52 days in Continental USA Itinerary

52 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island
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Niagara Falls
— 1 night
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Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
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Grand Teton National Park
— 3 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 8 nights
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Boise
— 2 nights
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Seattle
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
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Las Vegas
— 4 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
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Williamsburg
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First Eastern National Park

The first national park east of the Mississippi River, Acadia National Park draws visitors with its rugged landscape of ocean shoreline, low-slung granite mountains, dense woodlands, and pristine lakes.
Acadia National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Precipice Trail, enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Beach, explore the activities along Jordan Pond Path Trailhead, and hike along Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Acadia National Park trip itinerary planner.

Boston to Acadia National Park is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Boston in August; daily highs in Acadia National Park reach 75°F and lows reach 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

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Niagara Falls

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
On the 17th (Tue), enjoy breathtaking views from Niagara Falls Observation Tower, then Head underground at Cave of the Winds, and then try your luck at Seneca Niagara Casino. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): meet the residents at Aquarium of Niagara, then admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls, and then steep yourself in history at Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Niagara Falls trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Acadia National Park to Niagara Falls takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Fun & Games · Casinos · Nature

Side Trip

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Salt Lake City

Crossroads of the West

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Temple Square, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salt Lake Temple, then get a sense of history and politics at Utah State Capitol, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Art at the Main Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): take in breathtaking views at Big Cottonwood Canyon, then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Utah, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Tabernacle.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Niagara Falls to Salt Lake City by flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Niagara Falls to Salt Lake City is minus 2 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Niagara Falls in August: high temperatures in Salt Lake City hover around 92°F and lows are around 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

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Grand Teton National Park

Mountains of the Imagination

The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Spend the 22nd (Sun) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. There's lots more to do: cruise along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, explore the stunning scenery at Cascade Canyon, explore and take pictures at Teton Park Road, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Transfiguration.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Teton National Park route planner.

You can fly from Salt Lake City to Grand Teton National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Salt Lake City in August, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Grand Teton National Park: temperatures range from 78°F by day to 43°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

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Yellowstone National Park

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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, cruise along Lamar Valley, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, and identify plant and animal life at Hayden Valley.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in August, things will get a bit cooler in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 70°F and lows about 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Boise.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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Boise

City of Trees

From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
On the 3rd (Fri), admire the natural beauty at Idaho Botanical Garden, contemplate the long history of Old Idaho Penitentiary, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Boise River Greenbelt. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Idaho State Capitol Building, identify plant and animal life at World Center For Birds of Prey, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Boise, and finally look for gifts at Cinder Wines.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Boise trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Boise takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Boise, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Boise

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trip

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Seattle

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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, take a stroll through Pike Place Market, look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company, and find something for the whole family at Seattle Great Wheel.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Seattle tour itinerary builder app.

Fly from Boise to Seattle in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Boise to Seattle. When traveling from Boise in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Seattle: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods

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San Francisco

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: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace, take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street, and step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a San Francisco trip simple and quick.

Getting from Seattle to San Francisco by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

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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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake, and hike along Mariposa Grove.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park tour planning website.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in September, plan for cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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Las Vegas

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Hoover Dam in Boulder City--about 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas attractions tool.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, expect nights in Las Vegas to be much warmer, around 71°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 93°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Fun & Games · Shopping · Casinos

Side Trip

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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.
On the 22nd (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive, get great views at Yaki Point, and get to know the fascinating history of Bright Angel Point.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park driving holiday planner.

Drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are little chillier (75°F), and nights are cooler (43°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Tours

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Williamsburg

Colonial Capital

Founded in 1632 as a fortified settlement on the high ground between two rivers, Williamsburg served as a colonial capital of Virginia for over 80 years.
Step out of Williamsburg to go to Newport News and see The Mariners' Museum & Park, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Colonial Williamsburg, look for gifts at Quirks of Art, take in the history at Yorktown Battlefield, and deepen your understanding at College of William & Mary.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Williamsburg driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Williamsburg in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Williamsburg is 2 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, you will find days in Williamsburg are somewhat warmer (84°F), and nights are warmer (66°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips