25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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25 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Philadelphia
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Washington DC
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Pittsburgh
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Columbus
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Indianapolis
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Chicago
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
8
Saint Louis
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
9
Memphis
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
10
New Orleans
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
11
Houston
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
12
Dallas
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
13
Oklahoma City
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 30​min
14
Albuquerque
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
15
Phoenix
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
16
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
17
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: London

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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.
Popular historic sites such as 9/11 Memorial and Trinity Church are in your itinerary. The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Gulliver's Gate will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of New York City to go to Bay Head and see Bay Head Beach, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Ground Zero Museum Workshop, wander the streets of Dumbo, stroll around Washington Square Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our New York City trip planner.

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 5 hours. In July, New York City is somewhat warmer than London - with highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Brooklyn, Bay Head Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Ground Zero Museum Workshop ©
Ground Zero Museum Workshop

1
night
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia trip planner .

You can take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall

1
night
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): ponder the world of politics at Smithsonian Institution Building.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC tour itinerary site .

You can take a train from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. July in Washington DC sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Highlights from your plan

1
night
Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh ©
Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Nationality Rooms, take in the spiritual surroundings of Heinz Memorial Chapel, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Anthony Chapel, then examine the collection at Randyland, and finally get your bearings at Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Pittsburgh trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Washington DC to Pittsburgh by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in July, things will get a bit cooler in Pittsburgh: highs are around 32°C and lows about 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Columbus.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall
Highlights from your plan
The Nationality Rooms ©
The Nationality Rooms
Randyland ©
Randyland
Heinz Memorial Chapel ©
Heinz Memorial Chapel

1
night
Columbus

Columbus ©
More than just one of the nation's top business centers, Columbus is a mixture of many different parts of America, situated at the spot where the so-called "Bible Belt" meets the varied cultures of the Great Plains and Appalachia.
To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Columbus trip planner .

You can drive from Pittsburgh to Columbus in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Columbus are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Columbus

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum ©
Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum
Central Ohio Fire Museum ©
Central Ohio Fire Museum
Arena District ©
Arena District

1
night
Indianapolis

Indianapolis ©
Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): admire the striking features of Scottish Rite Cathedral.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Indianapolis tour itinerary maker .

Drive from Columbus to Indianapolis in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. July in Indianapolis sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Chicago.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Indiana Medical History Museum ©
Indiana Medical History Museum
Indiana Historical Society ©
Indiana Historical Society
Rhythm! Discovery Center ©
Rhythm! Discovery Center

1
night
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 9th (Thu), get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Chicago journey planner .

Traveling by car from Indianapolis to Chicago takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Lakefront Trail ©
Lakefront Trail
Chicago Riverwalk ©
Chicago Riverwalk
Richard H. Driehaus Museum ©
Richard H. Driehaus Museum

1
night
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): get curious at Myseum, look for all kinds of wild species at Sachs Butterfly House, then examine the collection at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint Louis route planner.

Getting from Chicago to Saint Louis by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Chicago in July, expect nights in Saint Louis to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 37°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Sachs Butterfly House
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
Myseum ©
Myseum
Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum

1
night
Memphis

Memphis ©
The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
On the 12th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, explore the world behind art at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, see the interesting displays at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, then contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, and finally make a trip to The Peabody Ducks.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Memphis online route planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Saint Louis to Memphis in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Saint Louis in July, Memphis is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Southland Park Gaming and Racing
Highlights from your plan
Stax Museum of American Soul Music ©
Southland Park Gaming and Racing ©
Southland Park Gaming and Racing

1
night
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.
To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our New Orleans trip planner .

You can drive from Memphis to New Orleans in 7 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Traveling from Memphis in July, you will find days in New Orleans are slightly colder (31°C), and nights are a bit warmer (31°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Houston.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
Escape My Room New Orleans ©
Escape My Room New Orleans
Lake Lawn Metairie ©
Lake Lawn Metairie

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Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
On the 15th (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Glenwood Cemetery, then examine the collection at Houston Museum District, and finally get curious at Cockrell Butterfly Center.

Before you visit Houston, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Houston takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. When traveling from New Orleans in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Houston: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens ©
Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens
Glenwood Cemetery ©
Glenwood Cemetery
Houston Museum District ©
Houston Museum District

1
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Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Dallas itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Houston to Dallas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Dallas, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Dallas

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
NorthPark Center ©
NorthPark Center
Frontiers of Flight Museum ©
Frontiers of Flight Museum
Nasher Sculpture Center ©
Nasher Sculpture Center

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): see the interesting displays at 99s Museum of Women Pilots, then explore the world behind art at National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, and then pause for some photo ops at Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Oklahoma City vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Dallas to Oklahoma City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Dallas in July, Oklahoma City is little chillier at night with lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums
Highlights from your plan
99s Museum of Women Pilots ©
99s Museum of Women Pilots

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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.
Appreciate the collections at Palace of the Governors and Keshi. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like El Rancho de las Golondrinas and San Miguel Chapel. The adventure continues: engage your brain at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque, see the interesting displays at American International Rattlesnake Museum, do a tasting at Gruet Winery, and take an in-depth tour of Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Albuquerque online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Oklahoma City to Albuquerque takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Oklahoma City to Albuquerque. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trip

Santa Fe
Highlights from your plan
Palace of the Governors ©
Palace of the Governors
San Miguel Chapel ©
San Miguel Chapel

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Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): explore the galleries of Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson, admire the natural beauty at Desert Botanical Garden, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Basilica.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Phoenix trip tool .

You can fly from Albuquerque to Phoenix in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Albuquerque in July, with highs in Phoenix at 48°C and lows at 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden
Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson ©
Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson
St. Mary's Basilica ©
St. Mary's Basilica

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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 21st (Tue): ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Phoenix to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Phoenix to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 47°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): catch a movie at California Science Center, explore the different monuments and memorials at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Hollywood, then explore the world behind art at Norton Simon Museum, then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): engage your brain at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, and finally explore the world behind art at The Broad.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles online tour builder .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Las Vegas in July, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Norton Simon Museum
Highlights from your plan
California Science Center ©
California Science Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum