48 days in United States Itinerary

48 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey planner

Plan created by another user.Make it yours

Route & dates

Start: Edinburgh
Fly:  16 h
1
Keystone
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
2
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Seligman
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 30 min
5
Calipatria
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Bus:  4 h 15 min
8
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Bus:  4 h 30 min
9
San Jose
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
10
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
11
Redwood National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  7 h
12
Portland
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
13
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
14
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  23 h 30 min
15
Wrangell
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  28 h
End: Edinburgh

2
nights
Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Mount Rushmore National Memorial has been added to your itinerary. Visiting Black Hills National Forest and Iron Mountain Road will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs and Prairie Berry Winery. Explore Keystone's surroundings by going to Custer (Sylvan Lake, Needles Eye Tunnel, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Black Elk Peak, look for gifts at The Farmer's Daughter, get in on the family fun at Rushmore Tramway Adventures, and get engrossed in the history at South Dakota State Railroad Museum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Keystone trip planner.

Edinburgh, UK to Keystone is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Edinburgh to Keystone due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Edinburgh in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Keystone: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Keystone

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trips

Custer, Hill City, Black Elk Peak, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Rushmore Tramway Adventures ©
Rushmore Tramway Adventures
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Black Hills National Forest ©
Black Hills National Forest

5
nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Strip and The Mob Museum. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Neon Museum and The National Atomic Testing Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Las Vegas: Spring Mountains Visitor Center (in Mount Charleston), Henderson (Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve & Clark County Heritage Museum) and Willow Beach (in Fort Mohave). The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and try your luck at New York New York Casino.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas tour itinerary site.

You can fly from Keystone to Las Vegas in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Keystone to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Keystone in August, things will get much warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 45°C and lows about 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Fun & Games Parks

Side Trips

Henderson, Boulder City, Spring Mountains Visitor Center, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Willow Beach
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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.
You'll explore and learn at Tusayan Museum and Yavapai Geology Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Grand Canyon South Rim and Lipan Point. Next up on the itinerary: trek along North Kaibab Trail, take some stellar pictures from Grandview Point, take in breathtaking views at Moran Point, and stroll through South Kaibab Trail.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Grand Canyon National Park using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in August, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 31°C and lows at 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Seligman.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
North Kaibab Trail ©
North Kaibab Trail

1
night
Seligman

Seligman ©
Seligman is a census-designated place (CDP) on the northern border of Yavapai County, in northwestern Arizona, the United States.The population was 456 at the 2000 census.GeographySeligman is located at, at 5240ft in elevation, alongside the Big Chino Wash, in a northern section of Chino Valley. On the 21st (Fri), stop by Angel & Vilma Delgadillo's Route 66 Gift Shop & Visitor's Center and then examine the collection at Return to the 50s.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Seligman tour itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Seligman in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Seligman can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Calipatria.

Things to do in Seligman

Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Return to the 50s ©
Return to the 50s

1
night
Calipatria

Calipatria ©
Calipatria is a city in Imperial County, California. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): contemplate the geological forces at Davis-Schrimpf Seep Field, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salvation Mountain, and then make a trip to East Jesus.

Make your Calipatria itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Seligman to Calipatria takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Seligman in August; daily highs in Calipatria reach 49°C and lows reach 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Calipatria

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Niland
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Davis-Schrimpf Seep Field ©
Davis-Schrimpf Seep Field
Salvation Mountain ©
Salvation Mountain
East Jesus ©
East Jesus

3
nights
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Fort Rosecrans Cemetery and Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. Do your shopping at Gaslamp Quarter and Spanish Village Art Center. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove, pause for some serene contemplation at St Agnes Catholic Church, admire the landmark architecture of Marston House Museum, and stroll through Mission Beach Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego route planner.

You can drive from Calipatria to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Calipatria in August, expect nights in San Diego to be slightly colder, around 23°C, while days are colder, around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
Mission Beach Park ©
Mission Beach Park

7
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Visit Santa Monica State Beach and Zuma Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Nicholas Canyon Beach (in Malibu), Santa Monica (Third Street Promenade, Montana Avenue, &more) and Rodeo Drive (in Beverly Hills). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Santa Monica Bay, take in the pleasant sights at 26-Mile Bike Path, make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park, and examine the collection at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online tour itinerary maker.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in August: highs in Los Angeles hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Malibu, Rodeo Drive, Disneyland Park
Find places to stay Aug 25 — Sep 1:
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

2
nights
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.
You've now added Mariposa Grove to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): trek along Mariposa Grove, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake, thenhike along Tuolumne Meadows, and finally cruise along Tioga Pass. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Panorama Trail, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Nevada Falls Loop, and finally explore the striking landscape at Half Dome.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip app.

