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

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.
You've added Hilarities Comedy Club, Blue Hen Falls, Chapin Forest Reservation, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at The Cleveland Museum of Art and West Side Market. Your inner history buff will appreciate Heinen's Downtown and St John's Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cleveland trip itinerary planner.

Boston to Cleveland is an approximately 11-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or take a train. In July in Cleveland, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Akron.
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Akron — 2 nights

Akron is the fifth-largest city in the U.S. state of Ohio and is the county seat of Summit County. You've added The Great Escape Room, Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, Silver Run Vineyard & Winery, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 19th (Thu), get interesting insight from Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad. Here are some ideas for day two: choose your vessel at Portage Lakes Cruises, admire the natural beauty at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, look for all kinds of wild species at F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm, then do a tasting at Silver Run Vineyard & Winery, and finally test your team's savvy at The Great Escape Room.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Akron route planner.

Traveling by car from Cleveland to Akron takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Akron can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Sandusky.
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Sandusky — 3 nights

Sandusky positively bustles in the summertime due to its famed amusement park.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Cedar Point as well as Sandusky Speedway Motorsports Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Sandusky: Put in Bay (South Bass Island & Heineman Winery).

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Sandusky vacation website.

You can drive from Akron to Sandusky in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Sandusky can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Cincinnati.
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Cincinnati — 3 nights

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Scenic River Canoe Excursions, Cincinnati Nature Center, Krohn Conservatory, and other attractions. Visit Carillon Historical Park and Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption for their historical value. Take a break from Cincinnati with a short trip to Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve in Yellow Springs, about 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: get to know the resident critters at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden and make a trip to Fountain Square.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cincinnati road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sandusky to Cincinnati takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Cincinnati sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 64°F at night. On the 27th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Chicago.
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Chicago — 5 nights

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
You've added Galloping Ghost, Chicago Cultural Center, Rosa's Lounge, and other attractions to your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Three Oaks Recreation Area and Willowbrook Wildlife Center. Change things up with a short trip to Red Oak Nature Center in Batavia (about 54 minutes away). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, stroll around Millennium Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lincoln Park Zoo.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Chicago trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Cincinnati to Chicago takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In July, daytime highs in Chicago are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. On the 1st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Kansas City.
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Kansas City — 3 nights

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 2nd (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. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Kansas City Zoo, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Holladay Distillery, and then explore the activities along Smithville Lake.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kansas City road trip website.

You can drive from Chicago to Kansas City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In August in Kansas City, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow time for the flight to Keystone.
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Keystone — 3 nights

Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Rushmore Tramway Adventures. Step out of the city life by going to Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Badlands Wall. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Keystone: Custer (Sylvan Lake & Needles Eye Tunnel) and Loop Road (in Badlands National Park).

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Keystone day trip planning tool.

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. Traveling from Kansas City to Keystone, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Kansas City in August; daily highs in Keystone reach 77°F and lows reach 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Yellowstone National Park.
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Yellowstone National Park — 2 nights

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Old West Dinner Cookout as well as Fairy Falls. Get in touch with nature at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Old Faithful. Next up on the itinerary: take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring and take in the dramatic scenery at Gibbon Falls.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Keystone to Yellowstone National Park in 9.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Keystone in August, expect Yellowstone National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 70°F and 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow time for the flight to Seattle.
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Seattle — 3 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Olympic Sculpture Park, Museum of Pop Culture, Seattle Great Wheel, and other attractions you added. Get in touch with nature at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks and Tolmie State Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Pike Place Market. Go for a jaunt from Seattle to Maple Valley to see Lake Wilderness Arboretum about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Space Needle, enjoy the sea views from West Point Lighthouse, and stroll around Mercer Slough Nature Park.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, read our Seattle trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, expect nights in Seattle to be warmer, around 61°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 80°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Portland.
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Portland — 2 nights

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.
You've added Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, Pedal Bike Tours, Lan Su Chinese Garden, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 15th (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 take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, then look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, and finally steep yourself in history at Portland Center Stage at The Armory. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden, get all the equipment you need at Pedal Bike Tours, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Portland day trip planning tool.

Getting from Seattle to Portland by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. August in Portland sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 60°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Oakville.
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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. Your list of things to see and do now includes Sonoma Canopy Tours, Far Niente Winery, Napa Valley Aloft Balloon Rides, and other attractions. Get in touch with nature at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and Jack London State Historic Park. Mumm Napa and Domaine Chandon are good opportunities to explore the local culture. It doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Robert Mondavi Winery and admire the majestic nature at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Oakville trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Portland to Oakville takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Portland in August, with highs in Oakville at 79°F and lows at 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 4 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, Fort Funston National Park, Union Square, and other attractions you added. Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge will appeal to history buffs. Get outdoors at Marin Headlands and Don Edwards San Francisco Bay Wildlife Refuge. And it doesn't end there: visit Fisherman's Wharf, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, and engage your brain at Exploratorium.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco road trip planner.

You can drive from Oakville to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from Oakville in August, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 59°F, while days are little chillier, around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park — 2 nights

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.
To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park journey planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of subway, train, and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to be about the same, around 63°F, while days are much hotter, around 95°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow time for the flight back home.
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United States travel guide

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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.
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