46 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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Portland
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San Francisco
— 6 nights
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Los Angeles
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Las Vegas
— 7 nights
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Zion National Park
— 3 nights
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Phoenix
— 4 nights
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Sedona
— 6 nights
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Breckenridge
— 3 nights
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Steamboat Springs
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Riggins
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Seattle
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Portland — 3 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Haystack Rock and Multnomah Falls. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cannon Beach and Live Laugh Love Art. Change things up with these side-trips from Portland: Astoria Column (in Astoria) and Spas (in Manzanita). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and stop by Powell's City of Books.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Portland day trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Portland is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Portland due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Amsterdam in February, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Portland: temperatures range from 12°C by day to 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can fly to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 6 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dry Creek Vineyard and Modus Operandi Cellars. Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Point Reyes Safaris. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Sonoma Coast State Beach (in Sonoma), St. Helena (Pride Mountain Vineyards & Beringer Vineyards) and Wine Tours & Tastings (in Napa). And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace, stroll around Golden Gate Park, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planning app.

Fly from Portland to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Portland in February; daily highs in San Francisco reach 19°C and lows reach 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 3 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
California Science Center and The Getty Center will appeal to museum buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Petersen Automotive Museum and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills (about 34 minutes away). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, cruise along Mulholland Drive, see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Hollywood, and make a trip to Montana Avenue.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles trip builder website.

Fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in February, plan for a bit warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to fly to Las Vegas.
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Las Vegas — 7 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Appreciate the collections at Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah and The Neon Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Valley of Fire State Park. When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Mouse's Tank in Overton, approximately Overton away. There's lots more to do: visit The LINQ Promenade, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, try to win big at Wynn Las Vegas, and ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas travel route planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in February, expect Las Vegas to be little chillier, temps between 21°C and 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Zion National Park.
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Zion National Park — 3 nights

Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Get outdoors at The Narrows and Angel's Landing. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Zion National Park and Zion Shuttle. Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Zion National Park journey planner.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Zion National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Zion National Park. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in February, with highs in Zion National Park at 17°C and lows at -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Phoenix.
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Phoenix — 4 nights

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Museum-lovers will appreciate Musical Instrument Museum and Heard Museum. Visiting Off-Road Tours and Camelback Mountain will get you outdoors. Step out of Phoenix with an excursion to Boyce Thompson Arboretum in Superior--about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Old Town Scottsdale, explore by horseback at KOLI Equestrian Center, take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden, and indulge your senses at Arizona Scenic Tours - Day Tours.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Phoenix online road trip planner.

Getting from Zion National Park to Phoenix by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Zion National Park in February, plan for somewhat warmer days in Phoenix, with highs around 27°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Sedona.
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Sedona — 6 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cathedral Rock and Oak Creek Canyon. Get in touch with nature at Bell Rock and Devil's Bridge Trail. Go for a jaunt from Sedona to Clarkdale to see Arizona Copper Art Museum about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, don't miss a visit to Sedona Airport Overlook, hike along Airport Mesa, and wander the streets of Historic Old Town Cottonwood.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Sedona trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Phoenix to Sedona in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In March, Sedona is little chillier than Phoenix - with highs of 22°C and lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Breckenridge.
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Breckenridge — 3 nights

Colorado's Kingdom

Founded in 1859 as part of the Gold Rush in the Rockies, Breckenridge boasts a main street lined with colorful wooden storefronts housing cafes and shops, giving the effect of a thriving western town from the 19th century.
Get in touch with nature at Vail Mountain Resort and Blue River Sports. Explore hidden gems such as Winter Park Resort and Beaver Creek Ski Area. There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and make a trip to Main Street.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Breckenridge travel planning website.

You can fly from Sedona to Breckenridge in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Sedona in March: high temperatures in Breckenridge hover around 0°C and lows are around -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Steamboat Springs.
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Steamboat Springs — 2 nights

Ski Town USA

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
On the 14th (Tue), admire the sheer force of Fish Creek Falls and then take in the natural beauty of Strawberry Park Hot Springs. On the next day, fly down the slopes at Steamboat Ski Resort.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Steamboat Springs driving holiday planner.

Do a combination of taxi and shuttle from Breckenridge to Steamboat Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Breckenridge in March, expect nights in Steamboat Springs to be about the same, around -7°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Riggins.
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Riggins — 2 nights

Riggins is a city in Idaho County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Rapid River Fish Hatchery and then see what you can catch with River Adventures. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a peaceful walk through Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Area.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Riggins day trip planning app.

