25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel route planner
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Chicago
— 2 nights
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Nashville
— 2 nights
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Memphis
— 2 nights
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Saint Louis
— 1 night
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Springfield
— 1 night
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Oklahoma City
— 1 night
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Amarillo
— 1 night
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Albuquerque
— 3 nights
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Holbrook
— 1 night
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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Santa Monica
— 2 nights
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Chicago — 2 nights

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Bring the kids along to The Art Institute of Chicago and Shedd Aquarium. There's much more to do: engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, don't miss a visit to The Magnificent Mile, get a new perspective on nature at Field Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Chicago journey planning website.

Brisbane, Australia to Chicago is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 16 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Brisbane in April: highs in Chicago hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Nashville.
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Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Shopping

Nashville — 2 nights

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Attractions like Room Escape Games and Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: see a show at Grand Ole Opry, wander the streets of Downtown Nashville, examine the collection at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, and contemplate the long history of Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Nashville trip planning tool.

You can fly from Chicago to Nashville in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chicago in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Nashville: highs are around 26°C and lows about 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Memphis.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Neighborhoods

Memphis — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, don't miss a visit to Beale Street, and then pause for some photo ops at Statue of Elvis. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Sun Studio and then examine the collection at Graceland.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Memphis tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Memphis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Saint Louis.
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Historic Sites · Museums

Saint Louis — 1 night

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C. in the number of free activities available by spending your holiday exploring the city's central neighborhoods, famous for their restored century-old red-brick buildings.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, then steep yourself in history at Campbell House Museum, and then examine the collection at City Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Saint Louis tour site.

Drive from Memphis to Saint Louis in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Memphis in April, things will get slightly colder in Saint Louis: highs are around 22°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Springfield.
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Historic Sites · Museums

Springfield — 1 night

Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
On the 1st (Mon), contemplate the long history of Dana-Thomas House and then get a sense of history and politics at Old State Capitol.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Springfield online trip planner.

You can drive from Saint Louis to Springfield in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can fly to Oklahoma City.
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Historic Sites

Oklahoma City — 1 night

Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): get curious at Science Museum Oklahoma. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, learn more about the world around you at SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology, and then wander the streets of Bricktown.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Oklahoma City online trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Springfield to Oklahoma City in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In May in Oklahoma City, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Amarillo.
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Museums · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods

Amarillo — 1 night

Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Route 66 has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): get a taste of life in the country at Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West and then admire all the interesting features of Route 66.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Amarillo trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Oklahoma City to Amarillo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Oklahoma City in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Amarillo, with lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Albuquerque.
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Albuquerque — 3 nights

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.
Kids will enjoy Explora Science Center and Children's Museum and Albuquerque Old Town. Get out of town with these interesting Albuquerque side-trips: Cochiti Pueblo (Canyon Trail & Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument). It doesn't end there: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour and take in the dramatic natural features at Petroglyph National Monument.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Albuquerque trip builder app.

You can drive from Amarillo to Albuquerque in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Amarillo to Albuquerque is minus 1 hour. In May, daytime highs in Albuquerque are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Holbrook.
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Holbrook — 1 night

Holbrook is a city in Navajo County, Arizona, United States. On the 8th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Petrified Forest National Park.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Holbrook trip planner.

Drive from Albuquerque to Holbrook in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Albuquerque in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Holbrook, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Nature · Parks
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Grand Canyon National Park — 1 night

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
To find ratings and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip app.

Traveling by car from Holbrook to Grand Canyon National Park takes 3 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Holbrook in May, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 23°C and lows at 0°C. You will leave for Las Vegas on the 9th (Tue).
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Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

Las Vegas — 3 nights

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and The Strip. Change things up with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City (about 50 minutes away). The adventure continues: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, take a tour by water with Gondola Rides at the Venetian, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, expect nights in Las Vegas to be warmer, around 20°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. On the 12th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Santa Monica.
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Parks · Nature · Shopping · Historic Sites
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Santa Monica — 2 nights

A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
On the 12th (Fri), cruise along Mulholland Drive. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Six Flags Magic Mountain.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Santa Monica itinerary planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Santa Monica in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and tram. In May, Santa Monica is a bit cooler than Las Vegas - with highs of 25°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.
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Theme Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.
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