29 days in United States Itinerary

29 days in United States Itinerary

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29 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Pittsburgh
Drive:  39​h
1
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly + taxi:  7​h 30​min
5
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Chicago
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
8
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Pittsburgh

2
nights
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.
On the 7th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Shores Park, explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, and then visit a coastal fixture at Old Point Loma Lighthouse. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then enjoy the sand and surf at Coronado Beach.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego holiday planning tool .

Pittsburgh to San Diego is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Pittsburgh to San Diego is minus 3 hours. In August in San Diego, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Coronado Beach
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery
Coronado Beach ©
Coronado Beach

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Battleship USS Iowa BB-61 and Seal Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel and Fort McArthur Military Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: The VOID (in Anaheim), Point Vicente Lighthouse (in Rancho Palos Verdes) and Aliso Beach Park (in Laguna Beach). There's much more to do: enjoy the sea views from Point Fermin Lighthouse, don't miss a visit to Terminal Island Japanese Memorial, see the interesting displays at S.S. Lane Victory, and meet the residents at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in August, you will find days in Los Angeles are a bit warmer (84°F), and nights are about the same (66°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Rancho Palos Verdes, Seal Beach, Aliso Beach Park, Lyon Air Museum, The VOID
Highlights from your plan
S.S. Lane Victory ©
S.S. Lane Victory
Battleship USS Iowa Museum ©
Battleship USS Iowa Museum
Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel ©
Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Glacier Point and Tunnel View. Popular historic sites such as Vernal Fall and Parsons Memorial are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: trek along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, take in the dramatic natural features at Lembert Dome, kick back and relax at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and browse the exhibits of Ansel Adams Gallery.

Plan trip to Yosemite National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, expect much colder with lows of 43°F in Yosemite National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Museum Gallery ©
Yosemite Museum Gallery
Ansel Adams Gallery ©
Ansel Adams Gallery

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Montara Point Lighthouse and Stanford Memorial Church. You'll explore and learn at San Francisco Bay and Pacifica State Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve (in Moss Beach), Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph (in San Jose) and Hiller Aviation Museum (in San Carlos). There's still lots to do: stroll through Bean Hollow State Beach, Pebble Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Mavericks, and stroll the grounds of Golden Gate National Cemetery.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco online visit planner .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August: highs in San Francisco hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Pescadero, Hiller Aviation Museum, Golden Gate National Cemetery, Pacifica State Beach, Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph
Highlights from your plan
San Francisco Bay ©
San Francisco Bay
Montara Point Lighthouse ©
Montara Point Lighthouse
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve ©
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve

1
night
Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
On the 21st (Wed), explore the ancient world of Balcony House, then explore the ancient world of Cliff Palace, and then explore the ancient world of Far View Sites.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Mesa Verde National Park vacation maker site .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from San Francisco to Mesa Verde National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Mesa Verde National Park. Traveling from San Francisco in August, you will find days in Mesa Verde National Park are somewhat warmer (86°F), and nights are a bit cooler (53°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Balcony House ©
Balcony House
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Far View Sites ©
Far View Sites

2
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, see the interesting displays at Miramont Castle Museum, then examine the collection at Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, and finally contemplate the long history of Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site. On your second day here, appreciate the history behind Will Rogers Memorial Shrine of the Sun, see the interesting displays at Penrose Heritage Museum, then examine the collection at Western Museum of Mining and Industry, and finally see a show at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs trip builder website .

Getting from Mesa Verde National Park to Colorado Springs by combination of taxi and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Colorado Springs are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, Miramont Castle Museum
Highlights from your plan
Penrose Heritage Museum ©
Penrose Heritage Museum
Miramont Castle Museum ©
Miramont Castle Museum

6
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Chicago Riverwalk and Richard H. Driehaus Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Art Institute of Chicago and Millennium Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chicago: Riverwalk Lot (in Naperville), St. Joseph Catholic Church (in Joliet) and Cantigny Park (in Wheaton). There's much more to do: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes, stroll through New Buffalo Public Beach, and admire the landmark architecture of Chicago Cultural Center.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Chicago attractions tool .

Getting from Colorado Springs to Chicago by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Colorado Springs in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Chicago, with lows of 67°F. On the 30th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

South Bend, Pontiac, New Buffalo Public Beach, Whihala Beach, Riverwalk Lot
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sacred Heart ©
Basilica of the Sacred Heart
Richard H. Driehaus Museum ©
Richard H. Driehaus Museum
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sat): take a stroll through The Strip, then examine the collection at Pinball Hall of Fame, and then examine the collection at Shelby American Inc.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip itinerary maker website .

You can fly from Chicago to Las Vegas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in August: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 101°F and lows are around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Willow Beach
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah ©
Shelby American Inc ©
Shelby American Inc

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