28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

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28 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly + Drive:  12​h
1
Redwood National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Myers Flat
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Calistoga
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Healdsburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Napa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
8
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
10
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Boston

3
nights
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Redwood National Park.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Redwood National Park trip itinerary planning site .

Boston to Redwood National Park is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Boston to Redwood National Park due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Boston in June: high temperatures in Redwood National Park hover around 63°F and lows are around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Myers Flat.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Lady Bird Johnson Grove
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Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Trillium Falls Hike ©
Trillium Falls Hike
Lady Bird Johnson Grove ©
Lady Bird Johnson Grove

1
night
Myers Flat

Myers Flat ©
Myers Flat is a census-designated place in Humboldt County, California. Avenue of the Giants has been added to your itinerary. On the 25th (Tue), explore and take pictures at Avenue of the Giants, contemplate the long history of The Immortal Tree, then delve into the lush surroundings at Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park, and finally head outdoors with Founders Grove.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Myers Flat day trip planning site .

Getting from Redwood National Park to Myers Flat by car takes about 2.5 hours. June in Myers Flat sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Myers Flat

Outdoors Scenic Drive Nature

Side Trips

Weott, Avenue of the Giants, The Immortal Tree, Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park
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Avenue of the Giants ©
Avenue of the Giants
Humboldt Redwoods State Park ©
Humboldt Redwoods State Park
The Immortal Tree ©
The Immortal Tree

2
nights
Calistoga

Calistoga ©
Indulgence is the name of the game in Calistoga.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Vincent Arroyo Winery, look for all kinds of wild species at Safari West, and then learn about winemaking at Castello di Amorosa.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Calistoga tour builder tool .

Getting from Myers Flat to Calistoga by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Myers Flat in June, you will find days in Calistoga are somewhat warmer (83°F), and nights are about the same (51°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Healdsburg.

Things to do in Calistoga

Wineries Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

St. Helena, Safari West
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Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Safari West ©
Safari West
V. Sattui Winery ©
V. Sattui Winery

3
nights
Healdsburg

Healdsburg ©
The quaint city of Healdsburg is one of northern California's wine capitals, serving as the meeting point for three of Sonoma's most important wine-producing regions.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): do a tasting at Iron Horse Vineyards, identify plant and animal life at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, then learn about winemaking at Rodney Strong Vineyards, and finally learn about winemaking at Stephen & Walker Winery. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, do a tasting at Alexander Valley Vineyards, learn about winemaking at Jordan Vineyard & Winery, learn about winemaking at Bella Vineyards and Wine Caves, then do a tasting at Cast Wines, and finally learn about winemaking at Williamson Wines Tasting Room.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Healdsburg trip planner .

You can drive from Calistoga to Healdsburg in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. June in Healdsburg sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Napa.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Cast Wines, Iron Horse Vineyards
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Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Sapphire Hill Winery ©
Sapphire Hill Winery
Stephen & Walker Winery ©
Stephen & Walker Winery

2
nights
Napa

Napa ©
Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
On the 1st (Mon), learn about winemaking at Hendry Ranch Wines and then do a tasting at Trinitas Cellars. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Far Niente Winery, learn about winemaking at Robert Mondavi Winery, and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Napa road trip app .

Traveling by car from Healdsburg to Napa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Healdsburg in July: highs in Napa hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Oakville, Goosecross Cellars
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Far Niente Winery ©
Far Niente Winery
Balloon Rides
Robert Mondavi Winery ©
Robert Mondavi Winery

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some historical perspective at Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Visiting Muir Woods National Monument and Twin Peaks will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, wander the streets of Nob Hill, take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, and get curious at Exploratorium.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner .

Getting from Napa to San Francisco by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. While traveling from Napa, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Museums Nature

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): trek along Four Mile Trail, take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and finally make a trip to Olmsted Point. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then take some stellar pictures from Valley View, and finally admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park attractions planner .

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in July, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit warmer (83°F), and nights are a bit cooler (46°F). On the 9th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

3
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Point Loma, get to know the fascinating history of Oceanside Pier, and then examine the collection at Old Town Model Railroad Depot. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll the grounds of Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, pause for some photo ops at Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial, then pause for some serene contemplation at Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the San Diego trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to San Diego in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, you will find days in San Diego are little chillier (77°F), and nights are warmer (68°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Nature Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Oceanside Pier
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Point Loma ©
Point Loma
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery

3
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, wander the streets of The Strip, and then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas attractions planning site .

You can fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Diego in July, plan for much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 104°F by day to 81°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Spring Mountains Visitor Center
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The Strip ©
The Strip
Counts Kustoms ©
Counts Kustoms

3
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): make a trip to Powell Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, then get great views at Yaki Point, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip builder site .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, Grand Canyon National Park is cooler than Las Vegas - with highs of 84°F and lows of 52°F. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

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