25 days in Continental USA Itinerary

25 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Indianapolis
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Chicago
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Saint Louis
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Branson
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Manhattan
— 1 night
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Drive to Kansas City International Airport, Fly to Albuquerque International Sunport, Drive to Santa Fe
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Santa Fe
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Albuquerque
— 1 night
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Page
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Sedona
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
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San Francisco
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Portland
— 1 day
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Newport
— 1 night
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Seattle
— 1 night
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Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
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Estes Park
— 1 night
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Medora
— 1 night
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Duluth
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Wisconsin Dells
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Munising
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Indianapolis

Circle City

Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Holliday Park, then test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Room Fishers, and then stop by Rocket Fizz.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Indianapolis road trip app.

Detroit to Indianapolis is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Indianapolis can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Chicago.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Wildlife · Parks · Fun & Games · Shopping

Side Trip

Chicago

— 1 night

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 2nd (Mon), get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Michigan.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Chicago trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Indianapolis to Chicago takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Indianapolis to Chicago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. November in Chicago sees daily highs of 50°F and lows of 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to fly to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Childrens Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Saint Louis

— 1 night

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C. in the number of free activities available by spending your holiday exploring the city's central neighborhoods, famous for their restored century-old red-brick buildings.
On the 3rd (Tue), engage your brain at Myseum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows, and then wander the streets of Lafayette Square.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint Louis online vacation builder.

Drive from Chicago to Saint Louis in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. When traveling from Chicago in November, plan for a bit warmer days in Saint Louis, with highs around 56°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Branson.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Childrens Museums · Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Branson

— 2 nights

Live Entertainment Capital of the World

Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
On the 4th (Wed), wander the streets of Historic Downtown Branson, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery, then find something for the whole family at Runaway Mountain Coaster, and finally get engrossed in the history at Titanic Museum. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at College of the Ozarks, tour the pleasant surroundings at National Tiger Sanctuary, and then don't miss a visit to Dancing Water Fountain.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Branson sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Saint Louis to Branson in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In November, daytime highs in Branson are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Manhattan.

Things to do in Branson

Parks · Wildlife · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Manhattan

— 1 night
Manhattan is a city in northeastern Kansas in the United States at the junction of the Kansas River and Big Blue River. On the 6th (Fri), test your team's savvy at Locked Manhattan, head outdoors with Wildwood Adventure Park, and then stroll through Konza Prairie Research Natural Area.

Plan trip to Manhattan with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Branson to Manhattan takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Branson in November, Manhattan is a bit cooler at night with lows of 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Manhattan

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife

Side Trip

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 (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, and then contemplate the long history of Loretto Chapel.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Santa Fe travel website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Manhattan to Santa Fe. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Manhattan to Santa Fe. In November, daytime highs in Santa Fe are 54°F, while nighttime lows are 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Albuquerque

— 1 night

Duke City

Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
On the 8th (Sun), get outside with Outdoor Activities, learn more about the world around you at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ABQ BioPark Zoo.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Albuquerque trip maker site.

Drive from Santa Fe to Albuquerque in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Santa Fe in November since evenings lows in Albuquerque dip to 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Page.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Outdoors · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Page

— 1 day

Center of Canyon Country

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, play a few rounds at Lake Powell National Golf Course, and then find your balance on the water with Lake Powell Paddleboards and Kayaks.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Page visit planner.

Fly from Albuquerque to Page in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and shuttle. November in Page sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Page

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Golf

Sedona

— 2 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock, then explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): stroll through Airport Mesa, then trek along Oak Creek Canyon, and then explore and take pictures at Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179).

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Sedona holiday planning tool.

