42 days in United States Itinerary

42 days in United States Itinerary

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42 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Auburn
Drive:  3 h 30 min
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Hillsboro
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
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Medford
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
3
Sacramento
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
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Visalia
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
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Barstow
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
6
Laughlin
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
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Lake Havasu City
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
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Wickenburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
9
Phoenix
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
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Green Valley
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h
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Yuma
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
12
Palm Desert
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
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Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
14
Salinas
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
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Santa Rosa
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
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Fortuna
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
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Gold Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
18
Newport
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
End: Auburn

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Hillsboro

Hillsboro ©
Hillsboro is the fifth-largest city in the State of Oregon and is the county seat of Washington County. On the 24th (Fri), get your game on at Topgolf Hillsboro.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Hillsboro trip itinerary planning tool .

Auburn to Hillsboro is an approximately 3-hour car ride. In January, daytime highs in Hillsboro are 46°F, while nighttime lows are 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Medford.

Things to do in Hillsboro

Museums Tours Fun & Games

Side Trips

St. Mary's Catholic Church, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 25:
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Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum ©
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
St. Mary's Catholic Church ©
St. Mary's Catholic Church
Wine Tours & Tastings

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Medford

Medford
Medford is a city in, and county seat of, Jackson County, Oregon, United States. For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Medford trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Hillsboro to Medford with the Route module. In January, daily temperatures in Medford can reach 49°F, while at night they dip to 32°F. On the 26th (Sun), you're off toSacramento.

Things to do in Medford

Outdoors Parks Tours
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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 26th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at American River Bicycle Trail, and then examine the collection at California State Railroad Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Sacramento online trip itinerary planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Medford to Sacramento. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Medford in January: high temperatures in Sacramento hover around 58°F and lows are around 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Visalia.

Things to do in Sacramento

Parks Outdoors Trails
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 27:
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Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park ©
Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
American River Bicycle Trail ©
American River Bicycle Trail

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Visalia

Visalia ©
Visalia is a city situated in the agricultural San Joaquin Valley of California, approximately 230mi southeast of San Francisco, 190mi north of Los Angeles, 36mi west of Sequoia National Park and 43mi south of Fresno. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Exeter Murals and then explore the striking landscape of Sequoia National Park.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Visalia trip itinerary planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sacramento to Visalia. In January, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Barstow.

Things to do in Visalia

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Exeter Murals
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Exeter Murals ©
Exeter Murals

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Barstow

Barstow ©
Barstow is a city in San Bernardino County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Rainbow Basin Natural Area, then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Calico Ghost Town, then don't miss a visit to Barstow Station, and finally get some fabulous bargains at Outlets at Barstow.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Barstow route planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Visalia to Barstow. In January, daily temperatures in Barstow can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Laughlin.

Things to do in Barstow

Wildlife Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Calico Ghost Town
Find places to stay Jan 28 — 29:
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Rainbow Basin Natural Area ©
Rainbow Basin Natural Area
Calico Ghost Town ©
Calico Ghost Town
Outlets at Barstow ©
Outlets at Barstow

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Laughlin

Laughlin ©
Laughlin is an unincorporated town and census-designated place in Clark County, Nevada, United States, and a port located on the Colorado River. Explore Laughlin's surroundings by going to Boulder City (Hoover Dam & Winged Figures of the Republic Statues), Metcalf Park (in Kingman) and Oatman Ghost Town (in Oatman). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, try to win big at Harrah's Laughlin, go for a walk through Riverwalk, and examine the collection at Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Laughlin trip simple and quick.

Explore your travel options from Barstow to Laughlin with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Barstow to Laughlin. Traveling from Barstow in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Laughlin, with lows around 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Lake Havasu City.

Things to do in Laughlin

Parks Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trips

Boulder City, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Metcalf Park, Oatman Ghost Town
Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 1:
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Hoover Dam ©
Hoover Dam
Lake Mead National Recreation Area ©
Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection ©

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Lake Havasu City

Lake Havasu City ©
Lake Havasu City is a city in Mohave County, Arizona, United States. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Parker Dam, walk around Sara Park, and then don't miss a visit to Lake Havasu Lighthouses.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Lake Havasu City journey builder website .

