31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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31 days in United States Itinerary

New York City
New York City
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
Knoxville
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Memphis
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Saint Louis
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
Chicago
— 3 nights
train:  18​h 15​min
Denver
— 4 nights
Drive:  8​h
Salt Lake City
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Las Vegas

6
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.
You've added Grand central terminal, Staten Island Ferry, Top of the Rock Observation Deck, and other attractions to your itinerary. Do your shopping at Fifth Avenue and Chelsea Market.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the New York City travel itinerary creator.

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): deepen your knowledge of military history at US Naval Academy Foundation, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, and finally appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Tomb of the Unknowns, then see the interesting displays at Smithsonian Institution, and finally learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

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Getting from New York City to Washington DC by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Knoxville.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

US Naval Academy Foundation, Tomb of the Unknowns
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art

2
days
Knoxville

A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Chimney Tops and then take in the awesome beauty at Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, buy something for everyone on your list at The Village Shops, then view the masterpieces at Alewine Pottery, and finally examine the collection at Museum of Appalachia.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Knoxville vacation builder.

Getting from Washington DC to Knoxville by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. October in Knoxville sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Knoxville

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg, Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Museum of Appalachia
Highlights from your plan
Chimney Tops
Noah Bud Ogle Cabin
Museum of Appalachia

1
day
Nashville

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 12th (Thu), look for gifts at Hatch Show Print, see the interesting displays at Lane Motor Museum, then steep yourself in history at Lotz House Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Franklin on Foot, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Nashville online itinerary creator.

You can drive from Knoxville to Nashville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. October in Nashville sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Franklin
Highlights from your plan
Franklin on Foot
Lotz House Museum
Lane Motor Museum

3
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Memphis Farmers Market and Dinstuhl's Fine Candies. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Civil Rights Museum and Pink Palace Family of Museums. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Sun Studio., admire the landmark architecture of The Peabody Memphis, look for gifts at Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid, and make a trip to Graceland.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Memphis trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Nashville to Memphis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Memphis sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Memphis

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
A. Schwab
Sun Studio.
National Civil Rights Museum

few
hours
Saint Louis

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint Louis travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Memphis to Saint Louis in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Memphis in October: high temperatures in Saint Louis hover around 24°C and lows are around 11°C. On the 17th (Tue), you're off toChicago.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Outdoors Nightlife

4
days
Chicago

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Get some cultural insight at The Art Institute of Chicago and Basilica of the Sacred Heart. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Magnificent Mile and Millennium Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chicago: Elawa Farm (in Lake Forest), University of Notre Dame (in South Bend) and Starved Rock State Park (in Utica). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Field Museum, stop by Gayety's Chocolates & Ice Cream, appreciate the history behind Cloud Gate, and contemplate the waterfront views at Chicago River.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Chicago travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Saint Louis to Chicago takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Saint Louis in October, you will find days in Chicago are little chillier (20°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

South Bend, Gayety's Chocolates & Ice Cream, Starved Rock State Park, Pleasant Home, Elawa Farm
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park
Starved Rock State Park

4
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.
Get some cultural insight at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park and Benson Park Sculpture Garden. You'll explore and learn at Aspen and Evergreen Gallery and Leanin' Tree Museum & Sculpture Garden Of Western Art. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Denver: Colorado Model Railroad Museum (in Greeley) and Roxborough State Park (in Littleton). And it doesn't end there: trek along Emerald Lake Trail, identify plant and animal life at Dinosaur Ridge, explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, and admire the striking features of Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Denver trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Denver takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Chicago to Denver, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in October, expect little chillier with lows of 5°C in Denver. On the 25th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Estes Park, Roxborough State Park, Colorado Model Railroad Museum, Dinosaur Ridge, Emerald Lake Trail
Highlights from your plan
Dinosaur Ridge
Colorado Model Railroad Museum
Roxborough State Park

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Provo Canyon and Wheeler Historic Farm. Appreciate the collections at Hill Aerospace Museum and Ogden's George S. Eccles Dinosaur Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Salt Lake City: Ogden (Utah State Railroad Museum & Historic 25th Street). There's more to do: browse the different shops at Gardner Village and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Utah.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Salt Lake City itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Denver to Salt Lake City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Museums Childrens Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Ogden, Gardner Village, Provo Canyon
Highlights from your plan
Hill Aerospace Museum
Historic 25th Street

4
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.
Head to The Strip and Las Vegas North Premium Outletsfor plenty of shopping. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Mob Museum and Mesquite Fine Arts Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Las Vegas side-trips: Overton (Valley of Fire State Park & Lost City Museum). There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, see the interesting displays at Count's Kustoms, admire the masterpieces at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, and admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas online itinerary creator.

Fly from Salt Lake City to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. In October, Las Vegas is somewhat warmer than Salt Lake City - with highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Overton, Mesquite Fine Arts Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Titanic
Valley of Fire State Park

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