15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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Memphis
— 1 day
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Houston
— 1 night
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New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Denver
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Denver
— 1 night
Fly to Kansas City International Airport, Drive to Weston
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Weston
— 1 night
Drive to Kansas City International Airport, Fly to Chicago Midway International Airport

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Memphis

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): examine the collection at Graceland and then contemplate the long history of Sun Studio.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Memphis online route planner.

Chicago to Memphis is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Chicago in September; daily highs in Memphis reach 87°F and lows reach 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites

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Houston

Bayou City

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): engage your brain at Cockrell Butterfly Center, then see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Teo-Chew Temple.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Houston vacation maker app.

You can fly from Memphis to Houston in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Memphis in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Houston, with lows of 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Wildlife

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New Orleans

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.
On the 22nd (Tue), see the interesting displays at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, then examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, and then get to know the fascinating history of Garden District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at New Orleans Museum of Art, then see the interesting displays at Cabildo, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our New Orleans vacation planner.

Getting from Houston to New Orleans by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Houston in September: highs in New Orleans hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 83°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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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.
Get some historical perspective at Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: St. Helena (Modus Operandi Cellars, Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, &more) and Napa (Wine Tours & Tastings & Trahan Winery). There's more to do: visit Fisherman's Wharf.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read San Francisco travel planner.

Fly from New Orleans to San Francisco in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New Orleans to San Francisco. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from New Orleans in September: highs in San Francisco hover around 76°F, while lows dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

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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.
Visiting Santa Monica State Beach and Venice Beach and Boardwalk will get you outdoors. The Getty Center and Norton Simon Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Malibu (Zuma Beach & Nicholas Canyon Beach). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Santa Monica Bay, take a stroll through Angelino Heights Historic Area, see the interesting displays at The Wende Museum of the Cold War, and take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles sightseeing app.

Getting from San Francisco to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, Los Angeles is a bit warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 85°F and lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

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Grand Canyon National Park

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 Grand Canyon South Rim and Powell Point. And it doesn't end there: hike along Rim Trail, appreciate the extensive heritage of Bright Angel Point, take a pleasant ride with Canyon Trail Rides, and tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail.

Plan my trip to Grand Canyon National Park with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in September: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 75°F, while lows dip to 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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Denver

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 3rd (Sat): examine the collection at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, then examine the collection at National Ballpark Museum, then examine the collection at Molly Brown House Museum, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Healing Waters Mind and Body Float Studio.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Denver trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Denver takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Denver, with lows around 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Weston.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Spas · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Weston

Weston is a city in Platte County, Missouri, United States. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): do a tasting at Pirtle Winery, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Holladay Distillery, and then do a tasting at Weston Wine Company.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Weston trip itinerary planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Denver to Weston. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to Weston is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Weston when traveling from Denver in October, with lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Weston

Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries

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.

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.