24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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Philadelphia
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Nashville
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New Orleans
— 2 nights
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Austin
— 1 night
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Maswik Lodge
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to San Diego
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San Diego
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Eugene
— 1 night
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Seattle
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Salt Lake City
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Aspen
— 2 nights
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Colorado Springs
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Chicago
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Philadelphia

— 1 night

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 7th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, then explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, and then hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masonic Temple, then steep yourself in history at Liberty Bell Center, then ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, and finally sample some tasty brews at Philly Brew Tours.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Philadelphia journey builder.

Boston to Philadelphia is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Historic Sites

Nashville

— 1 night

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and then go on a hair-raising tour with Franklin on Foot.

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You can fly from Philadelphia to Nashville in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. September in Nashville sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Nashville

Tours · Museums · Nightlife

Side Trip

New Orleans

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): walk around New Orleans City Park, make a trip to French Quarter, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, stop by Faulkner House Books, then examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read New Orleans trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Nashville to New Orleans takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for much hotter nights when traveling from Nashville in September since evenings lows in New Orleans dip to 83°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Austin.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): let the river carry you with ATXcursions and then explore the world behind art at Elisabet Ney Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Austin online itinerary planner.

Getting from New Orleans to Austin by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans in September, you will find days in Austin are somewhat warmer (93°F), and nights are little chillier (71°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Austin

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Museums

Grand Canyon National Park

— 3 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 15th (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take a pleasant ride with Canyon Trail Rides, trek along South Kaibab Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip maker app.

Getting from Austin to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 10 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Austin to Grand Canyon National Park. When traveling from Austin in September, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 75°F by day to 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

San Diego

— 3 nights

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Take a break from San Diego with a short trip to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas, about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, and admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip builder app.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to San Diego in 9 hours. Another option is to do a combination of shuttle and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to San Diego is minus 1 hour. Plan for much warmer nights when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September since evenings lows in San Diego dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games

Side Trip

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and walk around Crissy Field.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip site.

Getting from San Diego to San Francisco by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from San Diego in September since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Eugene.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods

Eugene

— 1 night
Eugene is a city of the Pacific Northwest located in the U.S. On the 22nd (Tue), walk around Pre's Trail, indulge your taste buds at Cork and Barrel - Tours, then get outside with Spencer Butte, and finally stop by Down to Earth Home, Garden, & Gift.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Eugene vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Eugene takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in September, Eugene is little chillier at night with lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Eugene

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wineries

Side Trip

Seattle

— 2 nights

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): walk around Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, look for gifts at Glasshouse Studio, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then shop like a local with Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, then explore the activities along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and finally stroll around Waterfall Garden Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Eugene to Seattle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Eugene in September: highs in Seattle hover around 72°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Salt Lake City

— 1 night

Crossroads of the West

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
On the 25th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square, take in breathtaking views at Big Cottonwood Canyon, and then trek along Mount Olympus Trail.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City trip planning website.

You can fly from Seattle to Salt Lake City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Seattle to Salt Lake City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seattle in September, you will find days in Salt Lake City are somewhat warmer (81°F), and nights are about the same (58°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your trip

Aspen

— 2 nights

Rocky Mountain High

Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
On the 26th (Sat), take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, appreciate the history behind The John Denver Sanctuary, and then cruise along Independence Pass.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Aspen trip planner.

You can fly from Salt Lake City to Aspen in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Salt Lake City in September; daily highs in Aspen reach 72°F and lows reach 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Colorado Springs

— 1 night
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, then walk around Garden of the Gods, and then get outside with Adventures Out West.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Colorado Springs visit planning app.

You can drive from Aspen to Colorado Springs in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Aspen in September; daily highs in Colorado Springs reach 79°F and lows reach 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Chicago

— 2 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): enjoy breathtaking views from 360 Chicago Observation Deck, ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain, then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, then make a trip to Millennium Park, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, then get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium, and finally walk around Milton Lee Olive Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Chicago trip maker tool.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Chicago by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Chicago when traveling from Colorado Springs in September, with lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

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.

Colorado travel guide

4.4
River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.