24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Vancouver
Fly + Bus:  10 h 30 min
1
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Felton
— 1 night
Drive:  15 min
3
Santa Cruz
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
5
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h
6
Chicago
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h
7
Boston
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h
8
New York City
— 6 nights
End: New York City

3
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Yosemite Falls and Yosemite Valley Loop Trail. Escape the urban bustle at Vernal Fall and Valley View. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, hike along Lower Yosemite Fall Trail, identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, and take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park online route planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 11.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, subway, and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Vancouver in April, Yosemite National Park is little chillier at night with lows of -2°C. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Wed) before leaving for Felton.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

1
night
Felton

Felton ©
Felton is a census-designated place (CDP) in Santa Cruz County, California, United States. On the 22nd (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Lodato Park, see the interesting displays at Bigfoot Discovery Museum, then take in the pleasant sights at Shark Fin Cove, and finally trek along Skyline to the Sea Trail.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Felton trip planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Felton in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Felton: highs are around 23°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Felton

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Shark Fin Cove, Lodato Park, Skyline to the Sea Trail
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 23:
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Shark Fin Cove ©
Shark Fin Cove
Lodato Park ©
Lodato Park
Bigfoot Discovery Museum ©
Bigfoot Discovery Museum

1
night
Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz ©
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
On the 23rd (Thu), see the interesting displays at Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center, see the interesting displays at Santa Cruz Surfing Museum, explore the galleries of Seymour Marine Discovery Center, then kick back and relax at Natural Bridges State Beach, and finally learn about winemaking at Beauregard Vineyard.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Cruz trip planning tool.

Santa Cruz is just a stone's throw from Felton. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Museums Parks Beaches
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Natural Bridges State Beach ©
Natural Bridges State Beach
Santa Cruz Surfing Museum ©
Santa Cruz Surfing Museum

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Asian Art Museum, contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, then examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, then see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, and finally head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): examine the collection at de Young Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lands End, then admire the masterpieces at Legion of Honor, then enjoy the sea views from Fort Point, and finally snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco online journey maker.

Traveling by car from Santa Cruz to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. April in San Francisco sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Lands End ©
Lands End
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

2
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.
On the 26th (Sun), examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum, get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, then see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Hollywood, and finally see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory. On your second day here, get curious at California Science Center, kick back and relax at Manhattan Beach, then stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway, and finally take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles road trip site.

Fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in April, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Manhattan Beach, Santa Monica Pier
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 28:
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Petersen Automotive Museum ©
Petersen Automotive Museum
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

4
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Get some historical perspective at Chicago Riverwalk and Garfield Park Conservatory. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lakefront Trail and The Loop. Next up on the itinerary: view the masterpieces at Chicago Cultural Center, take in nature's colorful creations at Lincoln Park Conservatory, explore the world behind art at Richard H. Driehaus Museum, and take a stroll through Lincoln Park.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Chicago in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago due to the time zone difference. In April, Chicago is a bit cooler than Los Angeles - with highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Chicago

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums
Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 2:
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Chicago Riverwalk ©
Chicago Riverwalk
Lakefront Trail ©
Lakefront Trail
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago

4
nights
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Take a break from the city and head to Minute Man National Historical Park and Good Harbor Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum and Old State House. Take a break from Boston with a short trip to Halibut Point State Park in Rockport, about 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: visit North End, contemplate the long history of Old South Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at King's Chapel, and examine the collection at Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Boston road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Boston takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Halibut Point State Park, Minute Man National Historical Park, Buckman Tavern, Good Harbor Beach
Find places to stay May 2 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum ©
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
North End ©
North End

6
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Ground Zero Museum Workshop and Tenement Museum. Appreciate the collections at Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and Ellis Island. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to Great Neck Steppingstone Park (in Great Neck), Tenafly Nature Center (in Tenafly) and Shu Swamp Preserve - Charles T Church Nature Preserve (in Mill Neck). There's still lots to do: stop by Greenwich Village, identify plant and animal life at Lucius Pond Ordway / Devil's Den Preserve, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read New York City road trip app.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Boston to New York City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Great Neck Steppingstone Park, Mianus River Gorge Preserve, Tenafly Nature Center, Dumbo, Round Valley Recreation Area
Find places to stay May 6 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Ground Zero Museum Workshop ©
Ground Zero Museum Workshop
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

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