54 days in United States Itinerary

54 days in United States Itinerary

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54 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Nashville
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
5
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Big Sur
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
10
Taos
— 4 nights
Drive:  9​h 15​min
11
Valentine
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
12
Gothenburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
13
Kearney
— 2 nights
14
Omaha
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam


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4
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island. Popular historic sites such as 9/11 Memorial and St. Paul's Chapel are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at Central Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Trinity Church, take in the views from Brooklyn Bridge, and learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City trip itinerary maker app .

Amsterdam, Holland to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from Amsterdam to New York City, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in May: high temperatures in New York City hover around 24°C and lows are around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

5
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.
Visit Gettysburg National Military Park and Calvert Marine Museum and Drum Point Lighthouse for their historical value. Explore hidden gems such as Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum (in Saint Leonard), Sotterley Historic Plantation (in Hollywood) and Gettysburg National Cemetery (in Gettysburg). And it doesn't end there: stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, examine the collection at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, and get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Washington DC tour itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from New York City in May, expect nights in Washington DC to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Arlington, Sotterley Historic Plantation, Calvert Marine Museum and Drum Point Lighthouse, Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum
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5
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Andrew Jackson's Hermitage and RCA Studio B. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Downtown Nashville and The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nashville: South Union Shaker Village (in South Union), Carter House (in Franklin) and National Corvette Museum (in Bowling Green). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Lotz House Museum, admire the masterpieces at Amqui Station and Visitors Center, admire all the interesting features of Fort Donelson National Battlefield, and sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Nashville planner .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Nashville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC to Nashville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Franklin, Dover, National Corvette Museum, Amqui Station and Visitors Center, South Union Shaker Village
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Andrew Jackson's Hermitage ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Carter House ©
Carter House

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Royal Street and St. Louis Cathedral. Your inner history buff will appreciate Garden District and Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site. Explore New Orleans' surroundings by going to Oak Alley Plantation (in Vacherie), Crosby Arboretum (in Picayune) and Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Slidell). And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, see the interesting displays at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, and take in the exciting artwork at Tami Curtis Gallery.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the New Orleans travel planner .

You can fly from Nashville to New Orleans in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Nashville, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Vacherie, Crosby Arboretum, Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Garden District ©
Garden District

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Getty Center and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Get some historical perspective at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and Angelus Temple. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, get engrossed in the history at Lummis Home (El Alisal), see the interesting displays at Museum of Tolerance, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles day trip planning website .

Getting from New Orleans to Los Angeles by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New Orleans to Los Angeles is minus 2 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from New Orleans in May, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

The Gamble House
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Petersen Automotive Museum ©
Petersen Automotive Museum
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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.
Head to Ferry Building Marketplace and City Lights Booksellersfor plenty of shopping. Do some cultural sightseeing at Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Bodega Bay (Pinnacle Gulch Coastal Access Trail & Bodega Head), Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley) and Bodega Dunes (in Bodega). There's much more to do: savor the flavors at Castello di Amorosa, explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Fort Funston National Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip tool .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Francisco by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, expect San Francisco to be a bit cooler, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bodega Bay, Muir Woods National Monument, Bodega Dunes, Castello di Amorosa
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

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Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Explore hidden gems such as Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park and Pfeiffer State Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Pacific Valley Bluff Trail and Partington Cove. Take a break from Big Sur with a short trip to Mission San Antonio de Padua in Jolon, about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Limekiln State Park, take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Salmon Creek Falls Trail, and admire the natural beauty at Hawthorne Gallery.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Big Sur trip planning app .

