17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
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Los Angeles
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Solvang
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Redwood National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
6
Portland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
8
Chicago
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
9
West Lafayette
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Indianapolis
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
11
West Lafayette
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
12
Chicago
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
13
Ann Arbor
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
14
Los Angeles
— 1 night
End: Los Angeles

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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.
To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip builder site .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Los Angeles. In May, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Solvang.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Tours

1
night
Solvang

Solvang
Solvang is a city in Santa Barbara County, California. To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Solvang trip planner .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Solvang takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Los Angeles in May since evenings lows in Solvang dip to 48°F. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Monterey.

Things to do in Solvang

Wineries Outdoors Parks

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night
Monterey

Monterey
Monterey is a city in the U.S. For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Monterey trip itinerary builder site .

Drive from Solvang to Monterey in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Solvang in May, you will find days in Monterey are a bit cooler (65°F), and nights are about the same (51°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Tours

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Baker Beach has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): kick back and relax at Baker Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online travel route planner .

Drive from Monterey to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Lombard Street ©
Lombard Street

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night
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Redwood National Park.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Redwood National Park day trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from San Francisco to Redwood National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in May, expect Redwood National Park to be little chillier, temps between 60°F and 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Portland.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Trillium Falls Hike ©
Trillium Falls Hike

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Portland

Portland
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Portland tour planner.

Drive from Redwood National Park to Portland in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Redwood National Park in May, expect nights in Portland to be about the same, around 51°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 70°F. On the 8th (Wed), you're off toSeattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors Tours

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night
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): make a trip to Space Needle.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip builder site .

Traveling by flight from Portland to Seattle takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Seattle sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 52°F at night. On the 9th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

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Chicago

Chicago
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Chicago online trip planner .

Fly from Seattle to Chicago in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. Traveling from Seattle to Chicago, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Chicago can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. On the 10th (Fri), you're off toWest Lafayette.

Things to do in Chicago

Nightlife Parks Fun & Games

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nights
West Lafayette

West Lafayette ©
West Lafayette is a city in Wabash Township, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, United States, about 65mi northwest of the state capital of Indianapolis and 103mi southeast of Chicago. For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our West Lafayette visit planner.

Drive from Chicago to West Lafayette in 2.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to West Lafayette is 1 hour. In May, daytime highs in West Lafayette are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Indianapolis.
Highlights from your plan
Purdue University ©
Purdue University

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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.
On the 12th (Sun), explore and take pictures at Victory Field and then admire the natural beauty at Indianapolis Museum of Art.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Indianapolis travel planning app .

Drive from West Lafayette to Indianapolis in 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Indianapolis are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to West Lafayette.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Indianapolis Museum of Art ©
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Victory Field ©
Victory Field

1
night
West Lafayette

West Lafayette
To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our West Lafayette trip site .

Getting from Indianapolis to West Lafayette by car takes about 1.5 hours. You'll set off for Chicago on the 13th (Mon).

Things to do in West Lafayette

Parks Museums Theme Parks

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night
Chicago

Chicago ©
On the 13th (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Chicago vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from West Lafayette to Chicago takes 2.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from West Lafayette to Chicago is minus 1 hour. On the 14th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ann Arbor.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park

2
nights
Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor ©
Ann Arbor is a city in the U.S. For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Ann Arbor tour itinerary builder .

Getting from Chicago to Ann Arbor by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Ann Arbor due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Ann Arbor when traveling from Chicago in May, with lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Ann Arbor

Museums

Side Trip

Dearborn
Highlights from your plan
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Greenfield Village ©
Greenfield Village

1
night
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
You've now added Griffith Observatory to your itinerary.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip site .

Fly from Ann Arbor to Los Angeles in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Ann Arbor to Los Angeles, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ann Arbor in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 59°F in Los Angeles. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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