44 days in United States Itinerary

44 days in United States Itinerary

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Truckee
— 8 nights
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Drive to Reno Tahoe International Airport, Fly to General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport, Drive to Amesbury
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Amesbury
— 7 nights
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Drive to General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport, Fly to Philadelphia International Airport, Drive to Cape May
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Cape May
— 9 nights
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Charles Town
— 8 nights
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Drive to Washington Dulles International Airport, Fly to San Francisco International Airport, Drive to Santa Cruz
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Santa Cruz
— 10 nights
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Truckee

— 8 nights
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Emerald Bay State Park and Inspiration Point Vista. Kids will enjoy Sand Harbor and Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum. Explore Truckee's surroundings by going to Lake Tahoe Yoga (in Zephyr Cove), Meeks Bay Beach (in Tahoma) and Tahoe City (River Rafting & Tubing & Eagle Falls Trail). There's lots more to do: ski along the peaceful trails at Tahoe Donner, enjoy the sand and surf at West End Beach, grab your bike and head to Truckee Bike Park, and stroll around Northstar Ski Resort.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Truckee day trip tool.

San Francisco to Truckee is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in July, you will find days in Truckee are somewhat warmer (82°F), and nights are slightly colder (40°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Amesbury.

Things to do in Truckee

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Amesbury

— 7 nights
Amesbury is a city in Essex County, Massachusetts, located on the left bank of the Merrimack River near its mouth, upstream from Salisbury and across the river from Newburyport and West Newbury. Lowell's Boat Shop and Old South Presybterian Church will appeal to history buffs. Kids will appreciate attractions like Newburyport Whale Watch and Old Town Hill. Go for a jaunt from Amesbury to Nottingham to see Pawtuckaway State Park about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake Gardner, immerse yourself in nature at Kingston State Park, walk around Swasey Parkway, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mill Pond Recreation Area.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Amesbury day trip app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Truckee to Amesbury. The time zone difference when traveling from Truckee to Amesbury is 3 hours. Plan for much hotter nights when traveling from Truckee in July since evenings lows in Amesbury dip to 65°F. On the 16th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cape May.

Things to do in Amesbury

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Cape May

— 9 nights

The Nation's Oldest Seashore Resort

Cape May represents the other Jersey Shore--the one you don't see on TV--the one with a rich history and a refined, relaxed atmosphere.
Visiting Cape May City Beaches and Wildwood Beach will get you outdoors. Get some historical perspective at Cape May Lighthouse and World War II Lookout Tower. Venture out of the city with trips to Duke o Fluke (in Somers Point), Ocean City (Ocean City Beach & Downtown Ocean City) and Lucy the Elephant (in Margate City). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Poverty Beach, find something for the whole family at Morey's Piers and Beachfront Water Parks, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and browse the different shops at Washington Street Mall.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cape May trip builder tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Amesbury to Cape May. In July, daytime highs in Cape May are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Charles Town.

Things to do in Cape May

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Charles Town

— 8 nights
Charles Town, officially the City of Charles Town, is a city in Jefferson County, West Virginia, and is also the county seat. Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and Zion Episcopal Church Cemetery will appeal to history buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Antietam National Battlefield and Cacapon Resort State Park. Get out of town with these interesting Charles Town side-trips: Old Rag Mountain Hike (in Shenandoah National Park), Bryce Resort (in Basye) and Winchester (Stonewall Jackson's Headquarters, Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Old Bedford Village, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, and don't miss a visit to The Coffee Pot.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Charles Town trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Cape May to Charles Town in 4 hours. July in Charles Town sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time for travel to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Charles Town

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Cruz

— 10 nights
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
Popular historic sites such as Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and Carmel Mission are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Carmel River State Beach and Santa Cruz Wharf. Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Cruz: Moss Landing (The Shakespeare Society of America & Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve), Carmel (Fairy Tale Cottages of Hugh Comstock, Scenic Road Walkway, &more) and Pacific Grove (Lovers Point, Point Pinos Lighthouse, &more). And it doesn't end there: delve into the mystery of Mystery Spot, immerse yourself in nature at Wilder Ranch State Park, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Juan Bautista, and enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Cruz Harbor Beach.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Santa Cruz sightseeing planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Charles Town to Santa Cruz. The time zone difference when traveling from Charles Town to Santa Cruz is minus 3 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Charles Town in August, with highs in Santa Cruz at 74°F and lows at 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.