18 days in Continental USA Itinerary

18 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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Chattanooga
— Few hours
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New Orleans
— 1 night
3
San Antonio
— 2 nights
4
Tucson
— 2 nights
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Fresno
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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Redwood National Park
— 1 night
8
Crater Lake National Park
— 1 night
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Seattle
— 2 nights

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Chattanooga

Chattanooga ©
Once saddled with the reputation of being one of the country's dirtiest cities, Chattanooga now boasts a pedestrian-friendly downtown with a network of leafy waterfront trails and free electric shuttles.
On the 17th (Fri), explore the fascinating underground world of Ruby Falls and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Tennessee Aquarium.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Chattanooga tour itinerary website.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Chattanooga. In July, daily temperatures in Chattanooga can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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Tennessee Aquarium ©
Tennessee Aquarium
Ruby Falls ©
Ruby Falls

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New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
On the 18th (Sat), look for gifts at Faulkner House Books and then see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the New Orleans trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Chattanooga to New Orleans takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chattanooga to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chattanooga in July, you will find days in New Orleans are a bit cooler (°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (°F). On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Shopping
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The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Faulkner House Books ©
Faulkner House Books

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San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): get in on the family fun at SeaWorld and then pause for some photo ops at U.S. Military Working Dog Teams National Monument.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the San Antonio travel route planning site.

Getting from New Orleans to San Antonio by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from New Orleans in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Antonio, with highs around °F, while nights are little chillier with lows around °F. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Tucson.

Things to do in San Antonio

Theme Parks Historic Sites
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SeaWorld ©
SeaWorld
San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral ©
San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral

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Tucson

Tucson ©
One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
On the 21st (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Mission San Xavier del Bac, thenexamine the collection at Pima Air and Space Museum, and then take in breathtaking views at Sabino Canyon.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Tucson trip builder site.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from San Antonio to Tucson takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from San Antonio to Tucson. In July in Tucson, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Fresno.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums Parks Nature
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Pima Air and Space Museum ©
Pima Air and Space Museum
Sabino Canyon ©
Sabino Canyon
Mission San Xavier del Bac ©
Mission San Xavier del Bac

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Fresno

Fresno ©
The only metropolitan hub nestled between three national parks, Fresno makes a surprisingly lively getaway.
Family-friendly places like Moro Rock and Kings Canyon National Park will thrill your kids. Explore Fresno's surroundings by going to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park (General Grant Tree Trail & Generals Hwy). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Blossom Trail, cool off at Island Waterpark, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Fresno Chaffee Zoo, and admire the natural beauty at Shinzen Japanese Garden.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Fresno trip planning website.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Tucson to Fresno in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Tucson in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Fresno, with lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Fresno

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, Swedish Coffee Pot Water Tower
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Forestiere Underground Gardens ©
Forestiere Underground Gardens
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
General Grant Tree Trail ©
General Grant Tree Trail

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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, thentake in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, thenmake a trip to Olmsted Point, and finally take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass. On the next day, trek along Panorama Trail, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, thenexplore the striking landscape at Taft Point, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park tour itinerary builder website.

Traveling by bus from Fresno to Yosemite National Park takes 7 hours. While traveling from Fresno, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Taft Point ©
Taft Point

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Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Tall Trees Grove has been added to your itinerary. On the 28th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at Tall Trees Grove and then hike along California Coastal Trail.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Redwood National Park trip builder site.

Explore your travel options from Yosemite National Park to Redwood National Park with the Route module. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Redwood National Park: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Tall Trees Grove ©
Tall Trees Grove
California Coastal Trail ©
California Coastal Trail

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Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park ©
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Wizard Island and then take a memorable drive along Rim Dr.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Crater Lake National Park trip app.

Traveling by car from Redwood National Park to Crater Lake National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. When traveling from Redwood National Park in July, plan for warmer days in Crater Lake National Park, with highs around °F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Scenic Drive Parks Outdoors
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Rim Dr ©
Rim Dr
Wizard Island ©
Wizard Island

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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.
Kids will enjoy Space Needle and Chihuly Garden and Glass. Next up on the itinerary: pick up some local products at Pike Place Market, explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, and see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle online journey planner.

You can fly from Crater Lake National Park to Seattle in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. While traveling from Crater Lake National Park, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Seattle, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 2:
Highlights from your plan
Seattle Aquarium ©
Seattle Aquarium
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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