United States: coast to coast itinerary

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An interesting story coast to coast travel United States, with description of the various stages and places visited, from the experience of a holiday.


Coast to coast itinerary

Last August, my new bride and I went on our honeymoon in the United States of America on a coast to coast route that we really liked.

We started from New York where we visited the famous island of Manhattan, the city hall, the Wall Street stock exchange, the Brooklyn Bridge, Times Square, the Broadway theaters, Central Park, the Metropolitan Museum and the Metropolitan Opera, the cathedral of San Patrizio, the most famous skyscrapers including the Empire State Building and the UN building, all the most famous neighborhoods including SoHo, Chinatown, Little Italy, Greenwich Village, Midtown, Harlem.


Leaving New York we head to Niagara Falls, a city belonging to the state of New York that develops on the American side of the Niagara River at the homonymous waterfalls, crossing the nice town of Ithaca on Lake Cayuga.

We then decide to cross over into Canada, another vast state of North America, to cross the heart of the Great Lakes region.

The Great Lakes are five freshwater lakes located in North America which by extension are among the largest in the world, so much so that they represent an inland sea geographically located between the United States and Canada.


These lakes are Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, Lake Erie, Lake Ontario. Then we take the direction of Detroit and then arrive in Chicago at Lake Michigan.

Downtown Detroit presents a wide variety of architectural styles where the past meets the present by blending the art deco of skyscrapers with the post-modern Comerica Tower which together with the Renaissance Center forms the symbol of the city.

Chicago is a multi-ethnic city and an important financial center with many industries.


Crossing the Mid West plains cut by Mississipi and Missouri, we reach Sturgis in South Dakota.

We continue towards Denver along the highest road in the world crossing some steps in the Rocky Mountains at well over 3,700 meters above sea level.

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Denver, the capital of Colorado, is located in the plains located slightly east of the Rocky Mountains, which offer the city a background of great beauty looking west.

The central district of Denver is located on the east bank of the South Platte River near the confluence with Cherry Creek.

The splendor of mountains covered by the magnificent Colorado woods keeps us company for a few hundred kilometers to Durango where we visit the Mesa Verde National Park.

Once this is done we completely change the landscape from the green color to the red color of the Utah desert.

Utah is a state located in the western Rocky Mountains region with the capital Salt Lake City.

In Indian Coutry we find many attractions to see including wind-worn stone arches, the Grand Canyon, Lake Powell, the Valley of the Gods and Monument Valley.

Along the famous route 66 we arrive in Las Vegas with its night attractions characterized by sparkling lights.


Passing through the Death Valley we reach California where we visit the famous parks of the Sierra Nevada including Yosemite National Park and Sequoia National Park.

In the center of the state of California we visit the central Valley with a border of coastal mountains in the west, with Sierra Nevada in the east, with the Range Falls in the north and with the Tehachapi Mountains in the south.

After this we head to San Francisco where we stay two days waiting for the departure for the return.

San Francisco is a cosmopolitan and tolerant city, with a particular mixed Victorian and modern architectural style that has reminded us a lot of some European cities.

USA COAST TO COAST • From NEW YORK to SAN FRANCISCO without flights (September 2020)


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