50 days in United States Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Colorado Springs
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Colorado Springs
— 5 nights
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Charleston
— 9 nights
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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Baltimore
— 13 nights
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Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
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New York City
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Los Angeles — 5 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
You'll explore and learn at The Getty Center and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Popular historic sites such as Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame are in your itinerary. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Huntington Dog Beach (in Huntington Beach), The Getty Villa (in Malibu) and Wayfarers Chapel (in Rancho Palos Verdes). There's much more to do: get curious at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Redondo Beach, explore the world behind art at Norton Simon Museum, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles online sightseeing planner.

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -18 hour difference. In May, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Grand Canyon National Park — 3 nights

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 Hopi House and Kolb Studio. Step off the beaten path and head to Trailview Overlook and Powell Point. There's still lots to do: walk around Indian Garden, get great views at The Abyss, explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, and admire the striking features of Grand Canyon Railway Depot.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park day trip planning website.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Colorado Springs.
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Colorado Springs — 5 nights

Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Take a break from the city and head to Butterfly Pavilion and Colorado Wolf Adventures. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Denver Botanic Gardens and The International Church of Cannabis. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Colorado Springs: Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge (in Commerce City) and Denver (Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, National Ballpark Museum, &more). The adventure continues: examine the collection at ProRodeo Hall of Fame, tour the pleasant surroundings at Memorial Park, hike along Palmer Park, and admire the masterpieces at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Colorado Springs takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Colorado Springs, with lows of 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Charleston.
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Charleston — 9 nights

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Head to Principle Gallery Charleston and Kings Farm Marketfor some retail therapy. Popular historic sites such as Fort Sumter National Monument and Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Caw Caw Interpretive Center (in Ravenel), Kiawah Island (The Ocean Course & Kiawah Beachwalker Park) and Edisto Island (Edisto Beach State Park & Botany Bay Plantation Heritage Preserve and Wildlife Management Area). There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at Fort Moultrie, get engrossed in the history at The Charleston Museum, examine the collection at Edmondston-Alston House, and visit a coastal fixture at Sullivan's Island Lighthouse.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Charleston day trip website.

Fly from Colorado Springs to Charleston in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Colorado Springs to Charleston. When traveling from Colorado Springs in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Charleston, with highs around 32°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Washington DC.
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Washington DC — 4 nights

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.
Get some cultural insight at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and National Gallery of Art. You'll explore and learn at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Smithsonian American Art Museum. Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House (in Alexandria) and George Washington's Distillery & Gristmill (in Mount Vernon). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, see the interesting displays at Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum, pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial, and steep yourself in history at Arlington House - The Robert E. Lee Memorial.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Washington DC day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Charleston to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Charleston in May, with highs in Washington DC at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Baltimore.
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Baltimore — 13 nights

City of Firsts

A major center for tourism and travel, Baltimore is famous as the city where amateur poet Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics for the United States' national anthem.
Gettysburg National Military Park and Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Quiet Waters Park and The Struble Trail. Change things up with these side-trips from Baltimore: Historic Downtown Frederick (in Frederick), Gettysburg (Devils Den, Savor Gettysburg Food Tours, &more) and National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton (in Emmitsburg). There's still lots to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at National Aquarium, admire the masterpieces at Brandywine River Museum of Art, get engrossed in the history at Hagley Museum And Library, and see the interesting displays at B&O Railroad Museum.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Baltimore trip maker website.

You can drive from Washington DC to Baltimore in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Niagara Falls.
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Niagara Falls — 2 nights

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S. half of the famous waterfall that straddles the border between Canada and the United States.
On the 11th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center, stroll through Devil's Hole State Park, then examine the collection at Niagara Power Project Visitors Center, and finally hike along Niagara Gorge Trail. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Joseph's Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica, then admire the sheer force of Glen Falls, and finally stroll around Patriots and Heroes Park.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Niagara Falls trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Baltimore to Niagara Falls in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Baltimore in June; daily highs in Niagara Falls reach 29°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to New York City.
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New York City — 5 nights

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours and Speed Boats Tours. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and New York Public Library. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), make a trip to Fifth Avenue, take a stroll through SoHo, and visit Greenwich Village.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the New York City trip itinerary website.

Getting from Niagara Falls to New York City by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Niagara Falls in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in New York City, with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can fly back home.
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United States travel guide

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More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.
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