48 days in United States Itinerary

48 days in United States Itinerary

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1
Des Moines
— 4 nights
2
Chicago
— 2 nights
3
Buffalo
— 1 night
4
New York City
— 5 nights
5
Miami
— 3 nights
6
Salt Lake City
— 3 nights
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
8
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
9
San Diego
— 2 nights
10
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
11
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
12
San Francisco
— 5 nights
13
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights

4
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Des Moines

Des Moines ©
Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Peace Tree Brewing Company - Des Moines Branch. The adventure continues: browse the eclectic array of goods at Downtown Farmers Market, stroll around Pappajohn Sculpture Park, and ponder the world of politics at Capitol Building.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Des Moines online day trip planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Des Moines is an approximately 31-hour flight. You'll gain 14 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Des Moines due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in May, expect nights in Des Moines to be colder, around °C, while days are little chillier, around °C. On the 11th (Mon), you're off to Chicago.

Things to do in Des Moines

Breweries & Distilleries Parks Shopping
Find places to stay May 7 — 11:
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Downtown Farmers Market ©
Downtown Farmers Market
Capitol Building ©
Capitol Building

2
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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Head to The Magnificent Mile and Chicago Cultural Centerfor some retail therapy. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ernest Hemingway Birthplace and Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio. When in Chicago, make a side trip to see Cowles Bog in Chesterton, approximately Chesterton away. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, don't miss a visit to Millennium Park, engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, and get a new perspective on nature at Field Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Chicago road trip planning app.

Fly from Des Moines to Chicago in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Chicago, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Buffalo.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Oak Park, Cowles Bog, Horseshoe Hammond
Find places to stay May 11 — 13:
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace ©
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace
Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio ©
Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio

1
night
Buffalo

Buffalo ©
The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): stroll the grounds of Forest Lawn, admire the striking features of Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House, thenbrush up on your military savvy at Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park, and finally admire the striking features of Richardson Olmsted Campus. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site, revel in the low prices at Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA, thenhead outdoors with Niagara Jet Adventures, and finally Head underground at Cave of the Winds.

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You can fly from Chicago to Buffalo in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Buffalo is 1 hour. In May in Buffalo, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Buffalo

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Niagara Falls, Niagara Jet Adventures
Find places to stay May 13 — 15:
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Niagara Jet Adventures ©
Niagara Jet Adventures
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Forest Lawn ©
Forest Lawn

5
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New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
You've now added Free Tours by Foot to your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Speed Boats Tours and Hudson River Greenway. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island. There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, examine the collection at New York Public Library, and visit Times Square.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the New York City trip maker website.

You can fly from Buffalo to New York City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in New York City, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Miami.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Outdoors
Find places to stay May 15 — 20:
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

3
nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Popular historic sites such as Lincoln Road and Art Deco Historic District are in your itinerary. For shopping fun, head to Bayside Marketplace or Dolphin Mall. Take a break from Miami with a short trip to Scuba & Snorkeling in Key Largo, about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, and explore the world behind art at Wynwood Walls.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Miami planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Miami takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Miami: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Miami

Shopping Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Scuba & Snorkeling
Find places to stay May 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Lock & Load Museum ©
Lock & Load Museum
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District

3
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Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
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.
For shopping fun, head to Art at the Main Gallery or Park City Main Street Historic District. Visiting Big Cottonwood Canyon and Deer Valley Resort will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Madeleine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Assembly Hall, appreciate the extensive heritage of Great Salt Lake, and ponder the world of politics at Utah State Capitol.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Salt Lake City online driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Miami to Salt Lake City in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Miami to Salt Lake City. When traveling from Miami in May, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Salt Lake City: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Park City
Find places to stay May 23 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Salt Lake Temple ©
Salt Lake Temple
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Big Cottonwood Canyon ©
Big Cottonwood Canyon

3
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

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.
Visiting Bright Angel Trail and South Kaibab Trail will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, take in the pleasant sights at Pipe Creek Vista, listen to music at Hopi House, and get great views at Mather Point.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park vacation builder site.

Traveling by car from Salt Lake City to Grand Canyon National Park takes 8.5 hours. Traveling from Salt Lake City in May, Grand Canyon National Park is little chillier at night with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Find places to stay May 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

4
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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Escape the urban bustle at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Strip and The Mob Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City (about 50 minutes away). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, try your luck at Casino At The Venetian, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and get interesting insight from Tours.

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Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around °C, while nights are warmer with lows around °C. On the 3rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 3:
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

2
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San Diego

San Diego ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, view the masterpieces at Spanish Village Art Center, and then stroll around La Jolla Cove.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for San Diego using our trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Diego takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Las Vegas in June, plan for colder days in San Diego, with highs around °C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Gaslamp Quarter ©
Gaslamp Quarter

5
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Do your shopping at Two Rodeo Drive and Third Street Promenade. Santa Monica Pier and Abbot Kinney Boulevard are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim, about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, enjoy some diversion at California Science Center, stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip website.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in June, you will find days in Los Angeles are somewhat warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to catch the bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Two Rodeo Drive, Disneyland Park
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Abbot Kinney Boulevard ©
Abbot Kinney Boulevard
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

1
night
Yosemite National Park

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.
On the 11th (Thu), admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, thenidentify plant and animal life at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, thenexplore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and finally make a trip to Yosemite Village.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip planning tool.

Getting from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park by bus takes about 12 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, Yosemite National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

5
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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ferry Building Marketplace and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alcatraz Island and SoMa. Venture out of the city with trips to Mumm Napa (in Rutherford) and St. Helena (Pride Mountain Vineyards & Modus Operandi Cellars). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, visit The Castro, examine the collection at de Young Museum, and steep yourself in history at City Lights Booksellers.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner.

Fly from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in June: highs in San Francisco hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

St. Helena, Mumm Napa
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Step out of the city life by going to Waikiki Beach and Sunset Beach Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at USS Arizona Memorial and Battleship Missouri Memorial. Get out of town with these interesting Honolulu side-trips: Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua) and Ko Hana Distillers (in Waipahu). And it doesn't end there: hike along Diamond Head State Monument, pause for some photo ops at King Kamehameha Statue, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and browse the different shops at Ala Moana Center.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Honolulu route planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Honolulu takes 8 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Honolulu is minus 2 hours. In June, Honolulu is a bit warmer than San Francisco - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kailua Beach Park, Ko Hana Distillers, Sunset Beach Park
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park

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