51 days in United States Itinerary

51 days in United States Itinerary

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51 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
1
San Francisco
— 1 day
Fly + Bus:  8 h 45 min
2
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  9 h 15 min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Taxi:  7 h 30 min
5
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  4 h 15 min
6
Seattle
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  6 h 45 min
7
Anchorage
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9 h 30 min
8
Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 45 min
9
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h
10
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
11
Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  12 h 15 min
12
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  4 h
End: San Francisco

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): take a stroll through Union Square.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our San Francisco online visit planner .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to San Francisco. In June, daytime highs in San Francisco are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Union Square ©
Union Square

5
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. Museum-lovers will get to explore American Museum of Natural History and Ellis Island. Venture out of the city with trips to Bronx Zoo (in Bronx) and Hook Mountain State Park (in Valley Cottage). There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, shop like a local with Shopping Girlfriend NYC, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and choose your vessel at Narwhal Yacht Charters.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our New York City driving holiday planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to New York City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Francisco to New York City. Traveling from San Francisco in June, expect New York City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 80°F and 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trips

Bronx Zoo, Hook Mountain State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

3
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Tidal Basin and Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary. Do some cultural sightseeing at National Air and Space Museum and Washington National Cathedral. Get out of town with these interesting Washington DC side-trips: Baltimore (Fell's Point & Horseshoe Casino). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Tomb of the Unknowns, browse the eclectic array of goods at Eastern Market, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Zoological Park.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC road trip tool .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from New York City in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Washington DC: temperatures range from 86°F by day to 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Baltimore, Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary, Takoma Park Farmers Market, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral

6
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Get outdoors at Mount Washburn and Yellowstone Lake. Spend the 16th (Sun) exploring nature at Fairy Falls. Spend the 17th (Mon) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Hayden Valley, stop by Fishing Bridge General Store, explore the activities along Lake Butte Overlook, and explore the striking landscape at Gibbon Falls.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Washington DC to Yellowstone National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC to Yellowstone National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in June; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 66°F and lows reach 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

2
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Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
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.
Get in touch with nature at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and Grinnell Glacier. When in Glacier National Park, make a side trip to see River Rafting & Tubing in West Glacier, approximately 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, take in the dramatic natural features at Jackson Glacier Overlook, appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden Wall, and trek along Goat Lick Overlook.

To see ratings and more tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and taxi from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, expect Glacier National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 75°F and 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
River Rafting & Tubing

4
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
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.
Get outdoors at Murhut Falls and Tolmie State Park. Pioneer Square and West Point Lighthouse will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seattle: Museum of Glass (in Tacoma) and Lake Cushman (in Olympic National Park). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Pike Place Market, take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, identify plant and animal life at Mercer Slough Nature Park, and see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight.

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You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Glacier National Park to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Glacier National Park in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Seattle, with lows of 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Lake Cushman, Museum of Glass, Mercer Slough Nature Park, Murhut Falls, Tolmie State Park
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

2
nights
Anchorage

Anchorage ©
Home to nearly half of Alaska's population, the port city of Anchorage covers a staggering area of over 4,900 sq km (1,900 sq mi) surrounded by mountains.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Tony Knowles Coastal Trail and Alaska Native Heritage Center. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, stroll through Alaska Zoo, look for gifts at Anchorage 5th Avenue Mall, and hunt for treasures at Anchorage Market & Festival.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Anchorage trip itinerary app .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Seattle to Anchorage in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Alaska Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Seattle in June, with highs in Anchorage at 66°F and lows at 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Anchorage

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©
Alaska Native Heritage Center ©
Alaska Native Heritage Center

2
nights
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Let the collections at USS Arizona Memorial and USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park capture your imagination. Escape the urban bustle at Kailua Beach Park and Manoa Falls. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach, stroll through Diamond Head State Monument, and identify plant and animal life at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Honolulu itinerary planning app .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Anchorage to Honolulu in 9.5 hours. The time zone changes from Alaska Standard Time (AKST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Anchorage in June: highs in Honolulu hover around 86°F, while lows dip to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kailua Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park

4
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Visit Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame for their historical value. Head to The Grove and Third Street Promenadefor some retail therapy. Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, & more). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Getty Center, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, identify plant and animal life at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, and kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles road trip site .

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Los Angeles takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and tram. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Honolulu to Los Angeles. In July, Los Angeles is little chillier than Honolulu - with highs of 83°F and lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

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nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
The Strip and The Mob Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Lake Mead National Recreation Area. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Bellagio Fountains, admire the masterpieces at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas online journey planner .

Fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, you will find days in Las Vegas are much hotter (104°F), and nights are a bit warmer (81°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

6
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Get outdoors at Rim Trail and North Kaibab Trail. Do some cultural sightseeing at Toroweap Point and Tusayan Museum. On the 10th (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Spend the 13th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, add some entertainment to your itinerary with Hopi House, stroll through South Kaibab Trail, and look for gifts at Canyon Village Marketplace.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park online trip builder .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in July; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 84°F and lows reach 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Glacier Point and Panorama Trail. Spend the 18th (Thu) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. There's lots more to do: hike along Tuolumne Meadows, take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Range, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park route planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 12.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

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