81°F and lows at 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

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.
Visit Golden Gate Bridge and Grace Cathedral for their historical value. Let the collections at de Young Museum and Asian Art Museum capture your imagination. The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, visit Fisherman's Wharf, explore the world behind art at San Francisco Art Institute, and browse the exhibits of USS Pampanito.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco tour builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to San Francisco takes 8 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Honolulu to San Francisco is 2 hours. Traveling from Honolulu in April, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit cooler (67°F), and nights are cooler (51°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

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.
Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark and Bodie State Historic Park will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Yosemite Valley Chapel, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip planning website.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in April, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are slightly colder (59°F), and nights are much colder (28°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

New Orleans

— 5 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.
Garden District and Jackson Square will appeal to history buffs. The National WWII Museum and Tami Curtis Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of New Orleans with an excursion to Nottoway Plantation in White Castle--about 1h 35 min away. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, make a trip to French Quarter, examine the collection at New Orleans Museum of Art, and stroll through Chalmette National Historical Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the New Orleans itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to New Orleans. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, you will find days in New Orleans are somewhat warmer (71°F), and nights are much warmer (71°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Key West

— 3 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 The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum capture your imagination. Visit Truman Little White House and Audubon House & Tropical Gardens for their historical value. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Curry Mansion, don't miss a visit to Duval Street, take a leisurely stroll along Mallory Square, and stroll the grounds of Key West Cemetery.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Key West vacation website.

Fly from New Orleans to Key West in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Key West due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in April, you will find days in Key West are a bit warmer (83°F), and nights are about the same (74°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Key West

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Orlando

— 4 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

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.
Orlando is known for theme parks, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort, discover the magic at Happily Ever After Fireworks, and admire the natural beauty at B-52 Memorial Park.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Orlando trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Key West to Orlando takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Orlando when traveling from Key West in April, with lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Museums · Fun & Games · Nightlife

Side Trip

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.