10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States attractions planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly
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Austin
— 1 night
Drive
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Waco
— 1 night
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Maswik Lodge
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Fly
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Coldfoot
— 2 nights
Fly

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Chicago

— 2 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, admire the landmark architecture of Chicago Cultural Center, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fourth Presbyterian Church, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Chicago day trip app.

Portland to Chicago is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Portland to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Portland in January: high temperatures in Chicago hover around 32°F and lows are around 18°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Austin.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Fun & Games · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Austin

— 1 night

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, and then ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, go to the Austin day trip app.

Getting from Chicago to Austin by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Chicago in January; daily highs in Austin reach 63°F and lows reach 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Waco.

Things to do in Austin

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Trails

Waco

— 1 night
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
On the 1st (Mon), see the interesting displays at Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, stop by Magnolia Market Silos, then examine the collection at Dr Pepper Museum, then don't miss a visit to Branding the Brazos Sculpture, and finally take in the views from Waco Suspension Bridge.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Waco trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Austin to Waco takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Waco when traveling from Austin in January, with lows around 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Waco

Museums · Shopping

Grand Canyon National Park

— 1 night
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio, then take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, and then take some stellar pictures from Mohave Point.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park road trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Waco to Grand Canyon National Park takes 10 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Waco to Grand Canyon National Park. When traveling from Waco in February, plan for slightly colder days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 49°F, while nights are colder with lows around 18°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Coldfoot.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Nature · Parks · Shopping

Coldfoot

— 2 nights
Coldfoot is a census-designated place (CDP) in Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area in the U.S. state of Alaska. For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Coldfoot itinerary builder app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Grand Canyon National Park to Coldfoot. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Coldfoot due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in February, with highs in Coldfoot at 9°F and lows at -13°F. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Coldfoot

Outdoors · Scenic Drive

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.