18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Chicago
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Chicago
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 45​min
2
Lincoln
— 1 day
Drive:  7​h 15​min
3
Denver
— 1 night
Drive:  10​h 15​min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
5
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Drive:  11​h 30​min
6
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
7
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
9
Boulder City
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
10
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
11
Tucson
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
12
El Paso
— Few hours
Drive:  9​h 30​min
13
San Antonio
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
14
Dallas
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
15
Parker
— Few hours
Drive:  7​h 45​min
16
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
17
Slidell
— Few hours
Drive:  6​h 30​min
18
Memphis
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
19
Nashville
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 45​min
20
Indianapolis
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
21
Chicago
— 1 day
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.
On the 14th (Wed), take in the waterfront at Navy Pier and then explore the galleries of Chicago Cultural Center.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago day trip app .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airports are Chicago Midway International Airport, Chicago O'Hare International Airport and South Bend Regional Airport. In August, daily temperatures in Chicago can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Lincoln.

Things to do in Chicago

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Navy Pier ©
Navy Pier
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo
Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower ©
Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower

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Lincoln

Lincoln ©
Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Lincoln trip maker .

You can fly from Chicago to Lincoln in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Lincoln can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Denver.
Highlights from your plan
Nebraska State Capitol ©
Nebraska State Capitol

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Denver

Denver
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.
For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Denver trip itinerary builder tool .

You can fly from Lincoln to Denver in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lincoln to Denver due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lincoln in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Denver, with lows of 17°C. On the 17th (Sat), you'll travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Parks Tours

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): hike along Artist Point and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, take in the natural beauty of Solitary Geyser, and then take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park holiday planner .

Do a combination of flight and car from Denver to Yellowstone National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. Traveling from Denver in August, you will find days in Yellowstone National Park are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are much colder (3°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Artist Point ©
Artist Point

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Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Salt Lake City online travel route planner .

Do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Salt Lake City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight. In August, Salt Lake City is warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 39°C and lows of 22°C. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to San Francisco.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Salt Lake Temple ©
Salt Lake Temple

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from Salt Lake City to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Salt Lake City to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Salt Lake City in August; daily highs in San Francisco reach 26°C and lows reach 17°C. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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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.
Make your Los Angeles itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport and San Bernardino International Airport. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. On the 15th (Thu), you're off toTucson.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Tours

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, The Strip and Fremont Street Experience. On the 27th (Tue), ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains and then get to know the fascinating history of Fremont Street Experience.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas day trip site .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, with highs in Las Vegas at 45°C and lows at 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Boulder City.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Fremont Street Experience ©
Fremont Street Experience
The Strip ©
The Strip

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Boulder City

Boulder City
A desert town with an interesting history, Boulder City was created by the United States government in 1931 to provide housing for workers building the Hoover Dam, a famous Depression-era project.
Hoover Dam has been added to your itinerary.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Boulder City online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Boulder City in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Boulder City can reach 44°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Boulder City

Outdoors Parks Tours

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Grand Canyon Village. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Grand Canyon Village and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park online trip maker .

Drive from Flagstaff to Grand Canyon National Park in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. On the 27th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Grand Canyon Village ©
Grand Canyon Village

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Tucson

Tucson
One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Tucson trip planner.

Fly from Los Angeles to Tucson in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in August, with highs in Tucson at 41°C and lows at 26°C. On the 16th (Fri), you'll travel to Fort Stockton.

Things to do in Tucson

Parks Outdoors Museums

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El Paso

El Paso ©
El Paso is a city in and the seat of El Paso County, Texas, United States. On the 31st (Sat), meet the residents at El Paso Zoo and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Concordia Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site, admire the majestic nature at Franklin Mountains State Park, and then explore and take pictures at San Jacinto Plaza.

Plan trip to El Paso with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Tucson to El Paso takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or fly. In August, daytime highs in El Paso are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in El Paso

Nature Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site ©

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San Antonio

San Antonio
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the San Antonio online holiday planner .

You can fly from El Paso to San Antonio in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from El Paso to San Antonio, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August in San Antonio, expect temperatures between 43°C during the day and 28°C at night. You will leave for Dallas on the 27th (Tue).

Things to do in San Antonio

Nightlife Tours Outdoors

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Dallas

Dallas
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.
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza has been added to your itinerary.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Dallas trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Parker to Dallas takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in August, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Dallas

Nightlife Fun & Games Parks

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Parker

Parker
To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Parker online vacation planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Memphis to Parker. August in Parker sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Parker

Fun & Games Nightlife Parks

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New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
You've added Creole Queen Mississippi River Cruises, French Quarter, Bourbon Street, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 18th (Sun), explore the different monuments and memorials at Lafayette Cemetery No.1, explore the different monuments and memorials at St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, take a stroll through Royal Street, browse the eclectic array of goods at Frenchmen Street, then don't miss a visit to Jackson Square, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Bourbon Street. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, then get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, and then take a tour by water with Creole Queen Mississippi River Cruises.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the New Orleans attractions planner .

Fly from Houston to New Orleans in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Houston in August, expect nights in New Orleans to be about the same, around 32°C, while days are slightly colder, around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Slidell.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Bourbon Street ©
Bourbon Street
Jackson Square ©
Jackson Square
Frenchmen Street ©
Frenchmen Street

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Slidell

Slidell
Slidell is the largest city situated on the northeast shore of Lake Pontchartrain and St. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dr. Wagner's Honey Island Swamp Tours.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Slidell trip planner .

Getting from New Orleans to Slidell by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from New Orleans in August, expect nights in Slidell to be a bit cooler, around 26°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 38°C. On the 20th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Slidell

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

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Memphis

Memphis
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.
Graceland has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): make a trip to Graceland, then steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, and then get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Memphis travel route planning site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Slidell to Memphis takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In August in Memphis, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Parker.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Parks Nightlife

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Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Nashville day trip planner .

You can drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August in Nashville, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum

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Indianapolis

Indianapolis
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.
For where to stay and other tourist information, refer to the Indianapolis route planner .

Traveling by car from Nashville to Indianapolis takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Indianapolis due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Nashville in August: highs in Indianapolis hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 21°C. On the 31st (Sat), you're off toChicago.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Parks Museums Nightlife

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Chicago

Chicago ©
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park, then make a trip to Cloud Gate, and then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Chicago trip itinerary planning site .

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Cloud Gate ©
Cloud Gate

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