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:  9​h
2
Memphis
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
3
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
4
Parker
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Dallas
— 1 night
Drive:  11​h
6
El Paso
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
7
Phoenix
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
8
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
9
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h
10
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
11
Tusayan
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
12
Albuquerque
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
13
Amarillo
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 30​min
14
Oklahoma City
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
15
Kansas City
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
16
Chicago
— Few hours
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.
To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Chicago online trip itinerary builder .

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, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 22°C. On the 15th (Thu), you'll travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Chicago

Nightlife Parks Outdoors

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Graceland. On the 15th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Sun Studio and then get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Memphis road trip planning app .

Fly from Chicago to Memphis in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, Memphis is somewhat warmer than Chicago - with highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C. On the 16th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
Beale Street ©
Beale Street
Graceland ©
Graceland

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dr. Wagner's Honey Island Swamp Tours, Creole Queen Mississippi River Cruises, French Quarter, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): explore the different monuments and memorials at Lafayette Cemetery No.1, get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square, hunt for treasures at Frenchmen Street, take a stroll through Royal Street, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Bourbon Street, and finally make a trip to French Quarter.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the New Orleans trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Memphis to New Orleans in 7 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Traveling from Memphis in August, you will find days in New Orleans are a bit cooler (32°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (32°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Parker.

Things to do in New Orleans

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dr. Wagner's Honey Island Swamp Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dr. Wagner's Honey Island Swamp Tours ©
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Jackson Square ©
Jackson Square

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Parker

Parker ©
For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Parker vacation maker app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from New Orleans to Parker. Traveling from New Orleans in August, you will find days in Parker are a bit warmer (40°C), and nights are a bit cooler (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Dallas.
Highlights from your plan
Southfork Ranch ©
Southfork Ranch

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Dallas day trip planning app .

Getting from Parker to Dallas by car takes about an hour. In August, daytime highs in Dallas are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to El Paso.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums
Highlights from your plan

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night
El Paso

El Paso
El Paso is a city in and the seat of El Paso County, Texas, United States. To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our El Paso online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Dallas to El Paso by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dallas to El Paso due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dallas in August, El Paso is little chillier at night with lows of 25°C. On the 21st (Wed), you're off toPhoenix.

Things to do in El Paso

Parks Museums Outdoors

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Phoenix

Phoenix
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Phoenix trip itinerary website .

Getting from El Paso to Phoenix by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from El Paso in August; daily highs in Phoenix reach 47°C and lows reach 33°C. You will leave for Los Angeles on the 22nd (Thu).

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors Tours Golf

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hollywood Sign, Hollywood Walk of Fame, Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood, and other attractions you added. On the 22nd (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then browse the different shops at The Grove, and then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier. On your second day here, get behind the scenes with Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and then make a trip to Hollywood Sign.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles online trip planner .

Getting from Phoenix to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Phoenix in August, you will find days in Los Angeles are cooler (34°C), and nights are a bit cooler (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Tours Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You've now added Golden Gate Bridge to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, admire all the interesting features of Alcatraz Island, and then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to San Francisco fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, things will get a bit cooler in San Francisco: highs are around 26°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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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.
Hoover Dam Bypass has been added to your itinerary. On the 25th (Sun), take in breathtaking views at Hoover Dam Bypass.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip builder website .

Getting from San Francisco to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. While traveling from San Francisco, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 45°C to lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tusayan.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Hoover Dam Bypass ©
Hoover Dam Bypass
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

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Tusayan

Tusayan ©
Tusayan is a town, but was a census-designated place during the 2010 census. Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Tusayan trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Las Vegas to Tusayan by combination of car and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Tusayan. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in August, with highs in Tusayan at 31°C and lows at 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Tusayan

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Grand Canyon South Rim
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

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Albuquerque

Albuquerque
Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Albuquerque online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Tusayan to Albuquerque takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Tusayan in August, with highs in Albuquerque at 36°C and lows at 20°C. You will leave for Amarillo on the 29th (Thu).

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks Outdoors Tours

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Amarillo

Amarillo
Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Amarillo trip planner .

Traveling by car from Albuquerque to Amarillo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August in Amarillo, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 21°C at night. You'll set off for Oklahoma City on the 29th (Thu).

Things to do in Amarillo

Parks Museums Nature

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Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City ©
Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
Plan trip to Oklahoma City with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Amarillo to Oklahoma City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August in Oklahoma City, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Kansas City.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums
Highlights from your plan

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Kansas City

Kansas City
The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kansas City trip planner .

Traveling by car from Oklahoma City to Kansas City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Kansas City are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. On the 31st (Sat), you'll travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Kansas City

Parks Museums Nightlife

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Chicago

Chicago ©
For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Chicago online visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Kansas City to Chicago takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Ernest Hemingway Birthplace
Highlights from your plan
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace ©
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace

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