17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Chicago
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Chicago
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Springfield
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
3
Omaha
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Lincoln
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
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Littleton
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
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Sedona
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
9
Phoenix
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
10
Des Moines
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Chicago

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, wander the streets of The Magnificent Mile, then don't miss a visit to Millennium Park, and finally explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): see the interesting displays at The Field Museum, engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, and then explore and take pictures at Wrigley Field.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Chicago online trip itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Chicago. August in Chicago sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Springfield.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park

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Springfield

Springfield ©
Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
On the 11th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Lincoln Home National Historic Site, get engrossed in the history at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Old State Capitol, then steep yourself in history at Dana-Thomas House, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Lincoln Memorial Garden.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Springfield trip app .

Traveling by combination of subway and flight from Chicago to Springfield takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Springfield sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Omaha.

Things to do in Springfield

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Dana-Thomas House ©
Dana-Thomas House
Lincoln Home National Historic Site ©

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Omaha

Omaha ©
A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Chalco Hills Recreation Area, then admire the engineering at Prairie Queen Recreation Area, then meet the residents at Henry Doorly Zoo, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Old Market.

Discover how to plan a Omaha trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Springfield to Omaha by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in August, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Lincoln.

Things to do in Omaha

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Prairie Queen Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Henry Doorly Zoo ©
Henry Doorly Zoo
Old Market ©
Old Market
Prairie Queen Recreation Area ©
Prairie Queen Recreation Area

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Lincoln

Lincoln ©
Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. On the 13th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Pioneer Park Nature Center, then see the interesting displays at Museum of American Speed, and then admire the striking features of Saint Mary Catholic Church.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Lincoln online tour builder .

Traveling by car from Omaha to Lincoln takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Lincoln, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Littleton.

Things to do in Lincoln

Museums Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Museum of American Speed ©
Museum of American Speed
Pioneer Park Nature Center ©
Pioneer Park Nature Center
Saint Mary Catholic Church ©
Saint Mary Catholic Church

1
night
Littleton

Littleton ©
Littleton is the Home Rule Municipality in Arapahoe, Douglas, and Jefferson counties that is the county seat of Arapahoe County, Colorado, United States. On the 14th (Tue), immerse yourself in nature at Chatfield State Park, immerse yourself in nature at Bear Creek Lake Park, and then look for gifts at Belmar.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Littleton online trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and tram from Lincoln to Littleton takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and tram. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Lincoln in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Littleton, with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Littleton

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Lakewood
Highlights from your plan
Bear Creek Lake Park ©
Bear Creek Lake Park
Chatfield State Park ©
Chatfield State Park
Belmar ©
Belmar

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Getty Center and Santa Monica Pier. Shop till you drop at Third Street Promenade and The Grove. Pack the 18th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, look for gifts at Hollywood & Highland, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Will Rogers State Beach.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of tram, flight, and train from Littleton to Los Angeles takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Littleton to Los Angeles. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Littleton in August since evenings lows in Los Angeles dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock, then take an unorthodox tour of Chapel of the Holy Cross, then admire all the interesting features of Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and finally stop by Psychic Readings by Nirup.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Sedona itinerary app .

Traveling by combination of flight, taxi, and bus from Los Angeles to Sedona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Sedona is 1 hour. In August in Sedona, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) ©
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179)

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Grand Canyon National Park

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Canyon Village Marketplace and Hopi House. Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Grand Canyon South Rim. On the 21st (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. It doesn't end there: hike along Rim Trail and tour the pleasant surroundings at North Kaibab Trail.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sedona in August, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 80°F and 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

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Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. On the 24th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, then wander the streets of Old Town Scottsdale, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Phoenix travel route website .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Phoenix in 4 hours. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August: high temperatures in Phoenix hover around 105°F and lows are around 83°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Des Moines.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Old Town Scottsdale
Highlights from your plan
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Old Town Scottsdale ©
Old Town Scottsdale

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Des Moines

Des Moines ©
Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. On the 25th (Sat), explore and take pictures at Iowa State Fairgrounds, ponder the world of politics at Capitol Building, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Downtown Farmers Market.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Des Moines trip planner.

You can fly from Phoenix to Des Moines in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Phoenix in August, you will find days in Des Moines are much colder (84°F), and nights are slightly colder (65°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Des Moines

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Downtown Farmers Market ©
Downtown Farmers Market
Iowa State Fairgrounds ©
Iowa State Fairgrounds

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