42 days in United States Itinerary

42 days in United States Itinerary

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42 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Sonoma
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  6​h
4
Twin Falls
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Boise
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
McCall
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
7
Polson
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
9
Helena
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 15​min
10
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
11
Monument Valley
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
12
Keystone
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
13
Houston
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h
14
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h 30​min
15
Cape Canaveral
— 2 nights
Drive:  25​h
16
Stowe
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
17
Boston
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Paris


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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): learn about all things military at Battleship USS Iowa BB-61, then see the interesting displays at The Nethercutt Collection, and then make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then take in nature's colorful creations at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, and then admire the striking features of Bradbury Building.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles online trip itinerary planner .

Paris, France to Los Angeles is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Paris to Los Angeles, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in May, with highs in Los Angeles at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Sonoma.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
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Battleship USS Iowa Museum ©
Battleship USS Iowa Museum
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

1
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Sonoma

Set in the heart of one of the United States' most esteemed wine-producing regions, just 45 minutes from San Francisco, Sonoma boasts colonial Mexican architecture, including a mission.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): kick back and relax at Sonoma Coast State Beach, then do a tasting at Modus Operandi Cellars, then learn about winemaking at Wellington Cellars, and finally do a tasting at MacLaren Tasting Lounge.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sonoma vacation tool .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Sonoma takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Sonoma when traveling from Los Angeles in May, with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Sonoma

Tours Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Modus Operandi Cellars, Wellington Cellars
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Sonoma Coast State Beach ©
Sonoma Coast State Beach
MacLaren ©
MacLaren

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South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
On the 23rd (Sat), admire all the interesting features of Tahoe Trout Farm, stroll through Rubicon Trail, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lakeside Beach. Keep things going the next day: walk around Valhalla at Lake Tahoe and then walk around Bijou Community Park - Disc Golf.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the South Lake Tahoe trip maker app .

Getting from Sonoma to South Lake Tahoe by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Sonoma in May, things will get little chillier in South Lake Tahoe: highs are around 20°C and lows about 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Boise.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Valhalla at Lake Tahoe ©
Valhalla at Lake Tahoe
Bijou Community Park - Disc Golf ©
Bijou Community Park - Disc Golf
Tahoe Trout Farm ©
Tahoe Trout Farm

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nights
Twin Falls

Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls is the county seat and largest city of Twin Falls County, Idaho, United States. Shoshone Falls has been added to your itinerary. On the 23rd (Tue), take in the dramatic scenery at Pillar Falls, admire the sheer force of Auger Falls, and then walk around Sunway Soccer Complex. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at City Of Rocks National Reserve.

For maps and tourist information, refer to the Twin Falls trip planner .

You can fly from Boston to Twin Falls in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Boston to Twin Falls, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Boston in June, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Twin Falls: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Twin Falls

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

City Of Rocks National Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Auger Falls ©
Auger Falls
City Of Rocks National Reserve
City Of Rocks National Reserve
Pillar Falls ©
Pillar Falls

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nights
Boise

Boise ©
From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): take a stroll through Hyde Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Hulls Gulch Nature Trail, and then walk around Barber Park. Keep things going the next day: admire the majestic nature at Lucky Peak State Park, then trek along Boise River Greenbelt, and then walk around Camel's Back Park.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Boise using our trip planner.

You can drive from Twin Falls to Boise in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In May, daily temperatures in Boise can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to McCall.

Things to do in Boise

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Boise River Greenbelt ©
Boise River Greenbelt
Lucky Peak State Park ©
Lucky Peak State Park
Camel's Back Park ©
Camel's Back Park

3
nights
McCall

McCall ©
McCall is a resort town on the western edge of Valley County, Idaho, United States. Payette Lake has been added to your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Charlie's Garden and Rapid River Fish Hatchery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near McCall: Hells Canyon National Rec Area (in Oxbow), Lake Cascade State Park (in Cascade) and Riggins City Park (in Riggins). There's still lots to do: walk around Activity Barn and see the interesting displays at Central Idaho Historical Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our McCall route maker website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Boston to McCall. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Boston to McCall due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Boston in June, plan for slightly colder nights in McCall, with lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in McCall

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Riggins, Hells Canyon National Rec Area, Lake Cascade State Park
Highlights from your plan
Payette Lake ©
Payette Lake
Charlie's Garden ©
Charlie's Garden
Activity Barn ©
Activity Barn

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Polson

Polson ©
Polson is a city in Lake County, Montana, United States, on the southern shore of Flathead Lake. On the 2nd (Tue), explore the activities along Flathead Lake and then hike along Jewel Basin Hiking Area. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Flathead Lake Charters and then get outside with Wild Trout Adventures.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Polson road trip tool .

