28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

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28 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Marysville
Drive:  4​h 45​min
1
Redwood National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Portland
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Seattle
— 1 day
Drive:  13​h 30​min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  17​h 30​min
5
Minneapolis
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
Milwaukee
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Chicago
— 2 nights
Drive:  13​h 15​min
8
New York City
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
9
Washington DC
— 1 night
Drive:  17​h 15​min
10
Miami
— 2 nights
Drive:  19​h 30​min
11
Houston
— 1 day
Drive:  12​h 15​min
12
El Paso
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
13
Phoenix
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
14
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
15
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
16
Santa Cruz
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
End: Marysville

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Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
On the 30th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Redwood National Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Redwood National Park trip planner.

Marysville to Redwood National Park is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also fly. While traveling from Marysville, expect much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Redwood National Park, ranging from highs of 60°F to lows of 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Nature Trails Parks
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Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park

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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.
To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Portland trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Redwood National Park to Portland takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Redwood National Park in May: highs in Portland hover around 70°F, while lows dip to 51°F. You'll set off for Seattle on the 31st (Fri).

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors 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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): kick back and relax at Seahurst Beach Park and then wander the streets of Pioneer Square.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Seattle trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Portland to Seattle in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May in Seattle, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Beaches

Side Trip

Seahurst Beach Park
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Pioneer Square ©
Pioneer Square
Seahurst Beach Park ©
Seahurst Beach Park

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Visiting Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Uncle Tom's Trail will get you outdoors. There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Artist Point.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park online trip maker .

Getting from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park by combination of flight, shuttle, and bus takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and taxi. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Seattle in June, plan for little chillier days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 66°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 34°F. On the 4th (Tue), you'll travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Uncle Tom's Trail ©
Uncle Tom's Trail

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Minneapolis

Minneapolis
Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Minneapolis day trip planner.

Do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Minneapolis in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Minneapolis is 1 hour. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, you will find days in Minneapolis are somewhat warmer (79°F), and nights are much hotter (61°F). You'll set off for Milwaukee on the 11th (Tue).

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks Outdoors Nightlife

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Milwaukee

Milwaukee
Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Milwaukee route planner.

Getting from Minneapolis to Milwaukee by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. June in Milwaukee sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 58°F at night. You'll set off for Chicago on the 12th (Wed).

Things to do in Milwaukee

Parks Outdoors Nightlife

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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 13th (Thu): take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Chicago itinerary maker site .

You can take a train from Milwaukee to Chicago in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. June in Chicago sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 63°F at night. You'll set off for New York City on the 15th (Sat).

Things to do in Chicago

Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile

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New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
On the 9th (Sun), take a stroll through Times Square.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the New York City sightseeing planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Chicago to New York City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In June, daytime highs in New York City are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Tours Neighborhoods Transportation
Highlights from your plan
Narwhal Yacht Charters ©
Narwhal Yacht Charters
Times Square ©
Times Square
Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue

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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.
On the 11th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, then take a stroll through Old Town, and finally pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Georgetown University, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, and then contemplate the long history of Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC travel website .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from New York City in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Washington DC: temperatures range from 86°F by day to 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Old Town, Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral

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Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
On the 13th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens and then identify plant and animal life at Nine Mile Pond Canoe Trail. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at South Beach, wander the streets of Lincoln Road, and then choose your vessel at Mark the Shark.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Miami holiday app .

You can fly from Washington DC to Miami in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Miami, with lows around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Miami

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Nine Mile Pond Canoe Trail
Highlights from your plan
Nine Mile Pond Canoe Trail ©
Nine Mile Pond Canoe Trail
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
South Beach ©
South Beach

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Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): get curious at Cockrell Butterfly Center and then play a few rounds at Hermann Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Houston trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of tram, flight, and bus from Miami to Houston in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Miami to Houston is minus 1 hour. In June, daytime highs in Houston are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to El Paso.

Things to do in Houston

Parks Golf Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cockrell Butterfly Center ©
Cockrell Butterfly Center
Hermann Park ©
Hermann Park

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El Paso

El Paso ©
El Paso is a city in and the seat of El Paso County, Texas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): get some fabulous bargains at El Paso Saddleblanket, immerse yourself in nature at Franklin Mountains State Park, and then get some fabulous bargains at The Outlet Shoppes at El Paso.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the El Paso trip builder .

Getting from Houston to El Paso by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to El Paso is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Houston in June, you will find days in El Paso are somewhat warmer (99°F), and nights are about the same (73°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in El Paso

Shopping Nature Parks

Side Trip

The Outlet Shoppes at El Paso
Highlights from your plan
The Outlet Shoppes at El Paso ©
The Outlet Shoppes at El Paso
Franklin Mountains State Park ©
Franklin Mountains State Park
El Paso Saddleblanket ©
El Paso Saddleblanket

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Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum and then admire the natural beauty at Desert Botanical Garden.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Phoenix online trip planner .

You can fly from El Paso to Phoenix in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Traveling from El Paso in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Phoenix: highs are around 107°F and lows about 81°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden

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San Diego

San Diego ©
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 19th (Wed): see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove. Here are some ideas for day two: shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip maker .

You can fly from Phoenix to San Diego in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Phoenix in June, plan for much colder days and little chillier nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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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.
Montana Avenue and Santa Monica Pier are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Appreciate the collections at The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Santa Monica (Third Street Promenade & Bergamot Station). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and look for gifts at Hollywood & Highland.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles road trip site .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Diego in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 62°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz ©
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
On the 24th (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Cannery Row, visit a coastal fixture at Point Pinos Lighthouse, and then stroll through Carmel River State Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Santa Cruz trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Los Angeles to Santa Cruz takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in June, with highs in Santa Cruz at 72°F and lows at 52°F. On the 26th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Carmel, Pacific Grove, Cannery Row
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

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