22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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New York City
— 5 nights
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Portsmouth
— 1 night
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Jackson
— 1 night
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Lincoln
— 2 nights
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Chicago
— 2 nights

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Strip and The Neon Museum. Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City, about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, and don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas road trip website.

Des Moines to Las Vegas is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Des Moines to Las Vegas. In July, Las Vegas is a bit warmer than Des Moines - with highs of 104°F and lows of 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
The Strip ©
The Strip

4
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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Take a break from the city and head to Alcatraz Island and Fishing Charters & Tours. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Golden Gate Bridge and SoMa. Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards in St. Helena, about 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, learn about all things military at USS Pampanito, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip maker website.

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, San Francisco is colder than Las Vegas - with highs of 73°F and lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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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.
Get some historical perspective at Gettysburg National Military Park and Washington National Cathedral. Get some cultural insight at National Air and Space Museum and The National Archives Museum. When in Washington DC, make a side trip to see National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, approximately Triangle away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, take an in-depth tour of National Portrait Gallery, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Washington DC takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway and train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect Washington DC to be somewhat warmer, temps between 89°F and 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can catch the train to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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nights
New York City

New York City ©

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Get some historical perspective at 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Appreciate the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Times Square, make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument, examine the collection at New York Public Library, and walk around Central Park.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our New York City visit planner.

Traveling by train from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Portsmouth.

Things to do in New York City

Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

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Portsmouth

Portsmouth ©
Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the United States. On the 26th (Fri), enjoy the sea views from Nubble Lighthouse, get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Portsmouth travel planner.

Fly from New York City to Portsmouth in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in July, things will get little chillier in Portsmouth: highs are around 81°F and lows about 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Jackson.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Nubble Lighthouse ©
Nubble Lighthouse
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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Jackson

Jackson ©
Jackson is a town in Carroll County, New Hampshire, United States. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Crawford Notch State Park and then admire the sheer force of Glen Ellis Falls.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Jackson trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Portsmouth to Jackson takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in July, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Lincoln.

Things to do in Jackson

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Glen Ellis Falls ©
Glen Ellis Falls
Crawford Notch State Park ©
Crawford Notch State Park

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Lincoln

Lincoln ©
Stretching through the White Mountain National Forest, Lincoln welcomes hikers along the Appalachian Trail.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at West Rattlesnake Mountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Franconia Notch State Park and then delve into the lush surroundings at White Mountain National Forest.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Lincoln online day trip planner.

You can drive from Jackson to Lincoln in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in July, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Lincoln

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
West Rattlesnake Mountain ©
West Rattlesnake Mountain
White Mountain National Forest ©
White Mountain National Forest
Franconia Notch State Park ©
Franconia Notch State Park

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Chicago

Chicago ©

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): get a new perspective on nature at Field Museum, admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, then walk around Millennium Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fourth Presbyterian Church. On the 31st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, steep yourself in history at Ernest Hemingway Birthplace, and then learn about all things military at Cantigny Park.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Chicago trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Lincoln to Chicago takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lincoln to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Lincoln in July since evenings lows in Chicago dip to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Field Museum ©
Field Museum
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace ©
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace

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