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

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. West Side Market and St John's Cathedral 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 Heinen's Downtown, 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 bus. 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

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Akron

Akron is the fifth-largest city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): get interesting insight from Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad. On the next day, take a memorable tour with Portage Lakes Cruises, admire the natural beauty at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, then identify plant and animal life 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 · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Sandusky

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 drive to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Sandusky

Theme Parks · Parks · Nature · Wineries

Side Trip

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Cincinnati

The Queen of the West

Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S.
Get outdoors at Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve and Scenic River Canoe Excursions. Popular historic sites such as Carillon Historical Park and Mount Adams are in your itinerary. When in Cincinnati, make a side trip to see Cincinnati Nature Center in Milford, approximately Milford away. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, stroll around Krohn Conservatory, catch a live event at Great American Ball Park, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cincinnati road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sandusky to Cincinnati takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Cincinnati can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. On the 2nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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Chicago

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 Lincoln Park. Escape the urban bustle at Red Oak Nature Center and Lake Michigan. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chicago: Three Oaks Recreation Area (in Crystal Lake) and Willowbrook Wildlife Center (in Glen Ellyn). There's lots more to do: get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium, take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, and see a show at The Chicago Theatre.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Chicago day trip app.

Getting from Cincinnati to Chicago by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cincinnati to Chicago. In July, daily temperatures in Chicago can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. On the 7th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kansas City.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Wildlife · Nightlife · Museums

Side Trips

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Kansas City

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 kick back and relax at 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 travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Kansas City

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Keystone

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 Needles Eye Tunnel will get you outdoors. Explore Keystone's surroundings by going to Badlands National Park (Badlands Wall & Loop Road) and Sylvan Lake (in Custer). 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 travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Keystone

Theme Parks · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Yellowstone National Park

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 Faithful. There's much more to do: enjoy the dining and entertainment at Old West Dinner Cookout, witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fairy Falls, and admire the sheer force of Gibbon 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, bus, shuttle, and car. 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 travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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Seattle

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 Mercer Slough Nature Park. Get out of town with these interesting Seattle side-trips: Tolmie State Park (in Olympia) and Lake Wilderness Arboretum (in Maple Valley). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Pike Place Market, get a new perspective on things with Argosy Cruises - Seattle Waterfront, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, and see the interesting displays at Museum of Pop Culture.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle online travel planner.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle in 13.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Seattle, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Portland

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 drive; or fly; 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 travel to Oakville.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Oakville

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 Armstrong Redwood State Reserve. There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Robert Mondavi Winery, get interesting insight from Napa Valley Aloft Balloon Rides, savor the flavors at Domaine Chandon, and walk around Sugarloaf Ridge State Park.

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Traveling by car from Portland to Oakville takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Portland in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 52°F in Oakville. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Oakville

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Marin Headlands and Golden Gate Rides. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, identify plant and animal life at Don Edwards San Francisco Bay Wildlife Refuge, catch a live performance at Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, and get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square.

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

You can drive from Oakville to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from Oakville in July, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit cooler (73°F), and nights are about the same (57°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

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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 take a 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 travel back home.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

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.