52 days in United States Itinerary

52 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States attractions planner

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Mount Rainier National Park
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Spokane
— 1 night
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Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
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Great Falls
— 2 nights
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Bozeman
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 7 nights
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Grand Teton National Park
— 4 nights
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Idaho Falls
— 2 nights
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Twin Falls
— 2 nights
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Elko
— 1 night
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Reno
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South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
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Olympic Valley
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Lassen Volcanic National Park
— 2 nights
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Mount Shasta
— 1 night
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Crater Lake National Park
— 2 nights
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Shady Cove
— 1 night
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Redwood National Park
— 2 nights
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Coos Bay
— 2 nights
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Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
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Estacada
— 2 nights
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Corbett
— 1 night
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Cascade Locks
— 2 nights
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Troutdale
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Portland
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Seattle
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Mount Rainier National Park

— 2 nights
The star attraction of Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): hike along Skyline Trail and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): take a peaceful walk through Grove of the Patriarchs and then admire the sheer force of Narada Falls.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Mount Rainier National Park day trip planning app.

Seattle to Mount Rainier National Park is an approximately 2-hour car ride. Expect slightly colder evenings in Mount Rainier National Park when traveling from Seattle in July, with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Spokane.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Spokane

— 1 night
Spokane is a city located in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): stroll around Manito Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Spokane trip planner.

Getting from Mount Rainier National Park to Spokane by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in July, expect Spokane to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Spokane

Parks
Highlights from your trip

Glacier National Park

— 2 nights

Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McDonald. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Iceberg Lake Trail.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Glacier National Park driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Spokane to Glacier National Park in 6.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Spokane to Glacier National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Spokane in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 11°C in Glacier National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Great Falls.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive

Great Falls

— 2 nights
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center and then immerse yourself in nature at Giant Springs State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at C.M. Russell Museum and then see human ingenuity at work at Ryan Dam - Great Falls of the Missouri.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Great Falls trip planner.

Getting from Glacier National Park to Great Falls by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bozeman.

Things to do in Great Falls

Nature · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Bozeman

— 2 nights
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): trot along with a tour on horseback and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Keep things going the next day: see the sky in a new way at Museum of the Rockies, then get engrossed in the history at American Computer & Robotics Museum, and then relax and rejuvenate at Spire Climbing Center.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Bozeman trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Great Falls to Bozeman by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. July in Bozeman sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Bozeman

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park

— 7 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, and take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bozeman to Yellowstone National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and taxi. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Bozeman in July, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 26°C and lows at 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Grand Teton National Park

— 4 nights

Mountains of the Imagination

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.
Spend the 17th (Mon) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, tour the pleasant surroundings at Jenny Lake Trail, contemplate the long history of Mormon Row Historic District, and trek along Menor's Ferry Historical Trail.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Grand Teton National Park itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, you will find days in Grand Teton National Park are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Idaho Falls.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Idaho Falls

— 2 nights
Idaho Falls is a city in and the county seat of Bonneville County, Idaho, United States, and is the largest city in Eastern Idaho. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Idaho Falls River Walk and then don't miss a visit to Snake River Greenbelt. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the resident critters at Idaho Falls Zoo, meet the residents at Yellowstone Bear World, and then learn more about the world around you at Museum of Idaho.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Idaho Falls trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Grand Teton National Park to Idaho Falls. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in July: high temperatures in Idaho Falls hover around 36°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Twin Falls.

Things to do in Idaho Falls

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Twin Falls

— 2 nights
Twin Falls is the county seat and largest city of Twin Falls County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): hike along Snake River Canyon Trail, stroll around Centennial Waterfront Park, and then get all the equipment you need at AWOL Adventure Sports. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Minidoka Internment, then take in the views from Perrine Bridge, and then admire the sheer force of Shoshone Falls.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Twin Falls online visit planner.

You can drive from Idaho Falls to Twin Falls in 2.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Idaho Falls in July since evenings lows in Twin Falls dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Elko.

Things to do in Twin Falls

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Elko

— 1 night
Elko is the largest city and county seat of Elko County, Nevada, United States. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Western Folklife Center and then examine the collection at Northeastern Nevada Museum.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Elko online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Twin Falls to Elko takes 3 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Twin Falls to Elko due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Twin Falls in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Elko, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Reno.

Things to do in Elko

Museums

Reno

Biggest Little City in the World

A sea of casinos in the high desert of the Sierra Nevadas, Reno capitalizes on gaming and nightlife.
For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Reno holiday planner.

You can drive from Elko to Reno in 4.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Reno when traveling from Elko in July, with lows around 19°C. On the 26th (Wed), you'll travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Reno

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Fun & Games

South Lake Tahoe

— 2 nights
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
On the 26th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Tallac Historic Site and then indulge your senses at Wine Tours From Tahoe. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park and then explore the historical opulence of Vikingsholm.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the South Lake Tahoe trip planner.

Traveling by car from Reno to South Lake Tahoe takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Reno in July, with highs in South Lake Tahoe at 32°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Olympic Valley.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Historic Sites · Nature · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Olympic Valley

Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): cast your line with Matt Heron Fly Fishing.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Olympic Valley travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from South Lake Tahoe to Olympic Valley takes 1.5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Olympic Valley when traveling from South Lake Tahoe in July, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Lassen Volcanic National Park.

