38 days in United States Itinerary

38 days in United States Itinerary

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1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
2
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
3
Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
4
Aspen
— 2 nights
5
Denver
— 2 nights
6
Rapid City
— 2 nights
7
Minneapolis
— 2 nights
8
Milwaukee
— 3 nights
9
Chicago
— 2 nights
10
Detroit
— 2 nights
11
Cleveland
— 2 nights
12
Pittsburgh
— 1 night
13
Harrisburg
— 2 nights
14
Philadelphia
— 1 night
15
New York City
— 8 nights

2
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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 10th (Fri), make a trip to Montana Avenue, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, examine the collection at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, thenexplore the world behind art at Craft Contemporary, and finally see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, thenwander the streets of Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and finally don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. In May in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Santa Monica
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Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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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.
On the 12th (Sun), see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, shop like a local with The Strip, and then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. On the 13th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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The Strip ©
The Strip
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Utah, thenview the masterpieces at Art at the Main Gallery, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salt Lake Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Big Cottonwood Canyon and then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Tabernacle.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Salt Lake City driving holiday planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to Salt Lake City by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in May; daily highs in Salt Lake City reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Find places to stay May 13 — 15:
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Salt Lake Temple ©
Salt Lake Temple
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Big Cottonwood Canyon ©
Big Cottonwood Canyon

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Aspen

Aspen ©
Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells. On the next day, take a memorable drive along Independence Pass.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Aspen holiday planning app.

Traveling by flight from Salt Lake City to Aspen takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, Aspen is slightly colder than Salt Lake City - with highs of °C and lows of °C. On the 17th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Aspen

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass

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Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): get a taste of the local shopping with 16th Street Mall, explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, thencontemplate the long history of Molly Brown House Museum, and finally admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity United Methodist Church and then contemplate the long history of Denver Union Station.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Denver trip planner.

Take a train from Aspen to Denver in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Aspen in May since evenings lows in Denver dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Find places to stay May 17 — 19:
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16th Street Mall ©
16th Street Mall
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum

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Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
On the 20th (Mon), take in the exciting artwork at Suzie Cappa Art Center, look for all kinds of wild species at Bear Country USA, thentake an in-depth tour of South Dakota Air and Space Museum, thenstop by Alex Johnson Mercantile, and finally take a stroll through Downtown Rapid City.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rapid City trip planning app.

Getting from Denver to Rapid City by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May in Rapid City, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Rapid City

Wildlife Parks Museums
Find places to stay May 19 — 21:
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Bear Country USA ©
Bear Country USA
South Dakota Air and Space Museum ©
South Dakota Air and Space Museum
Downtown Rapid City ©
Downtown Rapid City

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Mill City Museum, grab your bike and head to Mill Ruins Park, thenadmire the masterpieces at Minneapolis Institute of Art, and finally admire the sheer force of Minnehaha Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Minneapolis tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Rapid City to Minneapolis in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rapid City to Minneapolis. In May in Minneapolis, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Milwaukee.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cathedral of Saint Paul, Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center
Find places to stay May 21 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Minnehaha Park ©
Minnehaha Park
Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center ©
Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center

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Milwaukee

Milwaukee ©
Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Historic Third Ward, contemplate the long history of Pabst Mansion, and then examine the collection at Harley-Davidson Museum. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stanislaus Oratory, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of St. Josaphat, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Riverwalk, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Lakefront Brewery.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Milwaukee travel route planner.

Fly from Minneapolis to Milwaukee in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Chicago.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Find places to stay May 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Pabst Mansion ©
Pabst Mansion
Basilica of St. Josaphat ©
Basilica of St. Josaphat
Harley-Davidson Museum ©
Harley-Davidson Museum

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 26th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Ernest Hemingway Birthplace and then admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, thentake a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, thenexplore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Fourth Presbyterian Church.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Chicago trip builder.

Traveling by car from Milwaukee to Chicago takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Chicago sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Tue) before leaving for Detroit.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Oak Park
Find places to stay May 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace ©
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple ©
Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple

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Detroit

Detroit ©
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
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Traveling by flight from Chicago to Detroit takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cleveland.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay May 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts
The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant ©
The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant
Motown Museum ©
Motown Museum

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Cleveland

Cleveland ©
A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): try to win big at JACK Cleveland Casino, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at St John's Cathedral, thensee the interesting displays at A Christmas Story House, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Lake View Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at West Side Market, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Shrine Church of Saint Stanislaus, thenexplore the world behind art at The Cleveland Museum of Art, and finally don't miss a visit to University Circle.

Make your Cleveland itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Detroit to Cleveland takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Cleveland

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 1:
Highlights from your plan
The Cleveland Museum of Art ©
The Cleveland Museum of Art
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ©
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
West Side Market ©
West Side Market

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Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh ©
Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): see the interesting displays at Bicycle Heaven.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Pittsburgh online tour planner.

Getting from Cleveland to Pittsburgh by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Harrisburg.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums
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Bicycle Heaven ©
Bicycle Heaven

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Harrisburg

Harrisburg ©
Harrisburg is the capital city of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States, and the county seat of Dauphin County. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): get engrossed in the history at National Civil War Museum and then witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park. Keep things going the next day: witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, steep yourself in history at Dobbin House Tavern, thentrot along with a tour on horseback, and finally stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery.

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Traveling by car from Pittsburgh to Harrisburg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Harrisburg can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Tue) before leaving for Philadelphia.

Things to do in Harrisburg

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Gettysburg
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Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Gettysburg National Cemetery ©
Gettysburg National Cemetery

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 4th (Tue), make a trip to Liberty Bell Center, steep yourself in history at Independence Hall, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Harrisburg to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Liberty Bell Center ©
Liberty Bell Center
Reading Terminal Market ©
Reading Terminal Market

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island. Step out of the city life by going to Edgar Felix Memorial Bikeway and Teatown Lake Reservation. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, and go for a walk through Central Park.

Plan trip to New York City with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to New York City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in New York City can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 13th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Edgar Felix Memorial Bikeway, Teatown Lake Reservation
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Times Square ©
Times Square

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