34 days in Continental USA Itinerary

34 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Bend
— 3 nights
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Hood River
— 4 nights
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Chinook
— 1 night
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Miles City
— 1 night
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Bozeman
— 2 nights
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Seattle
— 4 nights
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San Diego
— 4 nights
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Carmel
— 3 nights
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San Simeon
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
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San Francisco — 4 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like California State Railroad Museum and Asian Art Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. Change things up with a short trip to Old Sacramento Waterfront in Sacramento (about 1h 35 min away). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, and brush up on your military savvy at USS Pampanito.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip builder app.

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 18 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sydney in April; daily highs in San Francisco reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time for the flight to Bend.
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Bend — 3 nights

An old logging town at the crux of the high desert and ponderosa pine forest, Bend melds a love of the outdoors with cosmopolitan flair.
High Desert Museum and Bowman Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Museum at Warm Springs and Dee Wright Observatory. It doesn't end there: learn something new at The Art of Alfred A. Dolezal Gallery and learn more about the world around you at Sunriver Nature Center.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Bend trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Bend takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in May, Bend is slightly colder at night with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Hood River.
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Hood River — 4 nights

The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center. Museum-lovers will appreciate Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum and Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hood River: Maryhill Museum of Art (in Goldendale) and Columbia Hills State Park (in Dallesport). There's much more to do: do a tasting at AniChe Cellars, hike along Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, and stop by Apple Valley Country Store.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Hood River online road trip planner.

You can fly from Bend to Hood River in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bend in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Hood River, with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Chinook.
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Chinook — 1 night

Chinook is a city in and the county seat of Blaine County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Blaine County Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Chinook trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Hood River to Chinook takes 12.5 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Hood River in May, Chinook is a bit cooler at night with lows of 4°C. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Miles City.
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Miles City — 1 night

Miles City is a city in and the county seat of Custer County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore the world behind art at WaterWorks Art Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Miles City day trip website.

You can drive from Chinook to Miles City in 5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 7°C. On the 11th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bozeman.
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Bozeman — 2 nights

Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): look and learn at Museum of the Rockies, then get engrossed in the history at American Computer & Robotics Museum, and then take in breathtaking views at Gallatin Canyon. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Livingston Depot Center and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Bozeman.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Bozeman route planner.

Traveling by car from Miles City to Bozeman takes 4.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Miles City in May since evenings lows in Bozeman dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Seattle.
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Seattle — 4 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Museum of Flight and Museum of Pop Culture. Do some cultural sightseeing at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Museum of Glass. Get out of town with these interesting Seattle side-trips: Boeing Future of Flight (in Mukilteo) and Seahurst Beach Park (in Burien). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, take in the exciting artwork at Glasshouse Studio, and walk around Kerry Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Seattle day trip tool.

Getting from Bozeman to Seattle by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Bozeman in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Seattle, with lows of 13°C. On the 17th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to San Diego.
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San Diego — 4 nights

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.
Explore hidden gems such as La Jolla Shores Park and Maritime Museum of San Diego. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Town San Diego State Historic Park and Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial. Go for a jaunt from San Diego to Carlsbad to see South Carlsbad State Beach about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Children's Pool.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego holiday planner.

You can fly from Seattle to San Diego in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Diego when traveling from Seattle in May, with lows around 19°C. On the 21st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Carmel.
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Carmel — 3 nights

Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Visit Pfeiffer State Beach and Carmel River State Beach for some beach relaxation. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Point Lobos and Cannery Row. Take a break from Carmel with a short trip to Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park in Big Sur, about 1h 5 min away. There's more to do: examine the collection at Sunset Cultural Center and take an in-depth tour of Colton Hall Museum.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Carmel online trip planner.

You can fly from San Diego to Carmel in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in May, expect Carmel to be slightly colder, temps between 21°C and 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Simeon.
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San Simeon — 2 nights

When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
On the 25th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Moonstone Beach, learn about winemaking at Moonstone Cellars, and then kick back and relax at Piedras Blancas. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our San Simeon online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Carmel to San Simeon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. When traveling from Carmel in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Simeon, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow time for the flight to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 4 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Explore hidden gems such as La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Let the collections at Petersen Automotive Museum and The Getty Center capture your imagination. The adventure continues: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, get engrossed in the history at Autry Museum of the American West, explore the world behind art at Norton Simon Museum, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary builder website.

Fly from San Simeon to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. When traveling from San Simeon in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Los Angeles, with highs around 28°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 17°C. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.
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Oregon travel guide

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Gardens · State Parks · Specialty Museums
A land of many faces, Oregon is at once a state of rugged rocky coastlines and deep forests, as well as vibrant cities and small towns packed with award-winning restaurants and trendy shops. With nearly half of its land covered by dense fir, redwood, and pine forests, the state protects varied plant and animal life inside three national parks. In addition to pristine waterfalls, beaches, and lakes perfect for a holiday in nature, Oregon also offers numerous urban tourist attractions. Portland, the state's largest metropolis, notably includes more breweries than any other city in the world, and its central location makes it an ideal base for day trips to Oregon's emerging wine region and many parks.
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Montana travel guide

4.7
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Wildlife Areas
The Crown of the Continent
With a population of only one million, Montana remains an untouched natural paradise of snowcapped peaks, expansive forests, and alpine lakes, dotted with Old West ghost towns, Indian reservations, and progressive urban communities. Appreciate the state's unique charm and beauty with a trip to Glacier National Park, where you can come face-to-face with Montana wildlife among its high peaks. Head to the state's largest cities, Billings and Missoula, for an array of historical attractions and cultural sightseeing.
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Washington State travel guide

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Art Museums · Observation Decks · Specialty Museums
The Evergreen State
A state with two distinct faces, Washington features a landscape split apart by the Cascade Mountains, separating the damp forested areas to the west from the irrigated farmland to the east. Named after the country's first president, Washington is the second most populous state in the western United States. Nearly 60 percent of its population lives in the Seattle metropolitan area, one of the state's most popular holiday destinations. A land of over 1,000 dams, Washington is a leading producer of products as diverse as wine, lumber, apples, hops, pears, and potatoes. A big contributor to the nation's manufacturing industries, the state also boasts a cosmopolitan culture with plenty of sightseeing opportunities and a selection of small cafes, bars, and restaurants.
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