23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Memphis
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Austin
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
El Paso
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
Phoenix
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  2​h 30​min
Zion National Park
— Few hours
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  6​h
Glacier National Park
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
Seattle
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Cannon Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Portland
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Anaheim
— Few hours
Drive:  7​h
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
Healdsburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Jackson Hole
— 1 night
+3
taxi + Fly + foot + train:  3​h 30​min
Denver
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Kansas City
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Chicago

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Memphis

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Sun Studio and then don't miss a visit to Graceland.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Memphis trip planner .

Chicago to Memphis is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Chicago in September, things will get a bit warmer in Memphis: highs are around 87°F and lows about 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Austin.

Things to do in Memphis

#Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
Graceland ©
Graceland

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Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): admire the striking features of Texas State Capitol, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, and then contemplate the long history of The Driskill.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Austin trip planner .

Getting from Memphis to Austin by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Memphis in September, you will find days in Austin are a bit warmer (93°F), and nights are about the same (71°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to El Paso.

Things to do in Austin

#Historic Sites, #Outdoors, #Trails
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol

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El Paso

El Paso ©
El Paso is a city in and the seat of El Paso County, Texas, United States. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Franklin Mountains State Park and then take a memorable drive along Scenic Drive - Overlook.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the El Paso trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Austin to El Paso takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Austin to El Paso. Traveling from Austin in September, expect nights in El Paso to be about the same, around 67°F, while days are slightly colder, around 88°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in El Paso

#Nature, #Parks, #Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Franklin Mountains State Park ©
Franklin Mountains State Park
Scenic Drive - Overlook ©
Scenic Drive - Overlook

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Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. On the 9th (Sun), examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum and then admire all the interesting features of Chase Field.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Phoenix journey planner.

Traveling by flight from El Paso to Phoenix takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from El Paso in September: high temperatures in Phoenix hover around 99°F and lows are around 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Phoenix

#Museums
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Chase Field ©
Chase Field

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Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of The Narrows.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Zion National Park using our trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Phoenix to Zion National Park in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Phoenix in September: highs in Zion National Park hover around 84°F, while lows dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

#Outdoors, #Nature, #Trails
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows

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Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier, then take in the dramatic natural features at Jackson Glacier Overlook, and then cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Glacier National Park trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Zion National Park to Glacier National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and taxi; or drive. In September, Glacier National Park is slightly colder than Zion National Park - with highs of 70°F and lows of 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

#Outdoors, #Nature, #Parks
Highlights from your plan
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Jackson Glacier Overlook ©
Jackson Glacier Overlook

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Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): explore and take pictures at Safeco Field, then enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, then view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally shop like a local with Pike Place Market.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Seattle attractions planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Glacier National Park to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Glacier National Park to Seattle, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Glacier National Park in September, Seattle is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Seattle

#Neighborhoods, #Shopping, #Museums
Highlights from your plan
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

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Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 13th (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock and then admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cannon Beach trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Seattle to Cannon Beach takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Portland.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

#Nature, #Parks, #Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

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Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden and then contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Portland day trip app .

Getting from Cannon Beach to Portland by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Cannon Beach in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Portland: temperatures range from 76°F by day to 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Portland

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trip

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Highlights from your plan
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden

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San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): meet the residents at San Diego Zoo.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our San Diego online visit planner .

Getting from Portland to San Diego by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in San Diego when traveling from Portland in September, with lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Diego

#Outdoors, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo

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Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Anaheim tour itinerary planning tool .

Getting from San Diego to Anaheim by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from San Diego, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Anaheim, ranging from highs of 88°F to lows of 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Anaheim

#Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park

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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass and then take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary tool .

Drive from Anaheim to Yosemite National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Anaheim, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 74°F to lows of 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Healdsburg.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Nature, #Parks, #Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass

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Healdsburg

The quaint city of Healdsburg is one of northern California's wine capitals, serving as the meeting point for three of Sonoma's most important wine-producing regions.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): do a tasting at Alexander Valley Vineyards and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, use the Healdsburg online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Healdsburg takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in September; daily highs in Healdsburg reach 84°F and lows reach 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Healdsburg

#Tours, #Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Alexander Valley Vineyards ©
Alexander Valley Vineyards

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island and then wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Lombard Street, then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and then stroll through Golden Gate Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read San Francisco day trip planner.

You can drive from Healdsburg to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Healdsburg in September: highs in San Francisco hover around 76°F, while lows dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): trek along Artist Point, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Butte Overlook. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Madison River, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park planner .

Do a combination of flight and car from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, flight, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be cooler, around 33°F, while days are slightly colder, around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

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Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Grand Teton.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Jackson Hole trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, expect nights in Jackson Hole to be about the same, around 38°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

#Wildlife, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

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Denver

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, explore and take pictures at Coors Field, and then contemplate the long history of Union Station.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Denver visit planning tool .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train from Jackson Hole to Denver in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Jackson Hole in September: high temperatures in Denver hover around 79°F and lows are around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kansas City.

Things to do in Denver

#Parks, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Coors Field ©
Coors Field
Union Station ©
Union Station

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Kansas City

Kansas City ©
The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take an in-depth tour of National WWI Museum and Memorial, and then steep yourself in history at Union Station.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kansas City visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Denver to Kansas City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Denver to Kansas City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Denver in September since evenings lows in Kansas City dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kansas City

#Museums, #Fun & Games, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National WWI Museum and Memorial ©
National WWI Museum and Memorial
Room Escape Games
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art ©
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

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