16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Palo Alto
Drive:  12​h
1
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Drive:  11​h 30​min
2
Rapid City
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h
3
Rochester
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Minneapolis
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
5
Chicago
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
Cleveland
— 1 night
Drive:  11​h
7
Boston
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
8
New York City
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
9
Washington DC
— 1 night
Drive:  10​h
10
Indianapolis
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
11
Saint Louis
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
12
Kansas City
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h
13
Denver
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
14
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Drive:  12​h
End: Palo Alto

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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City vacation planner.

Palo Alto to Salt Lake City is an approximately 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. While traveling from Palo Alto, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Salt Lake City, ranging from highs of 89°F to lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time for travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games

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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.
To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rapid City trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Salt Lake City to Rapid City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salt Lake City in June, things will get little chillier in Rapid City: highs are around 78°F and lows about 57°F. You'll set off for Rochester on the 3rd (Wed).

Things to do in Rapid City

Outdoors Parks Tours

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Rochester

Rochester
Rochester is a city in the U.S. To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Rochester journey planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Rapid City to Rochester in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Rapid City to Rochester, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in June, and nighttime lows around 59°F. You will leave for Minneapolis on the 4th (Thu).

Things to do in Rochester

Parks Museums Nightlife

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): enjoy some diversion at Target Field, then admire the masterpieces at Minneapolis Institute of Art, then find something for the whole family at Nickelodeon Universe, and finally get your game on at FlyOver America. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Minnehaha Park, then test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game, and then find something for the whole family at Cafesjian's Carousel.

To see reviews and other tourist information, go to the Minneapolis online tour planner .

Drive from Rochester to Minneapolis in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in June, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Fun & Games Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Bloomington, Cafesjian's Carousel
Highlights from your plan
Target Field ©
Target Field
Nickelodeon Universe ©
Nickelodeon Universe
Cafesjian's Carousel ©
Cafesjian's Carousel

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium and then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Chicago day trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Minneapolis to Chicago takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Cleveland.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium

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Cleveland

Cleveland
A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cleveland online trip builder .

You can fly from Chicago to Cleveland in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Cleveland is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in June, and nighttime lows around 64°F. You will leave for Boston on the 7th (Sun).

Things to do in Cleveland

Parks Museums Outdoors

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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.
On the 8th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts and then stroll around Boston Public Garden.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Boston trip itinerary website .

Getting from Cleveland to Boston by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Boston are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City road trip tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Boston to New York City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June in New York City, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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night
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.
Make your Washington DC itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New York City in June: highs in Washington DC hover around 86°F, while lows dip to 69°F. You will leave for Indianapolis on the 10th (Wed).

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Nightlife Tours

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Indianapolis

Indianapolis ©
Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Indianapolis Zoo, then explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of Indianapolis, and then stop by Rocket Fizz.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Indianapolis itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Indianapolis takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Washington DC in June since evenings lows in Indianapolis dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Children's Museum of Indianapolis ©
Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Indianapolis Zoo ©
Indianapolis Zoo
Rocket Fizz ©
Rocket Fizz

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Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Saint Louis Zoo.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Saint Louis trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Indianapolis to Saint Louis takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Indianapolis to Saint Louis. In June, daytime highs in Saint Louis are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kansas City.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Saint Louis Zoo ©
Saint Louis Zoo

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Kansas City

Kansas City ©
The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): have fun and explore at Kaleidoscope and then get to know the resident critters at Kansas City Zoo.

Make your Kansas City itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Saint Louis to Kansas City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in June, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Kansas City

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kansas City Zoo ©
Kansas City Zoo
Kaleidoscope ©
Kaleidoscope

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Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo and then look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Denver trip tool .

You can fly from Kansas City to Denver in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder evenings in Denver when traveling from Kansas City in June, with lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo

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Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
On the 15th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of The Tabernacle and then take in breathtaking views at Big Cottonwood Canyon.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City holiday site .

You can fly from Denver to Salt Lake City in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Denver in June, with highs in Salt Lake City at 89°F and lows at 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Big Cottonwood Canyon ©
Big Cottonwood Canyon
The Tabernacle ©
The Tabernacle

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