28 days in Continental USA Itinerary

28 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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28 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Start: Chicago
1
Chicago
— 1 day
Fly:  3 h 45 min
2
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Drive:  14 h
3
Orlando, Florida
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  11 h 45 min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
5
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
6
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4 h 15 min
7
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
8
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
9
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Chicago

1
day
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Chicago Riverwalk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Millennium Park, then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally explore the activities along Lake Michigan.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Chicago sightseeing tool.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Chicago. In June, daytime highs in Chicago are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Lake Michigan
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Lake Michigan ©
Lake Michigan
Chicago Riverwalk ©
Chicago Riverwalk
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago

4
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and National World War II Memorial. Change things up with these side-trips from Washington DC: Baltimore (The Walters Art Museum & Sagamore Spirit Distillery). There's lots more to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, explore the world behind art at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, and see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Washington DC takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Chicago to Washington DC, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Washington DC when traveling from Chicago in June, with lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Baltimore, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Walking tours

3
nights
Orlando, Florida

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
On the 24th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Manatee Sanctuary Park, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then look for all kinds of wild species at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, and finally identify plant and animal life at Canaveral National Seashore. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Orlando, then discover the magic at Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park, then laugh and play at Happily Ever After Fireworks, and finally discover the magic at Walt Disney World Resort.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Orlando trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Washington DC to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Orlando are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Canaveral National Seashore, Fishing Charters & Tours, Manatee Sanctuary Park
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Canaveral National Seashore ©
Canaveral National Seashore
Manatee Sanctuary Park ©
Manatee Sanctuary Park

4
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Desert View Watchtower, take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, admire all the interesting features of East Rim Drive, and pause for some photo ops at Powell Point.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip maker tool.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Orlando to Grand Canyon National Park in 12 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Orlando in June, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, around 42°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 85°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Desert View Watchtower ©
Desert View Watchtower

3
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Gun Garage and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. Explore Las Vegas' surroundings by going to Winged Figures of the Republic Statues (in Boulder City) and Clark County Heritage Museum (in Henderson). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy some diversion at Battlefield Vegas, ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, and admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas day trip site.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, you will find days in Las Vegas are somewhat warmer (103°F), and nights are much hotter (77°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Winged Figures of the Republic Statues, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Clark County Heritage Museum
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Lake Mead National Recreation Area ©
Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

3
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Heisler Park and Dolphin & Whale Watching. And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, make a trip to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and brush up on your military savvy at Battleship USS Iowa Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles attractions tool.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, you will find days in Los Angeles are much colder (83°F), and nights are little chillier (66°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Heisler Park
Highlights from your plan
The Nethercutt Collection ©
The Nethercutt Collection
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Heisler Park ©
Heisler Park

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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 Sentinel Dome and Glacier Point. And it doesn't end there: get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Trail, trek along Panorama Trail, and identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Yosemite National Park trip simple and quick.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for cooler nights when traveling from Los Angeles in July since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step off the beaten path and head to Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and Marin Headlands. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Charles M. Schulz Museum (in Santa Rosa), Wine Tours & Tastings (in Healdsburg) and Stanford University (in Palo Alto). The adventure continues: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, explore the activities along San Francisco Bay, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip maker site.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 73°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, Stanford University, Marin Headlands, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Charles M. Schulz Museum
Highlights from your plan
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): take a memorable tour with Tours, then stroll around Kerry Park, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally don't miss a visit to Space Needle. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Snoqualmie Falls, then admire the landmark architecture of Sky View Observatory, and then browse the fresh offerings at Pike Place Market.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Seattle trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Seattle takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Seattle: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Snoqualmie Falls
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Sky View Observatory ©
Sky View Observatory
Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls

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