30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States visit planner

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Seattle
— 4 nights
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Salem
— 4 nights
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New York City
— 6 nights
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Santa Fe
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 5 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
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San Simeon
— 1 night
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Carmel
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 1 night
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Seattle

— 4 nights

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.
Let the collections at Chihuly Garden and Glass and The Museum of Flight capture your imagination. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Museum of Pop Culture and Wine Tours & Tastings. Venture out of the city with trips to Snoqualmie Falls (in Snoqualmie), Tacoma (Point Defiance Park & Griot's Garage) and Seahurst Beach Park (in Burien). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Pike Place Market, admire the landmark architecture of Seattle Public Library, walk around Kerry Park, and stop by Chukar Cherries.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle tour itinerary planning website.

Portland to Seattle is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in June, and nighttime lows around 57°F. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Sat) before leaving for Salem.

Things to do in Seattle

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 1 — 5:

Salem

— 4 nights

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.
The House of the Seven Gables and Ralph Waldo Emerson House will appeal to history buffs. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Singing Beach and Beach Bluff Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Salem: Concord (Minute Man National Historical Park & Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House) and Gloucester (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House). There's still lots to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Old Burying Point Cemetery, make a trip to Derby Wharf Light Station, admire the masterpieces at Peabody Essex Museum, and stroll around Salem Witch Trials Memorial.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Salem trip planner.

Getting from Seattle to Salem by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Seattle to Salem due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in June, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to New York City.

Things to do in Salem

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 5 — 9:

New York City

— 6 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Rodin Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New York City: Philadelphia (Christ Church, Eastern State Penitentiary, &more) and Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site (in Hyde Park). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Chapel, visit Greenwich Village, and steep yourself in history at Ellis Island.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the New York City itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Salem to New York City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Salem in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in New York City, with lows of 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 9 — 15:

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 16th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Museum of International Folk Art, then don't miss a visit to Canyon Road, and then pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, then see the interesting displays at Palace of the Governors, and finally steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe itinerary planner.

Fly from New York City to Santa Fe in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. When traveling from New York City in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Santa Fe, with highs around 89°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 17:

Las Vegas

— 5 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Mob Museum and Counts Kustoms. Get some cultural insight at The LINQ Promenade and Pinball Hall of Fame. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Charleston, get engrossed in the history at Titanic, see the interesting displays at Shelby American Inc, and get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Santa Fe to Las Vegas by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and shuttle. Traveling from Santa Fe to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Santa Fe in June, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 103°F by day to 77°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 22:

Yosemite National Park

— 5 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.
Visiting Glacier Point and Half Dome will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Yosemite, Tunnel View and Yosemite Falls. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at North Dome, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, hike along Mariposa Grove, and stroll through Four Mile Trail.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park itinerary planner.

Drive from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in June; daily highs in Yosemite National Park reach 79°F and lows reach 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to San Simeon.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 27:

San Simeon

— 1 night
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): look for gifts at Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop, steep yourself in history at Hearst Castle, and then kick back and relax at Moonstone Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our San Simeon road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Simeon takes 5.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, things will get a bit warmer in San Simeon: highs are around 93°F and lows about 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 27 — 28:

Carmel

— 1 night
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. On the 29th (Tue), immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, then kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Carmel online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Carmel takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Traveling from San Simeon in June, expect nights in Carmel to be about the same, around 53°F, while days are colder, around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 28 — 29:

San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, stop by Fisherman's Wharf, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the San Francisco online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Carmel to San Francisco takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jun 29 — 30:

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.

New Mexico travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Geologic Formations · Historic Walking Areas
Land of Enchantment
New Mexico is a land of distinctive regional cuisine and a thriving art scene, centered around the state's cosmopolitan urban centers. Once a Spanish colony claimed by 16th-century conquistadores, New Mexico remains the home of a large Spanish-speaking population and plenty of historical places to visit. The state also contains many Native American communities, sheltering a traditional way of life irretrievably lost in most other places in the country. With large tracts of sparsely inhabited land, the state is a great vacation destination for those who want to discover one of the world's last truly untamed regions, interspersed by only a few ancient pueblos and centuries-old missionary churches.

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.