15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States itinerary planner

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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Denver
— 2 nights
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Dallas
— 1 night
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New Orleans
— 2 nights
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Nashville
— 3 nights
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Indianapolis
— 1 night
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Chicago
— 2 nights
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San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step off the beaten path and head to VJB Cellars and Dry Creek Vineyard. Do some cultural sightseeing at Alcatraz Island and Cable Car Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: B. Wise Vineyards (in Kenwood) and Stephen & Walker Winery (in Healdsburg). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Walt Disney Family Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace, immerse yourself in nature at Marin Headlands, and trek along Lands End.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner.

Rome, Italy to San Francisco is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Rome to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Rome in January, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Wineries · Nature

Side Trips

Denver

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, take in the exciting artwork at Denver Botanic Gardens, then admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with The Source.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Denver travel route website.

You can fly from San Francisco to Denver in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Denver. Traveling from San Francisco in January, you will find days in Denver are slightly colder (7°C), and nights are much colder (-7°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums · Parks

Dallas

— 1 night

Big D

One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
On the 20th (Thu), examine the collection at Perot Museum of Nature and Science, examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, and then look for gifts at Wild Bill's Western Store.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Dallas trip builder app.

You can fly from Denver to Dallas in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Denver to Dallas, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Denver in January: high temperatures in Dallas hover around 16°C and lows are around 3°C. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to New Orleans.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums · Shopping

New Orleans

— 2 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Head to Royal Street and Faulkner House Booksfor plenty of shopping. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to New Orleans Pharmacy Museum and Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World. And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, see the interesting displays at The Presbytere, and explore the world behind art at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a New Orleans trip simple and quick.

Fly from Dallas to New Orleans in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Dallas in January since evenings lows in New Orleans dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Nashville.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Nashville

— 3 nights

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 24th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, then see the interesting displays at Lane Motor Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Carter House, witness the site of a historic battle at Lotz House Museum, then sample the fine beverages at Nelson's Green Brier Distillery, and finally indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Nashville trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from New Orleans to Nashville in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from New Orleans in January, expect nights in Nashville to be cooler, around -1°C, while days are little chillier, around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Indianapolis Museum of Art and then make a trip to Central Canal.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Indianapolis trip maker site.

Drive from Nashville to Indianapolis in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Nashville to Indianapolis, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Nashville in January; daily highs in Indianapolis reach 2°C and lows reach -8°C. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Chicago.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Chicago

— 2 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 27th (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Chicago Cultural Center and then take in panoramic vistas at 360 Chicago Observation Deck. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Millennium Park, then admire the masterpieces at Richard H. Driehaus Museum, then grab your bike and head to Lakefront Trail, and finally explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Chicago journey maker.

You can drive from Indianapolis to Chicago in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Indianapolis to Chicago due to the time zone difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

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.