28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour itinerary planner

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San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive
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Monterey
Drive
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly
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New York City
— 6 nights
Drive
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Pittsburgh
— 1 night
Drive
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Toledo
— 1 night
Drive
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Ann Arbor
— 1 day
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Fly
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Seattle
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 2 nights

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San Francisco

— 5 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step out of San Francisco with an excursion to Point Reyes Safaris in Point Reyes Station--about 58 minutes away. There's much more to do: walk around Golden Gate Park, sample the tasty concoctions at Anchor Brewing Company, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our San Francisco travel app.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to San Francisco. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in January, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 21 — 26:

Monterey

Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Monterey Bay Aquarium.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Monterey trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Monterey takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Monterey are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 27:
Highlights from your trip

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 2 nights

A Land of Giants

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
On the 27th (Thu), cruise along Generals Hwy, take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, and then explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock Trail.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park travel planner.

You can drive from Monterey to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5 hours. Traveling from Monterey in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of 38°F in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. You'll set off for Death Valley National Park on the 28th (Fri).

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 28:

Death Valley National Park

— 1 night

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take in breathtaking views at Golden Canyon, cruise along Artists Dr, contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, explore the striking landscape at Devil's Golf Course, then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, and finally contemplate the long history of Harmony Borax Works.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park tour builder app.

Getting from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 7 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Death Valley National Park can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 28 — 29:

Los Angeles

— 1 night

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, examine the collection at The Getty Center, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and finally see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles attractions planner.

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Los Angeles by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in January, things will get a bit warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 70°F and lows about 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to fly to New York City.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 29 — 30:

New York City

— 6 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), One World Trade Center, The Oculus, and other attractions you added. There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Chapel, admire the masterpieces at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to New York City takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Los Angeles to New York City due to the time zone difference. In January, New York City is colder than Los Angeles - with highs of 40°F and lows of 24°F. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Sun) before leaving for Pittsburgh.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 6:

Pittsburgh

— 1 night

City of Bridges

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Carnegie Mellon University. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, then get a variety of perspectives on a duck tour, and then stop by Strip District. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Senator John Heinz History Center, make a trip to Carnegie Mellon University, and then gain some tasty knowledge on Wigle Whiskey.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Pittsburgh visit planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Pittsburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from New York City in February; daily highs in Pittsburgh reach 40°F and lows reach 24°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Toledo.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 7:

Toledo

— 1 night
Toledo is a city in and the county seat of Lucas County, Ohio, United States. For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Toledo travel planner.

You can drive from Pittsburgh to Toledo in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Traveling from Pittsburgh in February, expect nights in Toledo to be about the same, around 20°F, while days are little chillier, around 35°F. You will leave for Ann Arbor on the 8th (Tue).

Things to do in Toledo

Parks · Museums · Nightlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 8:

Ann Arbor

— 1 day
Ann Arbor is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan and the county seat of Washtenaw County. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): make a trip to University of Michigan, then stop by Kerrytown, and then don't miss a visit to St. Thomas the Apostle Ann Arbor, Michigan.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Ann Arbor trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Toledo to Ann Arbor takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Ann Arbor when traveling from Toledo in February, with lows around 14°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Ann Arbor

Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 9:

Yellowstone National Park

— 4 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Elephant Back Mountain, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hayden Valley, witness a stunning natural landmark at Mammoth Hot Springs, and explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park road trip website.

Fly from Ann Arbor to Yellowstone National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Yellowstone National Park when traveling from Ann Arbor in February, with lows around 4°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 13:

Seattle

— 2 nights

Emerald City

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 14th (Mon): observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in February, things will get much warmer in Seattle: highs are around 50°F and lows about 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 13 — 15:

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Haight Street, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, then steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island, and finally browse the exhibits of USS Pampanito. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by SoMa, see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, then make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, and finally play a few rounds at Lincoln Park.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco day trip planning site.

Getting from Seattle to San Francisco by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Seattle in February, with highs in San Francisco at 62°F and lows at 48°F.

Things to do in San Francisco

Find places to stay Feb 15 — 17:

United States travel guide

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More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.