42 days in United States Itinerary

42 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner

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Drive
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Petoskey
— 2 nights
Drive to Manistee, Fly to Chicago Midway
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Chicago
— 5 nights
Fly
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Jackson Hole
— 5 nights
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Dubois
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Redwood National Park
— 2 nights
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Olympic National Park
— 5 nights
Ferry to Pier 50 Seattle Dock, Fly to Minneapolis
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Minneapolis
— 4 nights
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Petoskey

— 2 nights
Petoskey is a city and coastal resort community in the U.S. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Petoskey: Forbush Corner Cross-Country Skiing (in Frederic), Walk of Art (in Elk Rapids) and Traverse City (Mission Point Lighthouse & Beer Tastings & Tours). The adventure continues: hit the slopes at Nub's Nob, ski along the peaceful trails at Cross Country Ski Headquarters, don't miss a visit to Wellington Farm, and look for gifts at Sturgeon River Pottery.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Petoskey trip planning site.

Sault Ste. Marie to Petoskey is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Petoskey can reach 26°F, while at night they dip to 14°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Petoskey

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Chicago

— 5 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium, stroll through Millennium Park, and get in on the family fun at Fox in a Box Chicago.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Chicago visit planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Petoskey to Chicago in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Petoskey to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Petoskey in January: highs in Chicago hover around 32°F, while lows dip to 18°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Jackson Hole

— 5 nights
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Get out of town with these interesting Jackson Hole side-trips: Grand Teton National Park (Elk Ranch Flats Turnout, Grand Teton National Park & Cascade Canyon). And it doesn't end there: surround yourself with nature on Scenic Safaris, get a taste of the local shopping with The Brookover Gallery, hit the slopes at Ski Butlers Jackson Hole, and make a trip to Antler Arches of Jackson.

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Getting from Chicago to Jackson Hole by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Chicago to Jackson Hole, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, Jackson Hole is a bit cooler than Chicago - with highs of 24°F and lows of 4°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park

— 6 nights

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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: witness a stunning natural landmark at Norris Geyser Basin, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Old Gardiner Road, identify plant and animal life at Yellowstone River Picnic Area, and explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Jackson Hole to Yellowstone National Park takes 2.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Yellowstone National Park are 23°F, while nighttime lows are 1°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Dubois.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Dubois

— 1 night
Dubois is a town in Fremont County, Wyoming. On the 6th (Sat), get interesting insight from Jackson Hole s Continental Divide Dog Sled Adventures - Day Tours.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Dubois driving holiday app.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Dubois in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Dubois: highs are around 34°F and lows about 17°F. On the 6th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Dubois

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Grand Canyon National Park

— 6 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Mohave Point, stroll through Hermit Trail, and cruise along East Rim Drive.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park road trip site.

Drive from Dubois to Grand Canyon National Park in 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Dubois in February, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be about the same, around 18°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 5 nights

A Land of Giants

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Go for a jaunt from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Three Rivers to see The Presidente tree about 1h 55 min away. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock Trail, stroll through General Grant Tree Trail, and fly down the slopes at Diamond Peak.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker app.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in February, plan for somewhat warmer days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, with highs around 63°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Redwood National Park

— 2 nights
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a peaceful walk through Tall Trees Grove.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Redwood National Park vacation app.

Explore your travel options from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Redwood National Park with the Route module. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in February: highs in Redwood National Park hover around 56°F, while lows dip to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Olympic National Park

— 5 nights
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Olympic National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Hurricane Ridge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Storm King, trek along Murhut Falls, and delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Olympic National Park itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Redwood National Park to Olympic National Park. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Redwood National Park in February, with highs in Olympic National Park at 46°F and lows at 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Minneapolis

— 4 nights

The City of Lakes

Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
Minneapolis is known for fun & games, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Minneapolis Institute of Art, take an in-depth tour of Minnesota History Center, buy something for everyone on your list at Mall of America, and stroll around Centennial Lakes Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Minneapolis online route planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Olympic National Park to Minneapolis takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 2 hours. While traveling from Olympic National Park, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Minneapolis, ranging from highs of 27°F to lows of 10°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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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.