22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Austin
— 1 night
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San Antonio
— 2 nights
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Page
— 2 nights
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Sedona
— 3 nights
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Las Vegas
— 5 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 1 night
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Chicago
— 4 nights
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Traverse City
— 2 nights
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Detroit
— 1 night

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Austin

— 1 night

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 1st (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Cathedral, get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, and then learn the secrets of beer at Bike and Brew ATX. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, then hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, then take in the views from Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, and finally steep yourself in history at The Driskill.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Austin day trip planning tool.

Detroit to Austin is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Detroit in October: highs in Austin hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

San Antonio

— 2 nights

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk, explore the galleries of The Alamo, and then indulge your taste buds at Cottonwood Wine Tours. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, contemplate the long history of The Guenther House Museum, then contemplate the long history of Mission San Jose, then take in the history at Mission Concepcion, and finally wander the streets of La Villita Historic Arts Village.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the San Antonio attractions planner.

Drive from Austin to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in San Antonio can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Page.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Wineries

Page

— 2 nights

Center of Canyon Country

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
On the 5th (Tue), trek along Cathedral Wash Trail, snap pictures at Navajo Bridge, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Horseshoe Bend. On your second day here, explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon, then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Page online travel route planner.

You can fly from San Antonio to Page in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from San Antonio to Page due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Antonio in October, expect Page to be a bit cooler, temps between 73°F and 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Page

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Sedona

— 3 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Step out of the city life by going to Off-Road Tours and Cathedral Rock. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Red Rock State Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Doe Mountain Trail, take in breathtaking views at Oak Creek Canyon, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Sedona tour itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Page to Sedona in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Sedona can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Las Vegas

— 5 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Step out of the city life by going to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Gondola Rides at the Venetian. Get out of town with these interesting Las Vegas side-trips: Boulder City (Hoover Dam & Veteran's Memorial Park). There's still lots to do: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, try to win big at New York New York Casino, don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Sedona to Las Vegas in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Sedona to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. October in Las Vegas sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Fun & Games · Casinos · Shopping

Side Trips

Glacier National Park

— 1 night

Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
On the 15th (Fri), explore the activities along Avalanche Lake and then stroll through Iceberg Lake Trail.

Plan trip to Glacier National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Glacier National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Glacier National Park is 1 hour. In October, Glacier National Park is much colder than Las Vegas - with highs of 56°F and lows of 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Nature

Chicago

— 4 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Get in touch with nature at Little Red Schoolhouse and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple and Fourth Presbyterian Church. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, contemplate the long history of Pleasant Home, and stroll around Millennium Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Chicago trip planner.

You can fly from Glacier National Park to Chicago in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Glacier National Park to Chicago is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Glacier National Park in October, with highs in Chicago at 65°F and lows at 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Traverse City.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Traverse City

— 2 nights

Cherry Capital of the World

Traverse City might be well known for its huge cherry industry, but its position along Grand Traverse Bay in Lake Michigan endows it with fine scenery and a wealth of outdoor attractions.
On the 20th (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Boardman River Nature Center, then sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, and then learn about winemaking at Suttons Bay Ciders.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Traverse City trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Chicago to Traverse City in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Chicago in October: high temperatures in Traverse City hover around 60°F and lows are around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Detroit.

Things to do in Traverse City

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Detroit

— 1 night

The Motor City

Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
On the 22nd (Fri), contemplate the long history of Franklin Cider Mill, then examine the collection at Motown Museum, then steep yourself in history at The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, and finally explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Detroit trip website.

Traveling by car from Traverse City to Detroit takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Detroit are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

Arizona travel guide

4.3
Canyons · Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails
The Grand Canyon State
Known as the "Grand Canyon State," Arizona boasts dense forests, deep gorges, sprawling national parks, and modern ski resorts. Native American reservations take up about a quarter of the state, housing several tribes and offering visitors a chance to discover the varied cultures of the country's indigenous population. A patchwork of diverse tourist attractions, Arizona features exclusive golf courses and upscale shops, as well as cactus-covered canyons and stretches of desolate desert straight out of old Westerns, perfect for a vacation far from the city bustle. Though the state still clings to its Old West flavor, its busy college towns packed with young students from around the world exude a cosmopolitan atmosphere.

Nevada travel guide

4.3
Performances · Fountains · Casinos
The Silver State
The neon streets of Las Vegas represent only one chapter in the story of Nevada, a sparsely populated state offering travelers a chance to discover the country's western frontier. Utterly unlike the more populated parts of the North American continent, Nevada's landscape includes huge deserts where you can easily leave modern civilization behind and enjoy a tranquil vacation. For a taste of untamed Nevada, explore the network of paved and unpaved roads leading to some of the world's most rugged and desolate natural wonders. If trying to make a fortune is high on your itinerary, remember that in the first state to legalize gambling, a slot machine is never too far away. Even gas stations and small motels in the largely deserted rural areas offer some form of gambling to the passing traveler.

Montana travel guide

4.8
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Wildlife Areas
The Crown of the Continent
With a population of only one million, Montana remains an untouched natural paradise of snowcapped peaks, expansive forests, and alpine lakes, dotted with Old West ghost towns, Indian reservations, and progressive urban communities. Appreciate the state's unique charm and beauty with a trip to Glacier National Park, where you can come face-to-face with Montana wildlife among its high peaks. Head to the state's largest cities, Billings and Missoula, for an array of historical attractions and cultural sightseeing.

Michigan travel guide

4.7
Specialty Museums · Gift & Specialty Shops · State Parks
Great Lakes State
A state inextricably tied to its waterways, Michigan does water activities better than almost any other place in the country. Things to do in the state include numerous opportunities to swim, fish, sail, motorboat, and canoe. The country's only state to stretch over two peninsulas, Michigan features a long freshwater coastline. In a land of nearly 65,000 inland lakes and ponds, you can never be too far from a natural water source. Michigan's major claim to fame is its status as the center of the U.S. automotive industry, with the Detroit metropolitan area housing the country's three major car manufacturers. The city is also a major center of culture, the birthplace of the Motown Sound, and the home of several museums and other tourist attractions. Farther from the big urban centers, Michigan offers visitors a world of apple and cherry orchards, rustic villages, and picturesque vineyards.