25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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25 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Las Vegas
— 9 nights
Fly:  12​h
2
Fairbanks
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h
3
Denali National Park and Preserve
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
4
Chicago
— 5 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Amsterdam

9
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge and Chapel of the Flowers. Get out of town with these interesting Las Vegas side-trips: Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection (in Laughlin), Pahrump (Pahrump Valley Winery & Sanders Family Winery) and Grapevine Mesa Joshua Trees (in Meadview). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of The LINQ Promenade, see the interesting displays at Counts Kustoms, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas journey planning app .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Las Vegas is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in May: highs in Las Vegas hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Pahrump, Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Grapevine Mesa Joshua Trees, Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection
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The Little Vegas Chapel ©
The Little Vegas Chapel
Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection ©
The LINQ Promenade ©
The LINQ Promenade

5
nights
Fairbanks

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Birch Hill Recreation Area and Angel Rocks Trail. Spend the 19th (Sun) exploring the striking scenery along Steese Hwy. There's much more to do: go for a walk through Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary, cast your line with a fishing tour, take in the exciting artwork at Alaska House Art Gallery, and head outdoors with Fairbanks Dogsled Rides.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Fairbanks tour itinerary builder tool .

Fly from Las Vegas to Fairbanks in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Alaska Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, expect Fairbanks to be much colder, temps between 19°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary
Birch Hill Recreation Area ©
Birch Hill Recreation Area

2
nights
Denali National Park and Preserve

The 2.43 million hectares (6 million acres) of Denali National Park include low taiga forest, high-alpine tundra, and snowcapped mountains, all of which lead up to Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Kantishna Wilderness Trails. On your second day here, trek along Savage Alpine Trail and then see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Denali National Park and Preserve attractions planning tool .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Fairbanks to Denali National Park and Preserve in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Denali National Park and Preserve can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Helicopter Tours

5
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area and Fishing Charters & Tours. Explore Chicago's surroundings by going to August Hill Winery & Illinois Sparkling Co. Tasting Room (in Utica), Pontiac (Livingston County War Museum, IL Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum, & more) and Whiskey Acres Distilling Co. (in DeKalb). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at John Deere Historic Site, make a trip to Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Venkateswara Swami Temple, and take in nature's colorful creations at Nicholas Conservatory and Gardens.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Chicago visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Denali National Park and Preserve to Chicago takes 22.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Denali National Park and Preserve to Chicago is 3 hours. Traveling from Denali National Park and Preserve in May, things will get a bit warmer in Chicago: highs are around 25°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Wildlife Museums Tours

Side Trips

Pontiac, Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area, Nicholas Conservatory and Gardens, Whiskey Acres Distilling Co., Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes
Highlights from your plan
Whiskey Acres Distilling Co. ©
Whiskey Acres Distilling Co.
John Deere Historic Site ©
John Deere Historic Site

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