42 days in United States Itinerary

42 days in United States Itinerary

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Cleveland
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Akron
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Sandusky
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Cincinnati
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Chicago
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Kansas City
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Keystone
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Yellowstone National Park
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Seattle
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Portland
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Oakville
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San Francisco
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
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Cleveland

— 3 nights

Forest City

A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
Get in touch with nature at Chapin Forest Reservation and Blue Hen Falls. St John's Cathedral and Heinen's Downtown will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at The Cleveland Museum of Art, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, contemplate the long history of West Side Market, and see a show at Cleveland Play House.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cleveland trip itinerary site.

Boston to Cleveland is an approximately 11-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in June, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Akron.

Things to do in Cleveland

Parks · Nature · Nightlife · Museums

Side Trips

Akron

— 2 nights
Akron is the fifth-largest city in the U.S. state of Ohio and is the county seat of Summit County. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): get interesting insight from Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad. On the next day, get outside with Portage Lakes Cruises, admire the natural beauty at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, then tour the pleasant surroundings at F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm, then learn about winemaking at Silver Run Vineyard & Winery, and finally test your problem-solving skills at The Great Escape Room.

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Traveling by car from Cleveland to Akron takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Akron, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Sandusky.

Things to do in Akron

Parks · Nature · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sandusky

— 3 nights
Sandusky positively bustles in the summertime due to its famed amusement park.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sandusky: Put in Bay (South Bass Island & Heineman Winery). Next up on the itinerary: make a splash at Cedar Point and join the crowd at Sandusky Speedway Motorsports Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Sandusky trip planner.

Traveling by car from Akron to Sandusky takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in June, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Sandusky

Theme Parks · Parks · Nature · Wineries

Side Trip

Cincinnati

— 3 nights

The Queen of the West

Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S. city that left a favorable impression on one of its most famous 19th-century visitors, English author Charles Dickens.
Get outdoors at Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve and Cincinnati Nature Center. Popular historic sites such as Carillon Historical Park and Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Mount Adams, put a fun spin on your tour with Houdini's Room Escape, catch a live event at Great American Ball Park, and make a trip to Fountain Square.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cincinnati vacation builder tool.

You can drive from Sandusky to Cincinnati in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In June in Cincinnati, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Chicago.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Adventure

Side Trips

Chicago

— 5 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Art Institute of Chicago and Chicago Cultural Center. Escape the urban bustle at Chicago’s First Lady Cruises and Willowbrook Wildlife Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chicago: Red Oak Nature Center (in Batavia) and Three Oaks Recreation Area (in Crystal Lake). There's still lots to do: engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium, enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, and admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago day trip planning site.

Getting from Cincinnati to Chicago by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cincinnati to Chicago due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Kansas City.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Wildlife · Nightlife · Museums

Side Trips

Kansas City

— 3 nights

City of Fountains

The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
On the 8th (Thu), appreciate the history behind Rosedale Memorial Arch, steep yourself in history at Union Station, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then admire the masterpieces at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and finally wander the streets of Country Club Plaza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Kansas City Zoo, then sample the fine beverages at Holladay Distillery, and then explore the activities along Smithville Lake.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kansas City attractions planning app.

Drive from Chicago to Kansas City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in July: highs in Kansas City hover around 89°F, while lows dip to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow time for the flight to Keystone.

Things to do in Kansas City

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Keystone

— 3 nights

Home Of Mount Rushmore

Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Visiting Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Badlands Wall will get you outdoors. Explore Keystone's surroundings by going to Custer (Sylvan Lake & Needles Eye Tunnel) and Loop Road (in Badlands National Park). Pack the 12th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Rushmore Tramway Adventures.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Keystone journey planning website.

Getting from Kansas City to Keystone by car takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kansas City to Keystone. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Kansas City in July; daily highs in Keystone reach 80°F and lows reach 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Yellowstone National Park

— 2 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.
Get in touch with nature at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Old West Dinner Cookout. The adventure continues: witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, admire the sheer force of Gibbon Falls, and hike along Fairy Falls.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip maker tool.

You can drive from Keystone to Yellowstone National Park in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Keystone in July, expect Yellowstone National Park to be little chillier, temps between 73°F and 39°F. On the 16th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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.
Get some cultural insight at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Seattle Art Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Hiram M. Chittenden Locks and Tolmie State Park. When in Seattle, make a side trip to see Lake Wilderness Arboretum in Maple Valley, approximately Maple Valley away. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Pike Place Market, walk around Waterfall Garden Park, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, and enjoy the sea views from West Point Lighthouse.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Seattle journey builder.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, expect nights in Seattle to be much hotter, around 60°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Portland

— 2 nights

City of Roses

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): admire the sheer force of Multnomah Falls, explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, admire the landmark architecture of Pittock Mansion, then admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, then stop by Powell's City of Books, and finally see a show at Portland Center Stage at The Armory. On your second day here, admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden, then pedal to the sights with Pedal Bike Tours, and then walk around Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Portland sightseeing site.

Traveling by car from Seattle to Portland takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to fly to Oakville.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Oakville

— 3 nights
Oakville is a census-designated place (CDP) in the of Napa County, northern California.The population was 71 at the 2010 census.The local economy is based on Napa Valley wine production, and Oakville was formally declared a distinct appellation within the Napa Valley AVA in 1993. Get some cultural insight at Mumm Napa and Jack London State Historic Park. Get outdoors at Sonoma Canopy Tours and Napa Valley Aloft Balloon Rides. Step out of Oakville to go to Guerneville and see Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, which is approximately 1 hour away. There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at Robert Mondavi Winery, admire the landmark architecture of Domaine Chandon, and admire the majestic nature at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Oakville trip planner.

Traveling by car from Portland to Oakville takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Oakville when traveling from Portland in July, with lows around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Oakville

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Alcatraz Island and Exploratorium are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Marin Headlands and Fort Funston National Park. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, stroll through Don Edwards San Francisco Bay Wildlife Refuge, see a show at Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, and pedal to the sights with Golden Gate Rides.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner.

Traveling by car from Oakville to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. When traveling from Oakville in July, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 73°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow time for the flight to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 2 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.
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You can drive from San Francisco to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of subway, train, and bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 98°F to lows of 66°F. On the 1st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.