23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Chicago
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Springfield
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Saint Louis
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Joplin
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Tulsa
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Oklahoma City
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Amarillo
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
8
Santa Fe
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
9
Albuquerque
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
10
Holbrook
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
11
Flagstaff
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
12
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
13
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
14
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: London

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, explore and take pictures at Wrigley Field, meet the residents at Shedd Aquarium, and admire the landmark architecture of 360 Chicago Observation Deck.

To find out how to plan a trip to Chicago, use our trip itinerary maker.

London, UK to Chicago is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from London to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in September, things will get a bit warmer in Chicago: highs are around 30°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Springfield.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park

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 18th (Wed): make a trip to Lincoln Tomb & War Memorials.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Springfield online itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of subway and flight from Chicago to Springfield takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daytime highs in Springfield are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive 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

1
night
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
To find more things to do and more tourist information, read Saint Louis trip builder site .

Drive from Springfield to Saint Louis in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In September in Saint Louis, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Joplin.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
Missouri Botanical Garden ©
Missouri Botanical Garden
Forest Park ©
Forest Park

1
night
Joplin

Joplin
Joplin or is a city in southern Jasper County and northern Newton County in the southwestern corner of the U.S. To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Joplin holiday website .

Traveling by car from Saint Louis to Joplin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September in Joplin, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 19°C at night. On the 16th (Mon), you'll travel to Tulsa.

Things to do in Joplin

Fun & Games Museums Casinos

few
hours
Tulsa

Tulsa ©
Sometimes known as the "Buckle of the Bible Belt," Tulsa is the second largest city in Oklahoma.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): browse the exhibits of Gilcrease Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Philbrook Museum of Art, and then don't miss a visit to Blue Whale of Catoosa.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Tulsa trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Joplin to Tulsa takes 2 hours. September in Tulsa sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Tulsa

Museums Parks

Side Trip

Blue Whale of Catoosa
Highlights from your plan
Philbrook Museum of Art ©
Philbrook Museum of Art
Gilcrease Museum ©
Gilcrease Museum
Blue Whale of Catoosa ©
Blue Whale of Catoosa

2
nights
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.
To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Oklahoma City trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Tulsa to Oklahoma City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Oklahoma City, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Amarillo.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Osteology
Museum of Osteology
Centennial Land Run Monument ©
Centennial Land Run Monument

1
night
Amarillo

Amarillo ©
Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): examine the collection at Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum, explore and take pictures at Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West, and then make a trip to Cadillac Ranch.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Amarillo trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Oklahoma City to Amarillo in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Amarillo can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Fe.

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

few
hours
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.
On the 24th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Santa Fe travel itinerary planner .

You can fly from Amarillo to Santa Fe in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Amarillo to Santa Fe, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amarillo in September, Santa Fe is slightly colder at night with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum ©
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Old San Ysidro Church.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Albuquerque sightseeing planner .

You can take a bus from Santa Fe to Albuquerque in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Santa Fe in September since evenings lows in Albuquerque dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Holbrook.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trip

Old San Ysidro Church
Highlights from your plan
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
Balloon Rides
Old San Ysidro Church ©
Old San Ysidro Church

1
night
Holbrook

Holbrook ©
Holbrook is a city in Navajo County, Arizona, United States. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Petrified Forest National Park, delve into the lush surroundings at Rainbow Forest, and then stop by Jim Gray's Petrified Wood Co..

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Holbrook trip planner .

You can drive from Albuquerque to Holbrook in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Albuquerque in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Holbrook, with lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Holbrook

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Rainbow Forest
Highlights from your plan
Jim Gray's Petrified Wood Co. ©
Jim Gray's Petrified Wood Co.

1
night
Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Holy Cross and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Flagstaff vacation builder tool .

Traveling by car from Holbrook to Flagstaff takes 1.5 hours. In September, Flagstaff is a bit cooler than Holbrook - with highs of 26°C and lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Sedona
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Spas & Wellness

2
nights
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Bright Angel Trail.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park day trip planning site .

You can drive from Flagstaff to Grand Canyon National Park in 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Powell Point ©
Powell Point

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.
On the 1st (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains. Here are some ideas for day two: try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, then take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas, and then make a trip to The Strip.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas online trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, you will find days in Las Vegas are a bit warmer (39°C), and nights are much warmer (25°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods
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 30 minutes away. Pack the 4th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Getty Center, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, and make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner .

Fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can 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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