15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday planner

Make it your trip
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New York City
— 4 nights
Fly
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Columbus
— 1 night
Drive
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Indianapolis
— 1 night
Drive
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Brookfield
— 1 night
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Drive to Chicago Midway International Airport, Fly to Eppley Airfield, Drive to Omaha
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Omaha
— 1 night
Fly
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Saint Louis
— 1 night
Fly
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Memphis
— 1 night
Fly
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Charlotte
— 1 night
Fly
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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New York City

— 4 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Central Park, admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and take a stroll through Times Square.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read New York City attractions planning website.

Philadelphia to New York City is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in September, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Columbus.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Columbus

— 1 night

The Discovery City

More than just one of the nation's top business centers, Columbus is a mixture of many different parts of America, situated at the spot where the so-called "Bible Belt" meets the varied cultures of the Great Plains and Appalachia.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): stop by Helen Winnemore's, see the interesting displays at Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum, then enjoy some diversion at Columbus Commons, then take in nature's colorful creations at Inniswood Metro Gardens, and finally take in the architecture and design of Towers Hall.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Columbus sightseeing planner.

You can fly from New York City to Columbus in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Columbus, with lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Columbus

Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Museums

Side Trip

Indianapolis

— 1 night

Circle City

Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): experience rural life at The Sky Farm at Eskenazi Health, get your game on at Ragnarok Axe Throwing, and then get your game on at Bad Axe Throwing.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Indianapolis trip planner.

Traveling by car from Columbus to Indianapolis takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Indianapolis can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Brookfield.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Fun & Games

Brookfield

— 1 night
Brookfield is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States, 13mi west of downtown Chicago. To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Brookfield trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Indianapolis to Brookfield takes 3.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Indianapolis to Brookfield. September in Brookfield sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 61°F at night. On the 14th (Mon), you're off to Omaha.

Things to do in Brookfield

Nightlife · Parks · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Omaha

— 1 night

Gateway to the West

A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): walk around Hitchcock Nature Center, then look for gifts at Old Market Candy Shop, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Henry Doorly Zoo, and finally walk around First National's Spirit of Nebraska's Wilderness and Pioneer Courage Park.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Omaha trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Explore your travel options from Brookfield to Omaha with the Route module. September in Omaha sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Omaha

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife · Nightlife

Side Trip

Saint Louis

— 1 night

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C. in the number of free activities available by spending your holiday exploring the city's central neighborhoods, famous for their restored century-old red-brick buildings.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Missouri Botanical Garden, then get some fabulous bargains at Herbaria, then walk around Forest Park, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint Louis journey tool.

Getting from Omaha to Saint Louis by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Memphis.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Memphis

— 1 night

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
On the 17th (Thu), examine the collection at Graceland, get engrossed in the history at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, then look for gifts at Lansky, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Memphis trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Saint Louis to Memphis takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Saint Louis in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Memphis, with lows of 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Charlotte.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Charlotte

— 1 night

The Queen City

A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
On the 18th (Fri), stroll around Freedom Park, then test your team's savvy at Escape Kings, and then get lost in a book at Billy Graham Library.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Charlotte travel planner.

You can fly from Memphis to Charlotte in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Memphis to Charlotte. Traveling from Memphis in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Charlotte, with lows of 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in Charlotte

Parks · Fun & Games

Washington DC

— 3 nights
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Washington DC trip simple and quick.

You can fly from Charlotte to Washington DC in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

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.