26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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San Diego
— 2 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Carmel
— 2 nights
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Florence
— 2 nights
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Seattle
— 3 nights
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Spokane
— 1 night
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
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Sheridan
— 2 nights
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Keystone
— 2 nights
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Wounded Knee
— 1 night
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Sisseton
— 2 nights
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Chicago
— 3 nights

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San Diego — 2 nights

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then trek along Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip planner.

If you are flying in from Croatia, the closest major aiports are San Diego International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport and Palm Springs International Airport. July in San Diego sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park — 2 nights

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): admire all the interesting features of Generals Hwy, surround yourself with nature on Sequoia Sightseeing Tours, and then contemplate the long history of General Sherman Tree.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park route builder.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from San Diego, expect much hotter days and about the same nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 43°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Carmel.
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Carmel — 2 nights

Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Carmel Mission, examine the collection at Sunset Cultural Center, and then do a tasting at Wrath Tasting Room- Carmel. Here are some ideas for day two: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then meet the residents at Monterey Bay Aquarium.

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Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Carmel takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect colder weather when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July: highs in Carmel hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 15°C. On the 21st (Thu), you'll travel to Florence.
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Florence — 2 nights

Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. state of Oregon. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): explore and take pictures at Oregon Coast Hwy, then explore the fascinating underground world of Sea Lion Caves, and then visit a coastal fixture at Heceta Head Lighthouse.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Florence trip planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Carmel to Florence in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Florence are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to fly to Seattle.
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Seattle — 3 nights

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chihuly Garden and Glass and The Museum of Flight. Kids will appreciate attractions like Pike Place Market and Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, stroll through Mercer Slough Nature Park, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle tour builder.

Getting from Florence to Seattle by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and train. In July, Seattle is a bit warmer than Florence - with highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can fly to Spokane.
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Spokane — 1 night

Spokane is a city located in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): stop by Paradise Fibers, Inc, stroll through Downtown Spokane, and then admire the masterpieces at Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Spokane day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Seattle to Spokane in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Seattle in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Spokane: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 18°C at night. You will leave for Yellowstone National Park on the 27th (Wed).
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Yellowstone National Park — 3 nights

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): stroll through Hayden Valley. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Spokane to Yellowstone National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Spokane to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Spokane in July, plan for little chillier days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 26°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Sheridan.
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Sheridan — 2 nights

Sheridan is a city in Sheridan County, Wyoming, United States. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at King's Saddlery and Museum and then get engrossed in the history at Trail End State Historic Site. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of The Brinton Museum, take a peaceful walk through Bighorn National Forest, and then contemplate the long history of The Historic Sheridan Inn.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Sheridan trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Sheridan takes 5.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July; daily highs in Sheridan reach 37°C and lows reach 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Keystone.
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Keystone — 2 nights

Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): go deep underground at Big Thunder Gold Mine and then stroll through Mount Rushmore National Memorial. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Windcross Conservancy, then get curious at The Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, and then immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Keystone day trip tool.

You can drive from Sheridan to Keystone in 4 hours. When traveling from Sheridan in August, plan for slightly colder days in Keystone, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Wounded Knee.
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Wounded Knee — 1 night

Wounded Knee is a census-designated place in Oglala Lakota County, South Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Oglala Lakota College Historical Center and then explore the world behind art at Red Cloud Heritage Center. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Wounded Knee Massacre Monument.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Wounded Knee trip planner.

Getting from Keystone to Wounded Knee by car takes about 2 hours. When traveling from Keystone in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Wounded Knee: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 15°C at night. On the 4th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sisseton.
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Sisseton — 2 nights

Sisseton is a city in Roberts County, South Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Sica Hollow State Park and then make a trip to Nicollet Tower & Interpretive Center.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Sisseton tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Wounded Knee to Sisseton in 7 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. While traveling from Wounded Knee, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Sisseton, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 16°C. You will leave for Chicago on the 6th (Sat).
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Chicago — 3 nights

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): admire the striking features of Marquette Building, admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, get engrossed in the history at Ernest Hemingway Birthplace, then steep yourself in history at Pleasant Home, then admire the landmark architecture of Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fourth Presbyterian Church. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House, get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, and then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Chicago sightseeing planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sisseton to Chicago. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Chicago when traveling from Sisseton in August, with lows around 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Tue) before leaving for home.
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United States travel guide

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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.
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