27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
— 1 night
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Cleveland
— 1 night
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Chicago
— 1 night
4
Des Moines
— 2 nights
5
Badlands National Park
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
7
Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
8
Boise
— 1 night
9
Crater Lake National Park
— 2 nights
10
San Francisco
— 3 nights
11
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
12
Mesa Verde National Park
— 2 nights
13
Cawker City
— 1 night
14
Saint Louis
— 1 night
15
London
— 1 night
16
Luray
— 1 night

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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've now added Harlem to your itinerary. On the 18th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Chapel, thenstop by Harlem, and then admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the New York City online day trip planner.

Newton to New York City is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in New York City when traveling from Newton in May, with lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cleveland.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Brooklyn Bridge ©
Brooklyn Bridge

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Cleveland

Cleveland ©
A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): make a trip to A Christmas Story House and then explore the world behind art at The Cleveland Museum of Art.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cleveland trip planner.

Getting from New York City to Cleveland by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Cleveland are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Cleveland

Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Cleveland Museum of Art ©
The Cleveland Museum of Art
A Christmas Story House ©
A Christmas Story House

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Chicago

Chicago
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Chicago trip app.

You can fly from Cleveland to Chicago in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cleveland to Chicago due to the time zone difference. In May in Chicago, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. You will leave for Des Moines on the 21st (Thu).

Things to do in Chicago

Nightlife Parks Fun & Games

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Des Moines

Des Moines ©
Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): get a sense of history and politics at Capitol Building. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): get to know the resident critters at Blank Park Zoo, thenstroll around Gray's Lake Park, and then walk around Pappajohn Sculpture Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Des Moines trip planning site.

You can fly from Chicago to Des Moines in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Des Moines

Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Imes Covered Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Blank Park Zoo ©
Blank Park Zoo
Capitol Building ©
Capitol Building
Gray's Lake Park ©
Gray's Lake Park

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Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park ©
Although Badlands National Park's name might not be the most inviting, its landscape of pinnacles, eroded buttes, spires, and an expansive, pristine mixed-grass prairie remain enticing.
On the 24th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Badlands National Park, cruise along Loop Road, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Yellow Mounds Overlook.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Badlands National Park tour itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Des Moines to Badlands National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Des Moines to Badlands National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Des Moines in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Badlands National Park, with lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Badlands National Park
Highlights from your plan
Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Badlands National Park ©
Badlands National Park
Yellow Mounds Overlook ©
Yellow Mounds Overlook

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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): trek along Artist Point and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Here are some ideas for day two: witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Kepler Cascades, thenwitness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park online travel route planner.

Getting from Badlands National Park to Yellowstone National Park by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, shuttle, and car. Traveling from Badlands National Park in May, expect Yellowstone National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between °F and °F. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Grand Teton. On your second day here, take a peaceful walk through Bridger Teton National Forest, thenhike along Jenny Lake Trail, and then admire all the interesting features of 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Grand Teton National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May, expect Grand Teton National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between °F and °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Boise.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Bridger Teton National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Jenny Lake Trail ©
Jenny Lake Trail
Bridger Teton National Forest ©
Bridger Teton National Forest

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Boise

Boise ©
From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Old Idaho Penitentiary and then stroll through Boise River Greenbelt.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Boise tour planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Grand Teton National Park to Boise takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in May, expect Boise to be somewhat warmer, temps between °F and °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Boise

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Boise River Greenbelt ©
Boise River Greenbelt
Old Idaho Penitentiary ©
Old Idaho Penitentiary

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Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park ©
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
On your second day here, admire all the interesting features of Rim Dr and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Crater Lake National Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Crater Lake National Park travel planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Boise to Crater Lake National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Boise to Crater Lake National Park. May in Crater Lake National Park sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Crater Lake National Park ©
Crater Lake National Park
Rim Dr ©
Rim Dr
Cleetwood Cove Trail ©
Cleetwood Cove Trail

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 2nd (Tue), head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, thentake a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): get curious at Exploratorium and then stroll around Golden Gate Park.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read San Francisco tour builder site.

Traveling by flight from Crater Lake National Park to San Francisco takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Crater Lake National Park in June, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around °F, while days are slightly colder, around °F. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Thu) before leaving for Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim and then hike along Bright Angel Trail. On your second day here, explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon and then hike along Rim Trail.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway, bus, and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around °F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Cliff Palace, thendelve into the distant past at Balcony House, and then explore the ancient world of Long House.

Planning Mesa Verde National Park trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Mesa Verde National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. In June, daily temperatures in Mesa Verde National Park can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Tue) before leaving for Cawker City.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Long House ©
Long House
Balcony House ©
Balcony House
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace

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Cawker City

Cawker City
Cawker City is a city in Mitchell County, Kansas, United States. To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Cawker City trip planner.

You can drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Cawker City in 12 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mesa Verde National Park to Cawker City. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in June since evenings lows in Cawker City dip to °F. You will leave for Saint Louis on the 10th (Wed).

Things to do in Cawker City

Fun & Games

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Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): examine the collection at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Saint Louis itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cawker City to Saint Louis in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In June, daytime highs in Saint Louis are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to London.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum
Tilles Park ©
Tilles Park

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London

London
London is a home rule-class city in Laurel County, Kentucky, in the United States. To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our London holiday builder tool.

Getting from Saint Louis to London by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Saint Louis to London. In June in London, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. You'll set off for Luray on the 12th (Fri).

Things to do in London

Fun & Games Parks Nature

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Luray

Luray ©
Nestled in the heart of the valley formed by the Shenandoah River, Luray draws visitors with a vast underground cavern system adorned with stalactites, stalagmites, and mirrored pools.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Luray day trip planning site.

Explore your travel options from London to Luray with the Route module. June in Luray sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Luray

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Stony Man Mountain Overlook ©
Stony Man Mountain Overlook
The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum ©
The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum
Luray Zoo - A Rescue Zoo ©
Luray Zoo - A Rescue Zoo

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