USA from Coast-to-Coast in one month
The dream of every USA-fan... Travel from east to west USA in only one month. You'll see every exciting city of The States yourself. New York City, Washington DC, Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Francisco. It's all here!
- Airplane Home - New York
Day 1 - 3 New York
It's time to start your trip. On day 1, you'll arrive in New York from home by airplane. You will stay in New York for 3 nights. Must-see highlights in and around New York are African Burial Ground National Monument, City Hall Park Visitor Information Center, New York City Supreme Court, St. Paul's Chapel, Woolworth Building.
- Train New York - Washington
Day 4 - 5 Washington
On day 4, you'll arrive in Washington from New York by train. You will stay in Washington for 2 nights. Must-see highlights in and around Washington are Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle, Foundry United Methodist Church, Heurich House Museum, Munfordville Battlefield, National World War II Memorial, St. John's Church.
- Car Washington - Chambersburg, PA
Day 6 Chambersburg, PA
Not the most exciting stop of your trip, but Chambersburg is a good and quiet place to stay before heading towards Niagara Falls.
- Car Chambersburg, PA - Niagara Falls
Day 7 Niagara Falls
On the border of the USA and Canada, you will find the Niagara Falls. Although this pace is 365 days a year incredible crowded, it is all worth it. Take the elevator and go down to take place on the ferry, which will take you almost in the falls.
- Car Niagara Falls - Toronto
Day 8 Toronto
After crossing the Canadian border, you're heading towards Toronto. A friendly city with a complete different setting as the US cities you've seen so far. A must see is the CN Tower, which will give you an awesome view over Toronto.
- Car Toronto - Windsor
Day 9 Windsor
On day 9, you'll arrive in Windsor from Toronto by car. You will stay in Windsor for 1 night. Must-see highlights in and around Windsor are Detroit RiverFront, Detroit Riverwalk, Guardian Building, Joe Louis Arena, Windsor Riverfront.
- Car Windsor - Chicago
Day 10 - 11 Chicago
On day 10, you'll arrive in Chicago from Windsor by car. You will stay in Chicago for 2 nights. Must-see highlights in and around Chicago are Flamingo Sculpture, Harold Washington Library Center, San Marco II, The Loop, The Rookery.
- Airplane Chicago - Rapid City, SD
Rapid City, SD
Rapid City, SD
Your flight will take you to Rapid City, SD. You will pick up your new rental car here.
- Car Rapid City, SD - Gillette
Day 12 Gillette
After a long day with a flight from Chicago to Rapid City (where you pick up another rental car), you will sleep in Gillette.
- Car Gillette - Cody, WY
Day 13 - 14 Cody, WY
Loving nature? Of course, who doesn't. But these two days will bring you to one of the most beautiful National Parks of the States: Yellowstone NP. Bears, buffalos and colourful hot springs. You have to be lucky to see bears, but the buffalos and hot springs are guaranteed! Words can't describe this wonder of nature: go see it yourself.
- Car Cody, WY - Idaho Falls
Day 15 Idaho Falls
Idaho Falls is not a very popular town, but the iconic Idaho Falls Idaho Temple of the Mormons will be a nice trademark of this place, with the Snake River crossing through.
- Car Idaho Falls - Salt Lake City, UT
Day 16 Salt Lake City, UT
Salt Lake City, UT
Before heading towards your hotel in downtown Salt Lake City, you should visit the Salt Lake. With an experience similar to taking a swim in the Dead Sea, you will be floating on the water in this gigantic salt lake. Salt Lake City is pretty friendly when it comes to the accessibility: pretty much the whole city can be seen in one day by foot.
- Car Salt Lake City, UT - Moab
Day 17 Moab
Are you really adventureous? Here is your chance to see two National Parks in one day. Get up early to visit either Arches NP, before taking off to Canyonlands NP. You have a couple of hours in both NPs, which should be enough to see most of the highlights and to score a stamp in your NP passport.
- Car Moab - Cortez
Day 18 Cortez
One of the oldest cities found in the US is nowadays called Mesa Verde NP ("green table"). In the rocks you will see handcrafted houses and there are some open sights to give you an insight how these houses are made.
- Car Cortez - Grand Canyon Village
Day 19 Grand Canyon Village
Grand Canyon Village
Is this the best known NP of the United States? Maybe... Grand Canyon NP is a 435 km long canyon, with the quiet Colorado River sneaking through it, hundreds of meters below your feet when you're enjoying the silence when standing at the rim. Tip: get our of your bed before sunrise and find yourself a nice seat to enjoy the sunrise. You will be surprised by the size and silence of this world wonder.
- Car Grand Canyon Village - Las Vegas
Day 20 - 22 Las Vegas
What a contrast... From a wonder of nature, to the city of entertainment, Las Vegas. Before stopping in Vegas, make sure you visit the Hoover Dam: a huge dam built in the 1930s to control the Colorado River waterflow. Pick yourself a hotel you like most and walk down the Strip to see all lights, sounds, casinos and entertainment on the streets. If you'd like to see a show in one of the hotels, make sure to book your tickets a long time before your stay, to ensure your tickets. Oh, did I mention you should take some cash with you?
- Car Las Vegas - Los Angeles
Day 23 Los Angeles
Los Angeles is one of the largest cities of California and the US in general. Although there is not really one 'downtown area' like you will see in most cities, LA has plenty of highlights you want to see. Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Walk of Fame, Universal Studios, Venice Beach... Need to say more? Book your hotel near Venice, so you can enjoy Venice Beach after a long day of traveling through the city. Best way to do this is by car.
- Car Los Angeles - Morro Bay, CA
Day 24 Morro Bay, CA
Morro Bay, CA
Your last two stays will be on the legendary Route 1 coastroute. From Los Angeles towards San Francisco, The Big Sur will ensure you of the best views you have ever seen. Morro Bay is a stop almost halfway Route 1. Roads are bendy most of the time, but Morro Bay will give a sneak peak to San Francisco, with a group of sea lions make noise while you enjoy dinner.
- Car Morro Bay, CA - San Francisco
Day 25 - 26 San Francisco
As your grandmother told you: save the best for last. San Francisco is a city built on top of a couple of hills, just like ancient Rome. It is pretty tempting to walk down the Golden Gate Bridge, but I'd advice you to take a bus to Sausalito: the other side of the bridge. Two days should be enough to see the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz (take the earliest ferry!), Fishermans Wharf and iconic places like Lombard Street. A good tip is to take a good walk through the hills. Great romantic scenes and steep hills are the ingredients, but it is worth it to get a taste of the real city.
- Airplane San Francisco - Home
- Day 1 - 3 New York
- Day 4 - 5 Washington
- Day 6 Chambersburg, PA
- Day 7 Niagara Falls
- Day 8 Toronto
- Day 9 Windsor
- Day 10 - 11 Chicago
- Day 12 Gillette
- Day 13 - 14 Cody, WY
- Day 15 Idaho Falls
- Day 16 Salt Lake City, UT
- Day 17 Moab
- Day 18 Cortez
- Day 19 Grand Canyon Village
- Day 20 - 22 Las Vegas
- Day 23 Los Angeles
- Day 24 Morro Bay, CA
- Day 25 - 26 San Francisco