57 days in United States Itinerary

57 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel route planner

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Amelia Island
— 1 night
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Charleston
— 6 nights
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Philadelphia
— 5 nights
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New York City
— 6 nights
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Franconia
— 2 nights
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Chicago
— 5 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
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Seattle
— 4 nights
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Portland
— 5 nights
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Lahaina, Maui
— 5 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 6 nights
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San Simeon
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Denver
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Amelia Island

— 1 night
The southernmost Sea Island off the coast of Florida, Amelia Island takes its name from Princess Amelia of England.
On the 1st (Sat), take a tour of The Maritime Museum of Amelia Island, then sample the fine beverages at Marlin & Barrel Distillery, then see what you can catch with Fish Amelia Island, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at Central Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Fort Clinch State Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Egan's Creek Park, get a new perspective on nature at Cumberland Island National Seashore Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Seaside Park, and finally contemplate the long history of Amelia Island Historic District.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Amelia Island driving holiday planner.

Atlanta to Amelia Island is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Atlanta in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 68°F in Amelia Island. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Charleston.

Things to do in Amelia Island

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Charleston

— 6 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Charleston is known for parks, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Middleton Place, contemplate the long history of Nathaniel Russell House, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Charleston trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Amelia Island to Charleston in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of taxi, train, and car. May in Charleston sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can fly to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Philadelphia

— 5 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
Explore Philadelphia's surroundings by going to Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square) and Brandywine River Museum of Art (in Chadds Ford). There's lots more to do: sample some tasty brews at Philly Brew Tours, admire the natural beauty at Chanticleer, gain insight at Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Education Center, and contemplate the long history of Independence Hall.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Philadelphia trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Charleston to Philadelphia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. In May, Philadelphia is a bit cooler than Charleston - with highs of 74°F and lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, wander the streets of Times Square, and admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal.

Plan my day in New York City using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Philadelphia to New York City by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Philadelphia in May, expect nights in New York City to be about the same, around 55°F, while days are little chillier, around 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Franconia.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Franconia

— 2 nights
Franconia is a town in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Arethusa Falls, then get a dose of the wild on Bretton Woods Canopy Tour, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Crawford Notch State Park. On your second day here, take a peaceful walk through Franconia Notch, then take in the dramatic scenery at Flume Gorge, and then learn about winemaking at Seven Birches Winery.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Franconia trip builder app.

You can drive from New York City to Franconia in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in May, Franconia is a bit cooler at night with lows of 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Franconia

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chicago

— 5 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Explore Chicago's surroundings by going to Whiskey Acres Distilling Co. (in DeKalb), First Division Museum at Cantigny (in Wheaton) and August Hill Winery & Illinois Sparkling Co. Tasting Room (in Utica). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium, enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lincoln Park Zoo.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Chicago visit planning website.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Franconia to Chicago in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Franconia to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Franconia in May since evenings lows in Chicago dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Side Trips

Glacier National Park

— 2 nights

Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
On the 27th (Thu), hike along Grinnell Glacier. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along McDonald Creek, explore and take pictures at Going-to-the-Sun Road, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Two Medicine Lake.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Glacier National Park route tool.

You can fly from Chicago to Glacier National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Chicago in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Glacier National Park, with lows of 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Seattle

— 4 nights

Emerald City

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.
Take a break from Seattle with a short trip to ILovekickboxing in Kirkland, about 40 minutes away. Dedicate the 1st (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Pike Place Market, shop like a local with Pioneer Square, enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, and see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Seattle itinerary planner.

You can fly from Glacier National Park to Seattle in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Glacier National Park in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 52°F in Seattle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Portland

— 5 nights

City of Roses

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portland: Sokol Blosser Winery (in Dundee), Cellar Door Wine Tours (in Lafayette) and Willamette Valley Vineyards (in Turner). There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Haystack Rock, learn about winemaking at Bravuro Cellars, and admire the natural beauty at Schreiner's Iris Gardens.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Portland trip planner.

