28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

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28 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Salt Lake City
— Few hours
Fly + Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Moab
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Denver
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Louisville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Terre Haute
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h 15​min
7
Nauvoo
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
8
Richmond
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Chesapeake
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  12​h 45​min
10
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
11
Redwood National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles

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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.
To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City sightseeing planner.

Los Angeles to Salt Lake City is an approximately 4-hour combination of train and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in October: high temperatures in Salt Lake City hover around 65°F and lows are around 43°F. You will leave for Moab on the 13th (Fri).

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Outdoors Parks Tours

5
nights
Moab

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Take a break from the city and head to Colorado National Monument and Dead Horse Point State Park. Get out of town with these interesting Moab side-trips: Arches National Park (Delicate Arch, Landscape Arch, & more). There's still lots to do: trek along Double Arch, take a memorable tour with Tours, stroll through Negro Bill Canyon Trail, and head outdoors with Chile Pepper Bike Shop.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Moab sightseeing planner.

Getting from Salt Lake City to Moab by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. October in Moab sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 41°F at night. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Moab

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Arches National Park, Colorado National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park
Double Arch ©
Double Arch

3
nights
Denver

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 19th (Thu): see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Denver Zoo, and then steep yourself in history at Union Station, Denver, CO. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): look for gifts at Tattered Cover Book Store, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans, and then head outdoors with Christy Sports Ski and Snowboard.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Denver trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Moab to Denver in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. In October in Denver, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans

3
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): see a show at Grand Ole Opry. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, and then take a stroll through Downtown Nashville.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Nashville trip planner.

Fly from Denver to Nashville in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to Nashville is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Denver in October: high temperatures in Nashville hover around 74°F and lows are around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Louisville.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Franklin
Highlights from your plan
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville

2
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Locust Grove and then explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, look for all kinds of wild species at Jefferson Memorial Forest, and then try your luck at Churchill Downs.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Louisville trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Nashville to Louisville in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Louisville due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Nashville, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Louisville, ranging from highs of 69°F to lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Terre Haute.

Things to do in Louisville

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Jefferson Memorial Forest
Highlights from your plan
Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©
Churchill Downs ©
Churchill Downs

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hours
Terre Haute

Terre Haute
Terre Haute is a city in and the county seat of Vigo County, Indiana, United States, near the state's western border with Illinois. To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Terre Haute holiday planner.

Getting from Louisville to Terre Haute by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Louisville in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Terre Haute, with lows around 44°F. On the 26th (Thu), you're off toNauvoo.

Things to do in Terre Haute

Parks Museums Nature

1
night
Nauvoo

Nauvoo
Nauvoo is a small city in Hancock County, Illinois, United States, on the Mississippi River near Fort Madison, Iowa. For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Nauvoo trip builder.

Traveling by car from Terre Haute to Nauvoo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Terre Haute to Nauvoo is minus 1 hour. In October, daily temperatures in Nauvoo can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. On the 27th (Fri), you'll travel to Richmond.

Things to do in Nauvoo

Historic Sites Museums Parks

4
nights
Richmond

Richmond ©
The capital city of Virginia, Richmond has diverse architecture, a large collection of monuments, and world-class museums that reveal the city's important role in American history.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Colonial Williamsburg and Governor's Palace. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Jamestown Settlement. When in Richmond, make a side trip to see Historic Jamestowne in Williamsburg, approximately 1h 15 min away. There's more to do: admire the masterpieces at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

To find photos and tourist information, you can read our Richmond tour planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Nauvoo to Richmond. The time zone difference when traveling from Nauvoo to Richmond is 1 hour. Traveling from Nauvoo in October, you will find days in Richmond are somewhat warmer (71°F), and nights are about the same (50°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Chesapeake.

Things to do in Richmond

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Williamsburg
Highlights from your plan
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne
Busch Gardens Williamsburg ©
Busch Gardens Williamsburg

2
nights
Chesapeake

Chesapeake ©
Chesapeake is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk and then stroll through Virginia Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): stroll through Croatan Beach, kick back and relax at Sandbridge Beach, and then browse the different shops at Virginia Beach Antique Mall.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Chesapeake custom trip planner.

You can drive from Richmond to Chesapeake in 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Chesapeake can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Chesapeake

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Virginia Beach
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach
Sandbridge Beach ©
Sandbridge Beach
Croatan Beach ©
Croatan Beach

3
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.
On the 3rd (Fri), play a few rounds at Wawona Golf Course and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at El Capitan and then take in the dramatic scenery at Bridalveil Fall.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park travel itinerary creator.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Chesapeake to Yosemite National Park. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. When traveling from Chesapeake in November, plan for slightly colder days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 53°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 19°F. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

4
nights
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Step out of the city life by going to Enderts Beach and Lone Ranch Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Redwood National Park: Klamath (Trees of Mystery & End of the Trail Museum) and Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse (in Trinidad). Spend the 6th (Mon) exploring nature at Redwood National Park. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinidad State Beach.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Redwood National Park vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Redwood National Park takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Redwood National Park, ranging from highs of 59°F to lows of 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Klamath, Trinidad, Lone Ranch Beach
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Enderts Beach ©
Enderts Beach
Trinidad State Beach ©
Trinidad State Beach

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