25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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25 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Detroit
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Lincoln
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Denver
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Cheyenne
— 1 night
+2
shuttle + Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
6
Monument Valley
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
10
Wawona
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
11
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
12
Phoenix
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h
13
Las Cruces
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  6​h 30​min
14
San Antonio
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
15
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
16
Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Paris

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night
Detroit

Detroit
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Detroit journey tool .

Paris, France to Detroit is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Paris to Detroit, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Detroit when traveling from Paris in August, with lows around 20°C. You will leave for Chicago on the 27th (Tue).

Things to do in Detroit

Parks Nightlife Outdoors

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): get to know the resident critters at Lincoln Park Zoo, stroll around Millennium Park, then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally appreciate the history behind Cloud Gate. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium, then ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Chicago online tour itinerary builder .

You can fly from Detroit to Chicago in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Lincoln.

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

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Lincoln

Lincoln ©
Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. On the 30th (Fri), play a few rounds at Wilderness Ridge Golf Club, see the interesting displays at Museum of American Speed, and then admire the landmark architecture of Saint Mary Catholic Church.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lincoln day trip planner.

Fly from Chicago to Lincoln in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Lincoln

Outdoors Golf Museums
Highlights from your plan
Museum of American Speed ©
Museum of American Speed
Wilderness Ridge Golf Club ©
Wilderness Ridge Golf Club
Saint Mary Catholic Church ©
Saint Mary Catholic Church

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Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): take a memorable drive along Mount Evans Scenic Byway and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Denver trip planner .

Getting from Lincoln to Denver by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Lincoln in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Denver, with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can go by car to Cheyenne.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Nature Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Mount Evans Scenic Byway ©
Mount Evans Scenic Byway
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans

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Cheyenne

Cheyenne ©
Cheyenne is the capital and most populous city of the US state of Wyoming and the county seat of Laramie County. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): get outside with Lincoln Highway, then get lost in a book at Laramie County Public Library, and then head outdoors with Paul Smith Children's Village.

To plan Cheyenne vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Denver to Cheyenne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. August in Cheyenne sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Cheyenne

Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Laramie County Public Library ©
Laramie County Public Library

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Monument Valley

Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. On the 2nd (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and then catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Monument Valley travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and car from Cheyenne to Monument Valley takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Cheyenne in September, expect nights in Monument Valley to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): hike along Bright Angel Trail and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Powell Point and then trek along Rim Trail.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park online travel route planner .

Getting from Monument Valley to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Monument Valley in September, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 28°C and lows at 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, and finally try to win big at Paris Las Vegas. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The Mob Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Las Vegas trip planner .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, expect nights in Las Vegas to be much hotter, around 25°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 39°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point and then get great views at Dante's View.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park day trip planning app .

Drive from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Death Valley National Park, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Wawona.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Dante's View ©
Dante's View

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nights
Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. On the 8th (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and then explore the striking landscape at Taft Point. On the next day, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and then don't miss a visit to Half Dome.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Wawona travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Death Valley National Park to Wawona in 6.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Wawona are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Wawona

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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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 10th (Tue), make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park and then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Getty Center, get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, and then experience the excitement of Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Wawona to Los Angeles in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Wawona in September, expect nights in Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, around 22°C, while days are little chillier, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Phoenix.

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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Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): push the limits with an extreme tour and then see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Phoenix trip planner .

Fly from Los Angeles to Phoenix in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Phoenix. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in September: high temperatures in Phoenix hover around 43°C and lows are around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Las Cruces.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum

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Las Cruces

Las Cruces ©
Las Cruces, also known as "The City of the Crosses", is the seat of Doña Ana County, New Mexico, United States. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): learn more about the world around you at New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, look for gifts at Mesilla Book Center, and then see the interesting displays at The Zuhl Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Las Cruces tour itinerary builder site .

Do a combination of flight and car from Phoenix to Las Cruces in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Phoenix in September, with highs in Las Cruces at 34°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Las Cruces

Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Zuhl Museum ©
The Zuhl Museum
Mesilla Book Center ©
Mesilla Book Center

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San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
On the 14th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Mission San Jose, let little ones run wild at Brackenridge Park, steep yourself in history at The Alamo, then shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our San Antonio travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Las Cruces to San Antonio takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Cruces to San Antonio is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Cruces in September, things will get a bit warmer in San Antonio: highs are around 40°C and lows about 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Shopping Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

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New Orleans

New Orleans ©
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 15th (Sun), admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, and then stroll around New Orleans City Park. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Garden District, then brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the New Orleans day trip tool .

Getting from San Antonio to New Orleans by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Antonio in September, expect nights in New Orleans to be somewhat warmer, around 33°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District

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Orlando

Orlando ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Orlando, then discover the magic at Happily Ever After Fireworks, and then get in on the family fun at Walt Disney World Resort. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort, and then get your game on at Nomadic.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Orlando using our trip planner.

You can fly from New Orleans to Orlando in 4.5 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. When traveling from New Orleans in September, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Orlando: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Highlights from your plan
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks

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