30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

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30 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Grass Valley
Drive:  11​h
1
Ventura
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
3
Tucson
— 2 nights
Drive:  22​h 30​min
4
New Orleans
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  7​h
5
St. Augustine
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Charleston
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 30​min
7
Nashville
— 5 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
8
Mansfield
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 45​min
9
Sioux City
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h
10
Denver
— 1 night
Drive:  10​h 15​min
11
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
End: Grass Valley

4
nights
Ventura

Ventura ©
Ventura, officially the City of San Buenaventura, is the county seat of Ventura County, California, United States. Casa del Herrero and Santa Barbara Maritime Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Mission Santa Ines and Mission San Buenaventura. The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, learn about winemaking at Four Brix Winery, take an in-depth tour of Dudley House Historical Museum, and look for gifts at Ventura Harbor Village.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Ventura trip planning app .

Grass Valley to Ventura is an approximately 6-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Ventura

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Santa Barbara, Old Mission Santa Ines, U.S. Navy Seabee Museum
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Casa del Herrero ©
Casa del Herrero
Old Mission Santa Ines ©
Old Mission Santa Ines
U.S. Navy Seabee Museum ©
U.S. Navy Seabee Museum

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): look and learn at Griffith Observatory, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, then admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, then get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, explore the world behind art at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, then stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Bradbury Building.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Ventura to Los Angeles takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Ventura in May, you will find days in Los Angeles are somewhat warmer (75°F), and nights are about the same (59°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Tucson.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Petersen Automotive Museum ©
Petersen Automotive Museum

2
nights
Tucson

Tucson
One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Tumacacori National Historical Park and then have fun at Fox Theater. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, then see the interesting displays at Franklin Auto Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at International Wildlife Museum, and finally admire the architecture and history at Mission San Xavier del Bac.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Tucson visit site .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Tucson takes 4.5 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 Los Angeles to Tucson. When traveling from Los Angeles in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Tucson, with highs around 88°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Tucson

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Tumacacori National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Franklin Auto Museum ©
Franklin Auto Museum

3
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
On the 15th (Fri), stroll the grounds of Lafayette Cemetery No.1, then admire the masterpieces at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, then stroll the grounds of Lake Lawn Metairie, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip itinerary builder app .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Tucson to New Orleans in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Tucson in May, you will find days in New Orleans are a bit cooler (70°F), and nights are a bit warmer (70°F). You'll set off for St. Augustine on the 17th (Sun).

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Lake Lawn Metairie ©
Lake Lawn Metairie
Lafayette Cemetery No.1 ©
Lafayette Cemetery No.1

2
nights
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mission of Nombre de Dios and Memorial Presbyterian Church. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Photios Greek Orthodox National Shrine and Old St. Augustine Village. Change things up with a short trip to Amelia Island Historic District in Amelia Island (about 1h 25 min away). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Colonial Quarter, examine the collection at The Ximenez-Fatio House, stop by High Tide Gallery Art & Gifts, and learn about winemaking at Vino Del Grotto Winery.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the St. Augustine trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from New Orleans to St. Augustine takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to St. Augustine. While traveling from New Orleans, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in St. Augustine, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trip

Amelia Island Historic District
Highlights from your plan
Mission of Nombre de Dios ©
Mission of Nombre de Dios
Memorial Presbyterian Church ©
Memorial Presbyterian Church

1
night
Charleston

Charleston
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Charleston trip itinerary site .

You can drive from St. Augustine to Charleston in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and car. May in Charleston sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 64°F at night. On the 19th (Tue), you'll travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Charleston

Tours Outdoors Parks

5
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Lotz House Museum and McGavock Confederate Cemetery. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Loretta Lynn's Ranch and Stones River National Battlefield. Change things up with these side-trips from Nashville: Fort Donelson National Battlefield (in Dover), Stones River National Cemetery (in Murfreesboro) and President James K. Polk Home & Museum (in Columbia). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Lane Motor Museum, get engrossed in the history at Aviation Heritage Park, explore the world behind art at Frist Art Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Nashville trip itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Charleston to Nashville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Charleston to Nashville. Expect slightly colder evenings in Nashville when traveling from Charleston in May, with lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Mansfield.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Murfreesboro, Franklin, Loretta Lynn's Ranch, Aviation Heritage Park, Fort Donelson National Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
Loretta Lynn's Ranch ©
Loretta Lynn's Ranch
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Lane Motor Museum ©
Lane Motor Museum

1
night
Mansfield

Mansfield ©
Mansfield is a city in Wright County, Missouri, United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): stroll the grounds of Mansfield Cemetery and then take an in-depth tour of Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Mansfield trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Nashville to Mansfield takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. When traveling from Nashville in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Mansfield: temperatures range from 75°F by day to 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sioux City.

Things to do in Mansfield

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan

1
night
Sioux City

Sioux City ©
Sioux City is a city in Woodbury and Plymouth counties in the northwestern part of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): examine the collection at Sioux City Public Museum, have fun and explore at LaunchPAD Children’s Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Sioux City online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Mansfield to Sioux City takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Mansfield in May, Sioux City is slightly colder at night with lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Sioux City

Museums Childrens Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve
Highlights from your plan
LaunchPAD Children’s Museum ©
LaunchPAD Children’s Museum
Sioux City Public Museum ©
Sioux City Public Museum

1
night
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.
On the 27th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, then take an in-depth tour of History Colorado Center, then examine the collection at Forney Museum of Transportation, and finally get engrossed in the history at Golden History Museum & Park. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Denver Firefighters Museum, see the interesting displays at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, then admire the masterpieces at Clyfford Still Museum, then examine the collection at National Ballpark Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity United Methodist Church.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Denver travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Sioux City to Denver by car takes about 9 hours. Other options: fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Sioux City to Denver is minus 1 hour. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sioux City in May: high temperatures in Denver hover around 66°F and lows are around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Golden History Museum & Park
Highlights from your plan
History Colorado Center
History Colorado Center
Forney Museum of Transportation ©
Forney Museum of Transportation

3
nights
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Uncle Tom's Trail and Yellowstone Historic Center. Explore hidden gems such as Mormon Row Historic District and Roaring Mountain. Step out of Yellowstone National Park to go to West Yellowstone and see Earthquake Lake, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Fort Yellowstone Historic District, take in the natural beauty of Lone Star Geyser, appreciate the extensive heritage of S Rim Trail, and look for all kinds of wild species at Gibbon Falls.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Denver to Yellowstone National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Denver in May; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 53°F and lows reach 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

West Yellowstone, Mormon Row Historic District
Highlights from your plan
Uncle Tom's Trail ©
Uncle Tom's Trail
Mormon Row Historic District ©
Mormon Row Historic District
Earthquake Lake ©
Earthquake Lake

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