22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Drive:  18​h
1
Kansas City
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Lincoln
— 2 nights
Drive:  13​h
3
Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h 30​min
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Sacramento
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Reno
— 3 nights
Drive:  11​h
8
Portland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
Seattle
— 3 nights
Drive:  34​h
10
Saint Louis
— 1 day
Drive:  14​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

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Kansas City

Kansas City ©
The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
On the 16th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of National WWI Museum and Memorial and then shop like a local with Country Club Plaza.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kansas City day trip app .

Washington DC to Kansas City is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to Kansas City due to the time zone difference. June in Kansas City sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Lincoln.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
National WWI Museum and Memorial ©
National WWI Museum and Memorial
Country Club Plaza ©
Country Club Plaza

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Lincoln

Lincoln ©
Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. On the 17th (Mon), play a few rounds at Wilderness Ridge Golf Club and then identify plant and animal life at Pioneer Park Nature Center.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Lincoln tour website .

Traveling by car from Kansas City to Lincoln takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Kansas City in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Lincoln, with lows around 63°F. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Lincoln

Golf Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Wilderness Ridge Golf Club ©
Wilderness Ridge Golf Club
Saint Mary Catholic Church ©
Saint Mary Catholic Church
Pioneer Park Nature Center ©
Pioneer Park Nature Center

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Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of The Tabernacle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Utah.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Salt Lake City online journey planner .

You can fly from Lincoln to Salt Lake City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Lincoln to Salt Lake City is minus 1 hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 62°F. On the 20th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Natural History Museum of Utah ©
Natural History Museum of Utah
The Tabernacle ©
The Tabernacle

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Fort Funston National Park and Exploratorium. Do some cultural sightseeing at Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf. Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Twin Peaks, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take a stroll through SoMa, and get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Salt Lake City to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Salt Lake City to San Francisco is minus 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Salt Lake City in June: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 71°F and lows are around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Sacramento.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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night
Sacramento

Sacramento ©
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): examine the collection at California State Railroad Museum, then have fun at Fairytale Town, then admire the landmark architecture of Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park, and finally see the interesting displays at California State Capitol Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sacramento sightseeing planner .

Drive from San Francisco to Sacramento in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in June: highs in Sacramento hover around 91°F, while lows dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Sacramento

Parks Museums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Fairytale Town ©
Fairytale Town
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
California State Capitol Museum ©
California State Capitol Museum

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night
South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
On the 25th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park, step into the grandiose world of Vikingsholm, and then kick back and relax at Pope Beach.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the South Lake Tahoe trip maker site .

Getting from Sacramento to South Lake Tahoe by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Sacramento in June, things will get a bit cooler in South Lake Tahoe: highs are around 77°F and lows about 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to catcht the bus to Reno.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Emerald Bay State Park
Highlights from your plan
Pope Beach ©
Pope Beach
Vikingsholm ©
Vikingsholm
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park

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Reno

Reno ©
A sea of casinos in the high desert of the Sierra Nevadas, Reno capitalizes on gaming and nightlife.
On the 26th (Wed), kick back and relax at Burnt Cedar Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Incline Beach. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Reno Arch, get to know the fascinating history of Truckee River Walk, then examine the collection at National Automobile Museum, and finally try to win big at Casino at Silver Legacy Resort.

Before you visit Reno, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Take a bus from South Lake Tahoe to Reno in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Reno: highs are around 88°F and lows about 57°F. On the 28th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Reno

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Incline Village, Nevada State Museum
Highlights from your plan
Burnt Cedar Beach ©
Burnt Cedar Beach
Nevada State Museum ©
Nevada State Museum
National Automobile Museum ©
National Automobile Museum

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Portland

Portland ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, learn about winemaking at Sokol Blosser Winery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wintler Community Park, and finally stop by Powell's City of Books. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Pittock Mansion, take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, and finally identify plant and animal life at Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Portland trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Reno to Portland in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Reno in June: highs in Portland hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Wildlife Wineries

Side Trips

Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, Sokol Blosser Winery, Wintler Community Park
Highlights from your plan
Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge ©
Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum ©
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Sokol Blosser Winery ©
Sokol Blosser Winery

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Seattle

Seattle ©
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.
Bring the kids along to Pike Place Market and The Museum of Flight. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chihuly Garden and Glass and Pioneer Square. Change things up with a short trip to Seahurst Beach Park in Burien (about 38 minutes away). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, don't miss a visit to Space Needle, identify plant and animal life at Mercer Slough Nature Park, and look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle tour itinerary tool .

Fly from Portland to Seattle in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Seattle, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Shopping Beaches

Side Trips

Seahurst Beach Park, Mercer Slough Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Sachs Butterfly House, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, and then take a stroll through Central West End.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint Louis online road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Saint Louis takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Seattle in July; daily highs in Saint Louis reach 89°F and lows reach 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Wildlife Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sachs Butterfly House
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Central West End ©
Central West End

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