59 days in United States Itinerary

59 days in United States Itinerary

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San Diego
— 12 nights
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San Francisco
— 14 nights
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Seattle
— 12 nights
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Medora
— 6 nights
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 2 nights
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Durango
— 4 nights
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Mosca
— 1 night
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Buena Vista
— 2 nights
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Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
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Steamboat Springs
— 2 nights
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Estes Park
— 1 night
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San Diego

— 12 nights

America's Finest City

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.
Old Point Loma Lighthouse and Wine Tours & Tastings are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Newport Beach and Coronado Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Encinitas (Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens & Moonlight State Beach), Lions, Tigers & Bears (in Alpine) and Crystal Cove (in Laguna Beach). Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, kick back and relax at Pacific Beach, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and stroll through La Jolla Shores Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the San Diego itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to San Diego. In May, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 14 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some cultural insight at Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. Explore hidden gems such as Muir Woods National Monument and Dolphin & Whale Watching. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Healdsburg (Sapphire Hill Winery & Stephen & Walker Winery), Sacramento (California State Capitol Museum & California State Railroad Museum) and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville). Dedicate the 15th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: indulge your taste buds at Castello di Amorosa, take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, look for all kinds of wild species at Safari West, and immerse yourself in nature at Marin Headlands.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco road trip planning app.

Fly from San Diego to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from San Diego in June since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Tours · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Seattle

— 12 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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Alki Beach and Olympic Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Snoqualmie Falls and LeMay - America's Car Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Fort Casey State Park (in Coupeville), Tacoma (Point Defiance Park & Chihuly Bridge of Glass) and Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge (in Olympia). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Murhut Falls, shop like a local with Chihuly Garden and Glass, walk around Kerry Park, and admire the striking features of Seattle Public Library.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip app.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Seattle takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Medora.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Medora

— 6 nights
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Step out of the city life by going to Maah Daah Hey Trail and Oxbow Overlook. Discover out-of-the-way places like Buckhorn Trail and Old Post Office. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Medora: Watford City (Longhorn Pullout & Cannonball Concretions Pullout). The adventure continues: cruise along Little Missouri National Grassland, get great views at Badlands Overlook, contemplate the long history of Von Hoffman House, and examine the collection at North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Medora online trip planner.

You can fly from Seattle to Medora in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Seattle in July, you will find days in Medora are somewhat warmer (85°F), and nights are slightly colder (55°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Medora

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

Mesa Verde National Park

— 2 nights
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Balcony House, steep yourself in history at Cliff Palace, and then stroll through Spruce Canyon Trail. Keep things going the next day: hike along Nordenskiold #16 Trail, then don't miss a visit to Park Point, then explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Far View Sites.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, refer to the Mesa Verde National Park travel route site.

Getting from Medora to Mesa Verde National Park by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Mesa Verde National Park can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Durango.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Durango

— 4 nights
Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Southern Ute Museum and Cultural Center and Durango Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Zipline and Rotary Park. There's much more to do: see what you can catch with RIO EPIC Outfitters, tour the pleasant surroundings at Animas Mountain Trail, explore the landscape on two wheels at The Colorado Trail, and get a dose of the wild on Durango Dog Ranch.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Durango driving holiday planner.

Drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Durango in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Mosca.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Mosca

— 1 night
Mosca is an unincorporated community and a U.S. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Great Sand Dunes National Park.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Mosca road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Durango to Mosca in 3 hours. Traveling from Durango in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 48°F in Mosca. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Mosca

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Buena Vista

— 2 nights
The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 21st (Wed), whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then see a world frozen in time at Vicksburg. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cruise along Cottonwood Pass, then soothe aching muscles at Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa, and then explore the activities along Cottonwood Lake.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Buena Vista itinerary maker website.

Getting from Mosca to Buena Vista by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Buena Vista are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

Side Trip

Glenwood Springs

— 2 nights
Glenwood Springs occupies a scenic location at the junction of the Colorado River and the Roaring Fork River, halfway between Vail and Aspen along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
On the 23rd (Fri), take in breathtaking views at Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail, hike along Grizzly Creek Trail, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable tour with Tours, see the interesting displays at Glenwood Railroad Museum, and then explore the stunning scenery at Glenwood Canyon.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Glenwood Springs trip builder tool.

Drive from Buena Vista to Glenwood Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Buena Vista in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Glenwood Springs: temperatures range from 68°F by day to 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

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 25th (Sun), fly down the slopes at Mount Werner, then hit the slopes at Howelsen Hill Ski Area, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Storm Peak Brewing Company. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: push the limits with an extreme tour, delve into the lush surroundings at Routt National Forest, and then head outdoors with Backdoor Sports.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Steamboat Springs road trip app.

Getting from Glenwood Springs to Steamboat Springs by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Steamboat Springs: temperatures range from 82°F by day to 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature

Estes Park

— 1 night
More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): look for gifts at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, explore the striking landscape at Kruger Rock, then admire the verdant scenery at Many Parks Curve Overlook, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sheep Lakes, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Rock Cut Brewing Company.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Estes Park trip planner.

You can drive from Steamboat Springs to Estes Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Steamboat Springs in July, expect Estes Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 91°F and 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Estes Park

Parks · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries · Wildlife

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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 · Historic Sites
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.

Colorado travel guide

4.4
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.