14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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Chicago
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Branson
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Topeka
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Oklahoma City
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Austin
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Santa Fe
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Sedona
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Los Angeles
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San Francisco
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Chicago

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Art Institute of Chicago and Museum of Science and Industry. Popular historic sites such as Ernest Hemingway Birthplace and Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on nature at Field Museum, observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium, enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, and don't miss a visit to Buckingham Fountain.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Chicago trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Chicago is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Chicago is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Manchester in August, expect Chicago to be somewhat warmer, temps between 33°C and 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Branson.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

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Branson

Live Entertainment Capital of the World

Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): awaken your taste buds at VIP Tours of Branson and then whizz through the canopy at Zipline USA.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Branson journey planning tool.

You can fly from Chicago to Branson in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. In August, daily temperatures in Branson can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Topeka.

Things to do in Branson

Tours · Wineries · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trip

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Topeka

Topeka is the capital city of the U.S. On the 5th (Thu), learn about winemaking at Prairie Fire Winery and then examine the collection at Evel Knievel Museum.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Topeka day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Branson to Topeka takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Topeka are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Topeka

Wineries · Museums

Side Trip

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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): steep yourself in history at The Old Round Barn, see the interesting displays at SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology, and then browse the exhibits of Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Oklahoma City trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Topeka to Oklahoma City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Austin.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): let the river carry you with ATXcursions, then admire the masterpieces at Elisabet Ney Museum, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Barton Springs Pool.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Austin tour planning site.

You can fly from Oklahoma City to Austin in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Oklahoma City in August, things will get a bit warmer in Austin: highs are around 43°C and lows about 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Austin

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Nature

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Santa Fe

City Different

Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): soar above the sights with Santa Fe Balloon Company, get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, and then pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe road trip planning site.

Fly from Austin to Santa Fe in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Austin to Santa Fe due to the time zone difference. In August, Santa Fe is little chillier than Austin - with highs of 34°C and lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Neighborhoods

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Sedona

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): get a new perspective on things with Clarkdale Kayak Co. and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Sedona trip app.

You can drive from Santa Fe to Sedona in 7 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sedona when traveling from Santa Fe in August, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Sedona

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

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Los Angeles

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Santa Monica Bay, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, then kick back and relax at Zuma Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Carbon Beach.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sedona to Los Angeles takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sedona to Los Angeles is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Sedona in August, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are little chillier, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Exploratorium, then see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, and then wander the streets of Chinatown.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online route planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in August; daily highs in San Francisco reach 26°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods

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.

Missouri travel guide

4.6
Theaters · Performances · Specialty Museums
The Show-Me State
Acquired from France as part of the famous Louisiana Purchase, Missouri offers visitors equal amounts of urban and rural tourist attractions, with a good sprinkling of lush valleys and meandering back roads ideal for leisurely road trips. The state has a highly varied geography, ranging from the till plains in the north to the rolling Ozark Mountains in the south. The state sits at the intersection of North America's three greatest rivers, creating fertile plains known for supporting extensive farms and ranches. Now generally considered part of the country's Midwest, most people used to count Missouri among the southern states, primarily due to its status as a slave state before the Civil War.

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.

Oklahoma travel guide

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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.

Texas travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
The Lone Star State
Thanks to its size and geologic features, Texas contains diverse landscapes that closely resemble both the south and southwest of the United States. Though most people associate Texas with tracts of barren land, deserts cover only about 10 percent of the state, with most of its big population centers located in areas once covered by prairies, grasslands, and forests. As you travel from one end of Texas to the other, observe the changing terrain that ranges from coastal piney woods and swamps in the east to the mountains of the west, with rolling plains and rugged hills in the center. For a bit of urban sightseeing visit some of the state's large cities such as Houston, Dallas, or Austin, or immerse yourself in the nation's history by adding famous attractions like The Alamo to your itinerary. Take plenty of time to mingle with the locals, famous for their hospitality, generosity, and fiercely independent spirit.

New Mexico travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Geologic Formations · Historic Walking Areas
Land of Enchantment
New Mexico is a land of distinctive regional cuisine and a thriving art scene, centered around the state's cosmopolitan urban centers. Once a Spanish colony claimed by 16th-century conquistadores, New Mexico remains the home of a large Spanish-speaking population and plenty of historical places to visit. The state also contains many Native American communities, sheltering a traditional way of life irretrievably lost in most other places in the country. With large tracts of sparsely inhabited land, the state is a great vacation destination for those who want to discover one of the world's last truly untamed regions, interspersed by only a few ancient pueblos and centuries-old missionary churches.

Arizona travel guide

4.3
Canyons · Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails
The Grand Canyon State
Known as the "Grand Canyon State," Arizona boasts dense forests, deep gorges, sprawling national parks, and modern ski resorts. Native American reservations take up about a quarter of the state, housing several tribes and offering visitors a chance to discover the varied cultures of the country's indigenous population. A patchwork of diverse tourist attractions, Arizona features exclusive golf courses and upscale shops, as well as cactus-covered canyons and stretches of desolate desert straight out of old Westerns, perfect for a vacation far from the city bustle. Though the state still clings to its Old West flavor, its busy college towns packed with young students from around the world exude a cosmopolitan atmosphere.

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.