20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  12​h
1
Chicago
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Pontiac
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Springfield
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Saint Louis
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
5
Tulsa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Oklahoma City
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Amarillo
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Albuquerque
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
9
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
10
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
11
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: London


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3
nights
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 2nd (Wed): explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, don't miss a visit to Cloud Gate, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park, and finally admire all the interesting features of Wrigley Field. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, then engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium, and finally make a trip to Buckingham Fountain.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Chicago tour planner .

Manchester, UK to Chicago is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Manchester to Chicago. When traveling from Manchester in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Chicago: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Pontiac.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park

1
night
Pontiac

Pontiac ©
Pontiac is a city in Livingston County, Illinois, United States. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museum of the Gilding Arts, examine the collection at Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum, then don't miss a visit to Route 66 Shield Mural, then learn about all things military at Livingston County War Museum, and finally examine the collection at IL Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Pontiac trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Chicago to Pontiac in 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Pontiac can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Springfield.

Things to do in Pontiac

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum ©
Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum
Livingston County War Museum ©
Livingston County War Museum

1
night
Springfield

Springfield ©
Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Dana-Thomas House, then make a trip to Lincoln Tomb & War Memorials, then get engrossed in the history at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Illinois State Capitol.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Springfield road trip app .

Getting from Pontiac to Springfield by car takes about 2 hours. In October in Springfield, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Springfield

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Dana-Thomas House ©
Dana-Thomas House
Lincoln Tomb & War Memorials ©
Lincoln Tomb & War Memorials

2
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Missouri Botanical Garden, then examine the collection at City Museum, then stroll around Forest Park, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire all the interesting features of Busch Stadium, examine the collection at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum, and then enjoy breathtaking views from The Gateway Arch.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Saint Louis trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Springfield to Saint Louis in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Tulsa.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
The Gateway Arch ©
The Gateway Arch
Missouri Botanical Garden ©
Missouri Botanical Garden

1
night
Tulsa

Tulsa ©
Sometimes known as the "Buckle of the Bible Belt," Tulsa is the second largest city in Oklahoma.
On the 8th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Gilcrease Museum and then make a trip to Blue Whale of Catoosa.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Tulsa trip planner .

You can fly from Saint Louis to Tulsa in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. In October, daytime highs in Tulsa are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Tulsa

Parks Museums

Side Trip

Blue Whale of Catoosa
Highlights from your plan
Gilcrease Museum ©
Gilcrease Museum
BOK Center ©
BOK Center
Blue Whale of Catoosa ©
Blue Whale of Catoosa

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.
On the 9th (Wed), pause for some photo ops at Centennial Land Run Monument, learn more about the world around you at Museum of Osteology, then admire the masterpieces at National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Oklahoma City road trip planning website .

You can drive from Tulsa to Oklahoma City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Oklahoma City, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Amarillo.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Osteology ©
Museum of Osteology

1
night
Amarillo

Amarillo ©
Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
On the 10th (Thu), examine the collection at Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum, then admire all the interesting features of Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West, and then don't miss a visit to Cadillac Ranch.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Amarillo trip site .

Traveling by car from Oklahoma City to Amarillo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Oklahoma City in October, Amarillo is slightly colder at night with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Amarillo

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West ©
Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West
Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum ©
Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum
Cadillac Ranch ©
Cadillac Ranch

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): get a new perspective on nature at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, then take in the spiritual surroundings of San Felipe de Neri Church, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Albuquerque Old Town, and finally look for gifts at The Candy Lady.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Albuquerque road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Amarillo to Albuquerque takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amarillo to Albuquerque due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Albuquerque are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon 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

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): hike along Bright Angel Trail.

Start your trip to Grand Canyon National Park by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Albuquerque to Grand Canyon National Park takes 6.5 hours. In October, Grand Canyon National Park is a bit cooler than Albuquerque - with highs of 22°C and lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

3
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.
Explore Las Vegas' surroundings by going to Boulder City (Tom Devlin's Monster Museum & Hoover Dam). There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas itinerary planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October: highs in Las Vegas hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Boulder City
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

3
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.
Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim, about 36 minutes away. Pack the 16th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Getty Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and don't miss a visit to California Plaza.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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