57 days in United States Itinerary

57 days in United States Itinerary

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Detroit
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Chicago
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Minneapolis
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Fargo
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Boise
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Coeur d'Alene
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Seattle
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Portland
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Santa Monica
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Los Angeles
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Detroit

— 6 nights

The Motor City

Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Get out of town with these interesting Detroit side-trips: Toledo (Toledo Museum of Art, Glass Pavilion, &more), Indian Creek Zoo (in Lambertville) and The 577 Foundation (in Perrysburg). The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Henry Ford, admire the natural beauty at Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory, have fun and explore at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, and contemplate the long history of The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant.

For ratings and tourist information, go to the Detroit trip app.

Boston to Detroit is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Detroit can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to fly to Chicago.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Chicago

— 7 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Get out of town with these interesting Chicago side-trips: St. Julian Winery & Distillery (in Union Pier) and South Bend (Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes & Basilica of the Sacred Heart). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium, admire the striking features of Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, and take a leisurely stroll along Navy Pier.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Chicago online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Detroit to Chicago takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In April, daily temperatures in Chicago can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Minneapolis

— 5 nights

The City of Lakes

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.
Minneapolis is known for fun & games, museums, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Minneapolis Institute of Art, walk around Lebanon Hills Regional Park, browse the different shops at Mall of America, and deepen your understanding at University of Minnesota.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Minneapolis tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Minneapolis takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chicago in April, expect nights in Minneapolis to be about the same, around 36°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Fargo.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Fargo

— 2 nights
Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. On the 29th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site and then let little ones run wild at Lindenwood Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the galleries of Fargo Air Museum, then gain insight at North Dakota State University, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Drekker Brewing Company.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Fargo online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Minneapolis to Fargo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Minneapolis in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Fargo, with lows around 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Boise.

Things to do in Fargo

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Boise

— 5 nights

City of Trees

From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Boise is known for parks, trails, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Boise River Greenbelt, immerse yourself in nature at Lucky Peak State Park, stroll around Camel's Back Park, and contemplate the long history of Boise Train Depot.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Boise travel planning app.

Traveling by flight from Fargo to Boise takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fargo to Boise due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Fargo in April, expect Boise to be somewhat warmer, temps between 63°F and 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Coeur d'Alene.

Things to do in Boise

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Coeur d'Alene

— 3 nights
Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. Coeur d'Alene is known for adventure, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: wander the wide-open spaces of Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch, do a tasting at Coeur d'Alene Cellars, grab your bike and head to North Idaho Centennial Trail, and trek along Mineral Ridge National Recreation Trail.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Coeur d'Alene travel planner.

Getting from Boise to Coeur d'Alene by flight takes about 3 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. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Boise in May: highs in Coeur d'Alene hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Seattle

— 7 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.
Dedicate the 14th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, take a stroll through Pike Place Market, and take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Seattle trip planner.

You can fly from Coeur d'Alene to Seattle in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Coeur d'Alene in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 52°F in Seattle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can fly to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Wineries · Tours

Side Trip

Portland

— 7 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Portland: Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil), White Salmon River (in Hood River) and The Dalles (Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum & Fire Museum in City Hall). And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, have fun and explore at Portland Children's Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hoyt Arboretum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Portland travel route website.

You can fly from Seattle to Portland in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to fly to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Santa Monica

— 7 nights

Fortunate People in a Fortunate Land

A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Monica: Malibu (Solstice Canyon & Point Dume State Beach and Preserve), Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum (in Simi Valley) and Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara Zoo, Old Mission Santa Barbara, &more). There's much more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, take in nature's colorful creations at Will Rogers Memorial Park, admire the landmark architecture of Spadena House, and examine the collection at The Getty Villa.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Monica trip planner.

You can fly from Portland to Santa Monica in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Portland in May since evenings lows in Santa Monica dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Los Angeles

— 7 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.
Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Angeles National Forest (in Arcadia) and Anaheim (Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, Disneyland Park, &more). Pack the 1st (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, explore the fascinating landscape at The Huntington Desert Garden, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and explore the world behind art at Norton Simon Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles road trip planning tool.

Los Angeles is very close to Santa Monica. In May in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.

North Dakota travel guide

4.6
National Parks · History Museums · Performances
Geographic Center of the North American Continent
A primarily rural state, North Dakota is the ancient home of the Lakota tribe. Norwegian settlers once made up the European population, and one of the state's major attractions is the Norsk Høstfest, the largest Norwegian festival in the United States. The vast plains and never-ending sky inspire the many orchestras that call the state home. The spirituality of the music is second only to the spirituality of the people, as the state has the nation's highest percentage of churchgoing residents. The state's open fields are conducive to fishing, hunting, and winter activities.

Idaho travel guide

4.5
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Waterfalls
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.