28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

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Cleveland
— 1 night
2
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
3
Duluth
— 1 night
4
Custer
— 2 nights
5
Denver
— 2 nights
6
Moab
— 3 nights
7
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
8
West Yellowstone
— 1 night
9
Seattle
— 2 nights
10
Portland
— 2 nights
11
Newport
— 2 nights
12
San Francisco
— 2 nights
13
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
14
Springfield
— 1 day
15
Chicago
— 2 nights

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Cleveland

Cleveland ©
A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
On the 17th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at The Cleveland Museum of Art and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Dr. Bob's Gravesite.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cleveland trip planner.

Philadelphia to Cleveland is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Philadelphia, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cleveland, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Cleveland

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Dr. Bob's Gravesite
Highlights from your plan
The Cleveland Museum of Art ©
The Cleveland Museum of Art
A Christmas Story House ©
A Christmas Story House
West Side Market ©
West Side Market

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Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, and then admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Mackinac Island holiday builder site.

Getting from Cleveland to Mackinac Island by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In May, Mackinac Island is little chillier than Cleveland - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Duluth.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park

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Duluth

Duluth ©
Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): snap pictures at Aerial Lift Bridge and then immerse yourself in nature at Gooseberry Falls State Park. On your second day here, walk around Canal Park, cruise along Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive, and then visit a coastal fixture at Split Rock Lighthouse.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Duluth itinerary planning app.

Getting from Mackinac Island to Duluth by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Mackinac Island to Duluth. Traveling from Mackinac Island in May, expect nights in Duluth to be about the same, around °F, while days are a bit cooler, around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Custer.

Things to do in Duluth

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Two Harbors
Highlights from your plan
Gooseberry Falls State Park ©
Gooseberry Falls State Park
Split Rock Lighthouse ©
Split Rock Lighthouse
Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive ©
Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive

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Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): explore and take pictures at Wildlife Loop Road, thenget a new perspective on nature at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, and then explore the activities along Sylvan Lake. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Black Hills National Forest and then explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Custer itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Duluth to Custer by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Duluth to Custer due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Duluth in May: highs in Custer hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Custer

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Black Hills National Forest ©
Black Hills National Forest
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel

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Denver

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
On the 24th (Sun), look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans.

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Traveling by flight from Custer to Denver takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Custer in May, expect Denver to be somewhat warmer, temps between °F and °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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Moab

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Visiting Dead Horse Point State Park and Mesa Arch will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Canyonlands National Park and River Rafting & Tubing. There's more to do: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Moab trip planner.

Getting from Denver to Moab by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Denver in May, expect Moab to be somewhat warmer, temps between °F and °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Moab

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Mesa Arch
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Canyonlands National Park ©
Canyonlands National Park
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park

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night
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
On the 29th (Fri), get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Utah, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Tabernacle, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Temple Square, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salt Lake Temple.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Salt Lake City trip planner.

Traveling by car from Moab to Salt Lake City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and train. May in Salt Lake City sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Tabernacle ©
The Tabernacle
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Natural History Museum of Utah ©
Natural History Museum of Utah

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West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): see what you can catch with a fishing tour and then look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our West Yellowstone trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Salt Lake City to West Yellowstone takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a shuttle. While traveling from Salt Lake City, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in West Yellowstone, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Fishing Charters & Tours

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Seattle

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.
On the 31st (Sun), see the interesting displays at Museum of Pop Culture, admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, thentake in the exciting artwork at Glasshouse Studio, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Pike Place Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, thenwalk around Kerry Park, and then hike along Snoqualmie Falls.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Seattle itinerary planner.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from West Yellowstone to Seattle in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, taxi, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from West Yellowstone in May: highs in Seattle hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Snoqualmie Falls
Highlights from your plan
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Museum of Pop Culture ©
Museum of Pop Culture

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Portland

Portland ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): examine the collection at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, appreciate the views at Willamette Valley, and then take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Pittock Mansion, admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Multnomah Falls, and finally look for gifts at Powell's City of Books.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Portland online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Seattle to Portland takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Portland can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Newport.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Multnomah Falls, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Highlights from your plan
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum ©
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Willamette Valley ©
Willamette Valley

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Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, thenvisit a coastal fixture at Heceta Head Lighthouse, and then take in the waterfront at Newport's Historic Bayfront. On the next day, visit a coastal fixture at Yaquina Head Lighthouse, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, and then trek along Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Newport tour itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Portland to Newport takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Portland in June, with highs in Newport at °F and lows at °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, Heceta Head Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area ©
Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area
Yaquina Head Lighthouse ©
Yaquina Head Lighthouse

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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 Muir Woods National Monument and Tenderloin Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf. There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Street Stairs, examine the collection at de Young Museum, and steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner.

Getting from Newport to San Francisco by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Newport in June: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around °F and lows are around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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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 9th (Tue): learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, thensee the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and finally see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory. On the next day, find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park and then examine the collection at GRAMMY Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip builder site.

You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in June: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around °F and lows are around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Springfield.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
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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Springfield

Springfield ©
Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
On the 11th (Thu), get your bearings at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and then contemplate the long history of Lincoln Home National Historic Site.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Springfield trip planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Springfield in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Springfield is 2 hours. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Springfield, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Chicago.

Things to do in Springfield

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Home National Historic Site ©
Lincoln Home National Historic Site

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 12th (Fri), explore the activities along Lake Michigan, thenexplore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, thenwalk around Millennium Park, and finally don't miss a visit to Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower. On your second day here, engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, thenlearn more about the world around you at Field Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fourth Presbyterian Church.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago journey planning site.

Traveling by car from Springfield to Chicago takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trip

Lake Michigan
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Field Museum ©
Field Museum
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

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