24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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24 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Drive:  1​h 45​min
1
Sacramento
— 1 day
Fly + Drive:  7​h
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
3
Dickinson
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h
4
Badlands National Park
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
5
Omaha
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Evansville
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
7
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
8
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
9
Minneapolis
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  5​h 45​min
10
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
11
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
12
Crescent City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: San Francisco

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Sacramento

Sacramento ©
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): see the interesting displays at California State Railroad Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, and then have some family-friendly fun at iFLY Sacramento.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Sacramento trip builder tool .

San Francisco to Sacramento is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in June: highs in Sacramento hover around 91°F, while lows dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Sacramento

Fun & Games Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

iFLY Sacramento
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iFLY Sacramento ©
iFLY Sacramento
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament ©

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nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
When in Yellowstone National Park, make a side trip to see Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park, approximately 1h 25 min away. On the 1st (Mon), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Washburn. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, admire the sheer force of Kepler Cascades, and stroll through Artist Point.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Sacramento to Yellowstone National Park in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, subway, flight, and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Sacramento to Yellowstone National Park. In June, Yellowstone National Park is colder than Sacramento - with highs of 66°F and lows of 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Dickinson.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

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day
Dickinson

Dickinson ©
Dickinson is a city in Stark County, North Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Dickinson Museum Center and then have fun at West River Community Center.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Dickinson attractions planner.

Explore your travel options from Yellowstone National Park to Dickinson with the Route module. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, with highs in Dickinson at 84°F and lows at 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Dickinson

Museums Fun & Games
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Dickinson Museum Center ©
Dickinson Museum Center
West River Community Center ©
West River Community Center

1
night
Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park ©
Although Badlands National Park's name might not be the most inviting, its landscape of pinnacles, eroded buttes, spires, and an expansive, pristine mixed-grass prairie remain enticing.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Big Badlands Overlook, take in the dramatic natural features at White River Valley Overlook, explore the striking landscape at Yellow Mounds Overlook, then cruise along Loop Road, and finally explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Badlands National Park attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Dickinson to Badlands National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Dickinson in July, you will find days in Badlands National Park are somewhat warmer (91°F), and nights are about the same (60°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Omaha.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
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Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Big Badlands Overlook ©
Big Badlands Overlook
Badlands Wall ©
Badlands Wall

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Omaha

Omaha ©
A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): have fun at Take Aim Indoor Shooting Sports & Training Facility and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Henry Doorly Zoo.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Omaha trip maker website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Badlands National Park to Omaha in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Badlands National Park in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 67°F in Omaha. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Evansville.

Things to do in Omaha

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Nightlife

Side Trip

Take Aim Indoor Shooting Sports & Training Facility
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Henry Doorly Zoo ©
Henry Doorly Zoo

1
night
Evansville

Evansville ©
Evansville is a city in and the county seat of Vanderburgh County, Indiana, United States. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): stroll through Rivertown Trail, then explore the activities along Bluegrass Fish and Wildlife Aera, and then examine the collection at Dream Car Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Evansville trip planner .

Getting from Omaha to Evansville by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Evansville are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Evansville

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Rivertown Trail
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Dream Car Museum ©
Dream Car Museum

2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Valley Forge National Historical Park, then listen to music at Longwood Gardens, and then trek along Kelly Drive. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore and take pictures at Franklin Square, then explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and then get your game on at Bury The Hatchet Princeton - Axe Throwing.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Philadelphia online route planner .

Traveling by flight from Evansville to Philadelphia takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. July in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 72°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Valley Forge National Historical Park, Longwood Gardens, Bury The Hatchet Princeton - Axe Throwing
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Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Valley Forge National Historical Park ©

4
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Central Park and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our New York City trip planning tool .

You can take a train from Philadelphia to New York City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): have fun at CHS Field, then test your team's savvy at The Escape Game, and then explore the activities along Chain of Lakes.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Minneapolis sightseeing planner.

Getting from New York City to Minneapolis by combination of bus and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from New York City in July, Minneapolis is a bit cooler at night with lows of 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Fun & Games Parks Nature

Side Trip

CHS Field
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The Escape Game ©
The Escape Game
CHS Field ©
CHS Field
Chain of Lakes ©
Chain of Lakes

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nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Spend the 15th (Mon) exploring nature at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier, take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, explore the activities along Swiftcurrent Lake, and trek along Iceberg Lake Trail.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Glacier National Park online attractions planner .

Getting from Minneapolis to Glacier National Park by combination of flight and taxi takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Minneapolis to Glacier National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Minneapolis in July, Glacier National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail

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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.
On the 18th (Thu), examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then stop by Glasshouse Studio, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally get in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Seattle trip itinerary builder website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Glacier National Park to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Glacier National Park to Seattle. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Glacier National Park in July: highs in Seattle hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Crescent City.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Parks
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The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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nights
Crescent City

Crescent City ©
Crescent City is the county seat and only incorporated city in Del Norte County, California. Kids will enjoy Enderts Beach and Point St George Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Redwood National Park (Redwood National Park, Trillium Falls Hike, & more). It doesn't end there: look for gifts at Rumiano Cheese Company.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Crescent City tour itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Crescent City takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Seattle in July, expect Crescent City to be a bit cooler, temps between 62°F and 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Crescent City

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Redwood National Park
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Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Tall Trees Grove ©
Tall Trees Grove
Trillium Falls Hike ©
Trillium Falls Hike

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