48 days in United States Itinerary

48 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Dammam
Fly + Drive:  19 h 45 min
1
Rockford
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Chicago
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Springfield
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  5 h 15 min
4
Dallas
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
5
Santa Fe
— 5 nights
Bus:  1 h
6
Albuquerque
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  7 h 15 min
7
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4 h 15 min
8
Los Angeles
— 13 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
9
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  32 h
End: Dammam

4
nights
Rockford

Rockford ©
Rockford is the third largest city in the U.S. Get out of town with these interesting Rockford side-trips: Whiskey Acres Distilling Co. (in DeKalb), Lake Geneva (Historic Steppingstone & Geneva Lake Shore Path) and Janesville (Rotary Botanical Gardens & CAMDEN Playground). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Historical Auto Attractions, look for all kinds of wild species at Horseshoe Mound, admire the natural beauty at Anderson Japanese Gardens, and contemplate the long history of Washburne House State Historic Site.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Rockford trip itinerary planner.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Rockford is an approximately 20- hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Dammam to Rockford due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dammam in July, things will get much colder in Rockford: highs are around 33°C and lows about 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Chicago.

Things to do in Rockford

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Galena, Lake Geneva, Roscoe, Janesville, Whiskey Acres Distilling Co.
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 13:
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Whiskey Acres Distilling Co. ©
Whiskey Acres Distilling Co.
Rotary Botanical Gardens ©
Rotary Botanical Gardens
Historical Auto Attractions ©
Historical Auto Attractions

6
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, enjoy breathtaking views from 360 Chicago Observation Deck, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Chicago day trip tool.

Getting from Rockford to Chicago by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. In July, daytime highs in Chicago are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Springfield.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Horseshoe Hammond
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 19:
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium

4
nights
Springfield

Springfield ©
Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
Get out of town with these interesting Springfield side-trips: Lincolns New Salem State Park (in Petersburg), Peoria (Forest Park & Grand View Drive) and Wheels O' Time Museum (in Dunlap). There's lots more to do: get lost in a book at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, contemplate the long history of Dana-Thomas House, explore the different monuments and memorials at Camp Butler National Cemetery, and get a sense of history and politics at Old State Capitol.

Plan a Springfield trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Chicago to Springfield takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. July in Springfield sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Springfield

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Peoria, Lincolns New Salem State Park, Wheels O' Time Museum
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 23:
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Dana-Thomas House ©
Dana-Thomas House
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum ©
Lincoln Memorial Garden ©
Lincoln Memorial Garden

5
nights
Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Explore Dallas' surroundings by going to Fort Worth (Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, Fort Worth Zoo, &more). There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at The Dallas World Aquarium, contemplate the long history of Top O'Hill Terrace, and get to know the fascinating history of Grapevine Historic Main Street District.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Dallas online trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Springfield to Dallas in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Springfield in July, expect Dallas to be a bit warmer, temps between 41°C and 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fort Worth, Grapevine, Dallas Axe Throwing, Top O'Hill Terrace
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 28:
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The Escape Game Dallas ©
The Escape Game Dallas
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza ©
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
Top O'Hill Terrace ©
Top O'Hill Terrace

5
nights
Santa Fe

Santa Fe
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Venture out of the city with trips to Taos (Rio Grande Gorge Bridge & 203 Fine Art) and Cochiti Pueblo (Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument & Canyon Trail). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, go for a walk through Keshi, examine the collection at New Mexico History Museum, and make a trip to Santa Fe Plaza.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe online itinerary planner.

You can fly from Dallas to Santa Fe in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July, Santa Fe is little chillier than Dallas - with highs of 36°C and lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Taos, Cochiti Pueblo, Rio Grande Gorge
Find places to stay Jul 28 — Aug 2:
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Canyon Trail
Canyon Trail
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

3
nights
Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©
Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Albuquerque: Pueblo of Santa Ana (in Bernalillo) and Bandelier National Monument (in Los Alamos). The adventure continues: get curious at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque, appreciate the extensive heritage of Albuquerque Old Town, learn more about the world around you at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, and stroll through The Stables at Tamaya.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Albuquerque driving holiday site.

You can take a bus from Santa Fe to Albuquerque in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Fe in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 20°C in Albuquerque. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Pueblo of Santa Ana, A Park Above, The Stables at Tamaya, Bandelier National Monument
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 5:
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Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town

1
night
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 6th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, then trek along Panorama Trail, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and finally admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls. On your second day here, explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass, then make a trip to Olmsted Point, then explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, and finally take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park online travel route planner.

Getting from Albuquerque to Yosemite National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Albuquerque to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Albuquerque in August, plan for little chillier days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 32°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 7:
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass

13
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, Disneyland Park, &more). There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, catch a live performance at Walt Disney Concert Hall, admire the masterpieces at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, and partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online journey planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect warmer evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, with lows around 22°C. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim, Norton Simon Museum, Two Rodeo Drive
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 20:
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

3
nights
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
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.
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is known for nature, historic sites, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock, take in breathtaking views at Kings Canyon National Park, admire the sheer force of Grizzly Falls, and trek along Congress Trail.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, shuttle, and car. When traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 23:
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Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Congress Trail ©
Congress Trail
Boyden Cavern
Boyden Cavern

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