43 days in United States Itinerary

43 days in United States Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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Santa Maria
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Vancouver
— 7 nights
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Niagara Falls
— 1 night
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New York City
— 2 nights
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Washington DC
— 1 night
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Nashville
— 4 nights
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Chicago
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Oklahoma City
— 2 nights
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Santa Fe
— 3 nights
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Flagstaff
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
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Los Angeles — 3 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park & Disneyland Park). Pack the 7th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, explore the activities along Santa Monica Bay, and take in the pleasant sights at Historic Lily pond.

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Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. May in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Santa Maria.
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Find places to stay May 4 — 8:

Santa Maria — 1 night

Santa Maria is a city near the Southern California coast in Santa Barbara County. On the 9th (Tue), take a leisurely stroll along Pismo Pier and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bob Jones City to Sea Bike Trail.

Start your trip to Santa Maria by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Santa Maria takes 3 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Los Angeles in May since evenings lows in Santa Maria dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to San Francisco.
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Find places to stay May 8 — 9:

San Francisco — 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to Mill Valley to see Muir Woods National Monument about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and engage your brain at Exploratorium.

For reviews and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Santa Maria to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can fly to Vancouver.
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Find places to stay May 9 — 13:

Vancouver — 7 nights

Vancouver is a city on the north bank of the Columbia River in the U.S. State of Washington, and the largest suburb of Portland, Oregon. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vancouver: Hood River Lavender Farms (in Hood River), Cannon Beach (Ecola State Park, Haystack Rock, &more) and Cascade Locks (Starvation Creek State Park, Oneonta Gorge, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, admire the sheer force of Multnomah Falls, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and visit Officers' Row.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Vancouver driving holiday tool.

You can fly from San Francisco to Vancouver in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Vancouver can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. On the 20th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Niagara Falls.
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Find places to stay May 13 — 20:

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.
On the 21st (Sun), race across the water with Niagara Jet City Cruises, then take in panoramic vistas at Niagara Falls Observation Tower, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls. On the next day, learn about all things military at Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park, admire the striking features of Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls, and finally try your luck at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Niagara Falls travel route planning app.

Traveling by flight from Vancouver to Niagara Falls takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Niagara Falls is 3 hours. May in Niagara Falls sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to New York City.
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Find places to stay May 20 — 22:

New York City — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): go for a walk through The High Line and then go for a walk through Central Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the New York City travel route planner.

You can fly from Niagara Falls to New York City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Niagara Falls in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in New York City, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can fly to Washington DC.
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Find places to stay May 22 — 24:

Washington DC — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial, and finally pause for some photo ops at Jefferson Memorial.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from New York City, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Washington DC, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can fly to Nashville.
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Find places to stay May 24 — 25:

Nashville — 4 nights

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Nashville is known for nightlife, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Distillery & Yee-Haw Brewery, see a show at Grand Ole Opry, get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, and examine the collection at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage.

Before you visit Nashville, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Washington DC to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Chicago.
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Find places to stay May 25 — 29:

Chicago

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Chicago road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Nashville to Chicago in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Nashville in May, with highs in Chicago at 25°C and lows at 13°C. You will leave for Oklahoma City on the 29th (Mon).
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Find places to stay May 29 — 30:

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 30th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden, then get curious at Science Museum Oklahoma, then examine the collection at National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, and finally examine the collection at Oklahoma County Auto Trim and Mini Museum. Keep things going the next day: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then learn more about the world around you at SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology, then stop by Bricktown, and finally get engrossed in the history at Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Oklahoma City route planner.

Fly from Chicago to Oklahoma City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Chicago in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Oklahoma City: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Santa Fe.
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Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 1:

Santa Fe — 3 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Santa Fe side-trips: Cochiti Pueblo (Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument & Canyon Trail) and Bandelier National Monument (in Los Alamos). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, examine the collection at Museum of International Folk Art, ponder the world of politics at New Mexico Legislature, and steep yourself in history at Loretto Chapel.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Santa Fe trip planning site.

Getting from Oklahoma City to Santa Fe by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Oklahoma City in June since evenings lows in Santa Fe dip to 15°C. On the 4th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Flagstaff.
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Flagstaff — 2 nights

City of Seven Wonders

Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take in breathtaking views at Walnut Canyon National Monument, take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and then take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then see Off-Road Tours.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Flagstaff trip site.

Drive from Santa Fe to Flagstaff in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Santa Fe in June, things will get a bit cooler in Flagstaff: highs are around 32°C and lows about 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Find places to stay Jun 4 — 6:

Grand Canyon National Park — 3 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 8th (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim and tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Flagstaff to Grand Canyon National Park in 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.
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Find places to stay Jun 6 — 9:

Las Vegas — 3 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.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, see Off-Road Tours, enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, and try to win big at Casino At The Venetian.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas trip maker tool.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June: highs in Las Vegas hover around 46°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Los Angeles.
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Find places to stay Jun 9 — 12:

Los Angeles — 2 nights

City of Angels

Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): walk around Greystone Mansion and Park, get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum, then look for gifts at Hollywood & Highland, then get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and finally examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Hollywood. Keep things going the next day: admire the majestic nature at Topanga State Park, examine the collection at The Getty Center, and then shop like a local with Two Rodeo Drive.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip maker app.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in June: highs in Los Angeles hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
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.
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Tennessee travel guide

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Distilleries · Specialty Museums · Historic Sites
The Volunteer State
Divided by law, geography, and custom into three major regions, represented by the three stars on state's flag, Tennessee boasts a distinctive musical heritage that includes elements of bluegrass, country-western, and blues. With a countryside as diverse as its people, Tennessee includes landscapes ranging from a mountainous region in the east to the lowlands of the west, with gently rolling hills in the middle. For a well-rounded vacation, you can hike remote mountain trails in the morning and explore the crowded bars of Nashville in the evening. Visit the urban attractions, such as Elvis Presley's former residence in Memphis, but don't miss a chance to spend some time in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, situated in the eastern part of the state.
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Arizona travel guide

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Canyons · Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails
The Grand Canyon State
Known as the "Grand Canyon State," Arizona boasts dense forests, deep gorges, sprawling national parks, and modern ski resorts. Native American reservations take up about a quarter of the state, housing several tribes and offering visitors a chance to discover the varied cultures of the country's indigenous population. A patchwork of diverse tourist attractions, Arizona features exclusive golf courses and upscale shops, as well as cactus-covered canyons and stretches of desolate desert straight out of old Westerns, perfect for a vacation far from the city bustle. Though the state still clings to its Old West flavor, its busy college towns packed with young students from around the world exude a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
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