14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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14 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Aspen
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
4
Branson
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Saint Louis
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: London

2
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, zoos & aquariums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, look for gifts at Glasshouse Studio, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellevue Botanical Garden, and contemplate the waterfront views at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Seattle trip builder .

London, UK to Seattle is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in November, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Bellevue Botanical Garden
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

1
night
Aspen

Aspen ©
Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
On the 1st (Sun), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells. Keep things going the next day: hike along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail and then explore and take pictures at Independence Pass.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Aspen trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Aspen takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Seattle to Aspen, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Seattle in December: highs in Aspen hover around 1°C, while lows dip to -14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail

1
night
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): stroll around Garden of the Gods, brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation, then have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Cathedral.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Colorado Springs attractions planner .

Fly from Aspen to Colorado Springs in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Aspen in December; daily highs in Colorado Springs reach 8°C and lows reach -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Branson.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Fun & Games Museums
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado

1
night
Branson

Branson ©
Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
On the 4th (Wed), cool off at Silver Dollar City. On your second day here, get great views at College of the Ozarks, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, then see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Escape Code.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Branson road trip tool .

Getting from Colorado Springs to Branson by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Branson when traveling from Colorado Springs in December, with lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Branson

Theme Parks Fun & Games Parks
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Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church ©
Silver Dollar City ©
Silver Dollar City
Escape Code ©
Escape Code

2
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
On the 6th (Fri), admire all the interesting features of Missouri Botanical Garden, then take in panoramic vistas at The Gateway Arch, then get lost in a book at Central Public Library, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): get to know the resident critters at Saint Louis Zoo, then have some family-friendly fun at Top Notch Axe Throwing St. Louis, and then examine the collection at City Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Saint Louis trip builder .

Do a combination of car and flight from Branson to Saint Louis in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
The Gateway Arch ©
The Gateway Arch
Missouri Botanical Garden ©
Missouri Botanical Garden

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, and appreciate the history behind Cloud Gate.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Chicago trip maker .

You can fly from Saint Louis to Chicago in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Saint Louis in December, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Chicago: temperatures range from 3°C by day to -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

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