20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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Los Angeles
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Solvang
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Monterey
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Redwood National Park
— 1 night
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Portland
— 1 night
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Seattle
— 1 night
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Chicago
— Few hours
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West Lafayette
— 3 nights
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Indianapolis
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West Lafayette
— 1 night
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Chicago
— 2 nights
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Ann Arbor
— 2 nights
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Detroit
— Few hours
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San Diego
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Los Angeles
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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.
To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from China, the closest major aiports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport, San Bernardino International Airport and Edwards Air Force Base. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. On the 2nd (Thu), you're off to Solvang.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nightlife

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Solvang

Solvang is a city in Santa Barbara County, California. To see reviews and other tourist information, go to the Solvang road trip tool.

Drive from Los Angeles to Solvang in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, expect little chillier with lows of 10°C in Solvang. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Solvang

Wineries · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

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Monterey

Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 3rd (Fri), take a memorable drive along 17-Mile Drive.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Monterey road trip planning website.

You can drive from Solvang to Monterey in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Solvang in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Monterey: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Highlights from your trip

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Twin Peaks as well as Lombard Street. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco planner.

Getting from Monterey to San Francisco by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a shuttle. May in San Francisco sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
On the 6th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Redwood National Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Redwood National Park visit planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Redwood National Park in 7 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in May, things will get little chillier in Redwood National Park: highs are around 18°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature
Highlights from your trip

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Portland

City of Roses

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.
On the 7th (Tue), admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, then stroll around Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, and then look for gifts at Powell's City of Books.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Portland sightseeing planning website.

Traveling by car from Redwood National Park to Portland takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Redwood National Park in May, expect nights in Portland to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Shopping · Wildlife

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Seattle

Emerald City

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): take a stroll through Pike Place Market, then meet the residents at Woodland Park Zoo, then make a trip to Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and finally shop like a local with Chihuly Garden and Glass.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Portland to Seattle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums

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Chicago

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 9th (Thu), take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower and then admire the landmark architecture of Chicago Cultural Center.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Chicago journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Chicago takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Seattle to Chicago, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to West Lafayette.

Things to do in Chicago

Shopping · Museums

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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. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Lilly Nature Center, see the interesting displays at The Monon Connection Museum, and then get a new perspective on nature at Adams Mill. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the history at Tippecanoe Battlefield Museum, take in the exciting artwork at The Art Museum of Greater Lafayette, then admire the masterpieces at Haan Museum Sculpture Garden, then admire the masterpieces at Haan Museum of Indiana Art, and finally get engrossed in the history at Linden Depot Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our West Lafayette visit planner.

You can 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 26°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Indianapolis.

Things to do in West Lafayette

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Indianapolis

Circle City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Indianapolis Zoo, see the interesting displays at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, then explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of Indianapolis, and finally look for gifts at Rocket Fizz.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Indianapolis journey maker app.

You can drive from West Lafayette to Indianapolis in 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to West Lafayette.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Childrens Museums

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West Lafayette

On the 13th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Lancaster Covered Bridge.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the West Lafayette trip planner.

You can drive from Indianapolis to West Lafayette in 1.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Mon) before leaving for Chicago.
Highlights from your trip

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Chicago

Windy City

On the 13th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago and then look for all kinds of wild species at Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lincoln Park Zoo, take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile, and then stroll through Millennium Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Chicago travel route planner.

Traveling by car from West Lafayette to Chicago takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from West Lafayette to Chicago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Ann Arbor.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Maybury State Park and then admire the natural beauty at Matthaei Botanical Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: shop like a local with Ciolinos, then witness the site of a historic battle at River Raisin National Battlefield Park, then look for gifts at Cabela's, and finally explore the engaging exhibits at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ann Arbor planning tool.

Traveling by car from Chicago to Ann Arbor takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Ann Arbor is 1 hour. Traveling from Chicago in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Ann Arbor, with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Detroit.

Things to do in Ann Arbor

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Detroit

The Motor City

Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
On the 17th (Fri), view the masterpieces at The Heidelberg Project.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Detroit road trip app.

Getting from Ann Arbor to Detroit by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Detroit are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to San Diego.

Things to do in Detroit

Shopping · Museums
Highlights from your trip

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): get a taste of the local shopping with Liberty Public Market and then get a taste of the local shopping with Africa and Beyond. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read San Diego trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Detroit to San Diego takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Detroit in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Diego, with lows around 19°C. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

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Los Angeles

City of Angels

On the 19th (Sun), shop like a local with Third Street Promenade and then admire the masterpieces at Craft Contemporary. On your second day here, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, get a taste of the local shopping with Montana Avenue, then don't miss a visit to Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and finally stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planner.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Parks

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United States travel guide

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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.