25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner

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Los Angeles
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Las Vegas
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Yellowstone National Park
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Chicago
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New York City
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New Orleans
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Chicago
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San Francisco
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Los Angeles

— 2 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): make a trip to Santa Monica Yacht Harbor Sign and then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles road trip planner.

Albury, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -18 hour difference. In September, Los Angeles is much hotter than Albury - with highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

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Las Vegas

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller and then explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas vacation maker.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 25°C at night. On the 14th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites

Yellowstone National Park

— 2 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Lookout Point, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, then take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, and then take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip planning app.

Fly from Las Vegas to Yellowstone National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in September: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 18°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature

Chicago

— 6 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, walk around Grant Park, get to know the resident critters at Lincoln Park Zoo, and ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of car, bus, taxi, and train. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Chicago, with highs around 30°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, don't miss a visit to Grand Central Terminal, and take in the pleasant sights at The High Line.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City vacation planning tool.

You can fly from Chicago to New York City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to New York City. September in New York City sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Jackson Square. On the next day, relax and rejuvenate at The Sweat Social, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, stop by Faulkner House Books, then get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, and finally get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read New Orleans online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from New York City to New Orleans takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from New York City in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in New Orleans, with lows of 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours

Chicago

— 2 nights

Windy City

Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): admire the striking features of Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Chicago Riverwalk, then wander the streets of The Magnificent Mile, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Fourth Presbyterian Church.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Chicago itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Chicago takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from New Orleans in September, you will find days in Chicago are little chillier (30°C), and nights are much colder (19°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Chicago

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 30th (Thu), make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and finally don't miss a visit to Lombard Street. Here are some ideas for day two: expand your understanding of the military at Battery Spencer, then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and then stroll around Golden Gate Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to San Francisco takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and subway. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

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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.