Traveling by bus from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 12 hours. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for little chillier days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 27°C, while nights are colder with lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can catch the bus to San Jose.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome

2
nights
San Jose

San Jose ©
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Get outdoors at Asilomar State Beach and Coyote Hills Regional Park. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Steinbeck Center and Computer History Museum. Get out of town with these interesting San Jose side-trips: Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard (in Pacific Grove), 17-Mile Drive (in Monterey) and Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve (in Moss Landing). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Cantor Arts Center, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph, identify plant and animal life at Windy Hill Open Space Preserve, and examine the collection at Anderson Collection at Stanford University.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our San Jose journey maker site.

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to San Jose takes 11.5 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in San Jose: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Jose

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Fremont, Mountain View, Pacific Grove, Palo Alto, Stanford
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take a stroll through SoMa, wander the streets of Union Square, examine the collection at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, thenstep off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, thentake a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and finally engage your brain at Exploratorium. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of The Castro, kick back and relax at Fort Funston National Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Ocean Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Strawberry Hill, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Baker Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Marshall’s Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Jose to San Francisco takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a subway. Traveling from San Jose in September, you will find days in San Francisco are slightly colder (28°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

3
nights
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take a peaceful walk through Tall Trees Grove, stroll through Enderts Beach, and then stroll through California Coastal Trail. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Redwood National Park.

Plan my trip to Redwood National Park with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can fly from San Francisco to Redwood National Park in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in September; daily highs in Redwood National Park reach 22°C and lows reach 11°C. On the 10th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Enderts Beach ©
Enderts Beach
Tall Trees Grove ©
Tall Trees Grove

4
nights
Portland

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.
Popular historic sites such as Fort Clatsop National Memorial and Northwest (Nob Hill) are in your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Cannon Beach and Haystack Rock. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portland: Rowena Crest Viewpoint (in Mosier), Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum (in Hood River) and Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum (in The Dalles). And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, view the masterpieces at Live Laugh Love Art, look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, and take in nature's colorful creations at Hoyt Arboretum.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Portland itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Redwood National Park to Portland by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Redwood National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Portland: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Multnomah Falls, Rowena Crest Viewpoint
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum ©
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach

3
nights
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.
On the 15th (Tue), take in the exciting artwork at Glasshouse Studio, wander the streets of Pioneer Square, browse the fresh offerings at Pike Place Market, thenmake a trip to Space Needle, thenadmire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally admire the natural beauty at Centennial Park. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, stroll around Mercer Slough Nature Park, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, tour the pleasant surroundings at Seahurst Beach Park, thenstroll through Lower Big Quilcene Trail, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Walker.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Seattle trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Portland to Seattle by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In September in Seattle, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Outdoors Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Olympic National Park, Seahurst Beach Park, Mercer Slough Nature Park
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

3
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
You've now added Yellowstone National Park to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Yellowstone National Park, explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, thentake in the natural beauty of Midway Geyser Basin, thentake in the natural beauty of Beehive Geyser, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake, look for gifts at Fishing Bridge General Store, look for all kinds of wild species at Hayden Valley, get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail, thenhike along Artist Point, and finally get to know the fascinating history of S Rim Trail.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Seattle in September: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 18°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Wrangell.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley
Lower Geyser Basin ©
Lower Geyser Basin

2
nights
Wrangell

Wrangell ©
The City and Borough of Wrangell is a borough in the U.S. You've now added Anan Creek Wildlife Viewing Site to your itinerary. Visiting Petroglyph Beach State Historical Site and Boat Tours & Water Sports will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Wrangell Museum, hike along Mt Dewey Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Stikine River, and contemplate the long history of Shakes Island.

Planning Wrangell trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Yellowstone National Park to Wrangell with the Route module. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Wrangell, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, Wrangell is a bit warmer at night with lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Wrangell

Outdoors Parks Tours
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Anan Creek Wildlife Viewing Site ©
Anan Creek Wildlife Viewing Site
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Wrangell Museum ©
Wrangell Museum

Similar Plans

50 days in Continental USA BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, kids, outdoors, beaches, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: April, kids, outdoors, beaches, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 50 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, kids, popular sights Preferences: April, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 46 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, teens, kids, popular sights Preferences: June, teens, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 60 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, kids, popular sights Preferences: June, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 60 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, kids, popular sights Preferences: March, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 60 days in Los Angeles BY A USER FROM INDIA August, beaches, historic sites, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems Preferences: August, beaches, historic sites Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Fast-paced 60 days in United States BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 60 days in United States & Canada BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, outdoors, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, outdoors Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Fast-paced 50 days in United States BY A USER FROM SWEDEN June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 60 days in United States & Toronto BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 56 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, popular sights Preferences: April Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 60 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, popular sights Preferences: October Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more plans