40 days in United States Itinerary

40 days in United States Itinerary

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40 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Kalamazoo
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Saint Louis
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
2
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Oakland
— 4 nights
bus:  30​min
6
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
8
Provincetown
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Falmouth
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
10
Boothbay Harbor
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
11
Ogunquit
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
12
Boston
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
13
Philadelphia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
14
Gettysburg
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
15
Pittsburgh
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Kalamazoo

1
night
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Gateway Arch as well as Sachs Butterfly House. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at The Gateway Arch and then look for all kinds of wild species at Sachs Butterfly House. Keep things going the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Saint Louis Zoo.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Saint Louis trip planning site .

Kalamazoo to Saint Louis is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Kalamazoo to Saint Louis is minus 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Kalamazoo in June, with highs in Saint Louis at 87°F and lows at 67°F. On the 29th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife

Side Trip

Sachs Butterfly House
Highlights from your plan
Saint Louis Zoo ©
Saint Louis Zoo
The Gateway Arch ©
The Gateway Arch
Sachs Butterfly House ©
Sachs Butterfly House

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Horseback Riding Tours, Pueblo Zoo, World Figure Skating Museum & Hall of Fame, and other attractions you added. On the 30th (Tue), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Pueblo Zoo and then trot along with a tour on horseback. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, see the interesting displays at World Figure Skating Museum & Hall of Fame, and then look for gifts at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.

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You can fly from Saint Louis to Colorado Springs in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Saint Louis in June, Colorado Springs is little chillier at night with lows of 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Tours

Side Trip

Pueblo Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Horseback Riding Tours

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Gold & Silver Pawn Shop, Coca-Cola Store Las Vegas, Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas, and other attractions. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to The Strip, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Stratosphere Tower, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Colorado Springs to Las Vegas takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Colorado Springs to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Colorado Springs in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 104°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Tours Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Gold & Silver Pawn Shop ©
Gold & Silver Pawn Shop
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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.
You've added Hollywood Sign, Santa Monica State Beach, Hollywood Classic Tours, and other attractions to your itinerary. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, have some family-friendly fun at Virtual Room Los Angeles, explore the galleries of La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Las Vegas in July, plan for much colder days and slightly colder nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Oakland.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Monica State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Hollywood Classic Tours ©
Hollywood Classic Tours
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

4
nights
Oakland

Oakland ©
Oakland is the largest city and the county seat of Alameda County, California, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, Jelly Belly Factory Tour, Pacific Sail, and other attractions you added. There's more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountain View Cemetery and get to know the resident critters at Oakland Zoo.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Oakland trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Oakland takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in July, with highs in Oakland at 73°F and lows at 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can take a bus to San Francisco.

Things to do in Oakland

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Honey Tour Company, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, Jelly Belly Factory Tour, Pacific Sail
Highlights from your plan
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery ©
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery
Pacific Sail ©
Pacific Sail
Honey Tour Company ©
Honey Tour Company

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ghirardelli Square as well as Wine Tours & Tastings. There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, walk around Golden Gate Park, take in panoramic vistas at Coit Tower, and don't miss a visit to Lombard Street.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary tool .

San Francisco is just a short distance from Oakland. In July in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Golden Gate Park ©
Golden Gate Park

2
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
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.
You've now added Woodland Park Zoo to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Woodland Park Zoo, then wander the streets of Pike Place Market, and finally look for gifts at Chukar Cherries. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks and then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle.

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You can fly from San Francisco to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect nights in Seattle to be about the same, around 60°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 79°F. On the 17th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Provincetown.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Woodland Park Zoo ©
Woodland Park Zoo
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

1
night
Provincetown

A small resort town with a year-round population of just 3,000, Provincetown draws nearly 60,000 annual visitors with its scenic beaches, art colonies, galleries, theaters, and shops.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then take in the waterfront at MacMillan Wharf. On your second day here, stroll through Herring Cove Beach, then see the interesting displays at Falmouth Museums on the Green, and then pause for some photo ops at Plymouth Rock.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Provincetown trip planning app .

Fly from Seattle to Provincetown in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Seattle to Provincetown due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Provincetown can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Falmouth.

Things to do in Provincetown

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Falmouth Museums on the Green, Plymouth Rock
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Herring Cove Beach ©
Herring Cove Beach
Plymouth Rock ©
Plymouth Rock

3
nights
Falmouth

Falmouth ©
Falmouth is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States; Barnstable County is coextensive with Cape Cod. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sandwich Glass Museum, Lizzie Borden House, Mayflower II, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): engage your brain at Sandwich Glass Museum, then steep yourself in history at National Monument to the Forefathers, then steep yourself in history at Mayflower II, and finally explore the galleries of Lizzie Borden House. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Eight Cousins Bookshop, then get engrossed in the history at Plimoth Plantation, and then take in the exciting artwork at McDermott Glass Studio.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Falmouth travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Provincetown to Falmouth in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Falmouth can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Boothbay Harbor.

