12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States visit planner

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Rockford
— 1 night
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Orlando
— 1 night
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Virginia Beach
— 2 nights
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Myrtle Beach
— 2 nights
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Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
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Ann Arbor
— 2 nights
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Rockford

— 1 night
Rockford is the third largest city in the U.S. state of Illinois, the 171st most populous city in the United States, the largest city in Illinois outside of the Chicago metropolitan area, and the city of the 148th most populous metropolitan area in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): examine the collection at Historical Auto Attractions, learn more about the world around you at Burpee Museum of Natural History, and then sample the fine beverages at Whiskey Acres Distilling Co.. Keep things going the next day: have fun and explore at Discovery Center Museum, look for gifts at Tom's Farm Market and Greenhouse, and then see the interesting displays at Illinois Railway Museum.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, you can read our Rockford trip itinerary builder site.

Chicago to Rockford is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. In July in Rockford, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Orlando.

Things to do in Rockford

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Orlando

— 1 night

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
On the 30th (Tue), find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure. On the next day, find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort.

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Fly from Rockford to Orlando in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rockford to Orlando. In July, Orlando is a bit warmer than Rockford - with highs of 91°F and lows of 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks

Virginia Beach

— 2 nights

The Resort City

Holding a record for the longest pleasure beach in the world, Virginia Beach showcases 35 miles of coastline and maintains a longstanding reputation as a family-friendly vacation destination.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, then learn about all things military at Virginia War Museum, then walk around The Mariners' Museum & Park, and finally examine the collection at The Mariners' Museum and Park. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Chrysler Museum of Art, then explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of Virginia, then brush up on your military savvy at Military Aviation Museum, and finally look for gifts at Mermaid Factory.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Virginia Beach day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Virginia Beach takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can fly to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Myrtle Beach

— 2 nights
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): explore the galleries of Brookgreen Gardens and then take a stroll through Broadway at the Beach. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Litchfield Beach and then choose your vessel at Beach House Boat Rentals.

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You can fly from Virginia Beach to Myrtle Beach in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and car. In August, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to fly to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Niagara Falls

— 2 nights

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S. half of the famous waterfall that straddles the border between Canada and the United States.
On the 5th (Mon), examine the collection at Niagara Falls Discovery Center, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish, then Head underground at Cave of the Winds, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls, examine the collection at Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Oakwood Cemetery Heritage Foundation, and finally get some fabulous bargains at Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Niagara Falls vacation builder.

Getting from Myrtle Beach to Niagara Falls by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Myrtle Beach in August; daily highs in Niagara Falls reach 80°F and lows reach 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Ann Arbor.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Ann Arbor

— 2 nights
Ann Arbor is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan and the county seat of Washtenaw County. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): examine the collection at Greenfield Village, then admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, then see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, and finally stop by Block’s Stand & Greenhouse. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Kerrytown, then examine the collection at Motown Museum, then steep yourself in history at The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Eastern Market.

To see maps and more tourist information, use the Ann Arbor attractions planner.

You can fly from Niagara Falls to Ann Arbor in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and car. In August in Ann Arbor, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Ann Arbor

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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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.