42 days in United States Itinerary

42 days in United States Itinerary

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42 days in United States Itinerary

Toronto
Fly + bus:  3​h 30​min
Detroit
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
Wichita
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Rapid City
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Cody
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly + tram:  4​h 15​min
Miami
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Orlando
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Washington DC
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h
Boston
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h
Toronto

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Detroit

Detroit ©
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, then contemplate the long history of Motown Museum, and then explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Detroit trip itinerary planning website .

Toronto, Canada to Detroit is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Chicago.

Things to do in Detroit

#Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Henry Ford
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Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts
Motown Museum ©
Motown Museum

3
days
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Get some cultural insight at The Art Institute of Chicago and The Magnificent Mile. Get some historical perspective at Millennium Park and Fourth Presbyterian Church. And it doesn't end there: engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Shedd Aquarium, make a trip to Cloud Gate, and enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Chicago driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Detroit to Chicago takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Detroit to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in April, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Wichita.

Things to do in Chicago

#Museums, #Childrens Museums, #Neighborhoods
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
The Field Museum ©
The Field Museum

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day
Wichita

Wichita ©
Wichita is the largest city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): don't miss a visit to The Keeper of the Plains, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sedgwick County Zoo, and then examine the collection at Coleman Factory Outlet.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Wichita trip builder app .

Getting from Chicago to Wichita by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in April: highs in Wichita hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Wichita

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Zoos & Aquariums
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Sedgwick County Zoo ©
Sedgwick County Zoo
The Keeper of the Plains ©
The Keeper of the Plains
Coleman Museum and Factory Outlet ©
Coleman Museum and Factory Outlet

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Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Reptile Gardens and then admire the striking features of Chapel In the Hills.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rapid City travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Wichita to Rapid City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Wichita to Rapid City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Wichita in April, things will get slightly colder in Rapid City: highs are around 17°C and lows about 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cody.

Things to do in Rapid City

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Reptile Gardens ©
Reptile Gardens
Chapel in the Hills ©
Chapel in the Hills

1
day
Cody

Cody ©
A genuine cowboy city, Cody is famous for its nightly rodeos and its proximity to the protected wilderness areas of the world's first national park, now designated as one of the country's World Heritage Sites.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Old Trail Town, examine the collection at Cody Firearms Research, and then see the interesting displays at Cody Dug Up Gun Museum.

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Traveling by flight from Rapid City to Cody takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, daytime highs in Cody are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Cody

#Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Heart Mountain Interpretive Center
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Heart Mountain Interpretive Center ©
Heart Mountain Interpretive Center
Buffalo Bill Center of the West ©
Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Old Trail Town ©
Old Trail Town

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Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
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 30th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Tabernacle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City holiday app .

Fly from Cody to Salt Lake City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Cody in April, expect Salt Lake City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 19°C and 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

#Historic Sites, #Parks
Highlights from your plan
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Salt Lake Temple ©
Salt Lake Temple

4
days
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Get some cultural insight at The Strip and The Neon Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City (about 42 minutes away). There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas online visit planner .

You can fly from Salt Lake City to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salt Lake City to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April, Las Vegas is somewhat warmer than Salt Lake City - with highs of 31°C and lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Parks, #Shopping, #Nature

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

5
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visit Alcatraz Island and Filbert Steps for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Fisherman's Wharf and Exploratorium. There's much more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers & Publishers, and see the interesting displays at de Young Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco travel route planning app .

Getting from Las Vegas to San Francisco by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in May, with highs in San Francisco at 23°C and lows at 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Neighborhoods, #Historic Sites, #Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Bridalveil Fall, then explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, and then make a trip to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and then trek along Wawona Meadow.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from San Francisco in May since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall

3
days
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Getty Center The Publications and Santa Monica Pier. When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disneyland Park in Anaheim, approximately 38 minutes away. Pack the 15th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory and get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles journey planner .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 28°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

2
days
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Guenther House, take in the history at Mission Concepción, then admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, and finally hike along San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at The Alamo, then pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando Cathedral, and then stroll through The San Antonio River Walk.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the San Antonio holiday builder site .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Antonio takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. In May, San Antonio is somewhat warmer than Los Angeles - with highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in San Antonio

#Historic Sites, #Trails, #Parks
Highlights from your plan
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Mission Concepcion ©
Mission Concepcion

4
days
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
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 historical perspective at French Quarter and Garden District. Get some cultural insight at The National WWII Museum and Royal Street. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of St. Louis Cathedral, look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, explore the different monuments and memorials at St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, and see the interesting displays at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip itinerary builder .

Fly from San Antonio to New Orleans in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Antonio in May, expect nights in New Orleans to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Miami.

Things to do in New Orleans

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Museums
Highlights from your plan
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum

2
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Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): kick back and relax at South Beach, admire the striking features of Art Deco Historic District, then wander the streets of Ocean Drive, then steep yourself in history at Freedom Tower, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Bayside Marketplace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Lincoln Road and then examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum & Gardens.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Miami trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and tram from New Orleans to Miami in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Miami. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in May: highs in Miami hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Miami

#Neighborhoods, #Shopping, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Miami Beach
Highlights from your plan
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

4
days
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Get some historical perspective at Stetson Mansion and Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art and NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Pack the 24th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Walt Disney World Resort. There's more to do: make an unforgettable trip to Happily Ever After Fireworks and play a few rounds at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Orlando trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by combination of tram and flight from Miami to Orlando takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Miami in May, expect little chillier with lows of 24°C in Orlando. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Orlando

#Theme Parks, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, Stetson Mansion, Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum
Highlights from your plan
Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort

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days
Washington DC

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Air and Space Museum and Washington National Cathedral. Get some historical perspective at Tomb of the Unknowns and Arlington National Cemetery. Go for a jaunt from Washington DC to Gettysburg to see Gettysburg National Military Park about 1h 45 min away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, get engrossed in the history at Newseum, appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial, and get to know the fascinating history of National Mall.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Washington DC takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Orlando in May, with highs in Washington DC at 29°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Washington DC

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trips

Arlington, Gettysburg National Military Park
Highlights from your plan
Tomb of the Unknowns ©
Tomb of the Unknowns
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park

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Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): contemplate the long history of Massachusetts State House.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Boston trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Washington DC to Boston in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in June, expect Boston to be slightly colder, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

#Historic Sites, #Museums
Highlights from your plan
Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Granary Burying Ground ©
Granary Burying Ground

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