57 days in United States Itinerary

57 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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New York City
— 3 nights
Train
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly
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Charleston
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hilton Head
— 2 nights
Drive
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Savannah
— 2 nights
Fly to Miami, Shuttle to Marathon
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Marathon
— 2 nights
Drive
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Key West
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Marco Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Naples
— 3 nights
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Bus to Fort Lauderdale, Foot to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International, Fly to New Orleans
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New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Maswik Lodge
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Sedona
— 3 nights
Fly
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Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
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Poipu, Kauai
— 4 nights
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 5 nights
Fly to Fresno, Bus to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
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New York City

— 3 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.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History will appeal to museum buffs. Get some historical perspective at 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, and stroll through Central Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the New York City day trip planning app.

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 5 hours. In May, New York City is somewhat warmer than London - with highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Gallery of Art and National Air and Space Museum. Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (in Chantilly) and Gettysburg (Gettysburg National Cemetery, Gettysburg National Military Park, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Jefferson Memorial, and examine the collection at The National Archives Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC day trip planning site.

You can take a train from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City in May, you will find days in Washington DC are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Charleston

— 2 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Fort Sumter National Monument, steep yourself in history at Boone Hall Plantation, then take an in-depth tour of Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon, and finally get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Angel Oak Tree, then steep yourself in history at Nathaniel Russell House, then examine the collection at Patriots Point, and finally take in the views from Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Charleston journey planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to Charleston in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Washington DC in May, Charleston is a bit warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Charleston

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Hilton Head

— 2 nights
A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at ZipLine Hilton Head, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Coligny Beach, and finally identify plant and animal life at Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, then see the interesting displays at Coastal Discovery Museum, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, read our Hilton Head trip planner.

Drive from Charleston to Hilton Head in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Hilton Head, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Savannah.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Savannah

— 2 nights

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): visit a coastal fixture at Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, steep yourself in history at Fort Pulaski National Monument, then wander the streets of Savannah Historic District, and finally walk around Forsyth Park. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll the grounds of Colonial Park Cemetery, steep yourself in history at Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, then steep yourself in history at Juliette Gordon Low's Birthplace, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bonaventure Cemetery, and finally take an in-depth tour of Old Fort Jackson.

To find out how to plan a trip to Savannah, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Hilton Head to Savannah in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Savannah are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Marathon.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Marathon

— 2 nights

Heart of the Florida Keys

A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
On the 15th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Looe Key (Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary), enjoy the sand and surf at Bahia Honda State Park, then snap pictures at Seven Mile Bridge, and finally identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, kick back and relax at Sunset Park Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center, and finally cast your line with a fishing tour.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Marathon trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Savannah to Marathon takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Savannah in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Marathon, with lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Key West

— 4 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 Truman Little White House and Alan S. Maltz Gallery capture your imagination. Step off the beaten path and head to Fort Zachary Taylor and U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum. Spend the 18th (Tue) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. The adventure continues: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery, see the interesting displays at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum, and view the masterpieces at 7 Artists & Friends Gallery.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Key West trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Key West sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Marco Island.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Marco Island

— 2 nights
Marco Island is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States, located on an island by the same name in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Southwest Florida. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at South Marco Beach and then race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Marco Island trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Key West to Marco Island takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Key West in May since evenings lows in Marco Island dip to 24°C. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Sat) before leaving for Naples.

Things to do in Marco Island

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trip

Naples

— 3 nights
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge and Bowman's Beach. Let the collections at Edison and Ford Winter Estates and The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum capture your imagination. Explore Naples' surroundings by going to Fort Myers Beach (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Lovers Key State Park) and Captiva Beach (in Captiva Island).

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Naples road trip planning site.

