34 days in United States & Istanbul Itinerary

34 days in United States & Istanbul Itinerary

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Istanbul, Turkey
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San Francisco, United States
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McKinleyville, United States
— 3 nights
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Drive to California Redwood Coast-Humboldt County Airport, Fly to San Francisco International Airport, Drive to Soquel
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Soquel, United States
— 2 nights
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San Francisco, United States
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Bainbridge Island, United States
— 11 nights
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Boise, United States
— 3 nights
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Dayton, United States
— 2 nights
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Bend, United States
— 4 nights
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Boise, United States
— 1 night
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Chicago, United States
— 4 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Istanbul, Turkey

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sinan Pasa Camii.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul trip maker site.

If you are flying in from Turkey, the closest major aiports are Istanbul Airport and Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport. June in Istanbul sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to San Francisco.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites
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San Francisco, United States

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 26th (Sat), get great views at Battery Spencer.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco vacation planning site.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to San Francisco takes 17.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time (TRT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 11 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Istanbul in June; daily highs in San Francisco reach 25°C and lows reach 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to McKinleyville.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites

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McKinleyville, United States

— 3 nights
McKinleyville is a census-designated place in Humboldt County, California, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lady Bird Johnson Grove and Luffenholtz Beach County Park. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Clam Beach, don't miss a visit to McKinleyville Totem Pole, and hike along Hammond Trail.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read McKinleyville trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from San Francisco to McKinleyville. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from San Francisco in June, with highs in McKinleyville at 20°C and lows at 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Soquel.

Things to do in McKinleyville

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches

Side Trips

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Soquel, United States

— 2 nights
Soquel is a census-designated place (CDP) in Santa Cruz County, California, United States approximately 75 miles (120 km) south of San Francisco, and forms part of the north coast of Monterey Bay. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): do a tasting at Bargetto Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Thu): trek along Lodato Park, admire the majestic nature at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, and then walk around Felton Covered Bridge Park.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Soquel journey planner.

Explore your travel options from McKinleyville to Soquel with the Route module. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from McKinleyville in June: highs in Soquel hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Soquel

Parks · Trails · Wineries · Outdoors

Side Trips

San Francisco, United States

City by the Bay

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip app.

Traveling by car from Soquel to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. You'll set off for Bainbridge Island on the 2nd (Fri).

Things to do in San Francisco

Wineries · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Bainbridge Island, United States

— 11 nights
Bainbridge Island is a city in Kitsap County, Washington, United States, and is coextensive with the eponymous island in Puget Sound. Bainbridge Island Historical Museum and St. Paul's Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Appreciate the collections at Kitsap Historical Society & Museum and Mason County Historical Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Bainbridge Island: Bremerton (Illahee State Park, Purple Scent Lavender Farm, &more), Port Orchard (Veterans Living History Museum, South Kitsap Regional Park, &more) and Blooms Winery & 5511 Bistro (in Langley). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Port Gamble Museum, experience rural life at Heyday Farm, view the masterpieces at Bainbridge Arts & Crafts, and have fun and explore at Kids Discovery Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Bainbridge Island online trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Bainbridge Island takes 13.5 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect nights in Bainbridge Island to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Tue) before leaving for Boise.

Things to do in Bainbridge Island

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

Boise, United States

— 3 nights

City of Trees

From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of the local shopping with Boise Art Glass, learn about winemaking at Telaya Wine Co., then see the interesting displays at Museum of Mining & Geology, then walk around Barber Park, and finally admire the majestic nature at Lucky Peak State Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Boise day trip planning website.

You can drive from Bainbridge Island to Boise in 9 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bainbridge Island in July: highs in Boise hover around 40°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Dayton.

Things to do in Boise

Museums · Parks · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dayton, United States

— 2 nights
Dayton is a city in and the county seat of Columbia County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bluewood. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Dumas Station Wines, examine the collection at Dayton Historical Depot Museum, and then explore the activities along Tucannon River.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Dayton journey planning website.

You can drive from Boise to Dayton in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. July in Dayton sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bend.

Things to do in Dayton

Parks · Winter Sports · Nature · Wineries

Bend, United States

— 4 nights
An old logging town at the crux of the high desert and ponderosa pine forest, Bend melds a love of the outdoors with cosmopolitan flair.
You'll explore and learn at Oregon Observatory and Bowman Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Sunriver Nature Center and Tumalo State Park. Explore Bend's surroundings by going to McKenzie River National Recreation Trail (in Eugene), Dee Wright Observatory (in Blue River) and Sisters (City of Sisters & Peterson Ridge Trail). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Des Chutes Historical Museum, get outside with RiverStone Adventures, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Deschutes National Forest, and contemplate the waterfront views at Todd Lake.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Bend trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Dayton to Bend in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Dayton in July: high temperatures in Bend hover around 34°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Boise.

Things to do in Bend

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Boise, United States

— 1 night

City of Trees

Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Boise Idaho Temple, then look for gifts at Cravin's Candy Emporium, and then examine the collection at Museum of Mining & Geology.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Boise trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Bend to Boise takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Bend to Boise is 1 hour. In July, Boise is a bit warmer than Bend - with highs of 40°C and lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Boise

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Chicago, United States

— 4 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
First Division Museum at Cantigny and The McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at American Writers Museum and Money Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Graue Mill & Museum (in Oak Brook), BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir (in Bartlett) and Centennial Beach (in Naperville). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Baha'i House of Worship, examine the collection at Oriental Institute Museum, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and stroll through Oak Street Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Chicago road trip website.

Getting from Boise to Chicago by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Boise to Chicago. When traveling from Boise in July, plan for little chillier days in Chicago, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. On the 27th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Istanbul, Turkey

— 1 day

Queen of Cities

On the 28th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Corlulu Ali Pasa Medresesi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nuruosmaniye Camii, then contemplate the long history of Dolmabahçe Mosque, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Buyuk Mecidiye Cami.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Istanbul travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Istanbul takes 14.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Turkey Time (TRT), which is usually a 9 hour difference.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.