21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  12​h
1
Chicago
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Pontiac
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Saint Louis
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Springfield
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Tulsa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Oklahoma City
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Amarillo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Tucumcari
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Santa Fe
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
10
Albuquerque
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
11
Gallup
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
12
Williams
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
13
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
14
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: London

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, then get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally stroll around Milton Lee Olive Park.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Chicago trip planner .

London, UK to Chicago is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from London to Chicago, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In April in Chicago, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Pontiac.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

1
night
Pontiac

Pontiac ©
Pontiac is a city in Livingston County, Illinois, United States. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): see the interesting displays at IL Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Livingston County War Museum, then don't miss a visit to Route 66 Shield Mural, then get a sense of history and politics at Livingston County Courthouse, and finally see the interesting displays at Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Pontiac online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Chicago to Pontiac takes 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Pontiac are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Pontiac

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

1
night
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): examine the collection at City Museum, then take in panoramic vistas at The Gateway Arch, then admire the natural beauty at Missouri Botanical Garden, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Saint Louis trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Pontiac to Saint Louis by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Pontiac in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Saint Louis, with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Springfield.

Things to do in Saint Louis

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

1
night
Springfield

Springfield ©
Springfield is the third-largest city in the state of Missouri and the county seat of Greene County. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Springfield Conservation Nature Center, explore the landscape on two wheels at Galloway Creek Greenway, and then see the interesting displays at NRA National Sporting Arms Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Springfield vacation website .

Getting from Saint Louis to Springfield by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Springfield are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Tulsa.

Things to do in Springfield

Parks Trails Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Springfield Conservation Nature Center ©
NRA National Sporting Arms Museum ©
NRA National Sporting Arms Museum

1
night
Tulsa

Tulsa ©
Sometimes known as the "Buckle of the Bible Belt," Tulsa is the second largest city in Oklahoma.
On the 1st (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Boston Avenue Methodist Church, then walk around Gathering Place, then explore the world behind art at Philbrook Museum of Art, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Tulsa trip itinerary tool .

Drive from Springfield to Tulsa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in April, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Tulsa

Fun & Games Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Gathering Place ©
Gathering Place
Philbrook Museum of Art ©
Philbrook Museum of Art
Room Escape Games

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 2nd (Sat), examine the collection at Oklahoma County Auto Trim and Mini Museum, then let the kids burn off some steam at Unpluggits Playstudio, then learn more about the world around you at Museum of Osteology, and finally pause for some photo ops at Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Oklahoma City road trip planner .

Drive from Tulsa to Oklahoma City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in May, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Amarillo.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums Fun & Games Parks

Side Trips

Oklahoma County Auto Trim and Mini Museum, Unpluggits Playstudio
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.
You've now added Route 66 to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): make a trip to Second Amendment Cowboy, then make a trip to Route 66, and then wander the wide-open spaces of Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Amarillo trip planner .

Traveling by car from Oklahoma City to Amarillo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Amarillo when traveling from Oklahoma City in May, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Tucumcari.
Highlights from your plan
Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West ©
Second Amendment Cowboy ©
Second Amendment Cowboy

1
night
Tucumcari

Tucumcari ©
Tucumcari is a city in and the county seat of Quay County, New Mexico, United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): make a trip to Murals of Tucumcari, see the interesting displays at New Mexico Route 66 Museum, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Tucumcari Trading Post, then have fun at Route 66 Wedding Chapel, and finally look for gifts at Contemporary Designs.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Tucumcari online day trip planner .

You can drive from Amarillo to Tucumcari in 2 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Amarillo to Tucumcari is minus 1 hour. In May, daily temperatures in Tucumcari can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Tucumcari

Shopping Museums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Tucumcari Trading Post ©
Tucumcari Trading Post
New Mexico Route 66 Museum ©
New Mexico Route 66 Museum
Route 66 Wedding Chapel ©
Route 66 Wedding Chapel

1
night
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 5th (Tue): stop by El Nicho, shop like a local with Keshi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, then relax and rejuvenate at Absolute Nirvana Spa & Gardens, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe day trip site .

Drive from Tucumcari to Santa Fe in 3 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Tucumcari in May: high temperatures in Santa Fe hover around 26°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Absolute Nirvana Spa & Gardens ©
Absolute Nirvana Spa & Gardens
Keshi ©
Keshi

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.
On the 6th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Felipe de Neri Church, then see the interesting displays at New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society, then engage your brain at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque, and finally stroll through Corrales Bosque.

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

Take a bus from Santa Fe to Albuquerque in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Fe in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Albuquerque, with lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Gallup.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums Childrens Museums Trails
Highlights from your plan

1
night
Gallup

Gallup ©
Gallup is a city in McKinley County, New Mexico, United States, with a population of 21,678 as of the 2010 census. Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): examine the collection at Navajo Code Talker Museum, look for gifts at Winfield Trading Company, then see the interesting displays at The Gallup Cultural Center, and finally browse for treasures at Bill Malone Trading Company.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Gallup travel route planning app .

You can drive from Albuquerque to Gallup in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Albuquerque in May, things will get slightly colder in Gallup: highs are around 26°C and lows about 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Williams.

Things to do in Gallup

Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Winfield Trading Company ©
Winfield Trading Company
The Gallup Cultural Center ©
The Gallup Cultural Center
Navajo Code Talker Museum ©
Navajo Code Talker Museum

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nights
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.
Explore Williams' surroundings by going to Grand Canyon National Park (South Kaibab Trail, Grand Canyon South Rim, & more).

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Williams visit planner .

Drive from Gallup to Williams in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Gallup in May, expect nights in Williams to be about the same, around 4°C, while days are little chillier, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Williams

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

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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.
On the 11th (Mon), explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally try to win big at Paris Las Vegas. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The Mob Museum, then take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, and then take a stroll through The Strip.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Williams to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Williams to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Williams in May, expect nights in Las Vegas to be much hotter, around 20°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

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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.
On the 13th (Wed), make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park and then look and learn at Griffith Observatory. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Getty Center, then experience the excitement of Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, and then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles vacation planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in May; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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