55 days in Continental USA Itinerary

55 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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55 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Start: Oklahoma City
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Las Vegas
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  12​h 45​min
3
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
5
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
8
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
9
Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
+4
Drive + Fly + bus + foot + ferry:  10​h 45​min
10
Provincetown
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
11
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
12
Washington DC
— 4 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  6​h
End: Oklahoma City

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): examine the collection at The Neon Museum, then examine the collection at The Mob Museum, and then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas holiday planner .

Oklahoma City to Las Vegas is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. In June, Las Vegas is somewhat warmer than Oklahoma City - with highs of 103°F and lows of 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
The Neon Museum ©
The Neon Museum

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Rim Trail and South Kaibab Trail. On the 8th (Sat), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, admire all the interesting features of East Rim Drive, hike along North Kaibab Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Grandview Point.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park holiday builder site .

Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of car and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 12:
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

Thanks to its favorable location near a mountain range blocking the northeasterly trade winds, Kailua-Kona gets little rainfall, allowing adventure seekers and nature lovers a chance to enjoy over 300 days of sunshine each year.
Get in touch with nature at Swim with Dolphins and Mauna Kea Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and Anaehoomalu. Go for a jaunt from Kailua-Kona to Kawaihae to see Puukohola National Historic Park about 1h 05 min away. It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Kahaluu Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kailua-Kona trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Kailua-Kona takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Expect warmer evenings in Kailua-Kona when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, with lows around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Mauna Kea Beach, Puukohola National Historic Park, Anaehoomalu, Kahaluu Beach
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Puukohola National Historic Park ©
Puukohola National Historic Park

3
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head State Monument. Visit Sunset Beach Park and Lanikai Beach for some beach relaxation. There's more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Honolulu trip planning app .

Fly from Kailua-Kona to Honolulu in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. June in Honolulu sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 74°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lanikai Beach, Sunset Beach Park
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 18:
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Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument

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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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica State Beach. You'll explore and learn at The Getty Center and The Museum of Contemporary Art. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim, about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Will Rogers State Beach, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Los Angeles takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Hawaii Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Honolulu in June, expect Los Angeles to be a bit cooler, temps between 79°F and 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Beaches Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

6
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.
Get in touch with nature at Glacier Point and Tuolumne Meadows. Spend the 28th (Fri) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, trek along Nevada Falls Loop, stroll through Four Mile Trail, and explore the striking landscape at Taft Point.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park vacation app .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 43°F in Yosemite National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park ©
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias ©
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Exploratorium and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Relax by the water at Fort Funston National Park and Baker Beach. There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, cast your line with a fishing tour, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Museums
Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 3:
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Step out of the city life by going to Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and Iceberg Lake Trail. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier, contemplate the waterfront views at Swiftcurrent Lake, hike along Highline Trail, and take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Glacier National Park travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from San Francisco to Glacier National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Glacier National Park due to the time zone difference. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Glacier National Park, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Mount Washburn and Lamar Valley. Spend the 9th (Tue) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. Spend the 12th (Fri) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, hike along Artist Point, and contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park day trip app .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and car from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Glacier National Park in July; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 73°F and lows reach 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Provincetown.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

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Provincetown

Provincetown ©
A small resort town with a year-round population of just 3,000, Provincetown draws nearly 60,000 annual visitors with its scenic beaches, art colonies, galleries, theaters, and shops.
Heritage Museums & Gardens and Provincetown Art Association and Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Relax by the water at Cape Cod National Seashore and Nauset Light Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Provincetown side-trips: Chatham Lighthouse Beach (in Chatham), Nauset Beach (in Orleans) and Coast Guard Beach (in Eastham). There's more to do: stroll through Long Point and kick back and relax at Marconi Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Provincetown visit planner .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and ferry from Yellowstone National Park to Provincetown in 11 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Provincetown, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, you will find days in Provincetown are somewhat warmer (79°F), and nights are warmer (64°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Provincetown

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Eastham, Cape Cod National Seashore, Marconi Beach, Corporation Beach, Nauset Beach
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Cape Cod National Seashore ©
Cape Cod National Seashore
Heritage Museums & Gardens ©
Heritage Museums & Gardens
Nauset Beach ©
Nauset 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.
You'll explore and learn at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Popular historic sites such as 9/11 Memorial and Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: explore and take pictures at Central Park, examine the collection at New York Public Library, admire the masterpieces at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Provincetown to New York City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Provincetown in July, things will get somewhat warmer in New York City: highs are around 86°F and lows about 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

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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.
You'll explore and learn at National Air and Space Museum and National Gallery of Art. Your inner history buff will appreciate Washington National Cathedral and Tomb of the Unknowns. Change things up with a short trip to National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle (about 56 minutes away). The adventure continues: get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, get a sense of history and politics at Library of Congress, examine the collection at The National Archives Museum, and meet the residents at National Zoological Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC vacation planner .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Washington DC are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, National Museum of the Marine Corps
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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