20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner
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Chicago
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New York City
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Fayetteville
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Philadelphia
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New Orleans
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Austin
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Las Vegas
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Chicago — 2 nights

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fourth Presbyterian Church, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Shedd Aquarium, and engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry.

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

Sydney, Australia to Chicago is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 16 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in September; daily highs in Chicago reach 30°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to New York City.
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Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Outdoors

New York City — 3 nights

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Central Park, admire the striking features of Trinity Church, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the New York City tour itinerary builder tool.

Fly from Chicago to New York City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In September in New York City, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Fayetteville.
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Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Fayetteville — 4 nights

Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fayetteville: War Eagle Mill (in Rogers) and Bentonville (Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art & The Walmart Museum).

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Fayetteville day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Fayetteville takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Fayetteville. Traveling from New York City in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Fayetteville, with lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Philadelphia.
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Philadelphia — 1 night

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
On the 21st (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masonic Temple, ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, then pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center, and finally stop by Society Hill. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, and then admire the local landmark of Longwood Gardens.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Philadelphia holiday planning website.

Fly from Fayetteville to Philadelphia in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Fayetteville to Philadelphia. Traveling from Fayetteville in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 20°C in Philadelphia. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to fly to New Orleans.
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New Orleans — 2 nights

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
On the 23rd (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, then stop by Faulkner House Books, and then visit Garden District. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square, then brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, and then stroll around Audubon Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the New Orleans trip planner.

You can fly from Philadelphia to New Orleans in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Philadelphia in September, New Orleans is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to fly to Austin.
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Austin — 2 nights

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool, hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, and then don't miss a visit to Congress Avenue Bridge Bat Watching. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Sixth Street Historic District, get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, then take an in-depth tour of LBJ Presidential Library, and finally gain insight at University of Texas at Austin.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Austin day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Austin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from New Orleans, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Austin, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Las Vegas.
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Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Las Vegas — 3 nights

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, try to win big at Paris Las Vegas, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip planner.

Getting from Austin to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Austin to Las Vegas, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Las Vegas can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.
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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.
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