22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel planner

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New York City
— 4 nights
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Chicago
— 3 nights
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Saint Louis
— 1 day
Drive
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Memphis
— 1 day
Drive
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New Orleans
— 1 night
Drive
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Orlando
— 1 day
Drive
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Miami
— 3 nights
Drive
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Virginia Beach
— 1 night
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Washington DC
— 1 night
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New York City
— 2 nights

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New York City

— 4 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Speed Boats Tours and Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum. When in New York City, make a side trip to see Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt in Hyde Park, approximately Hyde Park away. The adventure continues: go for a walk through Central Park, walk around Brooklyn Bridge Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of Brooklyn Heights Promenade, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our New York City tour planning site.

If you are flying in from Poland, the closest major aiports are La Guardia Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. In August, daytime highs in New York City are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Tours · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Chicago

— 3 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Crown Fountain and Buckingham Fountain. Get out of town with these interesting Chicago side-trips: Cantigny Park (in Wheaton) and Chicago Botanic Garden (in Glencoe). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Lakefront Trail, get your game on at The Escape Game Chicago, admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and get to know the fascinating history of Chicago Riverwalk.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Chicago trip planner.

Traveling by car from New York City to Chicago takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Chicago due to the time zone difference. In August in Chicago, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Saint Louis

— 1 day

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): see the interesting displays at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Missouri Botanical Garden, then identify plant and animal life at The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House, then walk around Forest Park, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Saint Louis vacation planner.

You can drive from Chicago to Saint Louis in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a train. When traveling from Chicago in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Saint Louis: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Memphis

— 1 day

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): explore the galleries of Graceland, then browse the exhibits of Stax Museum of American Soul Music, then contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, and finally catch a live event at AutoZone Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Memphis online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Saint Louis to Memphis takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Memphis when traveling from Saint Louis in September, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites

New Orleans

— 1 night

The Big Easy

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 4th (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, then partake in some friendly competition at Escape My Room New Orleans, and finally admire the landmark architecture of St. Louis Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Whitney Plantation, then get outside with Ultimate Swamp Adventures, and then get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read New Orleans vacation planner.

You can drive from Memphis to New Orleans in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Memphis in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 33°C in New Orleans. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trips

Orlando

— 1 day

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): make an unforgettable trip to Walt Disney World Resort.

Plan my day in Orlando using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from New Orleans to Orlando in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from New Orleans in September, you will find days in Orlando are a bit warmer (37°C), and nights are slightly colder (27°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks
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Miami

— 3 nights

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wynwood Walls and Room Escape Games. There's still lots to do: enjoy some diversion at Lock & Load Miami, walk around Bayfront Park, buy something for everyone on your list at Dolphin Mall, and examine the collection at Lock & Load Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Miami online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Orlando to Miami takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Miami can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Miami

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Virginia Beach

— 1 night

The Resort City

Holding a record for the longest pleasure beach in the world, Virginia Beach showcases 35 miles of coastline and maintains a longstanding reputation as a family-friendly vacation destination.
On the 11th (Wed), take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk, then kick back and relax at Virginia Beach, and then make a trip to Naval Aviation Monument.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Virginia Beach sightseeing app.

Drive from Miami to Virginia Beach in 16.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Miami in September: high temperatures in Virginia Beach hover around 32°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Washington DC

— 1 night
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
On the 12th (Thu), pause for some photo ops at U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial, then get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC journey planner.

Traveling by car from Virginia Beach to Washington DC takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In September in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

New York City

— 2 nights

Big Apple

Explore hidden gems such as Grounds For Sculpture and Ground Zero Museum Workshop. Explore New York City further: take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, catch a live event at Madison Square Garden, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and get to know the fascinating history of Brooklyn Heights Promenade.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read New York City trip planner.

You can drive from Washington DC to New York City in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.