27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

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27 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Drive:  1​h 45​min
1
Sacramento
— 1 day
Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
New Orleans
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
3
Evansville
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Washington DC
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Philadelphia
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
6
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h
7
Boston
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
8
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
9
Minneapolis
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
10
Omaha
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
11
Dickinson
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
12
Keystone
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
13
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + taxi:  7​h 45​min
14
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
15
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
16
Crescent City
— 1 night
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.
On the 29th (Sat), have some family-friendly fun at iFLY Sacramento, examine the collection at California State Railroad Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Sacramento trip itinerary builder .

San Francisco to Sacramento is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Francisco in June, expect nights in Sacramento to be about the same, around 58°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 91°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

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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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Garden District and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Audubon Zoo. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral, examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, and then meet the residents at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the New Orleans tour itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Sacramento to New Orleans takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Sacramento to New Orleans is 2 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Sacramento in June: highs in New Orleans hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 83°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Evansville.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
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Audubon Zoo ©
Audubon Zoo
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas ©
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum

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Evansville

Evansville ©
Evansville is a city in and the county seat of Vanderburgh County, Indiana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): brush up on your military savvy at USS LST Ship Memorial, hike along Rivertown Trail, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Evansville holiday maker tool .

Fly from New Orleans to Evansville in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans in July, you will find days in Evansville are a bit warmer (87°F), and nights are little chillier (68°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Evansville

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Rivertown Trail
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USS LST Ship Memorial ©
USS LST Ship Memorial
Room Escape Games

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Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
On the 3rd (Wed), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at National Zoological Park, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then explore the activities along Tidal Basin. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally get a sense of history and politics at White House.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Washington DC attractions planner .

You can fly from Evansville to Washington DC in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Evansville to Washington DC is 1 hour. In July in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 73°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 5th (Fri), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Philadelphia Zoo, examine the collection at Please Touch Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Philadelphia online journey planner .

You can take a train from Washington DC to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Philadelphia Zoo ©
Philadelphia Zoo
Please Touch Museum ©
Please Touch Museum

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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.
Bring the kids along to Central Park and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, contemplate the long history of 9/11 Memorial, and get great views at Top of the Rock.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City trip itinerary planning site .

You can take a train from Philadelphia to New York City in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July in New York City, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums 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 ©

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): get curious at Museum of Science and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: have fun and explore at Boston Children's Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden, and then explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Boston trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Boston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Boston when traveling from New York City in July, with lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Childrens Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Boston Children's Museum ©
Boston Children's Museum
Museum of Science ©
Museum of Science

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Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls, explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, and then trek along Devil's Hole State Park.

Start your trip to Niagara Falls by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Boston to Niagara Falls takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Niagara Falls are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Trails
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Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Devil's Hole State Park ©
Devil's Hole State Park

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): enjoy some diversion at CHS Field, have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game, and then explore the activities along Chain of Lakes.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Minneapolis trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Fly from Niagara Falls to Minneapolis in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Niagara Falls to Minneapolis is minus 1 hour. In July, daytime highs in Minneapolis are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Omaha.

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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Omaha

Omaha ©
A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Prairie Queen Recreation Area, enjoy some diversion at Take Aim Indoor Shooting Sports & Training Facility, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Henry Doorly Zoo.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Omaha journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Minneapolis to Omaha takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Omaha, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Dickinson.

Things to do in Omaha

Parks Nightlife Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Take Aim Indoor Shooting Sports & Training Facility, Prairie Queen Recreation Area
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Henry Doorly Zoo ©
Henry Doorly Zoo
Prairie Queen Recreation Area ©
Prairie Queen Recreation Area

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Dickinson

Dickinson ©
Dickinson is a city in Stark County, North Dakota, United States. On the 14th (Sun), play a few rounds at Heart River Golf Course and then enjoy some diversion at West River Community Center.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Dickinson online travel route builder .

Explore your travel options from Omaha to Dickinson with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Omaha in July since evenings lows in Dickinson dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Dickinson

Golf Outdoors Fun & Games
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Heart River Golf Course ©
Heart River Golf Course
West River Community Center ©
West River Community Center

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Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take a memorable drive along Iron Mountain Road, explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and then go deep underground at Big Thunder Gold Mine.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Keystone travel route planner .

You can drive from Dickinson to Keystone in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In July, daily temperatures in Keystone can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Keystone

Scenic Drive Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Iron Mountain Road
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Iron Mountain Road ©
Iron Mountain Road
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Big Thunder Gold Mine ©
Big Thunder Gold Mine

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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 17th (Wed), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Washburn. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, admire all the interesting features of Artist Point, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Butte Overlook.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park visit site .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Keystone to Yellowstone National Park in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. Traveling from Keystone in July, expect Yellowstone National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 73°F and 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Glacier National Park.

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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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 21st (Sun) exploring nature at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. The adventure continues: hike along Grinnell Glacier, contemplate the waterfront views at Swiftcurrent Lake, explore the striking landscape at Jackson Glacier Overlook, and take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Glacier National Park trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and taxi from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, Glacier National Park is somewhat warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 85°F and lows of 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough 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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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, view the masterpieces at Glasshouse Studio, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market. Keep things going the next day: explore and take pictures at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, make a trip to Space Needle, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally find something for the whole family at Seattle Great Wheel.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Seattle online trip builder .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Glacier National Park to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. While traveling from Glacier National Park, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Seattle, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough 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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Crescent City

Crescent City ©
Crescent City is the county seat and only incorporated city in Del Norte County, California. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Point St George Park, admire the majestic nature at Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Enderts Beach, and finally look for gifts at Rumiano Cheese Company.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Crescent City holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Crescent City takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In July, Crescent City is a bit cooler than Seattle - with highs of 62°F and lows of 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Crescent City

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Enderts Beach
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Enderts Beach ©
Enderts Beach
Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park ©
Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park
Rumiano Cheese Company ©
Rumiano Cheese Company

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