22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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Pittsburgh
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Sandusky
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Detroit
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Manistique
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Rapid River
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Wisconsin Dells
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Minneapolis
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Bismarck
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Helena
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Coeur d'Alene
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Seattle
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Portland
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Orick
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Sacramento
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Los Angeles
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Grand Canyon National Park
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Phoenix
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Santa Fe
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Pittsburgh — 1 night

City of Bridges

Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
On the 18th (Tue), stroll around Mellon Green.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Pittsburgh day trip planner.

Rochester to Pittsburgh is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in June, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Sandusky.
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Sandusky — 1 night

Sandusky positively bustles in the summertime due to its famed amusement park.
To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sandusky trip itinerary app.

Getting from Pittsburgh to Sandusky by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. June in Sandusky sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 63°F at night. On the 20th (Thu), you'll travel to Detroit.
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Detroit — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, examine the collection at Greenfield Village, and then browse the exhibits of Motown Museum. Keep things going the next day: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then step off the mainland to explore Belle Isle Park, and then take a leisurely stroll along Detroit RiverFront.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Detroit travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sandusky to Detroit takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Manistique.
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Manistique

Manistique, formerly Monistique, is the only incorporated city in and the county seat of Schoolcraft County of the U.S. state of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Manistique trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Detroit to Manistique in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In June, Manistique is slightly colder than Detroit - with highs of 67°F and lows of 47°F. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll travel to Rapid River.
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Rapid River — 1 night

Rapid River is an unincorporated community in Masonville Township, Delta County in the U.S. state of Michigan.It is situated on the northern end of the Little Bay de Noc at, between the mouths of the Tacoosh and Rapid rivers with the mouth of the Whitefish River just to the east. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Delta County Historical Museum and then enjoy the sea views from Sand Point Lighthouse.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rapid River trip planner.

Drive from Manistique to Rapid River in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. June in Rapid River sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Wisconsin Dells.
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Wisconsin Dells — 2 nights

Waterpark Capital of the World

Named after a nearby scenic gorge famous for its steep sandstone formations, Wisconsin Dells features more than 20 water parks, making it one of the most popular vacation areas in this region.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): examine the collection at Al. Ringling Mansion, then get in on the family fun at Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park, and then get interesting insight from Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: cool off at Noah's Ark Water Park, then take a tour by water with Original Wisconsin Ducks, and then go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Wisconsin Dells tour planning app.

Traveling by car from Rapid River to Wisconsin Dells takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Rapid River to Wisconsin Dells. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Rapid River in June, with highs in Wisconsin Dells at 77°F and lows at 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Minneapolis.
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Minneapolis — 1 night

The City of Lakes

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 26th (Wed): meet the residents at SEA LIFE at Mall of America.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Minneapolis trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Wisconsin Dells to Minneapolis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in June, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow time for the flight to Bismarck.
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Bismarck — 1 night

Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. state of North Dakota and the county seat of Burleigh County. On the 27th (Thu), get a sense of history and politics at North Dakota State Capitol Building and then take an in-depth tour of North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Bismarck holiday maker app.

Traveling by flight from Minneapolis to Bismarck takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Minneapolis in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Bismarck, with lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Helena.
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Helena — 1 night

Helena is the capital city of the U.S. state of Montana and the county seat of Lewis and Clark County. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): ponder the world of politics at Montana State Capitol, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gates of the Mountains, and then admire the striking features of Cathedral of St. Helena.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Helena holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from Bismarck to Helena takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bismarck to Helena. In June, daytime highs in Helena are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Coeur d'Alene.
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Coeur d'Alene — 1 night

Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. On the 29th (Sat), grab your bike and head to North Idaho Centennial Trail and then explore the activities along Coeur d'Alene Lake.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Coeur d'Alene planning website.

You can drive from Helena to Coeur d'Alene in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Helena to Coeur d'Alene due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Coeur d'Alene are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. You will leave for Seattle on the 30th (Sun).
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Seattle — 1 night

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 30th (Sun): explore the wide array of goods at Nordstrom.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Seattle route planner.

Fly from Coeur d'Alene to Seattle in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Seattle when traveling from Coeur d'Alene in June, with lows around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Portland.
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Portland — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): stroll around Tom McCall Waterfront Park, admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden, look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, then take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, and finally admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Portland driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Portland takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Orick.
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Orick — 1 night

Orick is a census-designated place situated on the banks of the Redwood Creek in Humboldt County, California. On the 2nd (Tue), delve into the lush surroundings at Trees of Mystery and then immerse yourself in nature at Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park.

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

Traveling by flight from Portland to Orick takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Portland in July; daily highs in Orick reach 64°F and lows reach 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Sacramento.
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Sacramento — 1 night

River City

The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): see the interesting displays at California State Railroad Museum and then tour the pleasant surroundings at American River Bicycle Trail.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Sacramento travel route planner.

You can drive from Orick to Sacramento in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Orick in July, you will find days in Sacramento are warmer (93°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (61°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can fly to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 1 night

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 other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planner.

