57 days in United States Itinerary

57 days in United States Itinerary

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57 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Saint Louis
Fly:  2​h
1
Washington DC
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Edgartown
— 2 nights
ferry + Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Boston
— 7 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
5
Seattle
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Big Sur
— 11 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
8
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 7 nights
bus:  6​h 45​min
9
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 45​min
10
Grand Canyon National Park
— 8 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h
End: Saint Louis

7
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes National Zoological Park, The National Archives Museum, Smithsonian Institution Building, and other attractions you added. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Air and Space Museum and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Gallery of Art and Newseum. There's lots more to do: learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, get engrossed in the history at National Portrait Gallery, pause for some photo ops at Jefferson Memorial, and admire the masterpieces at Smithsonian American Art Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Washington DC trip planning website .

Saint Louis to Washington DC is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Saint Louis to Washington DC due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
The National Archives Museum ©
The National Archives Museum
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

3
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
You've now added Empire State Building to your itinerary. The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Times Square and American Museum of Natural History. There's still lots to do: race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Washington DC in June, plan for a bit cooler days in New York City, with highs around 80°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 65°F. On the 5th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Edgartown.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

2
nights
Edgartown

Edgartown ©
Edgartown is a town located on Martha's Vineyard in Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States. On the 5th (Fri), stroll through Katama Beach/ South Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sea views from Edgartown Lighthouse and then make a trip to Flying Horses Carousel.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Edgartown online route maker .

Getting from New York City to Edgartown by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from New York City in June, things will get little chillier in Edgartown: highs are around 73°F and lows about 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Boston.

Things to do in Edgartown

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Flying Horses Carousel
Highlights from your plan
Katama Beach/ South Beach ©
Katama Beach/ South Beach
Edgartown Lighthouse ©
Edgartown Lighthouse
Flying Horses Carousel ©
Flying Horses Carousel

7
nights
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Harvard University as well as Fenway Park. Visit Freedom Trail and Boston African American National Historic Site for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library and Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at New England Aquarium, let little ones run wild at Piers Park, and step off the mainland to explore Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Boston trip itinerary website .

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Edgartown to Boston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Edgartown in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Boston, with lows around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Boston

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Harvard University
Highlights from your plan
USS Constitution Museum ©
USS Constitution Museum

4
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Pike Place Market and Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. You'll explore and learn at Chihuly Garden and Glass and The Museum of Flight. There's more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle and get some jogging in at Discovery Park.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Seattle itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Boston to Seattle takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Boston to Seattle. In June, daytime highs in Seattle are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow time for travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Fishing Charters & Tours. Let the collections at Exploratorium and Cable Car Museum capture your imagination. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, look for all kinds of wild species at Strawberry Hill, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Embarcadero.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Francisco road trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Big Sur.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

11
nights
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
You'll get in some beach time at Sand Dollar Beach and Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. Let the collections at Hawthorne Gallery and Coast Gallery Big Sur capture your imagination. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pfeiffer State Beach, immerse yourself in nature at Point Sur State Historic Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at New Camaldoli Hermitage, and trek along Partington Cove.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Big Sur tour itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from San Francisco to Big Sur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Big Sur are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. You'll set off for Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park on the 3rd (Fri).

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Sand Dollar Beach, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary ©

7
nights
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Manzanar National Historic Site and California Historical Landmark 507. Let the collections at Mountain Light Gallery and Eastern California Museum capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: Lone Pine (Museum of Western Film History & Alabama Hills) and Mt. Whitney Fish Hatchery (in Independence). And it doesn't end there: take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, steep yourself in history at General Sherman Tree, don't miss a visit to Grant Grove, and explore and take pictures at Generals Hwy.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Big Sur to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Big Sur in July: highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park hover around 98°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Independence, Lone Pine, Mountain Light Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Manzanar National Historic Site ©
Manzanar National Historic Site
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then explore the world behind art at Yosemite Museum Gallery, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park vacation planner .

Getting from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park by bus takes about 7 hours. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit cooler (83°F), and nights are much colder (46°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

8
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.
Appreciate the collections at Kolb Studio and Tusayan Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Bright Angel Point and Grand Canyon Railway Depot. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, don't miss a visit to Grand Canyon Village, trek along Bright Angel Trail, and stroll through North Kaibab Trail.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip planning app .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 52°F in Grand Canyon National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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