15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey planner

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Traverse City
— 1 night
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New York City
— 5 nights
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Lexington
— 2 nights
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Louisville
— 1 night
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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Estes Park
— 2 nights
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Traverse City

— 1 night

Cherry Capital of the World

Traverse City might be well known for its huge cherry industry, but its position along Grand Traverse Bay in Lake Michigan endows it with fine scenery and a wealth of outdoor attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting and then relax in the rural setting at Buchan's Blueberry Hill. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

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Chicago to Traverse City is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Traverse City is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Chicago in October: high temperatures in Traverse City hover around 60°F and lows are around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can fly to New York City.

Things to do in Traverse City

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

New York City

— 5 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal, take a stroll through Times Square, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The High Line.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the New York City trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Traverse City to New York City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Traverse City in October: high temperatures in New York City hover around 70°F and lows are around 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Lexington.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Lexington

— 2 nights

Horse Capital of the World

Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): try your luck at Keeneland and then experience rural life at Mill Ridge Farm. Keep things going the next day: relax in the rural setting at Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm, then relax in the rural setting at Sun Valley Farm, and then get a dose of the wild on Unique Horse Farm Tours.

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You can fly from New York City to Lexington in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in October, Lexington is little chillier at night with lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Lexington

Wildlife · Fun & Games · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Louisville

— 1 night

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Copper & Kings American Brandy Distillery.

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Getting from Lexington to Louisville by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October in Louisville, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Louisville

Breweries & Distilleries · Nature · Parks

Las Vegas

— 3 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Change things up with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City (about 50 minutes away). The adventure continues: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and make a trip to The Strip.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Louisville to Las Vegas takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Louisville to Las Vegas. In October, Las Vegas is a bit warmer than Louisville - with highs of 82°F and lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can fly to Estes Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Estes Park

— 2 nights
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 1st (Mon): get a dose of the wild on Estes Park Guided Tours and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: experience rural life at Lyons Farmette and then relax in the rural setting at Sunflower Farm.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Estes Park trip planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to Estes Park by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Estes Park. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Las Vegas in October: highs in Estes Park hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Estes Park

Wildlife · Spas · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.

Kentucky travel guide

4.5
Caves · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
The Bluegrass State
A diverse region of sprawling farmland and rich cultural heritage, Kentucky is the birthplace of American horse racing and home to the world-famous Kentucky Derby. While the cities of Lexington and Louisville experience the majority of the state's tourism, Kentucky is also a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts with its array of natural attractions, including the Cumberland Gap and the world's longest cave system at Mammoth Cave National Park. Take a tour through original Civil War battlefields to delve into the nation's history, or head to one of the many bourbon distilleries to learn more about Kentucky's most famous export.

Colorado travel guide

4.3
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.