29 days in United States Itinerary

29 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly to Los Angeles, Bus to Santa Barbara
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Santa Barbara
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Seattle
— 6 nights
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Chicago
— 4 nights
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New York City
— 6 nights
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Columbus
— 2 nights
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Richmond
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Santa Barbara

— 4 nights

The American Riviera

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wine Tours & Tastings and Santa Barbara County Courthouse. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum and Old Mission Santa Barbara. Take a break from Santa Barbara with a short trip to Ventura to Ojai Paved Bike Path in Ventura, about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see what you can catch with Santa Barbara Sportfishing Charter, learn about winemaking at Jaffurs Wine Cellars, and look for gifts at Chocolate Maya.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Santa Barbara online trip planner.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Santa Barbara is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Buenos Aires to Santa Barbara is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Buenos Aires in May, you will find days in Santa Barbara are a bit warmer (25°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours · Wineries · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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Find places to stay May 5 — 9:

Seattle

— 6 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.
Get in touch with nature at Snoqualmie Falls and Puget Sound Express. Explore hidden gems such as Wine Tours & Tastings and Seattle Public Library. Change things up with a short trip to Pacific Bonsai Museum in Federal Way (about 38 minutes away). The adventure continues: look for gifts at Starbucks Reserve Roastery Seattle, shop like a local with Pike Place Market, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, and get in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Seattle day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Santa Barbara to Seattle takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Seattle are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to fly to Chicago.

Things to do in Seattle

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 9 — 15:

Chicago

— 4 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Get in touch with nature at Lakefront Trail and Chicago River. Head to The Magnificent Mile and Chicago Cultural Centerfor some retail therapy. Step out of Chicago with an excursion to Milwaukee Art Museum in Milwaukee--about 1h 35 min away. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Chicago Riverwalk, try your luck at Horseshoe Hammond, admire the local landmark of Crown Fountain, and make a trip to Buckingham Fountain.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Chicago road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Seattle to Chicago in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Chicago is 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Chicago are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to New York City.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 15 — 19:

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Met Cloisters and Brooklyn Heights Promenade. Visiting Speed Boats Tours and Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Greenwich Village, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and stroll around World Trade Center's Liberty Park.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the New York City trip planner.

Fly from Chicago to New York City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to New York City. In May in New York City, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Columbus.

Things to do in New York City

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 19 — 25:

Columbus

— 2 nights

The Discovery City

More than just one of the nation's top business centers, Columbus is a mixture of many different parts of America, situated at the spot where the so-called "Bible Belt" meets the varied cultures of the Great Plains and Appalachia.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then admire the natural beauty at Kelton House Museum & Garden, and then get to know the fascinating history of German Village. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, then wander the streets of Easton Town Center, and then take a spin around town with Pedal Wagon Columbus.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Columbus trip maker.

You can fly from New York City to Columbus in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Richmond.

Things to do in Columbus

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Outdoors

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Find places to stay May 25 — 27:

Richmond

— 5 nights

The River City

The capital city of Virginia, Richmond has diverse architecture, a large collection of monuments, and world-class museums that reveal the city's important role in American history.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Historic Jamestowne and Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hollywood Cemetery and Jamestown Settlement. Change things up with these side-trips from Richmond: Governor's Palace (in Williamsburg) and Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Yorktown). And it doesn't end there: get a sense of history and politics at Virginia Capitol Building, stroll through Maymont, brush up on your military savvy at White House of the Confederacy, and take a stroll through Carytown.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Richmond sightseeing planning site.

Fly from Columbus to Richmond in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in May, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Richmond

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 27 — Jun 1:

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.