Fly from Seattle to Portland in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to fly to Lahaina.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Wineries · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lahaina: Makawao (Ho'omana Spa Maui & Makai Glass Maui), Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park) and Maluaka Beach (in Wailea). Spend the 7th (Mon) exploring the striking scenery along Hana Highway - Road to Hana. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Ka'anapali Beach, walk around Lahaina Banyan Court, explore and take pictures at Haleakala Highway (Crater Road), and contemplate the long history of Lahaina Jodo Mission.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Lahaina travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Portland to Lahaina in 7 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In June, Lahaina is a bit warmer than Portland - with highs of 84°F and lows of 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Scenic Drive

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Honolulu: Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea), Haleiwa (Pupukea Beach Park, Sunset Beach Park, &more) and Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach, explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, and explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

Make your Honolulu itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Fly from Lahaina to Honolulu in 2.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to San Simeon.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

San Simeon

— 3 nights
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
On the 18th (Fri), stop by Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop, enjoy the sand and surf at Piedras Blancas, then learn about winemaking at Hearst Ranch Winery, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Ragged Point Overlook, relax and rejuvenate at Therapy by the Sea, then hike along Fiscalini Ranch Preserve, and finally cruise along Moonstone Beach Dr.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the San Simeon attractions planner.

You can fly from Honolulu to San Simeon in 9 hours. The time zone changes from Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. While traveling from Honolulu, expect a bit warmer days and much colder nights in San Simeon, ranging from highs of 93°F to lows of 53°F. On the 20th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Denver.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Denver

— 3 nights

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Change things up with these side-trips from Denver: Estes Park (Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, Spas, &more) and Colorado Springs (U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum & Garden of the Gods). It doesn't end there: sample the fine beverages at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour and sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Denver tour itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from San Simeon to Denver takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Simeon to Denver due to the time zone difference. When traveling from San Simeon in June, plan for slightly colder days in Denver, with highs around 83°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Nashville.

Things to do in Denver

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

Nashville

— 3 nights

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Get out of town with these interesting Nashville side-trips: Franklin (Leiper's Fork Distillery & Balloon Rides), Old Glory Distilling Co. (in Clarksville) and Casey Jones Distillery (in Hopkinsville). There's lots more to do: catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, stop by Downtown Nashville, relax and rejuvenate at Ilovekickboxing, and get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Nashville journey maker.

Getting from Denver to Nashville by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Denver to Nashville. Traveling from Denver in June, Nashville is a bit warmer at night with lows of 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Breweries & Distilleries · Neighborhoods · Museums · Nightlife

Side Trips

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.

New Hampshire travel guide

4.6
Scenic Drive · Geologic Formations · Ski Areas
The Granite State
One of the country's smallest and least populous states, New Hampshire's wealth of recreational offerings make it a popular vacation destination. Its many pristine natural areas attract skiers, snowmobilers, hikers, and mountaineers from around the world. Named after a county in England, New Hampshire was the first of the North American colonies to establish a government independent of Great Britain's authority. Though New Hampshire's official nickname refers to its extensive granite formations and quarries, the state's license plates carry the motto "Live Free or Die," reflecting the sense of independence prized by the famously terse natives. Find out why America's artists continue to find inspiration in New Hampshire by taking a trip to its quaint villages and sightseeing in the area's old colonial towns.

Illinois travel guide

4.4
Observation Decks · Parks · Art Museums
The Prairie State
The most populous state in the country's Midwest region, Illinois features a diverse landscape that includes both the enormous urban sprawl of Chicago and flat central plains, devoted almost entirely to farmland. With a great selection of things to do, Chicago is the state's centerpiece, featuring world-famous architecture and renowned museums. Farther away from this giant urban center, you can explore historical landmarks dedicated to local heroes Abraham Lincoln and Ernest Hemingway. The state also includes a prehistoric Native American site, one of only 20 World Heritage Sites in the United States, a unique feature well-worth adding to your itinerary.

Montana travel guide

4.8
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Wildlife Areas
The Crown of the Continent
With a population of only one million, Montana remains an untouched natural paradise of snowcapped peaks, expansive forests, and alpine lakes, dotted with Old West ghost towns, Indian reservations, and progressive urban communities. Appreciate the state's unique charm and beauty with a trip to Glacier National Park, where you can come face-to-face with Montana wildlife among its high peaks. Head to the state's largest cities, Billings and Missoula, for an array of historical attractions and cultural sightseeing.

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.

Colorado travel guide

4.4
River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.