28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

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28 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Cleveland
— 1 night
+3
Fly + taxi + bus + ferry:  7​h
2
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
+3
ferry + bus + taxi + Fly:  10​h 15​min
3
Duluth
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  6​h
4
Custer
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h
5
Denver
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Moab
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
8
West Yellowstone
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 15​min
9
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
10
Portland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
11
Newport
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  7​h 15​min
12
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
13
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
14
Springfield
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
15
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Philadelphia

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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.
Start off your visit 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 other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Cleveland trip builder .

Philadelphia to Cleveland is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Philadelphia in May, expect nights in Cleveland to be about the same, around 54°F, while days are slightly colder, around 69°F. Finish 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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nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 19th (Tue), browse the exhibits of Fort Mackinac, then explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, and then admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Mackinac Island driving holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Cleveland to Mackinac Island takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Cleveland in May, with highs in Mackinac Island at 58°F and lows at 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Duluth.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

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

1
night
Duluth

Duluth ©
Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
On the 20th (Wed), take in the views from Aerial Lift Bridge and then immerse yourself in nature at Gooseberry Falls State Park. Keep things going the next day: explore and take pictures at Canal Park, then take a memorable drive along Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive, and then visit a coastal fixture at Split Rock Lighthouse.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Duluth online trip maker .

You can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Mackinac Island to Duluth in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Mackinac Island to Duluth. When traveling from Mackinac Island in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Duluth: temperatures range from 53°F by day to 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Custer.

Things to do in Duluth

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trip

Two Harbors
Highlights from your plan
Gooseberry Falls State Park ©
Gooseberry Falls State Park
Split Rock Lighthouse ©
Split Rock Lighthouse
Canal Park ©
Canal Park

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nights
Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
On the 22nd (Fri), admire all the interesting features of Wildlife Loop Road, admire all the interesting features of Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake. On your second day here, take a peaceful walk through Black Hills National Forest and then take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Custer online trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Duluth to Custer in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Duluth to Custer. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Duluth in May: highs in Custer hover around 59°F, while lows dip to 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Nature 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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nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): catch a live performance at Denver Museum of Nature & Science and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Denver travel planning app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Custer to Denver in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Custer in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Denver: highs are around 66°F and lows about 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Moab.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Parks 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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nights
Moab

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dead Horse Point State Park and River Rafting & Tubing. Get in touch with nature at Canyonlands National Park and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Step out of Moab to go to Canyonlands National Park and see Mesa Arch, which is approximately 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Moab online attractions planner .

You can fly from Denver to Moab in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Denver in May, expect Moab to be somewhat warmer, temps between 76°F and 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Utah, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Tabernacle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salt Lake Temple.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Salt Lake City vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Moab to Salt Lake City by combination of car and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and train. In May in Salt Lake City, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

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

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night
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
On the 30th (Sat), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our West Yellowstone holiday maker app .

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 do a combination of shuttle and car. When traveling from Salt Lake City in May, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in West Yellowstone: temperatures range from 57°F by day to 31°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to 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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nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): examine the collection at Museum of Pop Culture, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then take in the exciting artwork at Glasshouse Studio, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then walk around Kerry Park, and then hike along Snoqualmie Falls.

Make your Seattle itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from West Yellowstone to Seattle by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from West Yellowstone to Seattle is minus 1 hour. Traveling from West Yellowstone in May, you will find days in Seattle are somewhat warmer (68°F), and nights are much hotter (52°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

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

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nights
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, then appreciate the views at Willamette Valley, and then take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): contemplate the long history of Pittock Mansion, admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, then take in the dramatic scenery at Multnomah Falls, and finally look for gifts at Powell's City of Books.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Portland sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Portland takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to 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): take a memorable drive along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, enjoy the sea views from Heceta Head Lighthouse, and then take a leisurely stroll along Newport's Historic Bayfront. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sea views from Yaquina Head Lighthouse, identify plant and animal life at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, and then immerse yourself in nature at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Newport tour itinerary maker .

You can drive from Portland to Newport in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Portland in June; daily highs in Newport reach 61°F and lows reach 48°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

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Escape the urban bustle at Alcatraz Island and Muir Woods National Monument. Get some historical perspective at Golden Gate Bridge and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Street Stairs, wander the streets of SoMa, and take an in-depth tour of Tenderloin Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Newport to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Newport in June: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 71°F and lows are around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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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): 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 examine the collection at The Getty Center, and finally see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park and then examine the collection at The Grammy Museum.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip website .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In June, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 79°F and lows of 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can 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 engrossed in the history at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and then get to know the fascinating history of Lincoln Home National Historic Site.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Springfield trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Springfield takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Springfield. When traveling from Los Angeles in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Springfield: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Chicago.

Things to do in Springfield

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan

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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 12th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Michigan, explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, then make a trip to Millennium Park, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, then see the interesting displays at The Field Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fourth Presbyterian Church.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Chicago using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Springfield to Chicago takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. In June in Chicago, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 63°F at night. 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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