49 days in United States Itinerary

49 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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New York City
— 3 nights
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Drive to La Guardia Airport, Fly to Roanoke–Blacksburg Regional Airport, Drive to Blacksburg
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Blacksburg
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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Saint Louis
— 2 nights
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New Orleans
— 3 nights
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Oklahoma City
— 2 nights
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Amarillo
— 1 night
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Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
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Chicago
— 2 nights
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Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
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Montpelier
— 1 night
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Salem
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Boston
— 10 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ground Zero Museum Workshop and Food Tours. And it doesn't end there: enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour, stroll around World Trade Center's Liberty Park, and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the New York City journey maker tool.

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to New York City. Traveling from London in September, things will get somewhat warmer in New York City: highs are around 31°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Blacksburg.

Things to do in New York City

Tours · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Blacksburg

— 1 night
Blacksburg is an incorporated town in Montgomery County, Virginia, United States, with a population of 42,620 at the 2010 census. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): admire the striking features of Moss Arts Center, admire the sheer force of Cascade Falls, and then see the interesting displays at Smithfield Plantation.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Blacksburg trip maker tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from New York City to Blacksburg. Traveling from New York City in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Blacksburg, with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Blacksburg

Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and John F. Kennedy Grave Site. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of African American History and Culture, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, wander the streets of Georgetown, and examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC travel planning website.

Traveling by car from Blacksburg to Washington DC takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Blacksburg in September; daily highs in Washington DC reach 32°C and lows reach 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can fly to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Saint Louis

— 2 nights

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C. in the number of free activities available by spending your holiday exploring the city's central neighborhoods, famous for their restored century-old red-brick buildings.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): stroll around Forest Park, then walk around Tower Grove Park, then admire the natural beauty at Missouri Botanical Garden, and finally examine the collection at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, experience rural life at Braeutigam Orchards, and then experience rural life at Eckert's Belleville Farm.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Saint Louis trip planner.

Getting from Washington DC to Saint Louis by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Washington DC in September, expect little chillier with lows of 17°C in Saint Louis. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can fly to New Orleans.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

New Orleans

— 3 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 New Orleans Pharmacy Museum and Immaculate Conception Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New Orleans: Baton Rouge (USS Kidd, Louisiana's Old State Capitol, &more). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to French Quarter, examine the collection at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, and stop by Faulkner House Books.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read New Orleans trip maker app.

Getting from Saint Louis to New Orleans by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Saint Louis in September, expect warmer with lows of 33°C in New Orleans. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Oklahoma City

— 2 nights

The Big Friendly

Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Oklahoma Firefighters Museum, then learn more about the world around you at SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology, then appreciate the history behind Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph Old Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Henry Overholser Mansion, then wander the wide-open spaces of Express Clydesdales, then take in the views from Skydance Bridge, and finally walk around E.C. Hafer Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Oklahoma City holiday planner.

Fly from New Orleans to Oklahoma City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from New Orleans in September, expect little chillier with lows of 20°C in Oklahoma City. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Amarillo.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Amarillo

— 1 night

Yellow Rose of Texas

Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): get a taste of life in the country at Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West, get curious at Texas Air & Space Museum, and then examine the collection at Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Amarillo trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Oklahoma City to Amarillo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Amarillo

Museums · Childrens Museums

Santa Fe

— 2 nights

City Different

Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, and then take an in-depth tour of El Rancho de las Golondrinas.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe holiday website.

You can drive from Amarillo to Santa Fe in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amarillo to Santa Fe. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Amarillo in September since evenings lows in Santa Fe dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries · Museums

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cape Royal and Powell Point. The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, examine the collection at Kolb Studio, walk around Indian Garden, and take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Santa Fe to Grand Canyon National Park in 9 hours. Traveling from Santa Fe in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Scenic Drive

Los Angeles

— 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.
On the 6th (Wed), make a trip to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, examine the collection at The Nethercutt Collection, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and finally get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour. On your second day here, admire the striking features of Bradbury Building, relax in the rural setting at Tanaka Farms, and then stroll around Heisler Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, you will find days in Los Angeles are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are warmer (19°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, stroll through Nature Center at Happy Isles, and then get great views at Half Dome.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Yosemite National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. When traveling from Los Angeles in October, plan for little chillier days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 22°C, while nights are much colder with lows around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Explore hidden gems such as Wine Tours & Tastings and Marin Headlands. And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, explore the activities along San Francisco Bay, and see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco tour itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in October: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can fly to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Tours · Nature · Wineries

Side Trips

Yellowstone National Park

— 4 nights

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Gibbon Falls. Step out of Yellowstone National Park with an excursion to 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive in Grand Teton National Park--about 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, trek along Lone Star Geyser, take in the dramatic scenery at Upper Falls of the Yellowstone River, and take a memorable drive along Firehole Canyon Drive.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park driving holiday tool.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway, train, bus, and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from San Francisco in October, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 9°C and lows at -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can fly to Chicago.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Chicago

— 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 17th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Lincoln Park Conservatory, admire the masterpieces at Richard H. Driehaus Museum, then explore the activities along Chicago River, then grab your bike and head to Lakefront Trail, and finally admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain. Here are some ideas for day two: ponder the design of Crown Fountain, admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, then get to know the fascinating history of Chicago Riverwalk, and finally stroll through Millennium Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Chicago itinerary planning tool.

Fly from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, taxi, and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, you will find days in Chicago are somewhat warmer (21°C), and nights are warmer (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can fly to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Museums · Trails · Outdoors

Niagara Falls

— 2 nights

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S. half of the famous waterfall that straddles the border between Canada and the United States.
On the 19th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Niagara Power Project Visitors Center, then Head underground at Cave of the Winds, then admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls, and finally make a trip to Old Falls Street. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish, then admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House, and then admire the majestic nature at Devil's Hole State Park.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Niagara Falls itinerary planner.

Fly from Chicago to Niagara Falls in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Montpelier.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

Montpelier

— 1 night
Montpelier is the capital city of the U.S. state of Vermont and the seat of Washington County. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): admire the striking features of Vermont State House, don't miss a visit to Northfield Covered Bridges, then walk around Hubbard Park, and finally relax in the rural setting at Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Montpelier road trip planning tool.

Getting from Niagara Falls to Montpelier by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Niagara Falls in October; daily highs in Montpelier reach 17°C and lows reach 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Salem.

Things to do in Montpelier

Parks

Side Trip

Salem

Witch City

Best known for its 1692 witch trials, Salem has a number of significant historical sites, a bustling downtown, and many witch-themed attractions.
To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Salem day trip website.

Traveling by car from Montpelier to Salem takes 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Montpelier in October; daily highs in Salem reach 20°C and lows reach 8°C. You will leave for Boston on the 21st (Thu).

Things to do in Salem

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Boston

— 10 nights

Beantown

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like North End and Museum of Fine Arts. Get out of town with these interesting Boston side-trips: Fort Adams State Park (in Newport), Lizzie Borden House (in Fall River) and Lexington Green (in Lexington). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden, pause for some photo ops at Bunker Hill Monument, walk around Boston Common, and take in panoramic vistas at Skywalk Observatory.

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Boston online itinerary maker.

You can drive from Salem to Boston in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.