Things to do in Falmouth

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Plymouth, Sandwich, Lizzie Borden House
Highlights from your plan
Lizzie Borden House ©
Lizzie Borden House
Sandwich Glass Museum ©
Sandwich Glass Museum
Plimoth Plantation ©
Plimoth Plantation

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nights
Boothbay Harbor

Boothbay Harbor ©
Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Your list of things to see and do now includes Schooner Surprise, Fort Knox State Historic Site, Coastal Maine Popcorn Co, and other attractions. On the 22nd (Wed), contemplate the long history of Fort Knox State Historic Site and then make a short side trip with Schooner Surprise. Keep things going the next day: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Maine State Aquarium, stroll around Fort Williams Park, and then stop by Coastal Maine Popcorn Co.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Boothbay Harbor trip site .

Traveling by car from Falmouth to Boothbay Harbor takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Expect little chillier evenings in Boothbay Harbor when traveling from Falmouth in July, with lows around 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Ogunquit.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Parks Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Penobscot Narrows Bridge & Observatory, Schooner Surprise, Fort Williams Park
Highlights from your plan
Maine State Aquarium ©
Maine State Aquarium
Schooner Surprise ©
Schooner Surprise
Fort Williams Park ©
Fort Williams Park

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Ogunquit

Ogunquit ©
Ogunquit means "beautiful place by the sea" in the language of the Native Americans who inhabited the region long ago, and this remains an accurate description of this holiday destination today.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Maine Day Trip Tours, North Conway Moose Safari Moose Tour, Panache Fine Jewelry and Art Gallery, and other attractions. On the 24th (Fri), look for gifts at Harbor Candy Shop and then capture your vacation like a pro with Maine Day Trip Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Panache Fine Jewelry and Art Gallery and then take in the local landmarks with North Conway Moose Safari Moose Tour.

Plan trip to Ogunquit with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Boothbay Harbor to Ogunquit takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daytime highs in Ogunquit are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Boston.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

North Conway Moose Safari Moose Tour, Maine Day Trip Tours
Highlights from your plan
Maine Day Trip Tours ©
Maine Day Trip Tours
North Conway Moose Safari Moose Tour ©
Harbor Candy Shop ©
Harbor Candy Shop

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nights
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Teuscher Chocolates Boston, Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Boston Massacre Site, and other attractions you added. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Granary Burying Ground, take a stroll through North End, pause for some photo ops at Parkman Bandstand, and take an in-depth tour of Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Boston online trip planner .

Drive from Ogunquit to Boston in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Boston when traveling from Ogunquit in July, with lows around 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Salem, Concord, Old Burial Hill
Highlights from your plan
Sleepy Hollow Cemetery ©
Sleepy Hollow Cemetery
Granary Burying Ground ©
Granary Burying Ground

1
night
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 31st (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, then get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, and finally pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center. Keep things going the next day: hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market, take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, then admire the masterpieces at Rodin Museum, and finally make a trip to The Franklin Institute.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Philadelphia road trip planner .

You can fly from Boston to Philadelphia in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation

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Gettysburg

Gettysburg ©
Located near the memorial park marking the site of one of the largest Civil War battles, the town of Gettysburg sits in a landscape of rolling green hills with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance.
On the 2nd (Sun), trot along with a tour on horseback, then see the interesting displays at Gettysburg Museum of History, then witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, and finally admire the architecture and history at Abraham Lincoln Statue. Keep things going the next day: get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, steep yourself in history at Dobbin House Tavern, get engrossed in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, steep yourself in history at Jennie Wade House, then have some family-friendly fun at Victorian Photography Studio, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Gettysburg trip itinerary planning website .

Drive from Philadelphia to Gettysburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Philadelphia in August, expect little chillier with lows of 63°F in Gettysburg. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Tours Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan

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Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh ©
Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
On the 4th (Tue), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washington, pause for some photo ops at Southern Pennsylvania World War II Memorial, then get engrossed in the history at Senator John Heinz History Center, and finally take a stroll through The Strip District. On your second day here, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, then see the interesting displays at Bicycle Heaven, then take in nature's colorful creations at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, and finally take an in-depth tour of Cathedral of Learning.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Pittsburgh trip planner .

Getting from Gettysburg to Pittsburgh by combination of taxi and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Pittsburgh can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Bicycle Heaven ©
Bicycle Heaven
Mount Washington ©
Mount Washington

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