You can drive from Laughlin to Lake Havasu City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Laughlin to Lake Havasu City due to the time zone difference. February in Lake Havasu City sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Wickenburg.

Things to do in Lake Havasu City

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Parker Dam
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 3:
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Sara Park ©
Sara Park
London Bridge ©
London Bridge
Lake Havasu State Park ©
Lake Havasu State Park

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Wickenburg

Wickenburg is a town primarily located in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States, with a portion in neighboring Yavapai County. Get some historical perspective at Lake Pleasant Regional Park and Yavapai County Courthouse Square. Explore Wickenburg's surroundings by going to Prescott (Watson Lake, Whiskey Row, & more). There's much more to do: trek along Vulture Peak Trail, don't miss a visit to The Jail Tree, trot along with a tour on horseback, and take an in-depth tour of Desert Caballeros Western Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Wickenburg journey maker site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lake Havasu City to Wickenburg. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In February, daily temperatures in Wickenburg can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Wickenburg

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Prescott, Lake Pleasant Regional Park, Granite 19 Hotshots Memorial
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 6:
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Horseback Riding Tours
Lake Pleasant Regional Park ©
Lake Pleasant Regional Park
Whiskey Row ©
Whiskey Row

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Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Get some historical perspective at Montezuma Castle National Monument and St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Phoenix: Three Mile Wash (in Roosevelt), Goldfield Ghost Town (in Apache Junction) and Scottsdale (Queen Creek Olive Mill Marketplace at Kierland Commons & Taliesin West). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Phoenix Zoo, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Camelback Mountain.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Phoenix holiday app .

You can drive from Wickenburg to Phoenix in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in February, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Green Valley.

Things to do in Phoenix

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Scottsdale, Three Mile Wash, Goldfield Ghost Town, St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church, Montezuma Castle National Monument
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 13:
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Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden
Montezuma Castle National Monument ©
Goldfield Ghost Town ©
Goldfield Ghost Town

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Green Valley

Green Valley ©
Green Valley is a census-designated place (CDP) in Pima County, Arizona, United States. Your inner history buff will appreciate Tumacacori National Historical Park and Boothilll Graveyard. Get out of town with these interesting Green Valley side-trips: Queen Mine Tour (in Bisbee) and Benson (Kartchner Caverns State Park & Double R Ranch). Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Titan Missile Museum, get lost in a book at Joyner-Green Valley Library, tee off at Quail Creek Country Club, and wander the wide-open spaces of Historic Hacienda de la Canoa.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Green Valley trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Phoenix to Green Valley. Traveling from Phoenix in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Green Valley, with lows of 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Yuma.

Things to do in Green Valley

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Benson, Queen Mine Tour, Titan Missile Museum, Tumacacori National Historical Park, Boothilll Graveyard
Find places to stay Feb 13 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Kartchner Caverns State Park ©
Kartchner Caverns State Park
Boothilll Graveyard ©
Boothilll Graveyard
Tumacacori National Historical Park
Tumacacori National Historical Park

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Yuma

Yuma ©
Yuma is a city in and the county seat of Yuma County, Arizona, United States. Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park and Arizona Historical Society Sanguinetti House Museum & Garden will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Yuma to go to Niland and see Imperial Sand Dunes Cahuilla Ranger Station, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area, kick back and relax at Gateway Park, pause for some photo ops at Robert G. Fowler Statue, and relax in the rural setting at Martha's Gardens Medjool Date Farm.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Yuma online travel route planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Green Valley to Yuma. Traveling from Green Valley in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Yuma, with lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Palm Desert.

Things to do in Yuma

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Imperial Sand Dunes Cahuilla Ranger Station
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 21:
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Palm Desert

Palm Desert ©
Palm Desert is a city in Riverside County, California, United States, in the Coachella Valley, approximately 14 miles (23 km) east of Palm Springs and 122 miles (196 km) east of Los Angeles. Palm Desert is known for zoos & aquariums, golf, shopping, trails, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the landscape on two wheels at Randall Henderson Loop Trail, play a few rounds at Desert Willow Golf Resort, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town La Quinta, and appreciate the history behind Desert Holocaust Memorial.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Palm Desert vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Yuma to Palm Desert in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Yuma to Palm Desert is minus 1 hour. In February in Palm Desert, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Palm Desert

Outdoors Golf Parks

Side Trips

Old Town La Quinta, Sam Cobb Farms
Find places to stay Feb 21 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Desert Willow Golf Resort ©
Desert Willow Golf Resort
Old Town La Quinta ©
Old Town La Quinta
Desert Holocaust Memorial ©
Desert Holocaust Memorial

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Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and then wander the streets of State Street Underpass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a leisurely stroll along Stearns Wharf and then take in panoramic vistas at Santa Barbara County Courthouse.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Santa Barbara day trip site .

