53 days in United States Itinerary

53 days in United States Itinerary

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53 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
Drive:  3​h
1
Lancaster
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Baltimore
— 6 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
3
Asheville
— 4 nights
Drive:  22​h
4
Bismarck
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h 30​min
5
Honolulu, Oahu
— 6 nights
Fly + foot:  3​h
6
Lahaina, Maui
— 5 nights
foot + Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 7 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
8
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  43​h
9
Arlington
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
10
Newport
— 4 nights
ferry:  1​h
11
New Shoreham, Block Island
— 1 night
+2
ferry + train + bus:  26​h
12
Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
13
Memphis
— 3 nights
Drive:  18​h 30​min
End: New York City

1
night
Lancaster

Lancaster ©
The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
You've now added The United States Hot Air Balloon Team to your itinerary. On the 31st (Tue), contemplate the long history of The Amish Farm and House, then stop by Kitchen Kettle Village, and then enjoy unforgettable views with The United States Hot Air Balloon Team. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Brandywine River Museum of Art, then get engrossed in the history at Hagley Museum and Library, and then take an in-depth tour of Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Lancaster road trip app .

New York City to Lancaster is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Lancaster, with lows of 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Baltimore.

Things to do in Lancaster

Museums Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Brandywine River Museum of Art, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, Hagley Museum and Library, Kitchen Kettle Village
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:
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Brandywine River Museum of Art ©
Brandywine River Museum of Art
Hagley Museum and Library ©
Hagley Museum and Library

6
nights
Baltimore

Baltimore ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sagamore Spirit Distillery as well as Fort McHenry National Monument. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site. Do your shopping at Power Plant and Honeygo Wine and Spirits. Venture out of the city with trips to Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (in St. Michaels), Old Wye Grist Mill (in Wye Mills) and Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center (in Gettysburg). The adventure continues: try to win big at Horseshoe Casino, admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Maryland Zoo, wander the streets of Annapolis Historic District, and identify plant and animal life at Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Baltimore trip planner .

You can drive from Lancaster to Baltimore in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Baltimore when traveling from Lancaster in January, with lows around 29°F. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Asheville.

Things to do in Baltimore

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Annapolis, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge, Honeygo Wine and Spirits
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center ©
U.S. Naval Academy ©
U.S. Naval Academy

4
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pigeon River Canopy Tours. Step out of the city life by going to Roaring Fork and River Rafting & Tubing. Head to Fowler's Clay Works and Tanger Outlets Seviervillefor some retail therapy. Get out of town with these interesting Asheville side-trips: Titanic Museum Attraction (in Pigeon Forge), Gatlinburg (Buie Pottery, Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, & more) and DuPont State Recreational Forest (in Cedar Mountain). It doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Biltmore Estate and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Asheville travel route planning site .

You can fly from Baltimore to Asheville in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and car; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Asheville are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Bismarck.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Gatlinburg, Hartford, Tanger Outlets Sevierville, DuPont State Recreational Forest, Titanic Museum Attraction
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 11:
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Fowler's Clay Works ©
Fowler's Clay Works
Biltmore ©
Biltmore
River Rafting & Tubing

1
night
Bismarck

Bismarck ©
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The North Dakota Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Dakota Zoo and then get to know the fascinating history of The North Dakota Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bismarck trip builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Asheville to Bismarck. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Asheville to Bismarck due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Asheville in January: high temperatures in Bismarck hover around 25°F and lows are around 4°F. On the 13th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Bismarck

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

The North Dakota Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 13:
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The Dakota Zoo ©
The Dakota Zoo

6
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Uncle Bryan's Sunset Suratt Surf School, Shangri La, Ko Olina Lagoons, and other attractions. Visit USS Arizona Memorial and Battleship Missouri Memorial for their historical value. Relax by the water at Waikiki Beach and Sunset Beach Park. Take a break from Honolulu with a short trip to Polynesian Cultural Center in Laie, about 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, look for gifts at Shirokiya Japan Village Walk, explore the world behind art at Honolulu Museum of Art, and examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Honolulu planner .

Explore your travel options from Bismarck to Honolulu with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Bismarck to Honolulu is minus 4 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Bismarck in January, with highs in Honolulu at 81°F and lows at 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Ko Olina Lagoons, Hawaii Convertible Tours, Polynesian Cultural Center
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 19:
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USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Sunset Beach Park ©
Sunset Beach Park

5
nights
Lahaina, Maui

Lahaina ©
Once the booming capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom, the tropical paradise of Lahaina still remains one of Maui's top vacation attractions, providing both culture and recreation.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Old Lahaina Luau as well as Trilogy Excursions. Lahaina Front Street and Maria Lanakila Catholic Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Relax by the water at Ka'anapali Beach and Wailea Beach. When in Lahaina, make a side trip to see Haleakala Crater in Haleakala National Park, approximately 1h 50 min away. Spend the 23rd (Thu) exploring the striking scenery along Hana Highway - Road to Hana. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Napili Beach, stroll through Baby Beach, make a trip to Lahaina Banyan Court, and look for gifts at Glass Mango Designs.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Lahaina trip site .

