38 days in United States Itinerary

38 days in United States Itinerary

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Los Angeles
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Las Vegas
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Salt Lake City
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Aspen
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Denver
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Rapid City
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Minneapolis
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Milwaukee
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Chicago
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Detroit
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Cleveland
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Pittsburgh
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Harrisburg
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Philadelphia
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New York City
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Los Angeles

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.
On the 10th (Fri), make a trip to Montana Avenue, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, examine the collection at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, then explore the world behind art at Craft Contemporary, and finally see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then wander the streets of Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and finally don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. In May in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

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Las Vegas

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 12th (Sun), see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, shop like a local with The Strip, and then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 20°C. On the 13th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks

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Salt Lake City

Crossroads of the West

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Utah, then view the masterpieces at Art at the Main Gallery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salt Lake Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Big Cottonwood Canyon and then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Tabernacle.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Salt Lake City driving holiday planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to Salt Lake City by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in May; daily highs in Salt Lake City reach 26°C and lows reach 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

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Aspen

Rocky Mountain High

Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells. On the next day, take a memorable drive along Independence Pass.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Aspen holiday planning app.

Traveling by flight from Salt Lake City to Aspen takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, Aspen is slightly colder than Salt Lake City - with highs of 19°C and lows of 1°C. On the 17th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

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Denver

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): get a taste of the local shopping with 16th Street Mall, explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, then contemplate the long history of Molly Brown House Museum, and finally admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity United Methodist Church and then contemplate the long history of Denver Union Station.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Denver trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and train from Aspen to Denver in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Aspen in May since evenings lows in Denver dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

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Rapid City

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
On the 20th (Mon), take in the exciting artwork at Suzie Cappa Art Center, look for all kinds of wild species at Bear Country USA, then take an in-depth tour of South Dakota Air and Space Museum, then stop by Alex Johnson Mercantile, and finally take a stroll through Downtown Rapid City.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rapid City trip planning app.

Getting from Denver to Rapid City by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In May in Rapid City, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Neighborhoods

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Minneapolis

The City of Lakes

Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Mill City Museum, grab your bike and head to Mill Ruins Park, then admire the masterpieces at Minneapolis Institute of Art, and finally admire the sheer force of Minnehaha Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Minneapolis tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Rapid City to Minneapolis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rapid City to Minneapolis. In May in Minneapolis, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Milwaukee.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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Milwaukee

Brew City

Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Historic Third Ward, contemplate the long history of Pabst Mansion, and then examine the collection at Harley-Davidson Museum. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stanislaus Oratory, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of St. Josaphat, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Riverwalk, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Lakefront Brewery.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Milwaukee travel route planner.

Fly from Minneapolis to Milwaukee in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Chicago.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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Chicago

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 26th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Ernest Hemingway Birthplace and then admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Fourth Presbyterian Church.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Chicago trip builder.

Traveling by car from Milwaukee to Chicago takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Chicago sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Tue) before leaving for Detroit.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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Detroit

The Motor City

Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
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Traveling by flight from Chicago to Detroit takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cleveland.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

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Cleveland

Forest City

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): try to win big at JACK Cleveland Casino, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St John's Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at A Christmas Story House, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Lake View Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at West Side Market, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Shrine Church of Saint Stanislaus, then explore the world behind art at The Cleveland Museum of Art, and finally don't miss a visit to University Circle.

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Traveling by car from Detroit to Cleveland takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Cleveland

Museums · Historic Sites · Casinos · Shopping

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Pittsburgh

City of Bridges

Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): see the interesting displays at Bicycle Heaven.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Pittsburgh online tour planner.

Getting from Cleveland to Pittsburgh by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Harrisburg.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums
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Harrisburg

Harrisburg is the capital city of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States, and the county seat of Dauphin County. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): get engrossed in the history at National Civil War Museum and then witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park. Keep things going the next day: witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, steep yourself in history at Dobbin House Tavern, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and finally stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery.

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Traveling by car from Pittsburgh to Harrisburg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Harrisburg can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Tue) before leaving for Philadelphia.

Things to do in Harrisburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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Philadelphia

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 4th (Tue), make a trip to Liberty Bell Center, steep yourself in history at Independence Hall, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Harrisburg to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Shopping · Historic Sites

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New York City

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island. Step out of the city life by going to Edgar Felix Memorial Bikeway and Speed Boats Tours. When in New York City, make a side trip to see Teatown Lake Reservation in Ossining, approximately Ossining away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, and learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History.

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Traveling by train from Philadelphia to New York City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. On the 13th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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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.