37 days in United States Itinerary

37 days in United States Itinerary

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37 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 6 nights
2
Washington DC
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Indianapolis
— 3 nights
4
Chicago
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h
5
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
train + Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Portland
— 5 nights
7
Seattle
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Toronto

6
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Step out of the city life by going to Tribeca Sailing and Narwhal Yacht Charters. Appreciate the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Times Square, admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and see the interesting displays at New York Public Library.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the New York City trip planning site .

Toronto, Canada to New York City is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Toronto in July; daily highs in New York City reach 35°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

5
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
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.
National Air and Space Museum and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Antietam National Battlefield and Tidal Basin. Step out of Washington DC to go to Lothian and see Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, which is approximately 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, admire the landmark architecture of Washington National Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and examine the collection at The National Archives Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip planner .

Getting from New York City to Washington DC by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Washington DC are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, Antietam National Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ©

3
nights
Indianapolis

Indianapolis ©
Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
Step out of the city life by going to Exotic Feline Rescue Center and Sodalis Nature Park. Explore Indianapolis' surroundings by going to Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary (in Connersville), morse lake Indiana (in Noblesville) and Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge (in Seymour). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Holliday Park, stop by Rocket Fizz, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saint John Evangelist Catholic Church.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Indianapolis online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Indianapolis takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July, Indianapolis is a bit cooler than Washington DC - with highs of 33°C and lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Chicago.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Exotic Feline Rescue Center, Sodalis Nature Park, Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge, morse lake Indiana, Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Exotic Feline Rescue Center ©
Exotic Feline Rescue Center
Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge ©
Sodalis Nature Park ©
Sodalis Nature Park

5
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Get outdoors at Lincoln Park Zoo and Hawthorn Hollow - Nature Sanctuary and Arboretum. You'll explore and learn at The Art Institute of Chicago and Museum of Science and Industry. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chicago: Swallow Cliff Stairs (in Palos Park), Volo Bog State Natural Area (in Ingleside) and Little Red Schoolhouse (in Willow Springs). The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Field Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Marquette Building, stroll through Bender Park Waterfront, and admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Chicago route builder .

Drive from Indianapolis to Chicago in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Indianapolis to Chicago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. July in Chicago sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Swallow Cliff Stairs, Little Red Schoolhouse, Volo Bog State Natural Area, Hawthorn Hollow - Nature Sanctuary and Arboretum, Deer Grove Forest Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Field Museum ©
The Field Museum

6
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.
El Pueblo de Los Angeles and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum will appeal to history buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica Mountains. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Nicholas Canyon Beach (in Malibu) and Oak Canyon Nature Center (in Anaheim). The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Getty Center, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach.

Planning Los Angeles trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Los Angeles takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In July, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Nicholas Canyon Beach, Oak Canyon Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

5
nights
Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Escape the urban bustle at Cannon Beach and Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Explore Portland's surroundings by going to Astoria Column (in Astoria), Starvation Creek State Park (in Cascade Locks) and Multnomah Falls (in Troutdale). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Smith and Bybee Lakes Wildlife Area, and admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Portland tour planning website .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to Portland in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, expect little chillier with lows of 18°C in Portland. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Astoria Column, Starvation Creek State Park, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Hyland Forest Park
Highlights from your plan
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

6
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Chihuly Garden and Glass and Seattle Art Museum. Get in touch with nature at Murhut Falls and Mercer Slough Nature Park. Get out of town with these interesting Seattle side-trips: Brackett's Landing South (in Edmonds), Seahurst Beach Park (in Burien) and Duthie Hill Park (in Issaquah). There's still lots to do: shop like a local with Pike Place Market, stroll through Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, make a trip to Space Needle, and meet the residents at Woodland Park Zoo.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle vacation maker website .

You can fly from Portland to Seattle in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Portland in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Seattle, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Seahurst Beach Park, Murhut Falls, Brackett's Landing South, Mercer Slough Nature Park, Duthie Hill Park
Highlights from your plan
Murhut Falls ©
Murhut Falls
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight