52 days in United States Itinerary

52 days in United States Itinerary

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 4 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 7 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Seattle
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 6 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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Charleston
— 6 nights

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©

A Wondrous Diversity of Life

Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is known for wildlife, nature, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Chimneys Picnic Area, get great views at Look Rock Tower, look for all kinds of wild species at Sugarlands Valley Nature Trail, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Great Smoky Mountains National Park day trip planner.

Charlotte to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a bus. May in Great Smoky Mountains National Park sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Find places to stay May 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Chimneys Picnic Area ©
Chimneys Picnic Area
Newfound Gap Road ©
Newfound Gap Road
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City, about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, examine the collection at The Neon Museum, and try to win big at New York New York Casino.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas trip builder tool.

Getting from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Las Vegas by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park in May; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 87°F and lows reach 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Fun & Games · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 27 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
The Strip ©
The Strip

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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.
On the 1st (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Mather Point, hike along Rim Trail, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 68°F to lows of 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 7:
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Wapama Falls at Hetch Hetchy, take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, and surround yourself with nature on YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Taft Point ©
Taft Point
Wapama Falls at Hetch Hetchy ©
Wapama Falls at Hetch Hetchy
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

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 nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace, examine the collection at Exploratorium, and walk around Golden Gate Park.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco sightseeing tool.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in June: highs in San Francisco hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Find places to stay Jun 13 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Seattle

Seattle ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market. On the next day, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company, and then take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Seattle itinerary site.

You can fly from San Francisco to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. June in Seattle sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©

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, admire the local landmark of Fountain Paint Pot, contemplate the waterfront views at Dragon's Mouth Springs, and take in the natural beauty of Beehive Geyser.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park route builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park is 1 hour. When traveling from Seattle in June, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 34°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Beehive Geyser ©
Beehive Geyser
Lower Geyser Basin ©
Lower Geyser Basin

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Chicago

Chicago ©

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, learn more about the world around you at Field Museum, engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Chicago visit planner.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, bus, taxi, and train. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Chicago: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo
Millennium Park
Millennium Park

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New York City

New York City ©

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: go for a walk through Central Park, visit Times Square, admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal, and make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the New York City tour builder.

Getting from Chicago to New York City by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chicago to New York City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 4:
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

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Washington DC

Washington DC ©
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: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at National Zoological Park, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, and pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC online visit planner.

You can take a train from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Washington DC are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 4 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

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Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Charleston is known for parks, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Warren Lasch Conservation Center - H.L. Hunley Submarine, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, test your problem-solving skills at Elite Escape Games, and expand your understanding of the military at Fort Sumter National Monument.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Charleston online visit planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to Charleston in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and car. July in Charleston sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 75°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Charleston Fossil Adventures ©
Charleston Fossil Adventures
Battery & White Point Gardens ©
Battery & White Point Gardens

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