Drive from Steamboat Springs to Riggins in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Steamboat Springs in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Riggins, with lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Seattle.
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Seattle — 6 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Hurricane Ridge and The Museum of Flight. You'll explore and learn at Museum of History & Industry and Chihuly Garden and Glass. Go for a jaunt from Seattle to Mount Rainier National Park to see Discover Nature about 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, walk around Volunteer Park Conservatory, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, and get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market.

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

You can drive from Riggins to Seattle in 7.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Riggins in March: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 15°C and lows are around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.
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Oregon travel guide

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Gardens · State Parks · Specialty Museums
A land of many faces, Oregon is at once a state of rugged rocky coastlines and deep forests, as well as vibrant cities and small towns packed with award-winning restaurants and trendy shops. With nearly half of its land covered by dense fir, redwood, and pine forests, the state protects varied plant and animal life inside three national parks. In addition to pristine waterfalls, beaches, and lakes perfect for a holiday in nature, Oregon also offers numerous urban tourist attractions. Portland, the state's largest metropolis, notably includes more breweries than any other city in the world, and its central location makes it an ideal base for day trips to Oregon's emerging wine region and many parks.
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California travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.
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Nevada travel guide

4.2
Performances · Fountains · Casinos
The Silver State
The neon streets of Las Vegas represent only one chapter in the story of Nevada, a sparsely populated state offering travelers a chance to discover the country's western frontier. Utterly unlike the more populated parts of the North American continent, Nevada's landscape includes huge deserts where you can easily leave modern civilization behind and enjoy a tranquil vacation. For a taste of untamed Nevada, explore the network of paved and unpaved roads leading to some of the world's most rugged and desolate natural wonders. If trying to make a fortune is high on your itinerary, remember that in the first state to legalize gambling, a slot machine is never too far away. Even gas stations and small motels in the largely deserted rural areas offer some form of gambling to the passing traveler.
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Utah travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Canyons
The Beehive State
A huge but sparsely populated land, Utah remains a major holiday destination offering plenty of year-round outdoor vacation ideas, including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating, horseback riding, and camping. The rugged terrain, defined by towering mountain peaks, deep canyons, and vast deserts, seems custom-made for adventurous nature lovers. With five national parks, the state has no shortage of pristine wilderness areas, causing many tourists to overlook the cultural attractions of its towns. Salt Lake City, the state's capital, features the headquarters of the Mormon Church, and draws over 5 million annual visitors. Utah also hosts several major film festivals each year, attracting young movie buffs from around the world.
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Arizona travel guide

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Canyons · Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails
The Grand Canyon State
Known as the "Grand Canyon State," Arizona boasts dense forests, deep gorges, sprawling national parks, and modern ski resorts. Native American reservations take up about a quarter of the state, housing several tribes and offering visitors a chance to discover the varied cultures of the country's indigenous population. A patchwork of diverse tourist attractions, Arizona features exclusive golf courses and upscale shops, as well as cactus-covered canyons and stretches of desolate desert straight out of old Westerns, perfect for a vacation far from the city bustle. Though the state still clings to its Old West flavor, its busy college towns packed with young students from around the world exude a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
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Colorado travel guide

4.5
River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.
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Idaho travel guide

4.5
River Rafting & Tubing · Zipline · Bodies of Water
The Gem State
The mountainous state of Idaho houses some of the country's largest stretches of unspoiled nature. There are plenty of opportunities for adventurous holidays here, with rapids, canyons, snow-capped mountains, expansive lakes, and waterfalls higher than Niagara Falls. Those on vacation with access to a car can enjoy some of the most scenic drives in the nation while traversing Idaho's rugged landscape. Boise, the state's capital and most populous city, provides cultural attractions such as museums, galleries, and theater. The students of Boise State University contribute to the city's vibrant and growing nightlife scene.
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Washington State travel guide

4.2
Art Museums · Observation Decks · Specialty Museums
The Evergreen State
A state with two distinct faces, Washington features a landscape split apart by the Cascade Mountains, separating the damp forested areas to the west from the irrigated farmland to the east. Named after the country's first president, Washington is the second most populous state in the western United States. Nearly 60 percent of its population lives in the Seattle metropolitan area, one of the state's most popular holiday destinations. A land of over 1,000 dams, Washington is a leading producer of products as diverse as wine, lumber, apples, hops, pears, and potatoes. A big contributor to the nation's manufacturing industries, the state also boasts a cosmopolitan culture with plenty of sightseeing opportunities and a selection of small cafes, bars, and restaurants.
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