Getting from Page to Sedona by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Page in November, Sedona is a bit warmer at night with lows of 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Las Vegas

— 1 night

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 12th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, then have fun at Gun Garage, and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Las Vegas takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sedona to Las Vegas. In November in Las Vegas, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 47°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nature · Parks · Fun & Games

San Francisco

— 1 day

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 13th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, then take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip tool.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to San Francisco takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can fly to Portland.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods

Portland

— 1 day

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 14th (Sat): wander the streets of Multnomah Village, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then wander the streets of Alberta Street.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Portland driving holiday site.

Getting from San Francisco to Portland by car takes about 11 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from San Francisco in November, with highs in Portland at 53°F and lows at 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Newport.

Things to do in Portland

Neighborhoods · Spas

Newport

— 1 night
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
On the 15th (Sun), admire the majestic nature at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, and then take in the waterfront at Newport's Historic Bayfront.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Newport trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Portland to Newport takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, daytime highs in Newport are 54°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Seattle.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Beaches

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 16th (Mon): observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, wander the streets of Pike Place Market, then view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle.

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

Traveling by car from Newport to Seattle takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. November in Seattle sees daily highs of 53°F and lows of 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to fly to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Steamboat Springs

— 1 night

Ski Town USA

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Steamboat Springs day trip planning app.

Drive from Seattle to Steamboat Springs in 20 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Seattle to Steamboat Springs, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Seattle in November: highs in Steamboat Springs hover around 43°F, while lows dip to 20°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Estes Park.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Spas

Estes Park

— 1 night
More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take an exotic tour of Estes Park Guided Tours, then view the masterpieces at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, then appreciate the views at Many Parks Curve Overlook, and finally explore the activities along Sprague Lake.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Estes Park journey builder website.

Traveling by car from Steamboat Springs to Estes Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Steamboat Springs in November, with highs in Estes Park at 57°F and lows at 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to fly to Medora.

Things to do in Estes Park

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Medora

— 1 night
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Oxbow Overlook, cruise along Little Missouri National Grassland, then steep yourself in history at Von Hoffman House, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Painted Canyon Overlook. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Caprock-Coulee Trail and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Maah Daah Hey Trail.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Medora online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Estes Park to Medora takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In November, Medora is slightly colder than Estes Park - with highs of 41°F and lows of 19°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Duluth.

Things to do in Medora

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Duluth

— 1 day

Zenith City of the Unsalted Seas

Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate, stroll through Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Stoney Point.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Duluth trip planner.

Do a combination of car and flight from Medora to Duluth in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Medora to Duluth. Traveling from Medora in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Duluth, with lows of 28°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Wisconsin Dells.

Things to do in Duluth

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Wisconsin Dells

— 1 night

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 23rd (Mon): see the sights as you ascend with Vertical Illusions, then have some family-friendly fun at Capones Old Time Pic. Studio, and then contemplate the long history of H.H. Bennett Studio & Museum.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Wisconsin Dells travel route builder site.

Traveling by car from Duluth to Wisconsin Dells takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, daily temperatures in Wisconsin Dells can reach 43°F, while at night they dip to 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Munising.

Things to do in Wisconsin Dells

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Munising

— 2 nights
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock, then admire the sheer force of Munising Falls, then ski along the peaceful trails at Valley Spur, and finally look for gifts at Upper Peninsula Inspired.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Munising road trip planning app.

You can drive from Wisconsin Dells to Munising in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, flight, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In November in Munising, expect temperatures between 43°F during the day and 30°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Munising

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Indiana travel guide

4.1
Casinos · Room Escape Games · Specialty Museums
The Hoosier State
With an extensive history of motorsports, Indiana's main claim to fame is the popular automobile race held each year in its capital city. A mostly rural state, Indiana is a land of till plains and lakes, its appearance a result of traces left behind by receding glaciers. The central section of the state, mostly flat with some rolling hills, contains some of the country's most fertile farmland. The state also contains almost 39,000 km (24,000 mi) of waterways, including the Wabash River, the longest free-flowing river east of the Mississippi. For a genuine "Hoosier" experience, tour the state's slow-paced small towns, noted for their hospitality and outstanding local cuisine. You'll remember the warmth and charm long after your vacation is over.

