30 days in United States & Niagara Falls Itinerary

30 days in United States & Niagara Falls Itinerary

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Jacksonville, United States
— 1 day
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Asheville, United States
— 1 night
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Washington DC, United States
— 3 nights
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New York City, United States
— 4 nights
Fly to Buffalo, Bus to Niagara Falls
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Niagara Falls, Canada
— 1 night
Bus to Buffalo, Fly to Chicago
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Chicago, United States
— 2 nights
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Rapid City, United States
— 1 night
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Yellowstone National Park, United States
— 1 night
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San Francisco, United States
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park, United States
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles, United States
— 2 nights
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San Diego, United States
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas, United States
— 3 nights
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Zion National Park, United States
— 2 nights
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New Orleans, United States
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Jacksonville, United States

— 1 day

The River City

The sprawling city of Jacksonville is not only Florida's most populous city, but also the largest city by land area in the continental United States.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Immaculate Conception and then look for all kinds of wild species at Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary.

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Fort Lauderdale to Jacksonville is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale in April, Jacksonville is slightly colder at night with lows of 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Asheville.

Things to do in Jacksonville

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Asheville, United States

— 1 night

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): learn the secrets of beer at BREW-ed and then get a dose of the wild on Tumblestone Tours and Transportation.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Asheville trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Jacksonville to Asheville takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Jacksonville in April, expect Asheville to be slightly colder, temps between 69°F and 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your trip

Washington DC, United States

— 3 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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Washington DC visit planning app.

Fly from Asheville to Washington DC in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in April, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to fly to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

New York City, United States

— 4 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, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, wander the streets of Times Square, and walk around The High Line.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City online trip maker.

Getting from Washington DC to New York City by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. While traveling from Washington DC, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 69°F to lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Niagara Falls, Canada

— 1 night
Indisputably one of the world's most impressive natural sights, Niagara Falls straddle the United States/Canada border, marking the spot at which a thundering river plunges over a major escarpment.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Horseshoe Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Journey Behind the Falls, and then take in panoramic vistas at Skylon Tower.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Niagara Falls travel route planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from New York City to Niagara Falls in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from New York City in May, expect little chillier with lows of 49°F in Niagara Falls. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Nature

Chicago, United States

— 2 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain, then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn more about the world around you at Field Museum, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium, then walk around Millennium Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Fourth Presbyterian Church.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Chicago travel route builder website.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to Chicago in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Niagara Falls to Chicago due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Chicago are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to fly to Rapid City.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Rapid City, United States

— 1 night

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
On the 10th (Mon), make a trip to Berlin Wall Exhibit and then tee off at Hart Ranch Golf Course.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rapid City trip site.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Rapid City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Rapid City. Traveling from Chicago in May, expect Rapid City to be slightly colder, temps between 65°F and 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Rapid City

Golf · Outdoors

Yellowstone National Park, United States

— 1 night

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, and then explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Rapid City to Yellowstone National Park by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Rapid City in May, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 53°F and lows at 27°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature

San Francisco, United States

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 12th (Wed), step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, walk around Golden Gate Park, and then don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read San Francisco day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, train, and subway. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 69°F to lows of 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods

Yosemite National Park, United States

— 3 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 Half Dome, look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, hike along Yosemite Valley Loop Trail, and explore the striking landscape of Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Los Angeles, United States

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): make an unforgettable trip to Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! and then make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Will Rogers Memorial Park, examine the collection at The Getty Center, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, then stop by Bergamot Station, and finally see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip site.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, you will find days in Los Angeles are a bit warmer (75°F), and nights are much hotter (59°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

San Diego, United States

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then admire the natural beauty at Balboa Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our San Diego online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In May in San Diego, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can fly to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games

Las Vegas, United States

— 3 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 Paris Las Vegas, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strip.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip itinerary planner.

Fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Diego in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 87°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Zion National Park, United States

— 2 nights
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Zion National Park online attractions planner.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Zion National Park. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, expect nights in Zion National Park to be cooler, around 41°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 76°F. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Tue) before leaving for New Orleans.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature

New Orleans, United States

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): stroll around New Orleans City Park, learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, and then get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to French Quarter, then stop by Faulkner House Books, then admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the New Orleans journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Zion National Park to New Orleans takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Zion National Park to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Zion National Park in May, plan for little chillier days and much hotter nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

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.

North Carolina Mountains travel guide

4.5
Historic Sites · Zipline · River Rafting & Tubing
Called the "Land of the Blue Mist" by the Cherokee Indians, the North Carolina Smoky Mountains are one of the world's most biologically diverse wilderness areas. The vast national park sheltering the native wildlife of these ancient mountains offers a close look at the area's nature and its people. A perfect spot for a tranquil vacation, the blue-misted mountains are one of the country's few World Heritage Sites, protecting the largest old-growth forest east of the Mississippi River. Things to do for adventurous visitors include whitewater rafting and river tubing, while those interested in more urbane entertainment can explore the area's many small towns on the 750 km (470 mi) scenic road meandering over the mountains.

South Dakota travel guide

4.2
National Parks · Scenic Drive · Monuments
The State of Great Faces and Great Places
Famous for the cliffside monuments of Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse memorial, South Dakota is a land of Old West history, American Indian culture, and impressive natural wonders. Get to know the state's diverse and breathtaking landscape with a trip through Custer National Park, with a herd of 1,300 free-roaming bison, or by traversing the dramatic peaks of Badlands National Park near the Black Hills. Allow time in your itinerary to visit the state's largest city, Sioux Falls, for shopping, dining, and entertainment options, as well as a number of museums and historical attractions.