39 days in United States Itinerary

39 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States attractions planner

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Boulder
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
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Grand Canyon National Park
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
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Tahoe City
— 2 nights
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Marysville
— 7 nights
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San Francisco
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Redwood National Park
— 1 day
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
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Seattle
— 3 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
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Chicago
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Sturgeon Bay
— 2 nights
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Detroit
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Boulder

— 2 nights

Berkeley of the Rockies

Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
Step out of the city life by going to Flatirons and Boulder Creek Path. Bring the kids along to Wild Basin Area and Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center. Explore Boulder's surroundings by going to Benson Park Sculpture Garden (in Loveland), Golden History Museum & Park (in Golden) and Chapel on the Rock (in Allenspark). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Shelby American Collection and walk around Colorado Chautauqua: Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Boulder vacation maker tool.

Asheville to Boulder is an approximately 24-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Asheville to Boulder is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Asheville in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Boulder, with lows of 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Boulder

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Las Vegas

— 2 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Bring the kids along to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and The Mob Museum. You'll explore and learn at The Neon Museum and Titanic. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of The Strip, admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, and admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

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Traveling by flight from Boulder to Las Vegas takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Boulder to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Boulder in July, expect nights in Las Vegas to be much warmer, around 81°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 104°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along South Kaibab Trail, and then cruise along Cape Royal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Bright Angel Trail.

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You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. In July, Grand Canyon National Park is much colder than Las Vegas - with highs of 84°F and lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Los Angeles

— 2 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): admire all the interesting features of Mulholland Drive, examine the collection at The Getty Center, then get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and finally look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles online trip maker.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 66°F in Los Angeles. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 2 nights
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
On the 11th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Yosemite Valley Chapel, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nevada Falls Loop, and finally admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, explore the striking landscape at Cloud's Rest, then get a dose of the wild on YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

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You can drive from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect cooler with lows of 46°F in Yosemite National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tahoe City.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Tahoe City

— 2 nights
Tahoe City is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California. On the 13th (Tue), snap pictures at Rainbow Bridge / Donner Summit Bridge, get interesting insight from Tours, and then trek along Tompkins Memorial Trail. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Gatekeeper's Museum, stroll through Eagle Rock Hiking Trail, and then trek along Five Lakes Creek Trailhead.

Before you visit Tahoe City, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Tahoe City takes 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Tahoe City, with lows of 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Marysville.

Things to do in Tahoe City

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

Marysville

— 7 nights
Marysville is the county seat of Yuba County, California, United States. Do some cultural sightseeing at Empire Mine State Historic Park and Bourn House. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Bidwell Park and Bidwell Mansion. Venture out of the city with trips to Nevada City (Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum, Deer Creek Tribute Trail, &more), Grass Valley (Lazy Dog Chocolateria & North Star Powerhouse Mining Museum) and Oroville (Bolt's Antique Tool Museum, Lake Oroville State Recreation Area, &more). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at West Coast Falconry, bet on your favorite at Marysville Raceway Park, explore the landscape on two wheels at Sutter Bike Trail, and explore the activities along Ellis lake.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Marysville visit planner.

Traveling by car from Tahoe City to Marysville takes 2 hours. When traveling from Tahoe City in July, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Marysville: temperatures range from 96°F by day to 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Marysville

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip builder.

You can drive from Marysville to San Francisco in 2 hours. When traveling from Marysville in July, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 57°F at night. On the 21st (Wed), you'll travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wineries · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Redwood National Park

— 1 day
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): hike along Redwood National Park.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Redwood National Park trip maker tool.

Drive from San Francisco to Redwood National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, Redwood National Park is slightly colder than San Francisco - with highs of 64°F and lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Outdoors · Trails · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Mount Rainier National Park

— 1 night
The star attraction of Mt.
On the 23rd (Fri), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier, trek along Skyline Trail, and then trek along Trail of the Shadows.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Mount Rainier National Park day trip website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Redwood National Park to Mount Rainier National Park. Traveling from Redwood National Park in July, expect nights in Mount Rainier National Park to be about the same, around 53°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can catch the train to Seattle.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Seattle

— 3 nights

Emerald City

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Glasshouse Studio. Kids will appreciate attractions like The Museum of Flight and Space Needle. There's lots more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, don't miss a visit to Pioneer Square, take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Seattle trip itinerary builder tool.

Take a shuttle from Mount Rainier National Park to Seattle in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Seattle, with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

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 27th (Tue), take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, hike along Observation Point Trail, then take in the natural beauty of Blue Star Spring, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Aurum Geyser. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the natural beauty of West Thumb Geyser Basin and then identify plant and animal life at Grand Loop Road.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Traveling from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Seattle in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 73°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Chicago

— 1 night

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 29th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Ernest Hemingway Birthplace and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fourth Presbyterian Church.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Chicago vacation maker app.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, taxi, and train. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, you will find days in Chicago are somewhat warmer (83°F), and nights are warmer (67°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sturgeon Bay.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Sturgeon Bay

— 2 nights
Sturgeon Bay is a city in and the county seat of Door County, Wisconsin, United States. On the 31st (Sat), examine the collection at Door County Maritime Museum, then relax in the rural setting at The Farm, and then surround yourself with nature on Kurtz Corral. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Plum Bottom Gallery, admire the majestic nature at Peninsula State Park, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally don't miss a visit to Holy Transfiguration Chapel and Woods.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Sturgeon Bay itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Chicago to Sturgeon Bay in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Chicago in July, with highs in Sturgeon Bay at 76°F and lows at 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Detroit.

Things to do in Sturgeon Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Detroit

— 3 nights

The Motor City

Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Appreciate the collections at The Henry Ford and Greenfield Village. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant and Motown Museum. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, take in the waterfront at Detroit RiverFront, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Church of St. Paul, and get outside with Miami Beach.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Detroit trip builder.

Fly from Sturgeon Bay to Detroit in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Sturgeon Bay to Detroit due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sturgeon Bay in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Detroit, with highs around 81°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.

Lake Tahoe (California) travel guide

4.3
Ski Areas · Zipline · State Parks
Lake of the Sky
Straddling the border between California and Nevada, Lake Tahoe draws visitors from both states and beyond to its shores. With an average of 300 sunny days annually, it's no surprise that the lake is a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts. The blue-green waters beckon travelers for swimming, boating, windsurfing, or kayaking. The lake also has a number of walking trails for those who don't want to get wet. In the colder months, skiers take to the surrounding mountains. The south shore is the most developed side of the lake, with more things to do, while the west and north shores are generally more tranquil.