17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly + bus:  6​h 45​min
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Niagara Falls
— 1 day
bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
New York City
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Washington DC
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Chicago
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Minneapolis
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Dallas
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Denver
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
8
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
9
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
St. Helena
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
11
San Jose
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
12
Santa Clara
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
13
Cupertino
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
14
Pacific Grove
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
15
San Diego
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
16
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Dallas

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Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex, learn about all things military at Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park, then get a taste of the local shopping with One Niagara "The Gateway to the Falls", then take an in-depth tour of Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center, and finally admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Niagara Falls trip planner .

Dallas to Niagara Falls is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In April, Niagara Falls is cooler than Dallas - with highs of 15°C and lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Buffalo
Highlights from your plan

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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 12th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of New York City Hall, go for a walk through Times Square, then explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and finally appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the New York City trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to New York City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Niagara Falls in April; daily highs in New York City reach 19°C and lows reach 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Times Square ©
Times Square

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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.
On the 13th (Sat), pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC holiday planning website .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from New York City in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Washington DC: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 14th (Sun), see the interesting displays at The Field Museum, admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, then get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fourth Presbyterian Church.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Chicago day trip planning tool .

You can fly from Washington DC to Chicago in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In April, Chicago is slightly colder than Washington DC - with highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Field Museum ©
Field Museum
Fourth Presbyterian Church ©
Fourth Presbyterian Church

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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 15th (Mon): take a stroll through Mississippi Mile, then identify plant and animal life at Wood Lake Nature Center, and then stroll through Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Minneapolis trip simple and quick.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Minneapolis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Chicago in April: highs in Minneapolis hover around 14°C, while lows dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve, Wood Lake Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve ©
Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve
Mississippi Mile ©
Mississippi Mile
Wood Lake Nature Center ©
Wood Lake Nature Center

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Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
On the 16th (Tue), see the interesting displays at The Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum : The Samurai Collection, then see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, and then steep yourself in history at Top O'Hill Terrace.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Dallas travel planning website .

Getting from Minneapolis to Dallas by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Minneapolis in April, things will get much hotter in Dallas: highs are around 29°C and lows about 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Top O'Hill Terrace
Highlights from your plan
Top O'Hill Terrace ©
Top O'Hill Terrace
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza ©

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): engage your brain at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and then examine the collection at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Denver visit planning website .

Getting from Dallas to Denver by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Denver is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Dallas in April, expect nights in Denver to be much colder, around 1°C, while days are little chillier, around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trip

Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center
Highlights from your plan
Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at North Dome, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park online vacation planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Denver to Yosemite National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Denver to Yosemite National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from Denver in April, with lows around -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
North Dome ©
North Dome
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco road trip planning site .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
On the 20th (Sat), do a tasting at Inglenook, do a tasting at Far Niente Winery, then learn about winemaking at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, and finally learn about winemaking at Modus Operandi Cellars.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our St. Helena road trip planning site .

Getting from San Francisco to St. Helena by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in April, plan for little chillier nights in St. Helena, with lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Jose.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries

Side Trips

Oakville, Inglenook
Highlights from your plan
Inglenook ©
Inglenook
Far Niente Winery ©
Far Niente Winery

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San Jose

San Jose ©
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph, see the interesting displays at Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, then shop like a local with Santana Row, and finally steep yourself in history at Winchester Mystery House.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the San Jose trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from St. Helena to San Jose takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in San Jose can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Santa Clara.

Things to do in San Jose

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Winchester Mystery House ©
Winchester Mystery House
Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph ©
Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph
Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum ©
Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

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Santa Clara

Santa Clara
Santa Clara is a city in Santa Clara County, California. To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Santa Clara trip itinerary builder website .

Santa Clara is just a short distance from San Jose. In April, daily temperatures in Santa Clara can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. You'll set off for Cupertino on the 21st (Sun).

Things to do in Santa Clara

Parks Outdoors Tours

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Cupertino

Cupertino ©
Cupertino is a U.S. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Fremont Older Open Space Preserve, do a tasting at Testarossa, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cupertino road trip app .

Cupertino is very close to Santa Clara. In April, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Pacific Grove.

Things to do in Cupertino

Parks Wildlife Wineries

Side Trips

Fremont Older Open Space Preserve, Testarossa
Highlights from your plan
Fremont Older Open Space Preserve ©
Fremont Older Open Space Preserve
Testarossa ©
Testarossa

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Pacific Grove

Pacific Grove ©
Pacific Grove is a coastal city in Monterey County, California in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Asilomar State Beach, then view the masterpieces at Carmel Art Association, and then hike along Point Lobos.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Pacific Grove itinerary tool .

Getting from Cupertino to Pacific Grove by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Cupertino in April, you will find days in Pacific Grove are a bit cooler (20°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Pacific Grove

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trip

Carmel
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Carmel Art Association ©
Carmel Art Association

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San Diego

San Diego ©
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.
On the 24th (Wed), see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Diego journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Pacific Grove to San Diego takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Pacific Grove in April: high temperatures in San Diego hover around 25°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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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.
On the 25th (Thu), examine the collection at The Mob Museum, then wander the streets of The Strip, and then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas route app .

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Las Vegas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in April, expect nights in Las Vegas to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio