34 days in United States Itinerary

34 days in United States Itinerary

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Spokane
— 1 night
Fly to Seattle Tacoma International Airport, Drive to Gig Harbor
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Gig Harbor
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cascade Locks
— 1 night
Drive
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Timberline Lodge
— 1 night
Drive
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Crater Lake National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly
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Riverside
— 1 day
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
Fly
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Houston
— 1 day
Fly
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New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly
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Orlando
— 1 night
Fly
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly
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New York City
— 2 nights
Fly
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Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly
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Keystone
— 3 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
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Spokane

— 1 night
Spokane is a city located in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Tubbs Hill Nature Trails, then explore the landscape on two wheels at North Idaho Centennial Trail, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Cathedral.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Spokane online trip planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Spokane. In June, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Gig Harbor.

Things to do in Spokane

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Gig Harbor

— 2 nights
Gig Harbor is the name of both a bay on Puget Sound and a city on its shore in Pierce County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Woodard Bay Natural Resources Conservation Area and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Ellinor. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge and then stroll through Theler Wetlands Belfair Nature Preserve.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Gig Harbor road trip website.

Explore your travel options from Spokane to Gig Harbor with the Route module. Traveling from Spokane in June, you will find days in Gig Harbor are slightly colder (72°F), and nights are about the same (53°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Cascade Locks.

Things to do in Gig Harbor

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Cascade Locks

— 1 night
Cascade Locks is a city in Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Multnomah Falls, then admire the sheer force of Punchbowl Waterfall, then admire the majestic nature at Starvation Creek State Park, and finally stroll through Starvation Creek Ridge Loop.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Cascade Locks day trip app.

Getting from Gig Harbor to Cascade Locks by car takes about 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Cascade Locks are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Timberline Lodge.

Things to do in Cascade Locks

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Timberline Lodge

— 1 night
Perched high on the south face of one of the most iconic peaks in the Pacific Northwest, Timberline Lodge is the ski and snowboarding area known for the eponymous historic lodge, the design of which emphasizes the area's natural beauty.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): fly down the slopes at Timberline Lodge and Ski Area and then take a peaceful walk through Ramona Falls Trail.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Timberline Lodge sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Cascade Locks to Timberline Lodge in 1.5 hours. June in Timberline Lodge sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Timberline Lodge

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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Crater Lake National Park

— 2 nights
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Crater Lake National Park. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Watchman Peak, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cleetwood Cove Trail, and then trek along Sun Notch Trail.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Crater Lake National Park online day trip planner.

You can drive from Timberline Lodge to Crater Lake National Park in 5 hours. Traveling from Timberline Lodge in June, expect nights in Crater Lake National Park to be about the same, around 55°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 86°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to San Francisco.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Muir Woods National Monument and Musee Mecanique. Step out of the city life by going to Alcatraz Island and Bodega Dunes. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga) and V. Sattui Winery (in St. Helena). Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, stop by Fisherman's Wharf, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, and play a few rounds at Lincoln Park.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Crater Lake National Park to San Francisco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. While traveling from Crater Lake National Park, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Riverside.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Riverside

— 1 day
Riverside is a city in Riverside County, California, United States, located in the Inland Empire metropolitan area. Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Whitewater Preserve.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Riverside tour itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Riverside takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in June: high temperatures in Riverside hover around 90°F and lows are around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Riverside

Wildlife · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Take a break from the city and head to Bright Angel Trail and Rim Trail. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to South Kaibab Trail and Powell Point. Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Mather Point and take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Getting from Riverside to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Riverside to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Riverside in June, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Mesa Verde National Park

— 1 night
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
On the 16th (Sun), get to know the fascinating history of Far View Sites, then see the interesting displays at Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum, then delve into the distant past at Balcony House, and finally delve into the distant past at Cliff Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House, steep yourself in history at Petroglyph Point Hike, and then explore the ancient world of Long House.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Mesa Verde National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Mesa Verde National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. In June, daily temperatures in Mesa Verde National Park can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Houston.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Houston

— 1 day

Bayou City

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 18th (Tue): examine the collection at Space Center Houston.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Houston sightseeing planning app.

Fly from Mesa Verde National Park to Houston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mesa Verde National Park to Houston due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much warmer in Houston, with lows of 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to New Orleans.

Things to do in Houston

Museums
Highlights from your trip

New Orleans

— 2 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, then get a taste of the local shopping with Royal Street, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, explore the different monuments and memorials at Lafayette Cemetery No.1, and then examine the collection at The National WWII Museum.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the New Orleans travel planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Houston to New Orleans takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Houston in June, expect nights in New Orleans to be somewhat warmer, around 83°F, while days are little chillier, around 83°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Orlando.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Orlando

— 1 night

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): make a splash at Discovery Cove. Keep things going the next day: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, discover the magic at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, and then try out the rides at Happily Ever After Fireworks.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Orlando trip maker tool.

Getting from New Orleans to Orlando by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Orlando. Traveling from New Orleans in June, expect nights in Orlando to be little chillier, around 73°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 91°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Washington DC.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Nightlife

Washington DC

— 3 nights
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.
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and National Air and Space Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get some historical perspective at Arlington National Cemetery and National Mall. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, pause for some photo ops at Korean War Veterans Memorial, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, and examine the collection at The National Archives Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC online holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Washington DC takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Orlando in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Washington DC, with highs around 86°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

New York City

— 2 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, stop by Times Square, and then admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial and then stroll through Central Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the New York City online travel route planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. When traveling from Washington DC in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in New York City: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can fly to Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Chicago

— 2 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, then walk around Millennium Park, and then wander the streets of The Magnificent Mile. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get curious at Museum of Science and Industry and then enjoy the sand and surf at Whihala Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Chicago day trip planner.

Getting from New York City to Chicago by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in June, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Keystone.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Keystone

— 3 nights

Home Of Mount Rushmore

Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Take a break from the city and head to Custer State Park and Iron Mountain Road. Step off the beaten path and head to Wildlife Loop Road and Mammoth Site of Hot Springs. Explore Keystone's surroundings by going to Custer (Sylvan Lake, Black Hills National Forest, &more) and Wind Cave National Park (in Wind Cave National Park). There's more to do: take some stellar pictures from Breezy Point Picnic Area.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Keystone visit planner.

Getting from Chicago to Keystone by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Chicago in June, with highs in Keystone at 73°F and lows at 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can fly to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

Yellowstone National Park

— 1 night

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
On the 3rd (Wed), take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and then take in breathtaking views at S Rim Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Keystone to Yellowstone National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Keystone in July, expect Yellowstone National Park to be little chillier, temps between 73°F and 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.