25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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25 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Fort Smith
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Omaha
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
New York City
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h 30​min
7
Key West
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Orlando
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
9
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Fort Smith

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 12th (Thu), do a tasting at V. Sattui, then step into the grandiose world of Castello di Amorosa, and then do a tasting at Pride Mountain Vineyards. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Point Reyes Seashore National Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Tomales Bay State Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online itinerary creator.

Fort Smith to San Francisco is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Fort Smith to San Francisco, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in October, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

St. Helena, Marin Headlands, Castello di Amorosa, Tomales Bay State Park
Highlights from your plan
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Musee Mecanique ©
Musee Mecanique

2
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.
On the 15th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, then kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and then see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, enjoy some music at Walt Disney Concert Hall, and then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, Los Angeles is a bit warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 81°F and lows of 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area ©
Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area

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.
You'll explore and learn at The Mob Museum and Titanic. Visiting Valley of Fire State Park and Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: take in a show at Bellagio Fountains, try to win big at Paris Las Vegas, and shop like a local with The Strip.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas vacation planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. October in Las Vegas sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

2
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Garden of the Gods and then admire the majestic nature at Mueller State Park. On the next day, see the interesting displays at The Penrose Heritage Museum and then explore the world behind art at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs online itinerary creator.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Colorado Springs takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Colorado Springs is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, expect nights in Colorado Springs to be colder, around 39°F, while days are slightly colder, around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow time for travel to Omaha.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Mueller State Park
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Penrose Heritage Museum ©
Penrose Heritage Museum
Mueller State Park
Mueller State Park

1
night
Omaha

Omaha ©
A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Omaha itinerary maker.

You can fly from Colorado Springs to Omaha in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Colorado Springs to Omaha due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in October, and nighttime lows around 44°F. On the 22nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Omaha

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Henry Doorly Zoo ©
Henry Doorly Zoo

5
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fire Island National Seashore and Bushkill Falls. Step out of the city life by going to Quogue Wildlife Refuge and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir. Change things up with these side-trips from New York City: Ort Farms (in Long Valley) and Spas & Wellness (in Hampton Bays). The adventure continues: stroll through Central Park, browse the exhibits of 9/11 Memorial, and make a trip to Times Square.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City travel planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Omaha to New York City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Omaha to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Omaha in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in New York City, with lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bushkill Falls, Ort Farms, Quogue Wildlife Refuge, Fire Island National Seashore
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Bushkill Falls ©
Bushkill Falls
Times Square ©
Times Square

3
nights
Key West

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Get outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Mel Fisher Maritime Museum. And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, visit a coastal fixture at Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and stroll the grounds of Key West Cemetery.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Key West trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Key West takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from New York City in October, expect nights in Key West to be much hotter, around 77°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 85°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Key West

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
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.
On the 30th (Mon), make an unforgettable trip to Disney's Animal Kingdom. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sea views from Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Stetson Mansion, and then take an in-depth tour of Enterprise Heritage Center and Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Orlando travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Key West to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Key West in October since evenings lows in Orlando dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Orlando

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Enterprise Heritage Center and Museum, Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, North Brevard Historical Museum, Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, Stetson Mansion
Highlights from your plan
Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum ©
Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion

3
nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Garden District and French Quarter. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St. Louis Cathedral and Whitney Plantation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New Orleans: Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Slidell), Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site (in Vacherie) and Houmas House Plantation and Gardens (in Darrow). There's more to do: examine the collection at The National WWII Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our New Orleans trip planner.

Getting from Orlando to New Orleans by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Orlando in November, plan for slightly colder days in New Orleans, with highs around 63°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Whitney Plantation, Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site
Highlights from your plan
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Garden District ©
Garden District

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