14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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14 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Springfield
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Albuquerque
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Williams
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
5
Santa Monica
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
6
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Edinburgh

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On your second day here, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lincoln Park Zoo, get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park, then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally pause for some photo ops at Cloud Gate.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Chicago vacation planner.

Edinburgh, UK to Chicago is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Edinburgh to Chicago is minus 6 hours. In May, Chicago is a bit warmer than Edinburgh - with highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Springfield.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

1
night
Springfield

Springfield ©
Springfield is the third-largest city in the state of Missouri and the county seat of Greene County. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Springfield Conservation Nature Center, hike along Galloway Creek Greenway, and then see the interesting displays at NRA National Sporting Arms Museum.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Springfield holiday planner.

You can fly from Chicago to Springfield in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Springfield

Parks Wildlife Trails
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NRA National Sporting Arms Museum ©

1
night
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.
On the 7th (Thu), sample the tasty concoctions at Bombs Away Beer Co., explore the landscape on two wheels at Corrales Bosque, and then engage your brain at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Albuquerque trip builder site .

You can fly from Springfield to Albuquerque in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Williams.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks Trails Museums
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3
nights
Williams

Williams ©
A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Williams lies on one of the first highways ever built in America, the iconic "Route 66." The town boasts many inns, motels, restaurants, and shops, although its most important feature is serving as the southern terminus of a scenic railway leading to the area's most famous tourist attraction, the World Heritage-listed Grand Canyon.
Get out of town with these interesting Williams side-trips: Grand Canyon National Park (Grand Canyon South Rim, Yavapai Point, & more). There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Bearizona Wildlife Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Williams, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Albuquerque to Williams takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Albuquerque in May, with highs in Williams at 22°C and lows at 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Williams

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park
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Bearizona Wildlife Park ©
Bearizona Wildlife Park
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

1
night
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
On the 11th (Mon), browse the eclectic array of goods at Santa Monica Farmers Market, get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, and then admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Bergamot Station, go for a walk through 26-Mile Bike Path, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, and finally wander the streets of Montana Avenue.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Santa Monica online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Williams to Santa Monica takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Williams to Santa Monica is minus 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Williams in May since evenings lows in Santa Monica dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks Outdoors Shopping
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Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
26-Mile Bike Path ©
26-Mile Bike Path

4
nights
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 Las Vegas with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City, about 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, enjoy some diversion at Paris Las Vegas, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas online route planner .

You can drive from Santa Monica to Las Vegas in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. Traveling from Santa Monica in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 36°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

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