27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

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27 days in United States Itinerary

London
Fly:  11​h 45​min
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Des Moines
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Omaha
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Denver
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Albuquerque
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  3​h 30​min
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h
London

3
days
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Art Institute of Chicago and The Field Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Grand Mere State Park and Silver Beach County Park. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park, admire the landmark architecture of Chicago Cultural Center, wander the streets of The Magnificent Mile, and meet the residents at Shedd Aquarium.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Chicago trip itinerary planner .

London, UK to Chicago is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from London to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from London in May, with highs in Chicago at 26°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Des Moines.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Grand Mere State Park, Silver Beach County Park
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Silver Beach County Park ©
Silver Beach County Park
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Grand Mere State Park
Grand Mere State Park

1
day
Des Moines

Des Moines ©
Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Bob Feller Hometown Museum, learn about winemaking at Summerset Winery, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at West End Architectural Salvage, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Terrace Hill Foundation.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Des Moines trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Des Moines takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Des Moines can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can drive to Omaha.

Things to do in Des Moines

Historic Sites Wineries Shopping

Side Trips

Bob Feller Hometown Museum, Summerset Winery
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Bob Feller Hometown Museum ©
Bob Feller Hometown Museum
Summerset Winery ©
Summerset Winery
Terrace Hill Foundation
Terrace Hill Foundation

2
days
Omaha

Omaha ©
A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): examine the collection at Museum of Danish America, then see the interesting displays at Danish Windmill, and then take a stroll through Old Market. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Desoto National Wildlife Refuge and then meet the residents at Henry Doorly Zoo.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Omaha trip planner .

Drive from Des Moines to Omaha in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You will leave for Denver on the 2nd (Sun).

Things to do in Omaha

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Elk Horn, Desoto National Wildlife Refuge
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Desoto National Wildlife Refuge ©
Desoto National Wildlife Refuge
Henry Doorly Zoo ©
Henry Doorly Zoo
Museum of Danish America
Museum of Danish America

1
day
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 2nd (Sun): look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science and then look for gifts at Tattered Cover Book Store.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Denver trip itinerary maker tool .

You can fly from Omaha to Denver in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Omaha to Denver due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Denver when traveling from Omaha in June, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Dinosaur Ridge
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Dinosaur Ridge ©
Dinosaur Ridge
Tattered Cover Book Store
Tattered Cover Book Store

3
days
Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©
Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Canyon Road and San Miguel Chapel. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Albuquerque Old Town and Museum of Indian Arts & Culture. Get out of town with these interesting Albuquerque side-trips: Nedra Matteucci Galleries (in Santa Fe) and Valles Caldera National Preserve (in Jemez Springs). It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tingley Beach.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Albuquerque trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Denver to Albuquerque takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Denver in June, with highs in Albuquerque at 39°C and lows at 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Santa Fe, Valles Caldera National Preserve
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Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Museum of Indian Arts & Culture ©
Museum of Indian Arts & Culture
San Miguel Chapel ©
San Miguel Chapel

3
days
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Take a break from the city and head to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Lake Mead National Recreation Area. You'll explore and learn at Titanic and Pinball Hall of Fame. There's still lots to do: shop like a local with The Strip, examine the collection at The Neon Museum, add some entertainment to your itinerary with Bellagio Fountains, and browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas online attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Albuquerque to Las Vegas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Albuquerque in June; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 45°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
The Strip ©
The Strip

4
days
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like La Brea Tar Pits & Museum and Santa Monica Pier. Step out of the city life by going to Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica Mountains. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Laguna Beach (in Laguna Beach) and Irvine Spectrum Center (in Irvine). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, stop by The Original Farmers Market, and make a trip to Third Street Promenade.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip maker tool .

Do a combination of flight and train from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect colder days and little chillier nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Parks Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Laguna Beach, Irvine Spectrum Center
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Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade
Getty Center The Publications ©
Getty Center The Publications
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

2
days
Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
On the 14th (Fri), kick back and relax at Carpinteria State Beach, explore the world behind art at Santa Barbara Museum Of Art, and then get a taste of the local shopping with State Street. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax in the rural setting at Ostrich Land, learn about winemaking at Sunstone Vineyards & Winery, and then kick back and relax at Arroyo Burro County Beach Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Barbara driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, expect Santa Barbara to be slightly colder, temps between 25°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Carpinteria State Beach, Ostrich Land, Sunstone Vineyards & Winery
Highlights from your plan
Santa Barbara Museum Of Art
Santa Barbara Museum Of Art
Sunstone Vineyards & Winery ©
Sunstone Vineyards & Winery

4
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some historical perspective at Castello di Amorosa and Twin Peaks. Take a break from the city and head to Bodega Head and Point Reyes Seashore National Park. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Sacramento (Old Sacramento & California State Railroad Museum). There's still lots to do: get curious at Exploratorium, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, and hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Santa Barbara to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Sacramento, Castello di Amorosa, Point Reyes Seashore National Park, Bodega Head
Highlights from your plan
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Bodega Head ©
Bodega Head