You can fly from Sacramento to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Sacramento in July, plan for slightly colder days in Los Angeles, with highs around 83°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 66°F. You will leave for Grand Canyon National Park on the 5th (Fri).
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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): get great views at Lookout Studio and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park road trip app.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, Grand Canyon National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Phoenix.
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Phoenix — 1 day

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, see Off-Road Tours, and then gain some tasty knowledge on Lucidi Distilling Co..

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Phoenix travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Phoenix in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, with highs in Phoenix at 106°F and lows at 85°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Santa Fe.
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Santa Fe — 1 night

City Different

Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, visit Canyon Road, and then contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Loretto Chapel, view the masterpieces at Nedra Matteucci Galleries, and then admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Phoenix to Santa Fe in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Phoenix in July, you will find days in Santa Fe are slightly colder (88°F), and nights are cooler (60°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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United States travel guide

4.5
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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.
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Michigan travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Gift & Specialty Shops · State Parks
Great Lakes State
A state inextricably tied to its waterways, Michigan does water activities better than almost any other place in the country. Things to do in the state include numerous opportunities to swim, fish, sail, motorboat, and canoe. The country's only state to stretch over two peninsulas, Michigan features a long freshwater coastline. In a land of nearly 65,000 inland lakes and ponds, you can never be too far from a natural water source. Michigan's major claim to fame is its status as the center of the U.S. automotive industry, with the Detroit metropolitan area housing the country's three major car manufacturers. The city is also a major center of culture, the birthplace of the Motown Sound, and the home of several museums and other tourist attractions. Farther from the big urban centers, Michigan offers visitors a world of apple and cherry orchards, rustic villages, and picturesque vineyards.
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Wisconsin travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Water Parks · Zoos
The Badger State
Wisconsin is known as "America's Dairyland" because of its status as the nation's most famous producer of milk and cheese. A growing favorite with foreign tourists, the state is a perfect holiday destination for nature lovers, offering year-round outdoor activities like fishing, boating, kayaking, and hiking. Dotted with thousands of inland lakes and waterways alongside apple and cherry orchards, Wisconsin also offers numerous urban tourist attractions, its cities hosting renowned beer and art festivals each year.
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Minnesota travel guide

4.5
Room Escape Games · Shopping Malls · Entertainment Centers
The Land of 10,000 Lakes
Deriving its name from the Dakota word for "land of sky-tinted water," Minnesota is a land of pristine lakes, pockets of dense green forests, and sprawling prairieland. Spend your vacation exploring the state's diverse landscape for endless outdoor activity and a chance to see some of the area's national monuments, or take a trip to the bustling St. Paul-Minneapolis area, a network of commerce and cultural attractions, including the famous Mall of America.
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North Dakota travel guide

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National Parks · History Museums · Historic Sites
Geographic Center of the North American Continent
A primarily rural state, North Dakota is the ancient home of the Lakota tribe. Norwegian settlers once made up the European population, and one of the state's major attractions is the Norsk Høstfest, the largest Norwegian festival in the United States. The vast plains and never-ending sky inspire the many orchestras that call the state home. The spirituality of the music is second only to the spirituality of the people, as the state has the nation's highest percentage of churchgoing residents. The state's open fields are conducive to fishing, hunting, and winter activities.
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Washington State travel guide

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Art Museums · Observation Decks · Specialty Museums
The Evergreen State
A state with two distinct faces, Washington features a landscape split apart by the Cascade Mountains, separating the damp forested areas to the west from the irrigated farmland to the east. Named after the country's first president, Washington is the second most populous state in the western United States. Nearly 60 percent of its population lives in the Seattle metropolitan area, one of the state's most popular holiday destinations. A land of over 1,000 dams, Washington is a leading producer of products as diverse as wine, lumber, apples, hops, pears, and potatoes. A big contributor to the nation's manufacturing industries, the state also boasts a cosmopolitan culture with plenty of sightseeing opportunities and a selection of small cafes, bars, and restaurants.
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Oregon travel guide

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Gardens · State Parks · Specialty Museums
A land of many faces, Oregon is at once a state of rugged rocky coastlines and deep forests, as well as vibrant cities and small towns packed with award-winning restaurants and trendy shops. With nearly half of its land covered by dense fir, redwood, and pine forests, the state protects varied plant and animal life inside three national parks. In addition to pristine waterfalls, beaches, and lakes perfect for a holiday in nature, Oregon also offers numerous urban tourist attractions. Portland, the state's largest metropolis, notably includes more breweries than any other city in the world, and its central location makes it an ideal base for day trips to Oregon's emerging wine region and many parks.
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Arizona travel guide

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Canyons · Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails
The Grand Canyon State
Known as the "Grand Canyon State," Arizona boasts dense forests, deep gorges, sprawling national parks, and modern ski resorts. Native American reservations take up about a quarter of the state, housing several tribes and offering visitors a chance to discover the varied cultures of the country's indigenous population. A patchwork of diverse tourist attractions, Arizona features exclusive golf courses and upscale shops, as well as cactus-covered canyons and stretches of desolate desert straight out of old Westerns, perfect for a vacation far from the city bustle. Though the state still clings to its Old West flavor, its busy college towns packed with young students from around the world exude a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
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