59 days in United States Itinerary

59 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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New York City
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Washington DC
— 6 nights
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Key West
— 3 nights
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Orlando
— 5 nights
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Birmingham
— 2 nights
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Cincinnati
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 4 nights
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San Diego
— 3 nights
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Santa Monica
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
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San Francisco
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Seattle
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New York City

— 5 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, wander the streets of Times Square, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our New York City online trip planner.

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to New York City. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from London in August, with highs in New York City at 34°C and lows at 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Washington DC

— 6 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Washington DC: Sagamore Spirit Distillery (in Baltimore) and Capital SUP (in Annapolis). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC itinerary planning tool.

Getting from New York City to Washington DC by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Washington DC are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Key West: SpaTerre at Little Palm Island Resort (in Little Torch Key) and Bahia Honda State Park (in Big Pine Key). There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Alan S. Maltz Gallery, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Key West Aquarium, and look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory.

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You can fly from Washington DC to Key West in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Washington DC in September, with highs in Key West at 36°C and lows at 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Orlando

— 5 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.
Pack the 14th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 18th (Fri) at Discovery Cove. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort, explore the world behind art at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, and discover the magic at Walt Disney World Resort.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Orlando trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Key West to Orlando by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Orlando when traveling from Key West in September, with lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Birmingham.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Birmingham

— 2 nights

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
On the 19th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, then see the interesting displays at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, and then get the adrenaline pumping with Porsche Sport Driving School - Day Classes. On your second day here, sample some tasty brews at Red Clay Tours.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Birmingham day trip site.

You can fly from Orlando to Birmingham in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Orlando to Birmingham is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Orlando in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Birmingham, with lows around 22°C. On the 20th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Birmingham

Tours · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors

Side Trip

Cincinnati

— 2 nights

The Queen of the West

Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, get outside with Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon, and then sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Western Southern Open and then stroll the grounds of Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Cincinnati trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Birmingham to Cincinnati takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Birmingham in September, with highs in Cincinnati at 31°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

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.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, shopping, and casinos. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, try your luck at New York New York Casino, explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas travel route planner.

Fly from Cincinnati to Las Vegas in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. In September, Las Vegas is somewhat warmer than Cincinnati - with highs of 39°C and lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games · Shopping · Casinos · Parks

San Diego

— 3 nights

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Spend the 27th (Sun) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. There's still lots to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, and let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego online trip builder.

Getting from Las Vegas to San Diego by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are little chillier, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Fun & Games

Santa Monica

— 4 nights

Fortunate People in a Fortunate Land

A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Santa Monica is known for beaches, shopping, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cruise along Mulholland Drive, buy something for everyone on your list at Two Rodeo Drive, admire the striking features of Spadena House, and go for a walk through 26-Mile Bike Path.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Monica travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Diego to Santa Monica in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September in Santa Monica, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

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.
Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Soarin' Around The World, &more). Pack the 5th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, appreciate the history behind Guitar Center, admire the masterpieces at Norton Simon Museum, and see the interesting displays at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planner.

Los Angeles is very close to Santa Monica. In October in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Fun & Games · Nightlife

Side Trips

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, explore the activities along Tenaya Lake, get great views at Half Dome, and stroll through Tuolumne Meadows.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. When traveling from Los Angeles in October, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 22°C by day to -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

San Francisco

— 6 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, engage your brain at Exploratorium, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, expect nights in San Francisco to be much hotter, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Seattle

— 7 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seattle: Olympic National Park (Murhut Falls & Lena Lakes) and Tacoma (Tacoma Art Museum, Museum of Glass, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, take a stroll through Pike Place Market, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Woodland Park Zoo.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle trip website.

You can fly from San Francisco to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in October; daily highs in Seattle reach 20°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

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.

Florida travel guide

4.4
Disney Parks & Activities · Beaches · Theme Parks
The Sunshine State
The “Sunshine State,” Florida became a favorite winter destination for the affluent crowd over a century ago. Today, the state attracts visitors from around the world with its golden beaches and modern theme parks. You can spend your entire vacation enjoying the state's highly developed seaside areas, but remember that some of Florida's best-kept secrets are in secluded locations. Visit the big cities and their comfortable resorts offering top-notch dining and nightlife, but leave some time to see the peninsula's swampy landscape, filled with wild creatures and native plants. Farther away from the tourist-packed urban areas, the untamed wetlands of Florida offer a selection of things to do, such as kayaking, boat rides, and numerous other outdoor activities.

Alabama travel guide

4.4
Dolphin & Whale Watching · Military Museums · Specialty Museums
Heart of Dixie
Known as a focal point of the civil rights struggle in the 1960s, Alabama features diverse landscapes that include tall mountains, rolling hills, and gentle plains. Though still largely undiscovered by foreign visitors, Alabama offers tourists a chance to discover the distinct culture of the Deep South. In addition to well-preserved examples of antebellum architecture, this area also boasts an outstanding local cuisine, famous for traditional barbecue recipes passed down from generation to generation. Looking for outdoorsy things to do? Nature lovers on holiday can explore the state's beaches, rugged canyons, and lush river valleys.

Ohio travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Casinos · Water Parks
The Buckeye State
Nicknamed the "Heart of It All" because of its heart-like shape, Ohio is perhaps best described as a mosaic of big cities and small towns, with vast tracts of farmland in between. Always a major industrial and political player in the country, the state was the home to eight American presidents and the Wright brothers, inventors of the airplane. The first man to walk on the Moon came from Ohio, as did 23 other astronauts. More than just an overachiever in science, industry, and politics, the state is also a serious holiday destination, featuring both traditional Amish farms and bustling cities with a great selection of things to do.

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.