13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Mundelein
Drive:  10​h 30​min
1
Tulsa
— 1 night
Drive:  14​h 45​min
2
Flagstaff
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Palm Springs
— 4 nights
drive:  12​h 30​min
4
Death Valley National Park
— Few hours
drive:  8​h
5
San Francisco
— Few hours
Drive:  11​h 30​min
6
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Drive:  13​h 15​min
7
Lincoln
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
End: Mundelein

1
night
Tulsa

Tulsa ©
Sometimes known as the "Buckle of the Bible Belt," Tulsa is the second largest city in Oklahoma.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Boston Avenue Methodist Church, then stop by Bass Pro Shops, and then get some jogging in at River Parks.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Tulsa trip itinerary builder app .

Chicago to Tulsa is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in February: high temperatures in Tulsa hover around 52°F and lows are around 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Tulsa

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bass Pro Shops
Highlights from your plan
River Parks ©
River Parks
Boston Avenue Methodist Church ©
Boston Avenue Methodist Church
Bass Pro Shops ©
Bass Pro Shops

1
night
Flagstaff

Flagstaff
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Flagstaff road trip site .

Getting from Tulsa to Flagstaff by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Tulsa in February, things will get a bit cooler in Flagstaff: highs are around 45°F and lows about 19°F. On the 18th (Sun), you're off toPalm Springs.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Outdoors Parks Tours

4
nights
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. You've now added Indian Canyons Hiking Trails to your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Galleta Meadows and Painted Canyon. Get out of town with these interesting Palm Springs side-trips: Joshua Tree National Park (Barker Dam Trail & Skull Rock). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Moorten Botanical Garden.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Palm Springs travel route planner .

Getting from Flagstaff to Palm Springs by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Flagstaff to Palm Springs is minus 1 hour. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Flagstaff in February: high temperatures in Palm Springs hover around 72°F and lows are around 49°F. You will leave for Death Valley National Park on the 21st (Wed).

Things to do in Palm Springs

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Joshua Tree National Park, Galleta Meadows
Highlights from your plan
Moorten Botanical Garden ©
Moorten Botanical Garden
Galleta Meadows ©
Galleta Meadows
Skull Rock ©
Skull Rock

few
hours
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 22nd (Thu), contemplate the long history of Harmony Borax Works, stroll through Salt Creek Interpretive Trail, and then take in breathtaking views at Mosaic Canyon.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park journey planner.

You can do a combination of bus and train from Palm Springs to Death Valley National Park in 12.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Palm Springs in February, things will get little chillier in Death Valley National Park: highs are around 66°F and lows about 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

few
hours
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Castello di Amorosa and Lands End. Change things up with a short trip to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley (about 38 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at San Francisco Bay, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, and examine the collection at Cable Car Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip maker tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Death Valley National Park to San Francisco in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in February, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 48°F in San Francisco. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trip

Castello di Amorosa
Highlights from your plan
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa

1
night
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.
To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Salt Lake City road trip website .

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Salt Lake City by combination of bus and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Death Valley National Park in February, plan for much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Salt Lake City: temperatures range from 43°F by day to 27°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Harmons City Creek ©
Harmons City Creek

2
nights
Lincoln

Lincoln ©
Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. On the 26th (Mon), admire all the interesting features of Kimmel Orchard & Vineyard, then explore the activities along Holmes Park & Lake, and then take an in-depth tour of Nebraska History Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at National Museum of Roller Skating, admire the masterpieces at Sheldon Museum of Art, then look for gifts at Licorice International, and finally do a tasting at James Arthur Vineyard.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Lincoln trip itinerary app .

Getting from Salt Lake City to Lincoln by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Salt Lake City to Lincoln due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Salt Lake City in February, Lincoln is slightly colder at night with lows of 17°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lincoln

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Kimmel Orchard & Vineyard, James Arthur Vineyard
Highlights from your plan
Sheldon Museum of Art ©
Sheldon Museum of Art
James Arthur Vineyard ©
James Arthur Vineyard
Kimmel Orchard & Vineyard ©
Kimmel Orchard & Vineyard

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