55 days in United States Itinerary

55 days in United States Itinerary

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Seattle
— 9 nights
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Las Vegas
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Phoenix
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Washington DC
— 17 nights
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Minneapolis
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Seattle — 9 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.
Let the collections at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Seattle Glassblowing Studio capture your imagination. Get some historical perspective at Pioneer Square and Christ Our Hope Catholic Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Discover Nature (in Mount Rainier National Park), Hindu Temple & Cultural Center (in Bothell) and Brightwater Center (in Woodinville). There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on things with Puget Sound Express, see the interesting displays at Museum of History & Industry, observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, and stroll around Mercer Slough Nature Park.

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If you are flying in from The Netherlands, the closest major aiports are Seattle Tacoma International Airport, Boeing Field King County International Airport, McChord Air Force Base and Jefferson County International Airport. In June in Seattle, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Las Vegas.
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Las Vegas — 9 nights

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Strip and The Mob Museum. You'll explore and learn at The Neon Museum and Pinball Hall of Fame. Venture out of the city with trips to Spring Mountains Visitor Center (in Mount Charleston), Clark County Heritage Museum (in Henderson) and Boulder City (Hoover Dam, Veteran's Memorial Park, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, and try to win big at Casino At The Venetian.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas online trip builder.

You can fly from Seattle to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Seattle in June, plan for warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 46°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to fly to Phoenix.
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Phoenix — 10 nights

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Boyce Thompson Arboretum and V-Bar-V Heritage Site will appeal to history buffs. Arizona Scenic Tours - Day Tours and Heard Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Phoenix: McDowell Sonoran Preserve (in Scottsdale), Camp Verde (Fort Verde State Historic Park & Montezuma Castle National Monument) and Tucson (Pima Air and Space Museum & Mission San Xavier del Bac). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at First Christian Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at Liberty Wildlife, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Phoenix day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Phoenix takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Phoenix. June in Phoenix sees daily highs of 49°C and lows of 32°C at night. On the 29th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Washington DC.
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Washington DC — 17 nights

The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Visit Gettysburg National Military Park and The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Washington DC side-trips: Annapolis (U.S. Naval Academy & Family Fishing Adventures), Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (in Chantilly) and Leesburg (Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve & Rust Sanctuary). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and learn about all things military at National Museum of the Marine Corps.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC visit website.

Traveling by flight from Phoenix to Washington DC takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Phoenix in June, you will find days in Washington DC are colder (35°C), and nights are a bit cooler (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to fly to Minneapolis.
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Minneapolis — 9 nights

Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
Watt Munisotaram and Lakewood Cemetery will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Minneapolis Institute of Art and WineHaven Winery and Vineyard. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Minneapolis: Wings Over Alma Nature & Art Center (in Alma), National Eagle Center (in Wabasha) and Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center (in Hastings). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Crex Meadows Wildlife Area, explore and take pictures at Wood Lake Nature Center, trek along Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve, and surround yourself with nature on Stone Arch Bridge.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Minneapolis day trip planner.

Getting from Washington DC to Minneapolis by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Washington DC to Minneapolis, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in July, things will get slightly colder in Minneapolis: highs are around 33°C and lows about 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel 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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