14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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Fountain Valley
— 1 day
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Denver
— 1 day
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
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Estes Park
— 1 night
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Omaha
— 1 day
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Dubuque
— 2 nights
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Chicago
— 2 nights
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Springfield
— 1 night
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Fountain Valley

— 1 day
Fountain Valley is a suburban city in Orange County, California. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): get to know the resident critters at The Reptile Zoo, then take a stroll through Little Saigon, then buy something for everyone on your list at Asian Garden Mall, and finally make a trip to Vietnam War Memorial.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Fountain Valley day trip tool.

Los Angeles to Fountain Valley is an approximately 1-hour car ride. June in Fountain Valley sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 63°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Fountain Valley

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Step out of the city life by going to Lipan Point and Mohave Point. Step off the beaten path and head to East Rim Drive and Yaki Point. Take a break from Grand Canyon National Park with a short trip to Vermillion Cliffs Scenic Highway in Marble Canyon, about 1h 45 min away. There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along Cape Royal, trek along North Kaibab Trail, shop like a local with Lookout Studio, and admire the landmark architecture of Grand Canyon Railway Depot.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park online journey builder.

Traveling by car from Fountain Valley to Grand Canyon National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Fountain Valley to Grand Canyon National Park. When traveling from Fountain Valley in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Denver

— 1 day

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): get a taste of the local shopping with American Museum of Western Art, contemplate the long history of Center for Colorado Women's History at the Byers-Evans House, take a stroll through Historic Olde Town Arvada, then do a tasting at Silver Vines Winery, and finally putt your heart out at Adventure Golf & Raceway.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Denver trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Denver takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, Denver is a bit warmer at night with lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Wineries

Side Trips

Colorado Springs

— 2 nights
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 25th (Tue): see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, steep yourself in history at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, then examine the collection at Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, and finally identify plant and animal life at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around North Cheyenne Canon Park, stop by Garden of the Gods Trading Post, then take in the exciting artwork at Commonwheel Artists Co-op, then find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Mueller State Park.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Colorado Springs trip planning site.

You can drive from Denver to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In June in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Estes Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Estes Park

— 1 night
More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): shop like a local with Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, get a taste of the local shopping with Mountain Blown Glass, look for gifts at Kirks Flyshop & Mountain Adventures, do a tasting at Snowy Peaks Winery, then examine the collection at Red Rose Rock Shop & Dick's Rock Museum, and finally get your game on at Tiny Town Miniature Golf.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Estes Park trip planner.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Estes Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Estes Park can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Omaha.

Things to do in Estes Park

Museums · Shopping · Wineries · Fun & Games

Omaha

— 1 day

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 28th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Fontenelle Forest Nature Center, revel in the low prices at Nebraska Crossing Outlets, then examine the collection at Boys Town, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Cecilia's Cathedral, and finally shop like a local with Mangelsen Images of Nature Gallery.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Omaha trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Estes Park to Omaha in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Traveling from Estes Park to Omaha, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Omaha when traveling from Estes Park in June, with lows around 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Dubuque.

Things to do in Omaha

Museums · Shopping · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Dubuque

— 2 nights
Dubuque is the county seat of Dubuque County, Iowa, United States, located along the Mississippi River. On the 29th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Dickeyville Grotto, then do a tasting at Stone Cliff Winery, then see the interesting displays at National Motorcycle Museum, and finally admire the majestic nature at Maquoketa Caves State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Grant Park, look for gifts at Great American Popcorn Company, see the interesting displays at The Old Blacksmith Shop, look for all kinds of wild species at Horseshoe Mound, then steep yourself in history at Washburne House State Historic Site, and finally stroll around Mines of Spain.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Dubuque online route planner.

Getting from Omaha to Dubuque by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Omaha in June: high temperatures in Dubuque hover around 79°F and lows are around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Dubuque

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Chicago

— 2 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, stop by American Girl Place Chicago, kick back and relax at Oak Street Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baha'i House of Worship, and finally kick back and relax at North Avenue Beach. On your second day here, find something for the whole family at Santa's Village Azoosment Park, identify plant and animal life at Deer Grove Forest Preserve, and then walk around Independence Grove Forest Preserve.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Chicago road trip planning site.

You can drive from Dubuque to Chicago in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Chicago are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Springfield.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Springfield

— 1 night

Flower City

Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): don't miss a visit to Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, let little ones run wild at Washington Park, then snap pictures at Sugar Creek Covered Bridge, then stroll the grounds of Camp Butler National Cemetery, and finally steep yourself in history at Edwards Place Historic Home.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Springfield trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Chicago to Springfield takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Springfield

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails · Fun & Games

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.

Colorado travel guide

4.4
River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.

Nebraska travel guide

4.6
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."

Illinois travel guide

4.4
Observation Decks · Parks · Art Museums
The Prairie State
The most populous state in the country's Midwest region, Illinois features a diverse landscape that includes both the enormous urban sprawl of Chicago and flat central plains, devoted almost entirely to farmland. With a great selection of things to do, Chicago is the state's centerpiece, featuring world-famous architecture and renowned museums. Farther away from this giant urban center, you can explore historical landmarks dedicated to local heroes Abraham Lincoln and Ernest Hemingway. The state also includes a prehistoric Native American site, one of only 20 World Heritage Sites in the United States, a unique feature well-worth adding to your itinerary.