Traveling by car from Palm Desert to Santa Barbara takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. In February, Santa Barbara is a bit cooler than Palm Desert - with highs of 67°F and lows of 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Salinas.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Feb 24 — 26:
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Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Wine Tours & Tastings
Santa Barbara County Courthouse ©
Santa Barbara County Courthouse

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Salinas

Salinas ©
Salinas is the county seat and largest municipality of Monterey County, California. On the 27th (Thu), kick back and relax at Point Lobos, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then admire the natural beauty at Tatum's Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to The Shakespeare Society of America, then pause for some serene contemplation at San Carlos Cathedral, then look for gifts at AiX, and finally steep yourself in history at The Steinbeck House / Best Cellar Gift Shop.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Salinas planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Santa Barbara to Salinas. In February, daytime highs in Salinas are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Rosa.

Things to do in Salinas

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

The Shakespeare Society of America, AiX, Point Lobos, San Carlos Cathedral, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Find places to stay Feb 26 — 28:
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard

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Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa ©
Located less than an hour's drive north of San Francisco, Santa Rosa serves as a convenient hub for travelers on their way to the world-famous Napa Valley wine country.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Charles M. Schulz Museum, identify plant and animal life at Safari West, and then do a tasting at Harvest Moon Winery. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at Siduri Wines, explore the historical opulence of Castello di Amorosa, then learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery, and finally learn about winemaking at Pride Mountain Vineyards.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Rosa trip maker website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Salinas to Santa Rosa. In February, daily temperatures in Santa Rosa can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Fortuna.

Things to do in Santa Rosa

Wineries Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

St. Helena, Castello di Amorosa
Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 1:
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Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Safari West ©
Safari West
Charles M. Schulz Museum ©
Charles M. Schulz Museum

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Fortuna

Fortuna ©
Fortuna is a city the northeast shore of the Eel River, and is on U.S. On the 2nd (Mon), meet the residents at Sequoia Park Zoo and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Ferndale Historic Cemetery.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Fortuna tour itinerary builder site .

Explore your travel options from Santa Rosa to Fortuna with the Route module. Traveling from Santa Rosa in March, expect nights in Fortuna to be about the same, around 43°F, while days are slightly colder, around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Beach.

Things to do in Fortuna

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sequoia Park Zoo, Ferndale Historic Cemetery
Find places to stay Mar 1 — 2:
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Sequoia Park Zoo ©
Sequoia Park Zoo
Ferndale Historic Cemetery ©
Ferndale Historic Cemetery

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Gold Beach

Gold Beach ©
Gold Beach is a city in and the county seat of Curry County, Oregon, United States, on the Oregon Coast. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): look for gifts at Gold Beach Books, then step aboard The Mary D Hume, then admire the majestic nature at Otter Point State Recreation Site, and finally get in on the family fun at Prehistoric Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at Rogue River Bridge and then kick back and relax at Myers Creek Beach.

Plan trip to Gold Beach with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Fortuna to Gold Beach. In March, daytime highs in Gold Beach are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Newport.

Things to do in Gold Beach

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Myers Creek Beach
Find places to stay Mar 2 — 4:
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Otter Point State Recreation Site ©
Otter Point State Recreation Site
Gold Beach Books ©
Gold Beach Books
Rogue River Bridge ©
Rogue River Bridge

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Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
On the 5th (Thu), enjoy the sea views from Yaquina Head Lighthouse and then enjoy the sand and surf at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Newport trip app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gold Beach to Newport. In March, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Newport

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area ©
Yaquina Head Lighthouse ©
Yaquina Head Lighthouse

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