40 days in United States Itinerary

40 days in United States Itinerary

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1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
2
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
3
Las Vegas
— 1 night
4
Phoenix
— 3 nights
5
San Antonio
— 2 nights
6
New Orleans
— 2 nights
7
Atlanta
— 3 nights
8
Washington DC
— 3 nights
9
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
10
Atlantic City
— 5 nights
11
New York City
— 3 nights
12
Seattle
— 2 nights
13
Portland
— 3 nights

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like San Francisco Bay and Saintsbury Winery. Golden Gate Bridge and de Young Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to MacLeod Family Vineyard (in Kenwood), Napa (Trinitas Cellars & O'Brien Estate Winery) and Swanson Vineyards Salon (in Rutherford). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Riggers Loft Wine Company, take a stroll through Bay Street, look for gifts at Bump Wine Cellars, and relax in the rural setting at Tara Firma Farms.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read San Francisco day trip site.

Perth, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 16 hours traveling from Perth to San Francisco. In July, San Francisco is a bit warmer than Perth - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wineries Nature Parks

Side Trips

Napa, Bay Street, MacLeod Family Vineyard, Riggers Loft Wine Company, Tara Firma Farms
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 9:
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
de Young Museum ©
de Young Museum
San Francisco Bay ©
San Francisco Bay

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): get a taste of the local shopping with Third Street Promenade, thensee the interesting displays at The Getty Villa, thenmake a trip to Santa Monica Pier, and finally wander the streets of Abbot Kinney Boulevard. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Sophia Orthodox Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Old Plaza Firehouse, examine the collection at America Tropical Interpretive Center, thenmake a trip to Hollyhock House, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Bunker Hill Steps.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles vacation builder tool.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, Los Angeles is a bit warmer than San Francisco - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Santa Monica, The Getty Villa
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 11:
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Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
The Getty Villa ©
The Getty Villa
Old Plaza Firehouse ©
Old Plaza Firehouse

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): examine the collection at The Mob Museum, thenenjoy some diversion at Strip Gun Club, thenexamine the collection at Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah, and finally browse the different shops at The Forum Shops at Caesars.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for much warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around °C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Shopping Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 12:
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The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah ©
Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah
The Forum Shops at Caesars ©
The Forum Shops at Caesars

3
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Popular historic sites such as Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church and St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Musical Instrument Museum and Huhugam Heritage Center. Change things up with a short trip to McDowell Sonoran Preserve in Scottsdale (about 36 minutes away). There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, make a trip to Gila River War Relocation Center, look for gifts at Phoenix Park 'n Swap, and have some family-friendly fun at iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Phoenix.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Phoenix day trip website.

Fly from Las Vegas to Phoenix in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Phoenix. In July, daily temperatures in Phoenix can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Fun & Games Wildlife

Side Trips

Scottsdale, St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church, Spas, Huhugam Heritage Center
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 15:
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Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church ©
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church
St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church ©
St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church

2
nights
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Popular historic sites such as The Alamo and Helena are in your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Grape Creek Vineyards and Medina River Natural Area. Venture out of the city with trips to Winery on the Gruene (in New Braunfels) and Fredericksburg (Texas Rangers Heritage Center, Narrow Path Winery, &more). There's still lots to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take in the history at Mission Concepcion, contemplate the long history of Little Church of La Villita, and stop by Paris Hatters.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the San Antonio trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Phoenix to San Antonio takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Phoenix to San Antonio is 1 hour. In July, San Antonio is slightly colder than Phoenix - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Fredericksburg, Winery on the Gruene, Helena
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 18:
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Mission Concepcion ©
Mission Concepcion
Grape Creek Vineyards ©
Grape Creek Vineyards
Helena ©
Helena

2
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
On the 19th (Mon), look for gifts at Moonshine Nettie, admire the striking features of Pontalba Buildings, thenview the masterpieces at Tami Curtis Gallery, thencontemplate the long history of Edgar Degas House Creole Impressionist Tour, and finally see the interesting displays at Mother-in-Law Lounge. On your second day here, sample the fine beverages at Old New Orleans Rum Distillery, thenget a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then stroll around New Orleans City Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our New Orleans vacation maker site.

Getting from San Antonio to New Orleans by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Antonio in July, expect nights in New Orleans to be about the same, around °C, while days are slightly colder, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Nature & Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 20:
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New Orleans City Park ©
New Orleans City Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Old New Orleans Rum Distillery ©
Old New Orleans Rum Distillery

3
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Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Oakland Cemetery and Elder Mill Covered Bridge. Get a sense of the local culture at Georgia Museum of Natural History and Extreme Dinosaurs. Get out of town with these interesting Atlanta side-trips: Rabbit Hill Park (in Dacula), Buford Trout Hatchery (in Cumming) and Slingshot Entertainment (in Norcross). The adventure continues: hike along Stone Mountain Park, stop by Ashley Park, and take in panoramic vistas at Jackson Street Bridge.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Atlanta trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Atlanta takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans to Atlanta, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in July: highs in Atlanta hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Rabbit Hill Park, Georgia Museum of Natural History, Ashley Park, Elder Mill Covered Bridge, Stone Mountain Park
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 23:
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Stone Mountain Park ©
Stone Mountain Park
Oakland Cemetery ©
Oakland Cemetery
Elder Mill Covered Bridge ©
Elder Mill Covered Bridge

