24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday planner

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Fly to Merced, Bus to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Felton
— 1 night
Drive
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Santa Cruz
— 1 night
Drive
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly
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Chicago
— 4 nights
Fly
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Boston
— 4 nights
Fly
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New York City
— 6 nights

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Yosemite National Park

— 3 nights
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 Yosemite Falls and Nature Center at Happy Isles. Escape the urban bustle at El Capitan and Vernal Fall. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Yosemite Valley Loop Trail, get great views at Valley View, look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and explore the striking landscape at Cloud's Rest.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip planning app.

Vancouver, Canada to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Vancouver in April, plan for little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around -2°C. 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 · Trails · Outdoors

Felton

— 1 night
Felton is a census-designated place (CDP) in Santa Cruz County, California, United States. On the 22nd (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Lodato Park, see the interesting displays at Bigfoot Discovery Museum, then take in the pleasant sights at Shark Fin Cove, and finally trek along Skyline to the Sea Trail.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Felton trip planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Felton in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Felton: highs are around 23°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Felton

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Cruz

— 1 night
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
On the 23rd (Thu), see the interesting displays at Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center, see the interesting displays at Santa Cruz Surfing Museum, explore the galleries of Seymour Marine Discovery Center, then kick back and relax at Natural Bridges State Beach, and finally learn about winemaking at Beauregard Vineyard.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Cruz trip planning tool.

Santa Cruz is just a stone's throw from Felton. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

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, then examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, then see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, and finally head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): examine the collection at de Young Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lands End, then admire the masterpieces at Legion of Honor, then enjoy the sea views from Fort Point, and finally snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco online journey maker.

Traveling by car from Santa Cruz to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. April in San Francisco sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Los Angeles

— 2 nights

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.
On the 26th (Sun), examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum, get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, then see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Hollywood, and finally see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory. On your second day here, get curious at California Science Center, kick back and relax at Manhattan Beach, then stroll through 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.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles road trip site.

Fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in April, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 28°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 · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Chicago

— 4 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Get some historical perspective at Chicago Riverwalk and Holy Name Cathedral. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lakefront Trail and The Loop. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, wander the streets of The Magnificent Mile, see the interesting displays at Money Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank, and appreciate the history behind Cloud Gate.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Chicago trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Los Angeles to Chicago by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 2 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in April, expect Chicago to be a bit cooler, temps between 17°C and 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 · Shopping · Museums

Boston

— 4 nights

Beantown

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Minute Man National Historical Park and Good Harbor Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Museum of Fine Arts and Buckman Tavern. Take a break from Boston with a short trip to Halibut Point State Park in Rockport, about 1 hour away. The adventure continues: visit North End, have fun and explore at Boston Children's Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at King's Chapel, and take a stroll through Back Bay.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Boston travel site.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Boston takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. 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 · Nature

Side Trips

New York City

— 6 nights

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at New York Public Library and 9/11 Memorial. Appreciate the collections at Ground Zero Museum Workshop and Tenement Museum. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to Tenafly Nature Center (in Tenafly), Shu Swamp Preserve - Charles T Church Nature Preserve (in Mill Neck) and Great Neck Steppingstone Park (in Great Neck). Next up on the itinerary: visit Greenwich Village, settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, and see the interesting displays at Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Boston to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in New York City are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.