56 days in United States Itinerary

56 days in United States Itinerary

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Jersey City
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Portland
— 4 nights
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Boston
— 4 nights
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Orlando
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Tampa
— 4 nights
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Dallas
— 5 nights
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Denver
— 5 nights
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San Diego
— 2 nights
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Irvine
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
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San Jose
— 4 nights
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Portland
— 3 nights
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Seattle
— 5 nights
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Minneapolis
— 4 nights
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Chicago
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Jersey City — 3 nights

Jersey City is the second-most-populous city in the U.S. state of New Jersey, after Newark. For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Jersey City trip planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Jersey City. July in Jersey City sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 72°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Portland.
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Portland — 4 nights

Maine's biggest and perhaps most vibrant city, Portland was established as a fishing village in 1633 and grew to become New England's largest port.
For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Portland trip planning site.

You can fly from Jersey City to Portland in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Jersey City in July; daily highs in Portland reach 79°F and lows reach 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Boston.
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Boston — 4 nights

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Boston travel planning tool.

You can drive from Portland to Boston in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Portland in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 67°F in Boston. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Orlando.
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Orlando

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Orlando trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Boston to Orlando takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Boston in July; daily highs in Orlando reach 91°F and lows reach 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Tampa.
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Tampa — 4 nights

Tampa ranks among the country's most livable cities, attracting newcomers with its growing economy and status as a major port on the Gulf of Mexico.
For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Tampa trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Orlando to Tampa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 77°F. You'll set off for Dallas on the 20th (Wed).
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Dallas — 5 nights

One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Planning Dallas trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Tampa to Dallas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tampa to Dallas. In July, daily temperatures in Dallas can reach 96°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. You'll set off for Denver on the 25th (Mon).
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Denver — 5 nights

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Denver tour planner.

You can fly from Dallas to Denver in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dallas to Denver, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dallas in July, things will get slightly colder in Denver: highs are around 87°F and lows about 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to San Diego.
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San Diego — 2 nights

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like La Jolla Shores Park and Torrey Pines Gliderport. Explore San Diego's surroundings by going to Del Mar City Beach (in Del Mar), South Carlsbad State Beach (in Carlsbad) and Encinitas (Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens & Moonlight State Beach). There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, head off the coast to Coronado Island, pause for some photo ops at Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial, and take in the waterfront at Oceanside Pier.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego online travel planner.

Getting from Denver to San Diego by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Denver in July, plan for slightly colder days in San Diego, with highs around 77°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Irvine.
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Irvine — 3 nights

Irvine is a city in Orange County, California, United States. Explore hidden gems such as Irvine Spectrum Center and Orange County Great Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Irvine: Redlands (Redlands Bowl & The Lincoln Memorial Shrine), Corona del Mar (Corona Del Mar State Beach & Sherman Library & Gardens) and Riverside (Mission Inn Museum & Mount Rubidoux Park). There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Huntington State Beach, play a few rounds at Strawberry Farms Golf Club, enjoy the sand and surf at The Wedge, and grab your bike and head to Orange County Coast.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Irvine online tour planner.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Irvine takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 5 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Explore hidden gems such as Battleship USS Iowa Museum and 26-Mile Bike Path. Pack the 6th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Hollywood Bowl Museum, stop by LA Farmers' Market, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planning website.

Drive from Irvine to Los Angeles in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to fly to San Jose.
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San Jose — 4 nights

The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Carmel River State Beach. Get out of town with these interesting San Jose side-trips: Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard (in Pacific Grove), Monterey (17-Mile Drive & Monterey Bay Aquarium) and Scenic Road Walkway (in Carmel). Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Municipal Rose Garden, make a trip to Sikh Gurdwara, and get engrossed in the history at Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the San Jose route planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Jose in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in San Jose when traveling from Los Angeles in August, with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can fly to Portland.
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Portland — 3 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'll explore the less-touristy side of things at International Rose Test Garden and Portland Japanese Garden. Get out of town with these interesting Portland side-trips: Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge (in Hood River), Oneonta Gorge (in Cascade Locks) and Swan Island Dahlias (in Canby). The adventure continues: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, trek along Forest Park, admire the natural beauty at Peninsula Park and Rose Gardens, and contemplate the geological forces at Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Portland road trip site.

You can fly from San Jose to Portland in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Seattle.
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Seattle — 5 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Hurricane Ridge and Kerry Park. There's still lots to do: take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, examine the collection at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center, make a trip to Space Needle, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To find ratings and tourist information, read our Seattle trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Portland to Seattle takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Portland in August: highs in Seattle hover around 80°F, while lows dip to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can fly to Minneapolis.
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Minneapolis — 4 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Minnehaha Park and Chain of Lakes. Venture out of the city with trips to Saint Croix Falls (St Croix National Scenic Riverway & FAWN DOE ROSA Wildlife Educational Park), Stillwater Lift Bridge (in Stillwater) and Cascade Falls (in Osceola). There's much more to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, admire the striking features of Lake Harriet Park, immerse yourself in nature at Interstate State Park, and admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Minneapolis trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Seattle to Minneapolis in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 2 hours. August in Minneapolis sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to fly to Chicago.
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Chicago — 4 nights

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chicago Riverwalk and South Haven Lighthouses. Change things up with these side-trips from Chicago: South Haven (Boat Tours & Water Sports & Kal Haven Trail) and Baha'i House of Worship (in Wilmette). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, ponder the design of Crown Fountain, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Name Cathedral.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Chicago attractions planner.

You can fly from Minneapolis to Chicago in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Chicago sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 67°F at night. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading 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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