28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

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28 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Nantes
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Minneapolis
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Salt Lake City
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
5
Orlando
— 3 nights
fly:  6​h 30​min
6
Nashville
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Nantes

3
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Let the collections at National Air and Space Museum and National Gallery of Art capture your imagination. Antietam National Battlefield and Madame Tussauds DC are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Washington DC, make a side trip to see Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore, approximately 1 hour away. There's more to do: stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip itinerary builder app .

Nantes, France to Washington DC is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Nantes in August, with highs in Washington DC at 36°C and lows at 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Antietam National Battlefield, Arlington National Cemetery, Horseshoe Casino
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield

5
nights
Minneapolis

Minneapolis ©
Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
Shop till you drop at Mall of America and Candyland. Minneapolis Institute of Art and Schell's are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Minneapolis' surroundings by going to National Eagle Center (in Wabasha), Baker Park Reserve (in Maple Plain) and WineHaven Winery and Vineyard (in Chisago City). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Square Lake Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Saint Paul, take a stroll through Summit Avenue, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Minneapolis route maker website .

Getting from Washington DC to Minneapolis by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Minneapolis is minus 1 hour. In August, Minneapolis is little chillier than Washington DC - with highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Saint Paul, WineHaven Winery and Vineyard, National Eagle Center, Round Lake Park and Beach, Square Lake Park
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Baker Park Reserve ©
Baker Park Reserve
National Eagle Center ©
National Eagle Center
Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art

3
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Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Get in touch with nature at Golden Spike National Historic Site and Big Cottonwood Canyon. Get some cultural insight at Temple Square and Park City Main Street Historic District. Change things up with a short trip to Antelope Island State Park in Syracuse (about 52 minutes away). There's more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Utah.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Salt Lake City attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Minneapolis to Salt Lake City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Minneapolis to Salt Lake City is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Minneapolis in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Salt Lake City, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Park City Main Street Historic District, Golden Spike National Historic Site, Antelope Island State Park
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Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Golden Spike National Historic Site ©
Big Cottonwood Canyon ©
Big Cottonwood Canyon

5
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.
Get outdoors at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Oak Canyon Nature Center. Museum-lovers will appreciate La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and The Getty Center. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point), Santa Monica (Third Street Promenade, Montana Avenue, & more) and Disneyland Park (in Anaheim). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Abbot Kinney Boulevard, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and shop like a local with Two Rodeo Drive.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles tour planning site .

Traveling by flight from Salt Lake City to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Salt Lake City to Los Angeles. When traveling from Salt Lake City in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Los Angeles, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Two Rodeo Drive
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Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

3
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Stetson Mansion and St. Barnabas Episcopal Church. Step out of the city life by going to Discovery Cove and Disney's Animal Kingdom. There's more to do: look for gifts at The Mall at Millenia.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Orlando online road trip planner .

Drive from Los Angeles to Orlando in 41 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Orlando is 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in August; daily highs in Orlando reach 39°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Orlando

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

DeLand
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Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove
Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion
Disney's Animal Kingdom ©
Disney's Animal Kingdom

5
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Lotz House Museum and Andrew Jackson's Hermitage. Museum-lovers will appreciate Gallery 202 and Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Step out of Nashville with an excursion to Franklin Farmers Market in Franklin--about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Downtown Nashville, appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Franklin, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Nashville online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Orlando to Nashville takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Orlando to Nashville due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Orlando in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 24°C in Nashville. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Franklin
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Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville

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