56 days in United States & California Itinerary

56 days in United States & California Itinerary

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Savannah
— 2 nights
Taxi to Hilton Head, Fly to Washington DC
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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New York City
— 5 nights
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Boston
— 4 nights
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Niagara Falls
— 1 night
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Chicago
— 4 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
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Grand Teton National Park
— 5 nights
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
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Las Vegas
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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San Diego
— 4 nights
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Savannah

— 2 nights

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Savannah: Waterskiing & Jetskiing (in Hilton Head) and Beaufort (The Point & Pat Conroy Literary Center). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Savannah Historic District, don't miss a visit to Historic River Street, stroll around Forsyth Park, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Service Brewing Company.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Savannah trip planner.

Atlanta to Savannah is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Savannah are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

Side Trips

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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and browse the collection at Library of Congress.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Washington DC holiday maker app.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Savannah to Washington DC in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to fly to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

New York City

— 5 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, make a trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City day trip tool.

Fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in June, you will find days in New York City are slightly colder (80°F), and nights are about the same (65°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can fly to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Boston

— 4 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Boston: Rhode Island Red Food Tours (in Newport), Sandwich (Hoxie House, Sandwich Glass Museum, &more) and Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House (in Concord). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Marginal Way Walkway, walk around Rose Kennedy Greenway, take in the spiritual surroundings of Trinity Church, and enjoy the sand and surf at Coast Guard Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Boston day trip website.

You can fly from New York City to Boston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Boston when traveling from New York City in June, with lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Niagara Falls

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center, Head underground at Cave of the Winds, then enjoy breathtaking views from Niagara Falls Observation Tower, and finally trek along Niagara Gorge Trail.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Niagara Falls holiday planner.

Getting from Boston to Niagara Falls by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to fly to Chicago.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Chicago

— 4 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, get a new perspective on nature at Field Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, and meet the residents at Shedd Aquarium.

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Fly from Niagara Falls to Chicago in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In June, daily temperatures in Chicago can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park

— 6 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.
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, take in the dramatic scenery at Kepler Cascades, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, and explore the striking landscape of Mount Washburn.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park tour planner.

Fly from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Chicago in June, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Grand Teton National Park

— 5 nights

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 28th (Mon) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Schwabacher Landing, trek along Menor's Ferry Historical Trail, admire all the interesting features of 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Sacred Heart.

Discover how to plan a Grand Teton National Park trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Grand Teton National Park: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Healdsburg (Sapphire Hill Winery, Jordan Vineyard & Winery, &more) and Wine Tours & Tastings (in Napa). The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Grand Teton National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Grand Teton National Park, expect little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 6 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: hike along Four Mile Trail, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, and explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park visit planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Grand Canyon National Park

— 5 nights
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 16th (Fri), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: stroll through Rim Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon, cruise along Cape Royal, and hike along Cape Final Trail.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park online journey planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Grand Canyon National Park when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, with lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Las Vegas

— 4 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.
When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Hoover Dam in Boulder City, approximately Boulder City away. And it doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, examine the collection at The Neon Museum, try your luck at The Mirage, and don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Las Vegas trip simple and quick.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July: highs in Las Vegas hover around 104°F, while lows dip to 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Fun & Games · Casinos · Shopping

Side Trip

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.
To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles sightseeing planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, expect nights in Los Angeles to be little chillier, around 66°F, while days are much colder, around 83°F. You will leave for San Diego on the 22nd (Thu).

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nightlife

San Diego

— 4 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.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at La Jolla Cove, enjoy the sand and surf at Black's Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, and examine the collection at Mingei International Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in July: highs in San Diego hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

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.

California travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.