11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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Cape May
— 2 nights
Bus to Gate #2 Inside Ac Bus Terminal, Fly to Austin
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Austin
— 4 nights
Fly
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Oklahoma City
— 1 night
Drive
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Wichita
— 1 night
Drive
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Omaha
— 1 night
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Des Moines
— 1 night
Fly

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Cape May

The Nation's Oldest Seashore Resort

Cape May represents the other Jersey Shore--the one you don't see on TV--the one with a rich history and a refined, relaxed atmosphere.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Cape May City Beaches and Wildwood Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Boat Tours & Water Sports and Cape May Bird Observatory. There's still lots to do: stroll through Cape May Point State Park, contemplate the long history of Emlen Physick Estate, and kick back and relax at Sunset Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cape May journey planning site.

New York City to Cape May is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train, tram, and bus. In September, daytime highs in Cape May are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. On the 10th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Austin.

Things to do in Cape May

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

4
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Austin

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Texas State Capitol and St. Mary's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Visiting Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail and Barton Springs Pool will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Lake Travis Zipline Adventures (in Volente) and San Antonio (San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, The Alamo, &more). The adventure continues: let the river carry you with ATXcursions, snap pictures at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, admire the striking features of The Driskill, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Barton Creek Greenbelt.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Austin online route planner.

Getting from Cape May to Austin by combination of bus and flight takes about 12 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cape May to Austin, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Cape May in September, with highs in Austin at 93°F and lows at 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Austin

Outdoors · Parks · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

1
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Oklahoma City

The Big Friendly

Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
On the 15th (Tue), examine the collection at SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology, then contemplate the long history of Henry Overholser Mansion, then pause for some photo ops at Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph Old Cathedral.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Oklahoma City trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Austin to Oklahoma City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Austin in September; daily highs in Oklahoma City reach 87°F and lows reach 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Wichita.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

1
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Wichita

Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): hike along Arkansas River Trail, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sedgwick County Zoo, and then identify plant and animal life at Great Plains Nature Center.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Wichita travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Oklahoma City to Wichita in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Omaha.

Things to do in Wichita

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Trails · Outdoors

1
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Omaha

Gateway to the West

A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): grab your bike and head to Chalco Hills Recreation Area, try to win big at Horseshoe Council Bluffs, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Henry Doorly Zoo.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Omaha online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Wichita to Omaha in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Wichita in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Omaha: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Des Moines.

Things to do in Omaha

Parks · Trails · Casinos · Nightlife

Side Trip

1
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Des Moines

Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Clive Greenbelt Trail, grab your bike and head to High Trestle Trail, and then hike along Brown's Woods.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Des Moines route maker app.

You can drive from Omaha to Des Moines in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Des Moines

Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.

Oklahoma travel guide

4
Casinos · Monuments · Art Museums
The Sooner State
Boasting a rich Native American heritage and named after the Choctaw word for "Red People," Oklahoma remains home to about 40 native tribes who speak 25 distinct languages. Though the state remains one of the country's top producers of agricultural products, most of its inhabitants live within two metropolitan areas, Oklahoma City and Tulsa. The state is home to the 500-million-year-old Wichita Mountains, noted for being the site of the oldest national wildlife refuge in the United States. Explore the state's pristine natural areas while on vacation here, but be sure to leave plenty of time to tour its characteristic small towns, known for their food, music, and cultural festivals.

Kansas travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Zoos · Entertainment Centers
The Sunflower State
Generally considered the geographical center of the country, Kansas is a state rich in history, having served as home to diverse Native American tribes for thousands of years before European settlement. Once called "Bleeding Kansas" because of violent clashes between abolitionists and pro-slavery settlers, Kansas now carries the nickname the "Sunflower State," earned because of its massive production of sunflowers, corn, wheat, and sorghum. In addition to agriculture, the state is also known as an aviation hub. Sightseeing is easy, as wide-open spaces dominate the landscape of the western two-thirds of the state, which includes some of the only remaining native tallgrass prairie in the nation. Eastern Kansas contains rolling hills and most of the major cities, which draw tourism with their lively art, nightlife, and music scenes.

Nebraska travel guide

4.5
Aquariums · Shopping · History Museums
The Cornhusker State
Situated in the heartland of America, Nebraska is home to a large number of small rural communities and masses of farmland. The state's two main cities, Omaha and Lincoln, are abuzz with youthful energy and cultural delights. Your itinerary can include a trip to the cities' museums to learn about the state's past, or tours of the area's important pioneer and Native American sites. The state's central location means that it has been crossed by many trails, but it was the California Gold Rush of 1848-1855 that originally brought large numbers of non-indigenous people to the area. Scenic river valleys offer plenty of opportunities for outdoor vacation activities, while Nebraska's agricultural towns charm visitors with their all-American spirit.

Iowa travel guide

4.1
Casinos · Historic Sites · Specialty Museums
The Hawkeye State
Part of the American heartland, Iowa is marked by a strong agricultural heritage, with farmland encompassing around 90 percent of the state's land. However, a holiday in Iowa offers more than corn and cows: you'll also discover charming towns, beautiful lakes, and a handful of vibrant cities. Iowa City, a university town, provides a healthy dose of culture and nightlife, with a youthful and artistic vibe fueled by a sizable student population. A trip to some of Iowa's small towns provides a true American experience. Fortunately, the welcoming residents bear very little resemblance to the dour Iowans portrayed in Grant Wood's famous painting "American Gothic."