53 days in United States Itinerary

53 days in United States Itinerary

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Chicago
— 3 nights
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Blue Earth
— 1 night
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Rapid City
— 2 nights
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Billings
— 10 nights
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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Morro Bay
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
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San Diego
— 3 nights
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Tucson
— 1 day
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El Paso
— 1 night
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San Antonio
— 3 nights
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Lafayette
— 3 nights
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New Orleans
— 4 nights
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Nashville
— 2 nights
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Columbus
— 1 night
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Syracuse
— 1 night
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Chicago

— 3 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Your list of things to see and do now includes The Magnificent Mile, Chicago River, Chicago Riverwalk, and other attractions. There's more to do: walk around Millennium Park and take in the waterfront at Navy Pier.

For ratings and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago travel itinerary planner.

Quebec City, Canada to Chicago is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Quebec City to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Quebec City in June, with highs in Chicago at 32°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Blue Earth.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Blue Earth

— 1 night
Blue Earth is a city in Faribault County, Minnesota, at the confluence of the east and west branches of the Blue Earth River. For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Blue Earth day trip planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Chicago to Blue Earth. In June, daily temperatures in Blue Earth can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. You'll set off for Rapid City on the 30th (Thu).

Things to do in Blue Earth

Parks · Museums

Rapid City

— 2 nights

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Your day by day itinerary now includes City of Presidents Walking Tour as well as Presidential Trail. On the 30th (Thu), hike along Presidential Trail, then explore the activities along Sylvan Lake, then immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park, and finally take in the local highlights with City of Presidents Walking Tour. On your second day here, take a stroll through Downtown Rapid City, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and then explore and take pictures at Iron Mountain Road.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Rapid City trip itinerary planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Blue Earth to Rapid City. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 16°C. You'll set off for Billings on the 2nd (Sat).

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Billings

— 10 nights
Billings is the largest city in the state of Montana, and is the principal city of the Billings Metropolitan Area with a population of 166,855.Billings is located in the south-eastern portion of the state and is the seat of Yellowstone County, which had a 2015 population of 157,048. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Billings: Red Lodge (Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary, Wild Bill Lake, &more), Crazy Mountain Museum (in Big Timber) and Livingston (Yellowstone Guidelines, Sacajawea Park, &more). There's much more to do: cruise along Beartooth Hwy, see the interesting displays at Moss Mansion, explore the striking landscape at Sacrifice Cliff, and admire the natural beauty at DanWalt Gardens.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Billings trip maker site.

Drive from Rapid City to Billings in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. July in Billings sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Billings

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 5 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
When in San Francisco, make a side trip to see Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley, approximately Mill Valley away. Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and walk around Golden Gate Park.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco holiday planning site.

Traveling by flight from Billings to San Francisco takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Billings to San Francisco. Traveling from Billings in July, you will find days in San Francisco are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Morro Bay.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trips

Morro Bay

— 2 nights
Morro Bay is a waterfront city in San Luis Obispo County, California located along California State Route 1 on California's Central Coast. Your day by day itinerary now includes Morro Strand State Beach. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Morro Strand State Beach, then examine the collection at Morro Bay State Park, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Morro Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop, then kick back and relax at Piedras Blancas, and then stroll through Moonstone Beach.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Morro Bay sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Morro Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Morro Bay, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can fly to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Morro Bay

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Los Angeles

— 5 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Hollywood Sign, TCL Chinese Theatres, LA Walking Tours, and other attractions. Pack the 24th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

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Fly from Morro Bay to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Morro Bay in July, Los Angeles is a bit warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Tours · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

San Diego

— 3 nights

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Your day by day itinerary now includes La Jolla Cove. There's more to do: let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park and appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, you will find days in San Diego are slightly colder (29°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). On the 28th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Tucson.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Fun & Games · Beaches · Outdoors

Tucson

— 1 day

Old Pueblo

One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): take in breathtaking views at Sabino Canyon, explore and take pictures at Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway, then don't miss a visit to Vista Sun Wheel, and finally admire the architecture and history at Mission San Xavier del Bac.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Tucson online travel route builder.

Fly from San Diego to Tucson in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Diego to Tucson. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from San Diego in July, with highs in Tucson at 42°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to fly to El Paso.

Things to do in Tucson

Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive · Parks

El Paso

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at San Jacinto Plaza.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our El Paso trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Tucson to El Paso by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 42°C, and evening lows to 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Sat) before leaving for San Antonio.

Things to do in El Paso

Historic Sites · Parks
Highlights from your trip

San Antonio

— 3 nights

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Venture out of the city with trips to Austin (Texas State Capitol & Barton Springs Pool). And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at The San Antonio River Walk, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, and contemplate the long history of The Alamo.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our San Antonio trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from El Paso to San Antonio in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July in San Antonio, expect temperatures between 43°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Lafayette.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Lafayette

— 3 nights
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Your day by day itinerary now includes Avery island as well as Cajun Country Swamp Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lafayette: Jungle Gardens (in Avery Island), Nottoway Plantation (in White Castle) and The Myrtles Plantation (in Saint Francisville). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake Martin, steep yourself in history at Acadian Village, and get to know the fascinating history of Vermilionville.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Lafayette journey builder website.

Traveling by flight from San Antonio to Lafayette takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Antonio in August, plan for little chillier days in Lafayette, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to New Orleans.

Things to do in Lafayette

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

New Orleans

— 4 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Your day by day itinerary now includes New Orleans City Park, Garden District and Jackson Square. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, stop by Frenchmen Street, walk around Audubon Park, and get a taste of the local shopping with Royal Street.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the New Orleans trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Lafayette to New Orleans in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Lafayette in August: highs in New Orleans hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Nashville.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping

Nashville

— 2 nights

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Jack Daniel's Distillery as well as Downtown Nashville. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): stop by Downtown Nashville. Here are some ideas for day two: get behind the scenes at Jack Daniel's Distillery.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Nashville attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Nashville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from New Orleans in August, expect nights in Nashville to be little chillier, around 24°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 37°C. On the 14th (Sun), you're off to Columbus.

Things to do in Nashville

Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trip

Columbus

— 1 night

The Discovery City

More than just one of the nation's top business centers, Columbus is a mixture of many different parts of America, situated at the spot where the so-called "Bible Belt" meets the varied cultures of the Great Plains and Appalachia.
To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Columbus online itinerary planner.

Fly from Nashville to Columbus in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nashville to Columbus, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Nashville in August, with highs in Columbus at 34°C and lows at 20°C. On the 15th (Mon), you're off to Syracuse.

Things to do in Columbus

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Nightlife

Syracuse

— 1 night
Syracuse is a city in, and the county seat of, Onondaga County, New York, in the United States. To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Syracuse trip planner.

Fly from Columbus to Syracuse in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Syracuse are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. You'll set off for home on the 16th (Tue).

Things to do in Syracuse

Parks · Wineries · Outdoors · Museums

United States travel guide

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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.