12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Boise
— 1 day
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McCall
— 1 night
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Glacier National Park
— 1 night
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Rapid City
— 1 night
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San Diego
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Boise

City of Trees

From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area, fly down the slopes at Bogus Basin, and then hike along Boise River Greenbelt.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Boise trip itinerary planning tool.

Sacramento to Boise is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Sacramento in February, things will get a bit cooler in Boise: highs are around 48°F and lows about 31°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to McCall.

Things to do in Boise

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trip

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McCall

McCall is a resort town on the western edge of Valley County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Brundage Mountain Resort.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the McCall journey planner.

Drive from Boise to McCall in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, McCall is little chillier than Boise - with highs of 36°F and lows of 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in McCall

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks
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Glacier National Park

Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
On the 13th (Sat), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Swiftcurrent Mountain and then head outdoors with Swiftcurrent Pass Hike.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Glacier National Park driving holiday app.

Explore your travel options from McCall to Glacier National Park with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 36°F in February, and nighttime lows around 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): get to know the resident critters at Reptile Gardens, play a few rounds at Hart Ranch Golf Course, and then play a few rounds at The Golf Club at Red Rock.

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You can fly from Glacier National Park to Rapid City in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°F in February, and nighttime lows around 17°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Rapid City

Outdoors · Golf · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

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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.
When in San Diego, make a side trip to see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas, approximately Encinitas away. There's much more to do: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego, and have fun at Balboa Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego online tour planner.

You can fly from Rapid City to San Diego in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Rapid City in February, expect San Diego to be much hotter, temps between 68°F and 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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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 find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, watch a film at California Science Center, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in February, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Nightlife

Side Trips

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then visit Fisherman's Wharf, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Battery Spencer, then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and then stroll around Golden Gate Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in February, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 48°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

Montana travel guide

4.8
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Wildlife Areas
The Crown of the Continent
With a population of only one million, Montana remains an untouched natural paradise of snowcapped peaks, expansive forests, and alpine lakes, dotted with Old West ghost towns, Indian reservations, and progressive urban communities. Appreciate the state's unique charm and beauty with a trip to Glacier National Park, where you can come face-to-face with Montana wildlife among its high peaks. Head to the state's largest cities, Billings and Missoula, for an array of historical attractions and cultural sightseeing.

South Dakota travel guide

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National Parks · Scenic Drive · Monuments
The State of Great Faces and Great Places
Famous for the cliffside monuments of Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse memorial, South Dakota is a land of Old West history, American Indian culture, and impressive natural wonders. Get to know the state's diverse and breathtaking landscape with a trip through Custer National Park, with a herd of 1,300 free-roaming bison, or by traversing the dramatic peaks of Badlands National Park near the Black Hills. Allow time in your itinerary to visit the state's largest city, Sioux Falls, for shopping, dining, and entertainment options, as well as a number of museums and historical attractions.

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.