You can drive from McCall to Polson in 6.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Polson

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Bigfork
Highlights from your plan
Wild Trout Adventures ©
Wild Trout Adventures
Flathead Lake Charters ©
Flathead Lake Charters

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Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): explore the activities along Iceberg Lake, then contemplate the waterfront views at Fishercap Lake, and then explore the activities along Bullhead Lake. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Red Rock Falls, Glacier National Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Glacier National Park online trip maker .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Polson to Glacier National Park. In June, daytime highs in Glacier National Park are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Helena.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Iceberg Lake ©
Iceberg Lake
Red Rock Falls, Glacier National Park ©
Fishercap Lake ©
Fishercap Lake

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Helena

Helena
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. On the 6th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Helena National Forest.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Helena road trip site .

Drive from Glacier National Park to Helena in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Helena

Nature Parks

1
night
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City online tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Helena to Salt Lake City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Helena in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Salt Lake City, with lows around 12°C. You'll set off for Houston on the 29th (Fri).

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Outdoors Parks Tours

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Monument Valley

Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Explore hidden gems such as Photography Tours and Goulding’s Trading Post Museum.. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Monument Valley: Hite Marina (in Hite) and Muley Point Overlook (in Mexican Hat). The adventure continues: trot along with a tour on horseback, take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, and walk around Sandstone Tours.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Monument Valley trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Salt Lake City to Monument Valley by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Salt Lake City in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Monument Valley, with lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trips

Muley Point Overlook, Hite Marina, Grand Gulch Primitive Area
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Horseback Riding Tours
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum. ©

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Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Mount Rushmore National Memorial has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): explore and take pictures at Big Thunder Gold Mine, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, then explore the activities along Sylvan Lake, and finally hike along Presidential Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): get in on the family fun at Rushmore Tramway Adventures.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Keystone trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Boston to Keystone takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Boston in June since evenings lows in Keystone dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Keystone

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trip

Sylvan Lake
Highlights from your plan
Rushmore Tramway Adventures ©
Rushmore Tramway Adventures
Sylvan Lake ©
Sylvan Lake
Presidential Trail ©
Presidential Trail

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Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Houston Museum of Natural Science and Room Escape Games. There's still lots to do: explore and take pictures at Minute Maid Park, admire the masterpieces at Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, admire the sheer force of Water Wall, and stroll around Buffalo Bayou Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Houston trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Keystone to Houston takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Keystone to Houston. When traveling from Keystone in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Houston: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
Minute Maid Park ©
Minute Maid Park
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston ©
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

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New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
On the 18th (Thu), examine the collection at Whitney Plantation, then explore the world behind art at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Old New Orleans Rum Distillery, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Garden District.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our New Orleans online road trip planner .

Getting from Houston to New Orleans by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. While traveling from Houston, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 33°C. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Cape Canaveral.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Whitney Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

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Cape Canaveral

Cape Canaveral ©
Cape Canaveral is a city in Brevard County, Florida. Explore hidden gems such as Fishing Charters & Tours and Exploration Tower. There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Space Shuttle Atlantis, enjoy the sand and surf at Jetty Park, stroll around Manatee Sanctuary Park, and try your luck at Victory Casino Cruises.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Cape Canaveral trip planner.

Getting from New Orleans to Cape Canaveral by combination of car and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from New Orleans in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Cape Canaveral, with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Stowe.

Things to do in Cape Canaveral

Outdoors Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Fishing Charters & Tours, Space Shuttle Atlantis
Highlights from your plan
Space Shuttle Atlantis ©
Space Shuttle Atlantis
Fishing Charters & Tours
Exploration Tower ©
Exploration Tower

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Stowe

Stowe bustles in winter when skiers and snowboarders flock here to challenge themselves on the long, steep trails careening down Vermont's tallest peak, Mt.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Spa at Topnotch. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Mansfield State Forest, then relax and rejuvenate at The Spa at Topnotch, and then get lost in a book at Stowe Free Library. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting and then head outdoors with Bingham Falls.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Stowe trip builder website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Cape Canaveral to Stowe in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. While traveling from Cape Canaveral, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Stowe, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 12°C. On the 12th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Boston.

Things to do in Stowe

Tours Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Mount Mansfield State Forest ©
Mount Mansfield State Forest
Blessed Sacrament Church ©
Blessed Sacrament Church

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take a stroll through Waterfront.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Boston trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Stowe to Boston by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Stowe in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Boston, with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Waterfront ©
Waterfront
Old North Church & Historic Site ©
Old North Church & Historic Site
Fenway Park ©
Fenway Park

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