19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Chicago
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
2
Omaha
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h
3
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Denver
— 1 night
+2
train + foot + Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Santa Fe
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
7
Albuquerque
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Flagstaff
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
10
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
11
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
12
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
13
Horseshoe Bend
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 30​min
14
Detroit
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
15
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  5​h
16
New York City
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Milan


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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Chicago route planner.

Milan, Italy to Chicago is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Milan to Chicago due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Omaha.
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Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower ©
Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower

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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.
To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Omaha route app .

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Omaha takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Omaha can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Colorado Springs.
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Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge ©
Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge

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Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
On the 16th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Garden of the Gods and then have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs visit app .

You can fly from Omaha to Colorado Springs in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Omaha in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Colorado Springs, with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
On the 17th (Mon), take some stellar pictures from Farview Curve Overlook and then cruise along Trail Ridge Road.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rocky Mountain National Park trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Denver.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Scenic Drive Outdoors
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Farview Curve Overlook ©
Farview Curve Overlook

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): look for gifts at Tattered Cover Bookstore and then take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Denver tour itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Denver in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 18th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Shopping
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Tattered Cover Bookstore ©
Tattered Cover Bookstore

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Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
On the 19th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, then get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, then don't miss a visit to Liquid Light Glass, and finally cruise along The Plaza.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe day trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Denver to Santa Fe takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Scenic Drive
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Liquid Light Glass ©
Liquid Light Glass
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): get interesting insight from Tours.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Albuquerque travel route planning app .

You can drive from Santa Fe to Albuquerque in an hour. Another option is to take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Albuquerque when traveling from Santa Fe in September, with lows around 18°C. On the 20th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Outdoors Tours
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Balloon Rides

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Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): have fun at Flagstaff Extreme and then contemplate the long history of Walnut Canyon National Monument.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Flagstaff trip planner .

Fly from Albuquerque to Flagstaff in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Albuquerque in September, things will get a bit cooler in Flagstaff: highs are around 27°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Walnut Canyon National Monument ©
Walnut Canyon National Monument
Flagstaff Extreme ©
Flagstaff Extreme

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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, and then explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point and then get great views at Yaki Point.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Flagstaff to Grand Canyon National Park in 2 hours. In September in Grand Canyon National Park, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Lipan Point ©
Lipan Point
Powell Point ©
Powell Point

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Monument Valley

Monument Valley ©
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Monument Valley tour website .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, Monument Valley is a bit warmer at night with lows of 12°C. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Mon) before leaving for Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Nature
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Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): explore the activities along Salt Creek Interpretive Trail and then take some stellar pictures from Dante's View.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Death Valley National Park road trip app .

Getting from Monument Valley to Death Valley National Park by bus takes about 6.5 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Monument Valley in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Death Valley National Park: highs are around 41°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Dante's View ©
Dante's View

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens and then examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas road trip planning site .

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 26°C in Las Vegas. On the 26th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Horseshoe Bend.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Parks
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The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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Horseshoe Bend

Horseshoe Bend
Horseshoe Bend is the largest city in rural Boise County, in the southwestern part of the U.S. To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Horseshoe Bend trip website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Las Vegas to Horseshoe Bend. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September, Horseshoe Bend is slightly colder than Las Vegas - with highs of 31°C and lows of 13°C. On the 27th (Thu), you'll travel to Detroit.

Things to do in Horseshoe Bend

Outdoors Adventure Tours

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Detroit

Detroit ©
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
On the 28th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts and then examine the collection at The Henry Ford.

Start your trip to Detroit by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Horseshoe Bend to Detroit. Traveling from Horseshoe Bend to Detroit, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Horseshoe Bend, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Detroit, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums

Side Trip

The Henry Ford
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The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts

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Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Niagara Falls trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Detroit to Niagara Falls in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. September in Niagara Falls sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature
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Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds

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New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
On the 30th (Sun), pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial and then go for a walk through Central Park. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Empire State Building, then admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and then snap pictures at Brooklyn Bridge.

Start your trip to New York City by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to New York City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Niagara Falls in September; daily highs in New York City reach 30°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

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