Illinois travel guide

4.4
Observation Decks · Parks · Art Museums
The Prairie State
The most populous state in the country's Midwest region, Illinois features a diverse landscape that includes both the enormous urban sprawl of Chicago and flat central plains, devoted almost entirely to farmland. With a great selection of things to do, Chicago is the state's centerpiece, featuring world-famous architecture and renowned museums. Farther away from this giant urban center, you can explore historical landmarks dedicated to local heroes Abraham Lincoln and Ernest Hemingway. The state also includes a prehistoric Native American site, one of only 20 World Heritage Sites in the United States, a unique feature well-worth adding to your itinerary.

Missouri travel guide

4.6
Theaters · Performances · Specialty Museums
The Show-Me State
Acquired from France as part of the famous Louisiana Purchase, Missouri offers visitors equal amounts of urban and rural tourist attractions, with a good sprinkling of lush valleys and meandering back roads ideal for leisurely road trips. The state has a highly varied geography, ranging from the till plains in the north to the rolling Ozark Mountains in the south. The state sits at the intersection of North America's three greatest rivers, creating fertile plains known for supporting extensive farms and ranches. Now generally considered part of the country's Midwest, most people used to count Missouri among the southern states, primarily due to its status as a slave state before the Civil War.

Kansas travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Zoos · History Museums
The Sunflower State
Generally considered the geographical center of the country, Kansas is a state rich in history, having served as home to diverse Native American tribes for thousands of years before European settlement. Once called "Bleeding Kansas" because of violent clashes between abolitionists and pro-slavery settlers, Kansas now carries the nickname the "Sunflower State," earned because of its massive production of sunflowers, corn, wheat, and sorghum. In addition to agriculture, the state is also known as an aviation hub. Sightseeing is easy, as wide-open spaces dominate the landscape of the western two-thirds of the state, which includes some of the only remaining native tallgrass prairie in the nation. Eastern Kansas contains rolling hills and most of the major cities, which draw tourism with their lively art, nightlife, and music scenes.

New Mexico travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Geologic Formations · Historic Walking Areas
Land of Enchantment
New Mexico is a land of distinctive regional cuisine and a thriving art scene, centered around the state's cosmopolitan urban centers. Once a Spanish colony claimed by 16th-century conquistadores, New Mexico remains the home of a large Spanish-speaking population and plenty of historical places to visit. The state also contains many Native American communities, sheltering a traditional way of life irretrievably lost in most other places in the country. With large tracts of sparsely inhabited land, the state is a great vacation destination for those who want to discover one of the world's last truly untamed regions, interspersed by only a few ancient pueblos and centuries-old missionary churches.

Arizona travel guide

4.3
Canyons · Hiking Trails · Lookouts
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.

Nevada travel guide

4.3
Performances · Fountains · Casinos
The Silver State
The neon streets of Las Vegas represent only one chapter in the story of Nevada, a sparsely populated state offering travelers a chance to discover the country's western frontier. Utterly unlike the more populated parts of the North American continent, Nevada's landscape includes huge deserts where you can easily leave modern civilization behind and enjoy a tranquil vacation. For a taste of untamed Nevada, explore the network of paved and unpaved roads leading to some of the world's most rugged and desolate natural wonders. If trying to make a fortune is high on your itinerary, remember that in the first state to legalize gambling, a slot machine is never too far away. Even gas stations and small motels in the largely deserted rural areas offer some form of gambling to the passing traveler.

California travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.

Oregon travel guide

4.4
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.

Washington State travel guide

4.2
Art Galleries · 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.

Colorado travel guide

4.3
River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.

North Dakota travel guide

4.6
National Parks · History Museums · Performances
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.

Minnesota travel guide

4.4
Room Escape Games · History Museums · Shopping Malls
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.

Wisconsin travel guide

4.2
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.

Michigan travel guide

4.7
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.