24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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24 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly + Drive:  10 h 30 min
1
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Felton
— 1 night
Drive:  15 min
3
Santa Cruz
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
5
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h
6
Chicago
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h
7
Boston
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h
8
New York City
— 6 nights
End: New York City

3
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Explore hidden gems such as Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. Escape the urban bustle at Yosemite Falls and Yosemite Valley Loop Trail. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, trek along Panorama Trail, identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, and get great views at Washburn Point.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park holiday builder tool.

Vancouver, Canada to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 10.5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of shuttle, flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Vancouver in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of -2°C in Yosemite National Park. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Felton.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

1
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Felton

Felton ©
Felton is a census-designated place (CDP) in Santa Cruz County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): hike along Lodato Park, examine the collection at Bigfoot Discovery Museum, then stroll through Shark Fin Cove, and finally trek along Skyline to the Sea Trail.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Felton trip itinerary tool.

Explore your travel options from Yosemite National Park to Felton with the Route module. In April, Felton is a bit warmer than Yosemite National Park - with highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Felton

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Lodato Park, Skyline to the Sea Trail, Shark Fin Cove
Highlights from your plan
Shark Fin Cove ©
Shark Fin Cove
Lodato Park ©
Lodato Park
Bigfoot Discovery Museum ©
Bigfoot Discovery Museum

1
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Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz ©
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): examine the collection at Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center, see the interesting displays at Santa Cruz Surfing Museum, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Seymour Marine Discovery Center, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Natural Bridges State Beach, and finally do a tasting at Beauregard Vineyard.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Santa Cruz trip app.

Santa Cruz is very close to Felton. In April, daytime highs in Santa Cruz are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Museums Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Natural Bridges State Beach ©
Natural Bridges State Beach
Santa Cruz Surfing Museum ©
Santa Cruz Surfing Museum

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Asian Art Museum, contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, then examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, and finally step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lands End, then admire the masterpieces at Legion of Honor, then visit a coastal fixture at Fort Point, and finally snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco holiday builder app.

You can drive from Santa Cruz to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Lands End ©
Lands End

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum, learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, then see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Hollywood, and finally look and learn at Griffith Observatory. On the next day, get curious at California Science Center, kick back and relax at Manhattan Beach, then kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway, and finally take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles planning tool.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Manhattan Beach
Highlights from your plan
Petersen Automotive Museum ©
Petersen Automotive Museum
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

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nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Art Institute of Chicago and Richard H. Driehaus Museum. Popular historic sites such as Chicago Riverwalk and Holy Name Cathedral are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: grab your bike and head to Lakefront Trail, wander the streets of Lincoln Park, stroll through Garfield Park Conservatory, and admire the striking features of Chicago Cultural Center.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Chicago trip website.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Chicago in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In April, Chicago is a bit cooler than Los Angeles - with highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Chicago

Neighborhoods Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Loop ©
The Loop
Lakefront Trail ©
Lakefront Trail
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago

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nights
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Get in touch with nature at Minute Man National Historical Park and Good Harbor Beach. Old State House and HarborWalk will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from Boston with a short trip to Halibut Point State Park in Rockport, about 1 hour away. The adventure continues: wander the streets of North End, take in the spiritual surroundings of Old South Church, stop by Back Bay, and get engrossed in the history at Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Boston trip itinerary builder site.

Fly from Chicago to Boston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Boston due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Halibut Point State Park, Buckman Tavern, Minute Man National Historical Park, Good Harbor Beach
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
North End ©
North End
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum ©
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

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nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Get a sense of the local culture at 9/11 Memorial and Ground Zero Museum Workshop. Discover out-of-the-way places like New York Public Library and Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from New York City: Great Neck Steppingstone Park (in Great Neck), Shu Swamp Preserve - Charles T Church Nature Preserve (in Mill Neck) and Tenafly Nature Center (in Tenafly). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour, take a stroll through Greenwich Village, and steep yourself in history at Ellis Island.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Boston to New York City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Great Neck Steppingstone Park, Plainsboro Preserve, Shu Swamp Preserve - Charles T Church Nature Preserve, Westmoreland Sanctuary, Mianus River Gorge Preserve
Highlights from your plan
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Ground Zero Museum Workshop ©
Ground Zero Museum Workshop