56 days in United States Itinerary

56 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday planner
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
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Chicago
— 3 nights
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New York City
— 6 nights
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Washington DC
— 5 nights
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Orlando
— 5 nights
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New Orleans
— 4 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
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Las Vegas
— 5 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu
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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.
Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Disneyland Park (in Anaheim) and Bergamot Station (in Santa Monica). Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum, and engage your brain at California Science Center.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 18 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in October, with highs in Los Angeles at 32°C and lows at 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Yellowstone National Park.
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Museums · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums · Nightlife
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Yellowstone National Park — 5 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park (about 1h 25 min away). And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Norris Geyser Basin, stroll through Lone Star Geyser, and cruise along Firehole Canyon Drive.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Yellowstone National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, things will get cooler in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 9°C and lows about -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Chicago.
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Find places to stay Oct 8 — 13:

Chicago — 3 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium, admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, and take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Chicago road trip website.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, taxi, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October: highs in Chicago hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can fly to New York City.
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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.
New York City is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, stroll around The High Line, and take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the New York City day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Chicago to New York City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chicago to New York City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in October, New York City is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Washington DC.
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Washington DC — 5 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 sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Washington DC trip planner.

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Orlando.
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Orlando — 5 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Pack the 29th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Have a day of magic on the 28th (Fri) at Walt Disney World Resort. There's lots more to do: make an unforgettable trip to Magic Kingdom Park, explore the world behind art at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, and get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Orlando trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Orlando takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Washington DC in October, things will get a bit warmer in Orlando: highs are around 34°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to fly to New Orleans.
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New Orleans — 4 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, stroll around New Orleans City Park, see the interesting displays at Cabildo, and don't miss a visit to French Quarter.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read New Orleans trip itinerary site.

Fly from Orlando to New Orleans in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Orlando, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 19°C. On the 5th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Grand Canyon National Park — 6 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 6th (Sun), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Navajo Point, stroll through South Kaibab Trail, and hike along Rim Trail.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park sightseeing planning tool.

Do a combination of flight and bus from New Orleans to Grand Canyon National Park in 10.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from New Orleans in November: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 14°C, while lows dip to -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Boulder City (Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum & Hoover Dam). There's lots more to do: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in November: highs in Las Vegas hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Find places to stay Nov 11 — 16:

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.
On the 20th (Sun), hike the day away at Panorama Trail. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, trek along Mariposa Grove, don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, and look for all kinds of wild species at North Dome.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. When traveling from Las Vegas in November, plan for little chillier days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 14°C, while nights are cooler with lows around -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 4 nights

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 sightseeing, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, stroll around Golden Gate Park, and engage your brain at Exploratorium.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read San Francisco online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in November, you will find days in San Francisco are somewhat warmer (20°C), and nights are much warmer (12°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can fly to Honolulu.
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Honolulu, Oahu — 3 nights

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, then explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, and then stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park and then stroll through Waikiki Beach.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Honolulu road trip tool.

You can fly from San Francisco to Honolulu in 7 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in November, expect nights in Honolulu to be warmer, around 26°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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United States travel guide

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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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