29 days in United States Itinerary

29 days in United States Itinerary

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29 days in United States Itinerary

New York City
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Knoxville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
Nashville
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Memphis
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Saint Louis
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Denver
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  3​h 30​min
Los Angeles

4
days
New York City

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Helicopter Flight Services - Helicopter Tours, Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Grand central terminal, and other attractions you added. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Chelsea Market and Worthington State Forest. Step out of the city life by going to Bushkill Falls and Swartswood State Park. Step out of New York City with an excursion to Country Kettle in East Stroudsburg--about 1h 45 min away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Central Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City trip itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airports are La Guardia Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. October in New York City sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Columbia, Bushkill Falls, Swartswood State Park, Country Kettle
Highlights from your plan
The High Line
New York Public Library

2
days
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes City Segway Tours - Washington, DC as well as Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): see the sights in a new way with City Segway Tours - Washington, DC, then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Great Falls Park.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Washington DC travel planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Washington DC are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Knoxville.

Things to do in Washington DC

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Great Falls Park, Arlington National Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Great Falls Park
Arlington National Cemetery

2
days
Knoxville

A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
On the 9th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Grotto Falls Trail, appreciate the extensive heritage of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, then sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, and finally stroll through Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Museum of the Cherokee Indian, steep yourself in history at Oconaluftee Indian Village, contemplate the long history of Little Greenbrier School, then contemplate the long history of Walker Sisters' Cabin, and finally stop by Christmas Place.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Knoxville sightseeing planner.

Getting from Washington DC to Knoxville by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Knoxville are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Nashville.

Things to do in Knoxville

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Cherokee, Christmas Place, Sugarlands Distilling Company
Highlights from your plan
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail
Roaring Fork
Grotto Falls Trail

2
days
Nashville

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): wander the streets of Downtown Nashville. Keep things going the next day: admire the majestic nature at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, explore the activities along Radnor Lake State Park, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Franklin on Foot, then take an in-depth tour of Lotz House Museum, and finally stop by Hatch Show Print.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Nashville tour planner.

Traveling by car from Knoxville to Nashville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in October, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Franklin, Stones River National Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum
Stones River National Battlefield
Lane Motor Museum

2
days
Memphis

The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
On the 14th (Sat), examine the collection at National Civil Rights Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Memphis Farmers Market, then stop by A. Schwab, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Village Creek State Park. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Graceland, learn more about the world around you at Pink Palace Family of Museums, then take an in-depth tour of Mud Island River Park, and finally look for gifts at Center For Southern Folklore.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Memphis custom trip planner.

You can fly from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Memphis

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Village Creek State Park
Highlights from your plan
Village Creek State Park
Sun Studio.
National Civil Rights Museum

2
days
Chicago

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 16th (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Chicago Riverwalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Indiana Dunes State Park, then stroll through Lakefront Trail, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Michigan.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Chicago trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Memphis to Chicago by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Memphis in October; daily highs in Chicago reach 20°C and lows reach 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Indiana Dunes State Park, Lake Michigan, Elawa Farm
Highlights from your plan
Lake Michigan
Millennium Park
Elawa Farm

2
days
Saint Louis

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
On the 19th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Missouri Botanical Garden, look for gifts at Ted Drew's Frozen Custard, see the interesting displays at Museum of Transportation, then identify plant and animal life at Sachs Butterfly House, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame Museum, hunt for treasures at Soulard Farmer's Market, contemplate the long history of Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site, then look for gifts at St. Louis Premium Outlets, then view the masterpieces at Astral Glass Studio and Gallery, and finally stop by Sugar Momma's.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Saint Louis online itinerary creator.

Fly from Chicago to Saint Louis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Saint Louis are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 21st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Chesterfield, Sugar Momma's, Eckert's Belleville Farm, Astral Glass Studio and Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Sachs Butterfly House
City Museum
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis

5
days
Denver

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Do your shopping at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park and Pearl Street Mall. Museum-lovers will get to explore Colorado Model Railroad Museum and Swetsville Zoo. Get out of town with these interesting Denver side-trips: Loveland (Benson Park Sculpture Garden & Devil's Backbone Trail), Leanin' Tree Museum & Sculpture Garden Of Western Art (in Boulder) and Roxborough State Park (in Littleton). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Sprague Lake, hike along Horsetooth Mountain Open Space, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, and steep yourself in history at Union Station, Denver, CO.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Denver travel planner.

Fly from Saint Louis to Denver in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Saint Louis to Denver is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Saint Louis in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 5°C in Denver. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park, Boulder, Loveland, Colorado Model Railroad Museum, Images of Rocky Mountain National Park
Highlights from your plan
Dinosaur Ridge
Roxborough State Park
Sprague Lake

2
days
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.
On the 26th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salt Lake Temple and then make a trip to Temple Square. On your second day here, stroll through City Creek Canyon, then browse the collection at Family History Library, then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Utah, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Gardner Village.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Salt Lake City online itinerary creator.

Traveling by flight from Denver to Salt Lake City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Gardner Village
Highlights from your plan
Temple Square
Gardner Village
Salt Lake Temple

3
days
Las Vegas

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
The Mob Museum and Madame Tussauds Las Vegas will appeal to museum buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Valley of Fire State Park and Photography Tours. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strip, take an in-depth tour of Titanic, examine the collection at Count's Kustoms, and engage your brain at Bodies The Exhibition.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas online itinerary creator.

You can fly from Salt Lake City to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Salt Lake City in October: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 32°C and lows are around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Mob Museum
Valley of Fire State Park

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