42 days in United States Itinerary

42 days in United States Itinerary

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Cleveland
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Akron
— 2 nights
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Sandusky
— 3 nights
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Cincinnati
— 3 nights
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Chicago
— 5 nights
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Kansas City
— 3 nights
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Keystone
— 3 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
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Seattle
— 3 nights
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Portland
— 2 nights
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Oakville
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
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Cleveland

— 3 nights

Forest City

A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
Get in touch with nature at Chapin Forest Reservation and Blue Hen Falls. West Side Market and Heinen's Downtown will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at The Cleveland Museum of Art, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, pause for some serene contemplation at St John's Cathedral, and join in the after-dark buzz at Hilarities Comedy Club.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cleveland trip itinerary site.

Boston to Cleveland is an approximately 11-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Cleveland are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Akron.

Things to do in Cleveland

Parks · Nature · Nightlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 21 — 24:

Akron

— 2 nights
Akron is the fifth-largest city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): get interesting insight from Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad. On the next day, take a memorable tour with Portage Lakes Cruises, admire the natural beauty at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, then identify plant and animal life at F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm, then learn about winemaking at Silver Run Vineyard & Winery, and finally test your problem-solving skills at The Great Escape Room.

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Traveling by car from Cleveland to Akron takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Akron, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Sandusky.

Things to do in Akron

Parks · Nature · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 24 — 26:

Sandusky

— 3 nights
Sandusky positively bustles in the summertime due to its famed amusement park.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sandusky: Put in Bay (South Bass Island & Heineman Winery). Next up on the itinerary: make a splash at Cedar Point and join the crowd at Sandusky Speedway Motorsports Park.

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

Traveling by car from Akron to Sandusky takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in June, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Sandusky

Theme Parks · Nature · Parks · Wineries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 26 — 29:

Cincinnati

— 3 nights

The Queen of the West

Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S.
Get outdoors at Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve and Scenic River Canoe Excursions. Popular historic sites such as Carillon Historical Park and Mount Adams are in your itinerary. When in Cincinnati, make a side trip to see Cincinnati Nature Center in Milford, approximately Milford away. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, stroll around Krohn Conservatory, catch a live event at Great American Ball Park, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cincinnati road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sandusky to Cincinnati takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Cincinnati can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. On the 2nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 2:

Chicago

— 5 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Art Institute of Chicago and Chicago Cultural Center. Escape the urban bustle at Red Oak Nature Center and Chicago’s First Lady Cruises. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chicago: Willowbrook Wildlife Center (in Glen Ellyn) and Three Oaks Recreation Area (in Crystal Lake). There's lots more to do: get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium, take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, and see a show at The Chicago Theatre.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Chicago day trip app.

Getting from Cincinnati to Chicago by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cincinnati to Chicago. In July, daily temperatures in Chicago can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. On the 7th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kansas City.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Wildlife · Nightlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 2 — 7:

Kansas City

— 3 nights

City of Fountains

The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
On the 8th (Thu), appreciate the history behind Rosedale Memorial Arch, steep yourself in history at Union Station, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then admire the masterpieces at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and finally wander the streets of Country Club Plaza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Kansas City Zoo, then sample the fine beverages at Holladay Distillery, and then kick back and relax at Smithville Lake.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kansas City attractions planning app.

Drive from Chicago to Kansas City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in July: highs in Kansas City hover around 89°F, while lows dip to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Kansas City

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 10:

Keystone

— 3 nights

Home Of Mount Rushmore

Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Visiting Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Needles Eye Tunnel will get you outdoors. Explore Keystone's surroundings by going to Sylvan Lake (in Custer) and Badlands National Park (Badlands Wall & Loop Road). Pack the 12th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Rushmore Tramway Adventures.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Keystone journey planning website.

Getting from Kansas City to Keystone by car takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kansas City to Keystone. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Kansas City in July; daily highs in Keystone reach 80°F and lows reach 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Keystone

Nature · Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 13:

Yellowstone National Park

— 2 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Get in touch with nature at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Old West Dinner Cookout. There's much more to do: take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, explore the striking landscape of Fairy Falls, and admire the sheer force of Gibbon Falls.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Keystone to Yellowstone National Park in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, shuttle, and car. Traveling from Keystone in July, things will get little chillier in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 73°F and lows about 39°F. On the 16th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 16:

Seattle

— 3 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.
Get some cultural insight at Chihuly Garden and Glass and West Point Lighthouse. You'll explore and learn at Seattle Art Museum and Museum of Pop Culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Seattle: Lake Wilderness Arboretum (in Maple Valley) and Tolmie State Park (in Olympia). And it doesn't end there: browse the fresh offerings at Pike Place Market, take a tour by water with Argosy Cruises - Seattle Waterfront, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, and find something for the whole family at Seattle Great Wheel.

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You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July: highs in Seattle hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 20:

Portland

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): admire the sheer force of Multnomah Falls, explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, admire the landmark architecture of Pittock Mansion, then admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, then stop by Powell's City of Books, and finally see a show at Portland Center Stage at The Armory. On your second day here, admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden, then pedal to the sights with Pedal Bike Tours, and then walk around Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Portland sightseeing site.

Traveling by car from Seattle to Portland takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Oakville.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 22:

Oakville

— 3 nights
Oakville is a census-designated place (CDP) in the of Napa County, northern California.The population was 71 at the 2010 census.The local economy is based on Napa Valley wine production, and Oakville was formally declared a distinct appellation within the Napa Valley AVA in 1993. Get some cultural insight at Mumm Napa and Robert Mondavi Winery. Get outdoors at Sonoma Canopy Tours and Napa Valley Aloft Balloon Rides. Explore Oakville's surroundings by going to Jack London State Historic Park (in Glen Ellen) and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Far Niente Winery, admire the majestic nature at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, and admire the landmark architecture of Domaine Chandon.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Oakville tour builder site.

You can drive from Portland to Oakville in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Oakville when traveling from Portland in July, with lows around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Oakville

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 22 — 26:

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Marin Headlands and Golden Gate Rides. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, look for all kinds of wild species at Don Edwards San Francisco Bay Wildlife Refuge, see a show at Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, and wander the streets of Union Square.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner.

Traveling by car from Oakville to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. When traveling from Oakville in July, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 73°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 26 — 30:

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 2 nights

A Land of Giants

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
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You can drive from San Francisco to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 98°F to lows of 66°F. On the 1st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Trails · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 1:

United States travel guide

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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.