Getting from San Francisco to Big Sur by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. May in Big Sur sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Monterey County, Mission San Antonio de Padua
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 3:
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Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
McWay Falls ©
McWay Falls

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.
You'll explore and learn at The Mob Museum and Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas. Escape the urban bustle at Valley of Fire State Park and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Willow Beach in Fort Mohave, approximately 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in the natural beauty of Arizona Hot Springs, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Big Sur to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Big Sur in June: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 46°C and lows are around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Valley of Fire State Park, Willow Beach
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Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
The Strip ©
The Strip

5
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 Rim Trail and Grand Canyon South Rim will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like South Kaibab Trail and Mather Point. On the 10th (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: stroll through North Kaibab Trail, stop by Canyon Village Marketplace, examine the collection at Kolb Studio, and don't miss a visit to Grand Canyon Village.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park travel planning website .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from Las Vegas in June, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, around 6°C, while days are little chillier, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Taos.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

4
nights
Taos

Taos ©
Many residents have shunned fast-paced city living for Taos's laid-back vibe and blend of Spanish, Native American, and Anglo cultures.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bandelier National Monument and Fort Union National Monument. Take a break from the city and head to Philmont Scout Ranch and Middlefork Lake. Change things up with these side-trips from Taos: Fort Garland Museum (in Fort Garland) and Taos Ski Valley (Hunziger Bowl & Al's Run). Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with Enchanted Circle Pottery, take in the exciting artwork at 203 Fine Art, and take in the views from Rio Grande Gorge Bridge.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, refer to the Taos trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Taos takes 8.5 hours. In June in Taos, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Valentine.

Things to do in Taos

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Taos Ski Valley, Bandelier National Monument, Philmont Scout Ranch, Fort Union National Monument, Fort Garland Museum
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 18:
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Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument
Fort Union National Monument ©
Fort Union National Monument
Philmont Scout Ranch ©
Philmont Scout Ranch

1
night
Valentine

Valentine ©
Valentine is a city in Cherry County, Nebraska, United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Niobrara National Scenic River. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: grab your bike and head to Cowboy Trail and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Valentine National Wildlife Refuge.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Valentine vacation app .

You can drive from Taos to Valentine in 10.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Taos to Valentine. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Taos in June since evenings lows in Valentine dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Gothenburg.

Things to do in Valentine

Parks Nature Trails
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Valentine National Wildlife Refuge ©

1
night
Gothenburg

Gothenburg ©
Gothenburg is a city in Dawson County, Nebraska, United States. On the 21st (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Gothenburg Historical Museum, contemplate the long history of Original Pony Express Station & Museum, then see the interesting displays at Sod House Museum, then see the interesting displays at 100th Meridian Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Robert Henri Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Gothenburg travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Valentine to Gothenburg takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kearney.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cozad
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Robert Henri Museum ©
Robert Henri Museum
Sod House Museum ©
Sod House Museum
Original Pony Express Station & Museum ©

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nights
Kearney

Kearney ©
Kearney is a city in and the county seat of Buffalo County, Nebraska, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): examine the collection at Classic Car Collection, examine the collection at Kearney Area Children's Museum, and then examine the collection at Nebraska Prairie Museum. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Museum of Nebraska Art, look for gifts at Stagecoach, then take an in-depth tour of Great Platte River Road Archway Monument, then see the interesting displays at Nebraska Firefighters Museum, and finally identify plant and animal life at Audubon Rowe Sanctuary.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kearney travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Gothenburg to Kearney takes an hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Omaha.

Things to do in Kearney

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Nebraska Prairie Museum, Audubon Rowe Sanctuary
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Classic Car Collection ©
Classic Car Collection
Nebraska Prairie Museum ©
Nebraska Prairie Museum
Kearney Area Children's Museum ©
Kearney Area Children's Museum

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night
Omaha

Omaha ©
A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): wander the streets of Old Market, take in the exciting artwork at Curbside Clothing, then take in the exciting artwork at Old Market Artists Gallery, then learn more about the world around you at MANGELSEN Images of Nature Gallery, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Henry Doorly Zoo.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Omaha vacation planner .

Getting from Kearney to Omaha by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Omaha can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Omaha

Shopping Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 24:
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Old Market ©
Old Market
Henry Doorly Zoo ©
Henry Doorly Zoo
Old Market Artists Gallery ©
Old Market Artists Gallery

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