Naples is just a stone's throw from Marco Island. In May, daytime highs in Naples are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Naples

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

New Orleans

— 4 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like St. Louis Cathedral and Royal Street. Museum-lovers will get to explore Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and Whitney Plantation. Go for a jaunt from New Orleans to Vacherie to see Oak Alley Plantation about 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, stroll the grounds of Lafayette Cemetery No.1, take a tour by water with Happiness Bayou Tours, and see the interesting displays at Backstreet Cultural Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our New Orleans tour itinerary builder tool.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Naples to New Orleans in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Naples to New Orleans. While traveling from Naples, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park

— 4 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Escape the urban bustle at Bright Angel Trail and Rim Trail. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kolb Studio and Hermit's Rest. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Desert View Watchtower, get great views at Grandview Point, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and admire the landmark architecture of Lookout Studio.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from New Orleans to Grand Canyon National Park in 11.5 hours. Traveling from New Orleans to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect colder evenings in Grand Canyon National Park when traveling from New Orleans in May, with lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Sedona

— 3 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Step out of the city life by going to Cathedral Rock and Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179). Montezuma Castle National Monument and Arizona Copper Art Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: hike along Broken Arrow Trail, admire the majestic nature at Red Rock State Park, stroll through Airport Mesa, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

Before you visit Sedona, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Sedona, with highs around 40°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Lahaina, Maui

— 3 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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Ho'okipa Beach Park and Napili Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Zipline and Kapalua Coastal Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to Paddle On! Maui (in Makena), Wailea (Makena Beach & Wailea Beach) and Maui Pineapple Tours (in Makawao). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Kamaole Beach Park II, stroll around Lahaina Banyan Court, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kamaole Beach Park III, and wander the streets of Lahaina Front Street.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Lahaina itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Sedona to Lahaina takes 12.5 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. While traveling from Sedona, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Lahaina, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Honolulu, Oahu

— 4 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Makapuu Lighthouse Trail and Iolani Palace. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Battleship Missouri Memorial and USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park. Get out of town with these interesting Honolulu side-trips: Kailua (Lanikai Beach & Kailua Beach Park) and Haleiwa (Waimea Valley & Shark Diving). There's much more to do: hike along Koko Crater Railway Trail, take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, and examine the collection at Bishop Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Honolulu online route planner.

Fly from Lahaina to Honolulu in 4 hours. In June in Honolulu, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Poipu.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Poipu, Kauai

— 4 nights
Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. Relax by the water at Poipu Beach Park and Polihale State Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Waimea Canyon State Park and Shipwreck Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Poipu: Wailua Falls (in Lihue), Hanalei Beach (in Hanalei) and Na Pali Coast State Park (in Wainiha). There's lots more to do: hike along Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail, take a memorable tour with Koloa Zipline, look for all kinds of wild species at Kalalau Trail, and relax in the rural setting at Kauai Coffee Company.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Poipu attractions planner.

Fly from Honolulu to Poipu in 3 hours. In June in Poipu, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Poipu

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

— 5 nights

Heart of the Kona Coast

Thanks to its favorable location near a mountain range blocking the northeasterly trade winds, Kailua-Kona gets little rainfall, allowing adventure seekers and nature lovers a chance to enjoy over 300 days of sunshine each year.
Visit Punalu‘U Beach and Papakōlea Green Sand Beach for some beach relaxation. Take a break from the city and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kailua-Kona: Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area (in Puako), Queen's Bath (in Princeville) and Hilo (Rainbow Falls & Akaka Falls State Park). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, take an unforgettable tour with Blue Hawaiian Helicopters - Waikoloa, whizz through the canopy at Hawaii Forest and Trail, and take in the awesome beauty at Mauna Kea.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kailua-Kona trip maker site.

You can fly from Poipu to Kailua-Kona in 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Kailua-Kona are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 4 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Yosemite, Tunnel View and Mariposa Grove. Ansel Adams Gallery and Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nevada Falls Loop, explore the activities along Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail, and take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Kailua-Kona to Yosemite National Park in 13.5 hours. The time zone changes from Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from Kailua-Kona in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 30°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

United States travel guide

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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.