18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Anchorage
Drive + Fly:  11​h
1
Cleveland
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Dallas
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
4
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Tacoma
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h
End: Anchorage

1
night
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.
On the 4th (Tue), examine the collection at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, then explore the world behind art at The Cleveland Museum of Art, and then try your luck at JACK Cleveland Casino. On your second day here, ski along the peaceful trails at Girdled Road Reservation, explore the galleries of A Christmas Story House, and then enjoy some friendly competition at Bay Lanes Bowling.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cleveland online journey planner .

Anchorage to Cleveland is an approximately 11-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Anchorage to Cleveland, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Anchorage in February: high temperatures in Cleveland hover around 36°F and lows are around 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Cleveland

Museums Fun & Games Trails

Side Trips

Bay Lanes Bowling, Girdled Road Reservation
Highlights from your plan
The Cleveland Museum of Art ©
The Cleveland Museum of Art
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ©
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
JACK Cleveland Casino ©
JACK Cleveland Casino

3
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dallas: Fort Worth (Tandy Leather Museum & Gallery, Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, & more). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cistercian Abbey, have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Dallas, and contemplate the long history of Top O'Hill Terrace.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Dallas road trip tool .

You can fly from Cleveland to Dallas in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Cleveland to Dallas is minus 1 hour. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Cleveland in February: highs in Dallas hover around 62°F, while lows dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Dallas

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Fort Worth, Cistercian Abbey, The Escape Game Dallas, Top O'Hill Terrace
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Dallas ©
The Escape Game Dallas
Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens ©

5
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, historic sites, wildlife, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along South Kaibab Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park travel route planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Dallas to Grand Canyon National Park in 8.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from Dallas in February, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are little chillier (49°F), and nights are cooler (18°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

5
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, & more). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and get curious at California Science Center.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles online visit planner .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in February, things will get warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 71°F and lows about 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Tacoma.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Nightlife

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

2
nights
Tacoma

Tacoma ©
Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city in and the county seat of Pierce County, Washington, United States. On the 19th (Wed), have fun and explore at Hands On Children's Museum, explore the world behind art at Pacific Bonsai Museum, examine the collection at Museum of Glass, then make a trip to Chihuly Bridge of Glass, and finally see the interesting displays at Griot's Garage. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, hike along 5 Mile Drive & Trails, then explore the world behind art at Tacoma Art Museum, then examine the collection at Washington State History Museum, and finally make a trip to Union Station.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Tacoma trip itinerary app .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Tacoma in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Los Angeles in February, plan for colder days and little chillier nights in Tacoma: temperatures range from 48°F by day to 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tacoma

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Pacific Bonsai Museum, Hands On Children's Museum
Highlights from your plan
Washington State History Museum ©
Washington State History Museum
Museum of Glass ©
Museum of Glass
Hands On Children's Museum ©
Hands On Children's Museum

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