3
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine and Smithsonian American Art Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Anne's Church and Luther Place Memorial Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Washington DC: Manassas National Battlefield Park (in Manassas), The Chesapeake Children's Museum (in Annapolis) and Baltimore (National Aquarium & USS Torsk). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at National World War II Memorial and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Falls Church.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Atlanta to Washington DC takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway and bus. July in Washington DC sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Baltimore, Annapolis, Manassas National Battlefield Park, U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial, The Falls Church
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 26:
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Smithsonian American Art Museum ©
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Manassas National Battlefield Park ©
Manassas National Battlefield Park

3
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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Visit Washington Memorial Chapel and Historic Odessa Foundation for their historical value. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Citizens Bank Park and Mennonite Heritage Center. Venture out of the city with trips to Michener Art Museum (in Doylestown), Wooddale Covered Bridge (in Wilmington) and Auburn Road Vineyard & Winery (in Pilesgrove). There's much more to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, steep yourself in history at Amstel House Museum and Gardens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, and walk around Battery Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Philadelphia, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Washington DC to Philadelphia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Philadelphia are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to Atlantic City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

New Castle, Mennonite Heritage Center, Historic Odessa Foundation, Michener Art Museum, Wooddale Covered Bridge
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 29:
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Washington Memorial Chapel ©
Washington Memorial Chapel
Historic Odessa Foundation ©
Historic Odessa Foundation
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania ©
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

5
nights
Atlantic City

Atlantic City ©
The gambling capital of the east coast, Atlantic City is best known for its numerous casinos, colorful boardwalk, and beach.
Step out of the city life by going to Cape May City Beaches and Lewes Beach. Relax by the water at Ship Bottom Beach and Pickering Beach. Explore Atlantic City's surroundings by going to Mantoloking Beach (in Mantoloking), Dewey Beach (in Dewey Beach) and Windward Beach Park (in Brick). And it doesn't end there: shop like a local with Atlantic City Boardwalk, walk around Brighton Park, do a tasting at Turdo Vineyards & Winery, and steep yourself in history at Emlen Physick Estate.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Atlantic City trip itinerary app.

Drive from Philadelphia to Atlantic City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to New York City.

Things to do in Atlantic City

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cape May, Lewes Beach, Mantoloking Beach, Turdo Vineyards & Winery, Ship Bottom Beach
Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 3:
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Cape May City Beaches ©
Cape May City Beaches
Dewey Beach ©
Dewey Beach
Lewes Beach ©
Lewes Beach

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ground Zero Museum Workshop and New York Public Library. Get a sense of the local culture at Statue of Liberty National Monument and Meadowlands Museum. There's much more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, admire the masterpieces at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and examine the collection at Museum of Chinese in America.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your New York City trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Atlantic City to New York City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, tram, and train. Traveling from Atlantic City in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in New York City, with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks

Side Trip

Meadowlands Museum
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 6:
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Ground Zero Museum Workshop ©
Ground Zero Museum Workshop
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

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Seattle

Seattle ©
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Snoqualmie Falls and Room Escape Games. Get a sense of the local culture at Monroe Historical Museum and LeMay - America's Car Museum. When in Seattle, make a side trip to see Tolt MacDonald Park & Campground in Carnation, approximately Carnation away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Kerry Park, admire the landmark architecture of Seattle Public Library, get to know the resident critters at Woodland Park Zoo, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Seattle road trip site.

Getting from New York City to Seattle by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Seattle. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from New York City in August since evenings lows in Seattle dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trips

Tolt MacDonald Park & Campground, LeMay - America's Car Museum, Snoqualmie Falls, Monroe Historical Museum
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 9:
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Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
LeMay - America's Car Museum ©
LeMay - America's Car Museum
Monroe Historical Museum ©
Monroe Historical Museum

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Portland

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Visiting Mt. Hood National Forest and Lucia Falls Regional Park will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wine Tours & Tastings and The Depot Rail Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Portland: Wind Mountain Hiking Trail (in Stevenson) and Lower Punchbowl Falls (in Cascade Locks). There's still lots to do: stop by Powell's City of Books.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Portland trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Seattle to Portland takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. August in Portland sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Wineries Tours Parks

Side Trips

The Depot Rail Museum, Wind Mountain Hiking Trail, Lucia Falls Regional Park, Lower Punchbowl Falls, Mt. Hood National Forest
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 12:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Mt. Hood National Forest ©
Mt. Hood National Forest
Lucia Falls Regional Park ©
Lucia Falls Regional Park

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