Getting from Honolulu to Lahaina by combination of flight and bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. In January, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Hana Highway - Road to Hana, Wailea Beach, Haleakala Crater
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 24:
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Trilogy Excursions ©
Trilogy Excursions
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach

7
nights
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.
You've now added Scuba & Snorkeling to your itinerary. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Hilo Farmers Market and Waikoloa Beach Resort. Museum-lovers will get to explore Volcano Art Center and Kona Coffee Living History Farm. Get out of town with these interesting Kailua-Kona side-trips: Puukohola National Historic Park (in Kawaihae), Akaka Falls State Park (in Hilo) and Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area (in Puako). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, cruise along Devastation Trail, explore the activities along Kealakekua Bay, and enjoy the sand and surf at Honaunau Bay.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kailua-Kona journey planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Lahaina to Kailua-Kona takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in January, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Honaunau, Waikoloa, Captain Cook, Hilo
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 31:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then shop like a local with Third Street Promenade, and finally see the interesting displays at The Getty Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): look for gifts at Hollywood & Highland, wander the streets of Montana Avenue, then hunt for treasures at Melrose Trading Post, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles day trip tool .

You can fly from Kailua-Kona to Los Angeles in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Kailua-Kona to Los Angeles is 2 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Kailua-Kona in January: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 70°F and lows are around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Arlington.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Nightlife Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 3:
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Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

2
nights
Arlington

Arlington ©
Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
You've now added Arlington National Cemetery to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Arlington National Cemetery and then get to know the fascinating history of Tomb of the Unknowns. On the next day, explore the activities along Great Falls Park.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Arlington route builder tool .

Do a combination of flight and subway from Los Angeles to Arlington in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in February: highs in Arlington hover around 48°F, while lows dip to 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Newport.

Things to do in Arlington

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Great Falls Park
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 7:
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Tomb of the Unknowns ©
Tomb of the Unknowns
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
Great Falls Park ©
Great Falls Park

4
nights
Newport

Newport ©
With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Nauset Beach and Race Point Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cliff Walk and Provincetown Art Association and Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Newport side-trips: Plimoth Plantation (in Plymouth) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Provincetown). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Thames Street, cruise along Ocean Drive Historic District, and see the interesting displays at The Breakers.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Newport tour itinerary maker app .

You can do a combination of subway, flight, and bus from Arlington to Newport in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. In February, Newport is a bit cooler than Arlington - with highs of 38°F and lows of 24°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to New Shoreham.

Things to do in Newport

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Provincetown, Nauset Beach, Plimoth Plantation
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 11:
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Cliff Walk ©
Cliff Walk
Nauset Beach ©
Nauset Beach
Race Point Beach ©
Race Point Beach

1
night
New Shoreham, Block Island

New Shoreham ©
New Shoreham is a town in Washington County, Rhode Island, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Mohegan Bluffs, then enjoy the sea views from South East Lighthouse, then experience rural life at 1661 Farm and Gardens, and finally visit a coastal fixture at North Lighthouse.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our New Shoreham trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Newport to New Shoreham by ferry takes about an hour. February in New Shoreham sees daily highs of 39°F and lows of 27°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in New Shoreham

Outdoors Historic Sites Beaches
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 12:
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Mohegan Bluffs ©
Mohegan Bluffs
South East Lighthouse ©
South East Lighthouse
North Lighthouse ©
North Lighthouse

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Lotz House Museum, examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and then wander the streets of Downtown Nashville. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Centennial Park, see the interesting displays at RCA Studio B, then admire the majestic nature at Radnor Lake State Park, and finally see the interesting displays at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Nashville trip planner .

You can do a combination of ferry, train, and bus from New Shoreham to Nashville in 26 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from New Shoreham to Nashville is minus 1 hour. Traveling from New Shoreham in February, things will get a bit warmer in Nashville: highs are around 53°F and lows about 34°F. On the 16th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Find places to stay Feb 13 — 16:
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Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville

3
nights
Memphis

Memphis ©
The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): try to win big at Horseshoe Casino, then pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, then make a trip to Beale Street, and finally steep yourself in history at Sun Studio.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Memphis trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In February in Memphis, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 37°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Horseshoe Casino
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 19:
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Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
Beale Street ©
Beale Street

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