57 days in United States Itinerary

57 days in United States Itinerary

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1
Detroit
— 6 nights
2
Chicago
— 7 nights
3
Minneapolis
— 5 nights
4
Fargo
— 2 nights
5
Boise
— 5 nights
6
Coeur d'Alene
— 3 nights
7
Seattle
— 7 nights
8
Portland
— 7 nights
9
Santa Monica
— 7 nights
10
Los Angeles
— 7 nights

6
nights
Detroit

Detroit ©
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: The 577 Foundation (in Perrysburg), Indian Creek Zoo (in Lambertville) and Toledo (Toledo Museum of Art, Glass Pavilion, &more). 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 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Detroit can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ann Arbor, Toledo, Dearborn, The 577 Foundation, Indian Creek Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Toledo Museum of Art ©
Toledo Museum of Art
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts

7
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
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 4.5 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 °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Oak Park, South Bend, St. Julian Winery & Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sacred Heart ©
Basilica of the Sacred Heart
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

5
nights
Minneapolis

Minneapolis ©
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 plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Minneapolis Institute of Art, stroll around Lebanon Hills Regional Park, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, and deepen your understanding at University of Minnesota.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Minneapolis trip builder tool.

You can fly from Chicago to Minneapolis in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chicago in April, you will find days in Minneapolis are little chillier (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Fargo.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Saint Paul, Hindu Temple of Minnesota, Mall of America, Lebanon Hills Regional Park
Highlights from your plan
Lebanon Hills Regional Park ©
Lebanon Hills Regional Park
Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Mall of America ©
Mall of America

2
nights
Fargo

Fargo ©
Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. On the 29th (Thu), steep yourself in 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 30th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Fargo Air Museum, gain insight at North Dakota State University, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Drekker Brewing Company.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Fargo driving holiday website.

Traveling by flight from Minneapolis to Fargo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Fargo when traveling from Minneapolis in April, with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Boise.

Things to do in Fargo

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Fargo Air Museum ©
Fargo Air Museum
Drekker Brewing Company ©
Drekker Brewing Company
Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site ©
Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site

5
nights
Boise

Boise ©
From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Boise is known for trails, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Boise River Greenbelt, admire the majestic nature at Lucky Peak State Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Morrison-Knudsen Nature Center, and contemplate the long history of Boise Train Depot.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Boise attractions planning app.

You can fly from Fargo to Boise in 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. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Fargo in April: high temperatures in Boise hover around °F and lows are around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Coeur d'Alene.

Things to do in Boise

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Barbarian Brewing
Highlights from your plan
Boise River Greenbelt ©
Boise River Greenbelt
St. John's Cathedral ©
St. John's Cathedral
Lucky Peak State Park ©
Lucky Peak State Park

3
nights
Coeur d'Alene

Coeur d'Alene ©
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 wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a taste of life in the country at Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch, trek along Mineral Ridge National Recreation Trail, explore the activities along Coeur d'Alene Lake, and do a tasting at Coeur d'Alene Cellars.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Coeur d'Alene trip app.

Getting from Boise to Coeur d'Alene by flight takes about 5.5 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 little chillier weather when traveling from Boise in May: highs in Coeur d'Alene hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Seattle.

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Post Falls, English Point Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch ©
Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch
Falls Park ©
Falls Park
North Idaho Centennial Trail ©
North Idaho Centennial Trail

7
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
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: admire 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 drive from Coeur d'Alene to Seattle in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Coeur d'Alene in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of °F in Seattle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Wineries

Side Trip

Bellevue
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

7
nights
Portland

Portland ©
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: The Dalles (Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum & Fire Museum in City Hall), Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil) and White Salmon River (in Hood River). 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 identify plant and animal life at Hoyt Arboretum.

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

You can drive from Seattle to Portland in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Portland can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Dalles, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, Hyland Forest Park, Columbia River Highway, Rogerson Clematis Garden
Highlights from your plan
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum ©
Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum

7
nights
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
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: Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum (in Simi Valley), Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara Zoo, Old Mission Santa Barbara, &more) and Malibu (Solstice Canyon & Point Dume State Beach and Preserve). There's still lots to do: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, examine the collection at The Getty Villa, tour the pleasant surroundings at Virginia Robinson Gardens, and take in nature's colorful creations at Will Rogers Memorial Park.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Santa Monica trip planning website.

Getting from Portland to Santa Monica by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Santa Monica when traveling from Portland in May, with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Beverly Hills, Malibu, Santa Barbara, Culver City, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Wende Museum of the Cold War ©
The Wende Museum of the Cold War
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara

7
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
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 °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Anaheim, Angeles National Forest, Norton Simon Museum, The Huntington Desert Garden
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

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