16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary builder

Make it your trip
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Springfield
— 1 night
Fly
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Key West
— 2 nights
Fly
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Orlando
— 4 nights
Fly
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New York City
— 5 nights
Fly to Grand Junction, Drive to Moab
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Moab
— 3 nights
Drive to Grand Junction, Fly to Springfield

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Springfield

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): look for gifts at Askinosie Chocolate, steep yourself in history at Gay Perdita Sinclair Station Route 66 Memorabalia, then don't miss a visit to The Library Center, and finally see the interesting displays at NRA National Sporting Arms Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Sequiota Park, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Galloway Creek Greenway, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Springfield Conservation Nature Center.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Springfield holiday maker app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Springfield. In August, daily temperatures in Springfield can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Key West.

Things to do in Springfield

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Key West

— 2 nights

Conch Republic

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, then examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, make a trip to Duval Street, then shop like a local with 7 Artists & Friends Gallery, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Key West Aquarium, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Mallory Square.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Key West online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Springfield to Key West in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Key West when traveling from Springfield in August, with lows around 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can fly to Orlando.

Things to do in Key West

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Museums

Orlando

— 4 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Pack the 13th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Pack the 14th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. It doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Magic Kingdom Park and make a splash at Discovery Cove.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Orlando tour builder site.

You can fly from Key West to Orlando in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Orlando when traveling from Key West in August, with lows around 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to New York City.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center.

Plan my day in New York City using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Orlando to New York City by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in August, things will get slightly colder in New York City: highs are around 84°F and lows about 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Moab.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Moab

— 3 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 22nd (Sun), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Arches National Park. There's lots more to do: see Off-Road Tours, explore and take pictures at Arches National Park Scenic Drive, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and explore the striking landscape at Double Arch.

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You can do a combination of flight and car from New York City to Moab in 9.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and car. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Moab due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in August, expect nights in Moab to be little chillier, around 63°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 92°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Nature

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.

Florida travel guide

4.4
Disney Parks & Activities · Beaches · Theme Parks
The Sunshine State
The “Sunshine State,” Florida became a favorite winter destination for the affluent crowd over a century ago. Today, the state attracts visitors from around the world with its golden beaches and modern theme parks. You can spend your entire vacation enjoying the state's highly developed seaside areas, but remember that some of Florida's best-kept secrets are in secluded locations. Visit the big cities and their comfortable resorts offering top-notch dining and nightlife, but leave some time to see the peninsula's swampy landscape, filled with wild creatures and native plants. Farther away from the tourist-packed urban areas, the untamed wetlands of Florida offer a selection of things to do, such as kayaking, boat rides, and numerous other outdoor activities.

Utah travel guide

4.8
Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Canyons
The Beehive State
A huge but sparsely populated land, Utah remains a major holiday destination offering plenty of year-round outdoor vacation ideas, including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating, horseback riding, and camping. The rugged terrain, defined by towering mountain peaks, deep canyons, and vast deserts, seems custom-made for adventurous nature lovers. With five national parks, the state has no shortage of pristine wilderness areas, causing many tourists to overlook the cultural attractions of its towns. Salt Lake City, the state's capital, features the headquarters of the Mormon Church, and draws over 5 million annual visitors. Utah also hosts several major film festivals each year, attracting young movie buffs from around the world.