Things to do in Olympic Valley

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

Lassen Volcanic National Park

— 2 nights
In Lassen Volcanic National Park, steaming volcanic mountains give way to alpine meadows filled with wildflowers and pristine mountain lakes.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lassen Peak and then explore the activities along Manzanita Lake.

Plan a Lassen Volcanic National Park trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Olympic Valley to Lassen Volcanic National Park takes 4 hours. When traveling from Olympic Valley in July, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Lassen Volcanic National Park: temperatures range from 45°C by day to 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mount Shasta.

Things to do in Lassen Volcanic National Park

Nature · Parks

Mount Shasta

— 1 night
Mount Shasta is a city in Siskiyou County, California, at about 3600ft above sea level on the flanks of Mount Shasta, a prominent northern California landmark. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Mt. Shasta Sisson Museum, explore the activities along Lake Siskiyou, and then walk around Mount Shasta City Park.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Mount Shasta driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Lassen Volcanic National Park to Mount Shasta takes 2.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Lassen Volcanic National Park in July: high temperatures in Mount Shasta hover around 38°C and lows are around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Mount Shasta

Parks · Nature · Museums · Childrens Museums

Crater Lake National Park

— 2 nights
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Crater Lake National Park. Keep things going the next day: admire all the interesting features of Rim Dr and then trek along Cleetwood Cove Trail.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Crater Lake National Park trip planner.

Drive from Mount Shasta to Crater Lake National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Mount Shasta in July, Crater Lake National Park is a bit warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Shady Cove.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Shady Cove

— 1 night
Shady Cove is a city in Jackson County, Oregon, United States. On the 2nd (Wed), pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Shady Kate's Boutique and then contemplate the long history of Butte Creek Mill.

Plan a Shady Cove trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Crater Lake National Park to Shady Cove in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Shady Cove

Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Redwood National Park

— 2 nights
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Redwood National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through California Coastal Trail and then take a peaceful walk through Tall Trees Grove.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Redwood National Park online journey planner.

You can drive from Shady Cove to Redwood National Park in 4 hours. While traveling from Shady Cove, expect colder days and a bit cooler nights in Redwood National Park, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Coos Bay.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Coos Bay

— 2 nights
Coos Bay is a city located in Coos County, Oregon, United States, where the Coos River enters Coos Bay on the Pacific Ocean. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Cape Arago State Park and then admire the majestic nature at Shore Acres State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of the local shopping with Second Street Gallery, stroll through West Coast Game Park Safari, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Coos Bay online tour builder.

You can drive from Redwood National Park to Coos Bay in 4.5 hours. August in Coos Bay sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Coos Bay

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Cannon Beach

— 2 nights
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, then admire the majestic nature at Hug Point State Park, and then take in the exciting artwork at Icefire Glassworks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cannon Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cannon Beach trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Coos Bay to Cannon Beach takes 5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Cannon Beach can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Estacada.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Estacada

— 2 nights
Estacada is a city in Clackamas County, Oregon, United States, about 30mi southeast of Portland. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): admire the majestic nature at Silver Falls State Park and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Bagby Hot Springs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Salmon River Trail and then take a peaceful walk through Mt. Hood National Forest.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Estacada online day trip planner.

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Estacada in 2.5 hours. While traveling from Cannon Beach, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Estacada, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Corbett.

Things to do in Estacada

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Corbett

— 1 night
Corbett is an unincorporated community on the Columbia River in eastern Multnomah County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Vista House and then admire the sheer force of Latourell Falls.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Corbett itinerary maker site.

Drive from Estacada to Corbett in an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Corbett can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cascade Locks.

Things to do in Corbett

Nature · Parks

Cascade Locks

— 2 nights
Cascade Locks is a city in Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Oneonta Gorge and then take in the views from Bridge of the Gods. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): stroll through Bonneville Hatchery and then see human ingenuity at work at Bonneville Lock & Dam.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cascade Locks road trip app.

Cascade Locks is just a short distance from Corbett. In August in Cascade Locks, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Troutdale.

Things to do in Cascade Locks

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Troutdale

— 1 night
Troutdale is a city in Multnomah County, Oregon, U.S.A., north of Gresham and east of Wood Village. On the 14th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Columbia River Highway and then admire the sheer force of Wahkeena Falls.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Troutdale day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Cascade Locks to Troutdale takes an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Troutdale

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks

Portland

— 2 nights

City of Roses

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Oregon Zoo, look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, then admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden, and finally walk around Tom McCall Waterfront Park. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Pittock Mansion, then admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, and then sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Portland trip itinerary planner.

Portland is just a stone's throw from Troutdale. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Zoos & Aquariums

Seattle

— 4 nights

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Go for a jaunt from Seattle to Sequim to see B&B Family Farm about 2 hours away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Space Needle, take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Seattle tour planner.

You can fly from Portland to Seattle in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Portland in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Seattle: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

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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.

Lake Tahoe (California) travel guide

4.2
Ski Areas · Zipline · State Parks
Lake of the Sky
Straddling the border between California and Nevada, Lake Tahoe draws visitors from both states and beyond to its shores. With an average of 300 sunny days annually, it's no surprise that the lake is a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts. The blue-green waters beckon travelers for swimming, boating, windsurfing, or kayaking. The lake also has a number of walking trails for those who don't want to get wet. In the colder months, skiers take to the surrounding mountains. The south shore is the most developed side of the lake, with more things to do, while the west and north shores are generally more tranquil.