25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

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New York City
— 3 nights
2
Philadelphia
— 1 night
3
Washington DC
— 1 night
4
Pittsburgh
— 1 night
5
Columbus
— 1 night
6
Indianapolis
— 1 night
7
Chicago
— 1 night
8
Saint Louis
— 1 night
9
Memphis
— 1 night
10
New Orleans
— 1 night
11
Houston
— 1 night
12
Dallas
— 1 night
13
Oklahoma City
— 1 night
14
Albuquerque
— 3 nights
15
Phoenix
— 1 night
16
Las Vegas
— 1 night
17
Los Angeles
— 2 nights

3
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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Frick Collection. 9/11 Memorial and Trinity Church will appeal to history buffs. Step out of New York City with an excursion to Bay Head Beach in Bay Head--about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and wander the streets of Times Square.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our New York City road trip website.

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to New York City, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from London in July, with highs in New York City at °C and lows at °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Brooklyn, Bay Head Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Ground Zero Museum Workshop ©
Ground Zero Museum Workshop
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 4th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Independence Hall.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Philadelphia day trip planning website.

Take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °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

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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): step into the grandiose world of Smithsonian Institution Building.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC trip itinerary website.

Getting from Philadelphia to Washington DC by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Washington DC are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Highlights from your plan

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Nationality Rooms, steep yourself in history at Heinz Memorial Chapel, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Anthony Chapel, thenexamine the collection at Randyland, and finally browse the collection at Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Pittsburgh journey builder app.

You can fly from Washington DC to Pittsburgh in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, Pittsburgh is little chillier than Washington DC - with highs of °C and lows of °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

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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.
For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Columbus road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Pittsburgh to Columbus takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Columbus

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

1
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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 landmark architecture of Scottish Rite Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Indianapolis trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Columbus to Indianapolis takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In July in Indianapolis, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive 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
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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 9th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Millennium Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Chicago trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Indianapolis to Chicago takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Chicago

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

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Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
On the 11th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Myseum, thenidentify plant and animal life at The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House, thensee the interesting displays at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Saint Louis trip planner.

You can fly from Chicago to Saint Louis in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in July: highs in Saint Louis hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
Myseum ©
Myseum
The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House ©
The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, admire the masterpieces at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, thenexamine the collection at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, thencontemplate the long history of Sun Studio, and finally contemplate the long history of The Peabody Ducks.

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

Drive from Saint Louis to Memphis in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Saint Louis in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Memphis, with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Museums Casinos

Side Trip

Southland Park Gaming and Racing
Highlights from your plan
National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel ©
Stax Museum of American Soul Music ©
Stax Museum of American Soul Music
Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art ©
Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art

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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.
To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our New Orleans online day trip planner.

Drive from Memphis to New Orleans in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. When traveling from Memphis in July, plan for a bit cooler days in New Orleans, with highs around °C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Houston.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, thenexplore the different monuments and memorials at Glenwood Cemetery, thensee the interesting displays at Houston Museum District, and finally engage your brain at Cockrell Butterfly Center.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Houston day trip planning site.

You can fly from New Orleans to Houston in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from New Orleans in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Houston: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dallas.

Things to do in Houston

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

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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.
For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Dallas road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Houston to Dallas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to 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

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

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Oklahoma City day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Dallas to Oklahoma City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Dallas in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Oklahoma City, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums
Highlights from your plan
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum ©
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum ©
Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum
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.
Visit El Rancho de las Golondrinas and San Felipe de Neri Church for their historical value. Step off the beaten path and head to Palace of the Governors and San Miguel Chapel. Step out of Albuquerque to go to Santa Fe and see Keshi, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society, take an in-depth tour of Albuquerque Museum, explore the engaging exhibits at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Albuquerque journey maker tool.

Getting from Oklahoma City to Albuquerque by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time 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): see the interesting displays at Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson, take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Basilica.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Phoenix trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Albuquerque to Phoenix in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Albuquerque in July; daily highs in Phoenix reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip maker site.

Fly from Phoenix to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July, daily temperatures in Las Vegas can reach °C, while at night they dip to °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 Neighborhoods Shopping
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): watch a film 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, explore the world behind art at Norton Simon Museum, thenlook and learn at Griffith Observatory, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame. On the next day, learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, thenlearn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, and finally explore the world behind art at The Broad.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles travel route planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in July: highs in Los Angeles hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Norton Simon Museum, Santa Monica Pier
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

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