43 days in United States Itinerary

43 days in United States Itinerary

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Chicago
— 2 nights
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Wisconsin Dells
— 6 nights
Train to S6 & Clybourn #1964, Fly to Seattle
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Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive
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Santa Maria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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San Diego
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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San Antonio
— 1 night
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New Orleans
— 5 nights
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Atlanta
— 2 nights
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Washington DC
— 5 nights
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New York City
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Chicago

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Chicago Riverwalk and Holy Name Cathedral. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lakefront Trail and Kayaking & Canoeing. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, examine the collection at Richard H. Driehaus Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Chicago River, and ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Chicago trip itinerary planner.

New York City to Chicago is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 67°F in Chicago. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Wisconsin Dells.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

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Wisconsin Dells

Waterpark Capital of the World

Named after a nearby scenic gorge famous for its steep sandstone formations, Wisconsin Dells features more than 20 water parks, making it one of the most popular vacation areas in this region.
Visit H.H. Bennett Studio & Museum and Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe for their historical value. Get outdoors at Zipline and Elroy-Sparta State Trail. Take a break from Wisconsin Dells with a short trip to Wildcat Mountain State Park in Ontario, about 1 hour away. There's much more to do: get a dose of the wild on Original Wisconsin Ducks, go for a walk through Riverwalk, play a few rounds at Wild Rock Golf Club, and stop by Market Square Cheese.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Wisconsin Dells sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Chicago to Wisconsin Dells in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Chicago in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 59°F in Wisconsin Dells. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Wisconsin Dells

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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Seattle

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.
Visit West Point Lighthouse and Bruce Lee Grave Site for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Chihuly Garden and Glass and The Museum of Flight. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Pike Place Market, enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, make a trip to Starbucks Reserve Roastery Seattle, and stroll around Kerry Park.

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Traveling by combination of train and flight from Wisconsin Dells to Seattle takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Wisconsin Dells to Seattle. In July, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Outdoors · Shopping · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Shop till you drop at Ferry Building Marketplace and Union Square. Step off the beaten path and head to Muir Woods National Monument and Marin Headlands. The adventure continues: hike along Lands End, find your balance on the water with Sea Trek Ocean Kayak and Sup, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and examine the collection at Walt Disney Family Museum.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Seattle to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Seattle, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Santa Maria.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Santa Maria

Santa Maria is a city near the Southern California coast in Santa Barbara County. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): trek along Los Flores Ranch Park, do a tasting at Presqu'ile Winery, do a tasting at Carhartt Vineyard, then do a tasting at Artiste Winery & Tasting Studio, and finally look for gifts at Vinhus. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Valencia Peak Trail, trek along Bluff Trail, and then race across the water with a speed boat tour.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Santa Maria tour planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from San Francisco to Santa Maria. In July in Santa Maria, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Maria

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wineries

Side Trips

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Getty Center and Petersen Automotive Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Malibu (El Matador State Beach & Zuma Beach), Ocean Avenue (in Santa Monica) and Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach). There's still lots to do: stop by LA Farmers' Market, appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, browse the different shops at The Americana at Brand, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planner.

You can drive from Santa Maria to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Traveling from Santa Maria in July, expect Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, temps between 83°F and 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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San Diego

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial, then kick back and relax at Windansea Beach, then examine the collection at San Diego Model Railroad Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Coronado Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Moonlight State Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Del Mar City Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the San Diego trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): make a trip to The Strip, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an unforgettable tour with 702 Helicopters and then explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas planner.

You can fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in July, expect nights in Las Vegas to be a bit warmer, around 81°F, while days are much hotter, around 104°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

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San Antonio

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.
To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the San Antonio trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Antonio takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Las Vegas to San Antonio. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in July: high temperatures in San Antonio hover around 98°F and lows are around 75°F. You'll set off for New Orleans on the 29th (Thu).

Things to do in San Antonio

Nightlife · Tours · Parks · Outdoors

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New Orleans

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.
Get some cultural insight at Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and St. Louis Cathedral. Houmas House Plantation and Gardens and Immaculate Conception Church will appeal to history buffs. Explore New Orleans' surroundings by going to St. Joseph Plantation (in Vacherie), Evergreen Plantation (in Edgard) and Whitney Plantation (in Wallace). There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on Happiness Bayou Tours, learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Lafayette Cemetery No.1, and wander the streets of Faubourg Marigny.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read New Orleans trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Antonio to New Orleans takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Antonio in July, expect nights in New Orleans to be about the same, around 80°F, while days are slightly colder, around 80°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Atlanta

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site and Swan House will appeal to history buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Centennial Olympic Park and Delta Flight Museum. Take a break from Atlanta with a short trip to Arabia Mountain in Lithonia, about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at World of Coca-Cola, appreciate the extensive heritage of Silver Comet Trail, browse the eclectic array of goods at Your Dekalb Farmers Market, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ebenezer Baptist Church of Atlanta.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Atlanta itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Atlanta takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Atlanta due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in August, you will find days in Atlanta are a bit warmer (88°F), and nights are little chillier (71°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Atlanta

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Washington DC

The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Step off the beaten path and head to National Museum of African American History and Culture and Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Visit The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Washington National Cathedral for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Washington DC side-trips: Annapolis (U.S. Naval Academy, Capital SUP, &more). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Capitol Hill, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, deepen your understanding at Georgetown University, and stop by Old Town.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Atlanta to Washington DC takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In August in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Speed Boats Tours and Great Neck Steppingstone Park. Explore hidden gems such as St. Patrick's Cathedral and The Met Cloisters. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, steep yourself in history at 9/11 Memorial, and take a stroll through Dumbo.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the New York City online trip planner.

Take a train from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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.