37 days in United States Itinerary

37 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Chicago
— 9 nights
2
Springfield
— 2 nights
3
San Diego
— 2 nights
4
Anaheim
— 2 nights
5
Los Angeles
— 10 nights
6
San Simeon
— 2 nights
7
San Francisco
— 9 nights

9
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Get some cultural insight at Milwaukee Art Museum and Chicago Cultural Center. Popular historic sites such as Chicago Riverwalk and Garfield Park Conservatory are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chicago: Historic Third Ward (in Milwaukee), Cantigny Park (in Wheaton) and Starved Rock State Park (in Utica). And it doesn't end there: have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Chicago, see the interesting displays at Oriental Institute Museum, admire the striking features of Baha'i House of Worship, and wander the streets of Lincoln Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Chicago day trip planner.

London, UK to Chicago is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 6 hours. Traveling from London in February, things will get a bit cooler in Chicago: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Springfield.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Milwaukee, Pontiac, Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park, Silver Beach County Park, Grant Park
Highlights from your plan
Lakefront Trail ©
Lakefront Trail
Silver Beach County Park ©
Silver Beach County Park
Milwaukee Art Museum ©
Milwaukee Art Museum

2
nights
Springfield

Springfield ©
Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): brush up on your military savvy at Korean War National Museum, thenget engrossed in the history at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, thentake an in-depth tour of Union Station - Lincoln from History to Hollywood, and finally contemplate the long history of Lincoln Home National Historic Site. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at The Lincoln Home Visitor Center, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, thensee the interesting displays at Illinois State Museum, and finally identify plant and animal life at Lincoln Memorial Garden.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Springfield travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Chicago to Springfield takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, daytime highs in Springfield are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Springfield

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Korean War National Museum ©
Korean War National Museum
Lincoln Home National Historic Site ©
Lincoln Home National Historic Site

2
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
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.
On the 13th (Thu), examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, thenstop by Catalina Offshore Products, and then immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at San Diego Model Railroad Museum, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Windansea Beach, and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Shores Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our San Diego trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Springfield to San Diego in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Springfield to San Diego. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Springfield in February, with highs in San Diego at °C and lows at °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

2
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): experience the excitement of Radiator Springs Racers, thencatch some excitement at Incredicoaster, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Sherman Library & Gardens, and finally get your game on at Flightdeck Flight Simulation Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): catch some excitement at Indiana Jones Adventure, thencatch some excitement at Jungle Cruise, thenget a taste of the local shopping with The Disney Gallery, and finally discover the magic at Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!.

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Drive from San Diego to Anaheim in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. February in Anaheim sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Anaheim

Fun & Games Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Sherman Library & Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Radiator Springs Racers ©
Radiator Springs Racers
Sherman Library & Gardens ©
Sherman Library & Gardens
The Disney Gallery ©
The Disney Gallery

10
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Manhattan Beach and State Street Underpass. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens and Camarillo Premium Outlets. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: El Matador State Beach (in Malibu), Mission San Buenaventura (in Ventura) and Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel (in Rancho Palos Verdes). The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Battleship USS Iowa Museum, examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum, admire the masterpieces at The Broad, and take a stroll through Old Pasadena.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip builder website.

Drive from Anaheim to Los Angeles in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in February, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Santa Barbara, Santa Monica, Pasadena, Carpinteria State Beach, Kern County Museum
Highlights from your plan
Manhattan Beach ©
Manhattan Beach
Battleship USS Iowa Museum ©
Battleship USS Iowa Museum

2
nights
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): explore the different monuments and memorials at Cambria Cemetery, do a tasting at Hearst Ranch Winery, thenidentify plant and animal life at Friends of the Elephant Seal, and finally admire the majestic nature at Limekiln State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): stop by Fermentations Wine Tasting, thenadmire the majestic nature at Leffingwell Landing, and then enjoy the sand and surf at William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the San Simeon holiday builder tool.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Simeon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and taxi. In February, San Simeon is slightly colder than Los Angeles - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cambria, Limekiln State Park
Highlights from your plan
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Limekiln State Park ©
Limekiln State Park
Leffingwell Landing ©
Leffingwell Landing

9
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Mumm Napa and Union Square. Appreciate the collections at California State Railroad Museum and Walt Disney Family Museum. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Lisa Kristine Gallery Sonoma (in Sonoma), Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga) and VJB Cellars (in Kenwood). Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands, explore the world behind art at Crocker Art Museum, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco travel route site.

Drive from San Simeon to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of car and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from San Simeon in February since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Sacramento, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Natural Bridges State Beach, Lisa Kristine Gallery Sonoma, Shark Fin Cove
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa

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