19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Buffalo
Fly:  4​h
1
Chicago
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Saint Louis
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Springfield
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Tulsa
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Oklahoma City
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Amarillo
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Santa Fe
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
8
Albuquerque
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Petrified Forest National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
10
Williams
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
11
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
12
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
13
Oro Grande
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
14
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
End: Los Angeles

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Art Institute of Chicago and Pleasant Home. Get in touch with nature at Lincoln Park Zoo and Montrose Beach. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park, kick back and relax at Ohio Street Beach, pause for some photo ops at Cloud Gate, and enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago planner .

Buffalo to Chicago is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Buffalo to Chicago is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Pleasant Home
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile
Pleasant Home ©
Pleasant Home

1
night
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
On the 14th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Mastermind Vodka, and then see the interesting displays at City Museum.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Saint Louis road trip planning website .

Getting from Chicago to Saint Louis by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Saint Louis can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Springfield.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Museums Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mastermind Vodka
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
City Museum ©
City Museum
Mastermind Vodka ©
Mastermind Vodka

1
night
Springfield

Springfield ©
Springfield is the third-largest city in the state of Missouri and the county seat of Greene County. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Springfield Conservation Nature Center and then explore the fascinating underground world of Fantastic Caverns.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Springfield travel route tool .

Drive from Saint Louis to Springfield in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Springfield can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Tulsa.

Things to do in Springfield

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Springfield Conservation Nature Center ©
Fantastic Caverns ©
Fantastic Caverns

few
hours
Tulsa

Tulsa ©
Sometimes known as the "Buckle of the Bible Belt," Tulsa is the second largest city in Oklahoma.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): trek along Turkey Mountain Urban Wilderness Area and then explore the world behind art at Philbrook Museum of Art.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Tulsa trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Springfield to Tulsa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Tulsa

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Turkey Mountain Urban Wilderness Area ©
Philbrook Museum of Art ©
Philbrook Museum of Art

1
night
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.
For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Oklahoma City visit planner.

Traveling by car from Tulsa to Oklahoma City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Oklahoma City are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Amarillo.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Bricktown ©
Bricktown

2
nights
Amarillo

Amarillo ©
Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Amarillo trip planner.

Drive from Oklahoma City to Amarillo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Oklahoma City in September, Amarillo is slightly colder at night with lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Amarillo

Wildlife Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Wildcat Bluff Nature Center ©
Wildcat Bluff Nature Center
Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum ©
Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum

few
hours
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take a stroll through Canyon Road, then steep yourself in history at The Plaza, and then admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.

For ratings and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe day trip tool .

You can fly from Amarillo to Santa Fe in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amarillo to Santa Fe. Traveling from Amarillo in September, Santa Fe is slightly colder at night with lows of 11°C. On the 19th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Santa Fe Plaza ©
Santa Fe Plaza
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum ©
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

2
nights
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.
To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Albuquerque trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Santa Fe to Albuquerque by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Santa Fe in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Albuquerque, with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Petrified Forest National Park.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center ©
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
San Felipe de Neri Church ©
San Felipe de Neri Church

few
hours
Petrified Forest National Park

Petrified Forest National Park ©
Petrified Forest National Park presents a surreal landscape of large deposits of petrified wood.
On the 21st (Fri), contemplate the long history of Puerco Pueblo and then identify plant and animal life at Crystal Forest Loop.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Petrified Forest National Park trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Albuquerque to Petrified Forest National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Williams.

Things to do in Petrified Forest National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Crystal Forest Trail ©
Crystal Forest Trail
Puerco Pueblo ©
Puerco Pueblo

1
night
Williams

Williams ©
A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Williams lies on one of the first highways ever built in America, the iconic "Route 66." The town boasts many inns, motels, restaurants, and shops, although its most important feature is serving as the southern terminus of a scenic railway leading to the area's most famous tourist attraction, the World Heritage-listed Grand Canyon.
To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Williams vacation planner.

You can drive from Petrified Forest National Park to Williams in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September in Williams, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 9°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Williams

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Thunder Eagle Native Art ©
Thunder Eagle Native Art

1
night
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.
On the 22nd (Sat), take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Williams to Grand Canyon National Park takes 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time for travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Nature Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Mather Point ©
Mather Point
Hopi House ©
Hopi House

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum and then shop like a local with The Strip.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 40°C to lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Oro Grande.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

1
night
Oro Grande

Oro Grande ©
Oro Grande is an unincorporated community in the Mojave Desert of San Bernardino County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): fly down the slopes at Big Bear Lake and then make a trip to Barstow Station Cinema.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Oro Grande tour itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Oro Grande takes 3 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 19°C in Oro Grande. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Oro Grande

Outdoors Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Big Bear Region, Barstow Station
Highlights from your plan
Big Bear Lake ©
Big Bear Lake

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nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits & Museum, then explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Oro Grande to Los Angeles in 1.5 hours. In September in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 22°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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