24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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24 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  5​h 30​min
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Minneapolis
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Winona
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Duluth
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Ely
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Lake Itasca
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 15​min
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Minneapolis

3
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
On the 10th (Mon), pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Rockefeller Center and then go for a walk through Central Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the New York City trip builder tool .

Minneapolis to New York City is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Minneapolis to New York City. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in New York City when traveling from Minneapolis in September, with lows around 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in New York City

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

4
nights
Minneapolis

Minneapolis ©
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Extreme Sandbox in Hastings (about 40 minutes away). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Minneapolis Institute of Art, have fun at Target Field, get your game on at FlyOver America, and buy something for everyone on your list at Mall of America.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Minneapolis travel website .

Getting from New York City to Minneapolis by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Minneapolis, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from New York City in September: high temperatures in Minneapolis hover around 75°F and lows are around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Winona.

Things to do in Minneapolis

#Parks, #Fun & Games, #Nature

Side Trips

Bloomington, Saint Paul, Extreme Sandbox
Highlights from your plan
Extreme Sandbox ©
Extreme Sandbox
Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Target Field ©
Target Field

2
nights
Winona

Winona ©
Winona is a city in and the county seat of Winona County, in the state of Minnesota. On the 18th (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Minnesota Marine Art Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at National Eagle Center, and then cruise along Garvin Heights. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at The Sweet Shop, tour the pleasant surroundings at Riverside Park, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Grandad Bluff.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Winona online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Minneapolis to Winona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Winona, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Duluth.

Things to do in Winona

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

La Crosse, National Eagle Center
Highlights from your plan
Minnesota Marine Art Museum ©
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
National Eagle Center ©
National Eagle Center
Grandad Bluff ©
Grandad Bluff

3
nights
Duluth

Duluth ©
Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Get out of town with these interesting Duluth side-trips: Two Harbors (Split Rock Lighthouse & Gooseberry Falls State Park). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Lakewalk, contemplate the long history of Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate, make a trip to Canal Park, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Duluth online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Winona to Duluth in 4 hours. Another option is to fly. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Winona in September: highs in Duluth hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Ely.

Things to do in Duluth

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Two Harbors
Highlights from your plan
Gooseberry Falls State Park ©
Gooseberry Falls State Park
Enger Park and Tower ©
Enger Park and Tower
Aerial Lift Bridge ©
Aerial Lift Bridge

1
night
Ely

Ely ©
Ely is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): deepen your understanding at International Wolf Center, then admire the majestic nature at Soudan Underground Mine, and then look for all kinds of wild species at North American Bear Center.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Ely day trip tool .

Getting from Duluth to Ely by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Ely when traveling from Duluth in September, with lows around 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Lake Itasca.

Things to do in Ely

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Museums

Side Trip

Soudan Underground Mine
Highlights from your plan
North American Bear Center ©
North American Bear Center
International Wolf Center ©
International Wolf Center

1
night
Lake Itasca

Lake Itasca ©
On the 24th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Mississippi Headwaters and then immerse yourself in nature at Itasca State Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Lake Itasca trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Ely to Lake Itasca by car takes about 4 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Lake Itasca can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lake Itasca

#Nature, #Parks
Highlights from your plan
Itasca State Park ©
Itasca State Park

1
night
San Diego

San Diego ©
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 (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunset Cliffs Natural Park and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read San Diego trip site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lake Itasca to San Diego. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Lake Itasca in September, with highs in San Diego at 79°F and lows at 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

2
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): discover the magic at Disneyland Park. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Diego in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 66°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Theme Parks

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

1
night
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, then trek along Panorama Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and finally don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and then cruise along Tioga Pass.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip planner .

Drive from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for little chillier days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 74°F, while nights are colder with lows around 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Exploratorium and then stroll through Golden Gate Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco road trip site .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, with lows around 58°F. On the 3rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Childrens Museums, #Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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