26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel route planner

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Wisconsin Dells
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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Las Vegas
— 5 nights
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Miami
— 1 night
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New York City
— 4 nights
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Chicago
— 4 nights
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Wisconsin Dells

— 1 night

Waterpark Capital of the World

Named after a nearby scenic gorge famous for its steep sandstone formations, Wisconsin Dells features more than 20 water parks, making it one of the most popular vacation areas in this region.
To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Wisconsin Dells trip itinerary builder website.

Madison to Wisconsin Dells is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and train. In October in Wisconsin Dells, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 41°F at night. You will leave for San Francisco on the 2nd (Fri).

Things to do in Wisconsin Dells

Parks · Outdoors · Nightlife · Shopping

San Francisco

— 5 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alcatraz Island and VGS Chateau Potelle. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Healdsburg (Alexander Valley Vineyards & Jordan Vineyard & Winery), Ace It Bike Tours (in Windsor) and St. Helena (Modus Operandi Cellars, Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, learn about winemaking at Inglenook, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and visit Fisherman's Wharf.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco vacation site.

Traveling by flight from Wisconsin Dells to San Francisco takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and subway. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Wisconsin Dells to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Wisconsin Dells in October; daily highs in San Francisco reach 73°F and lows reach 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wineries · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Los Angeles

— 4 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Santa Monica Pier and Good Shepherd Catholic Church will appeal to history buffs. Do your shopping at Bergamot Station and Two Rodeo Drive. Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Disneyland Park in Anaheim--about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, take a stroll through Montana Avenue, and kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in October, things will get a bit warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 82°F and lows about 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Las Vegas

— 5 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Strip and Pinball Hall of Fame. Appreciate the collections at The Mob Museum and The Neon Museum. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try your luck at The Mirage, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and don't miss a visit to Paris Las Vegas.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas online travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In October in Las Vegas, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Miami.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Fun & Games · Shopping

Side Trip

Miami

— 1 night

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): kick back and relax at South Beach, stop by Art Deco Historic District, and then wander the streets of Collins Avenue. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, then wander the streets of Lincoln Road, and then get the lay of the land with Art Deco Walks.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Miami trip planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Miami in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Las Vegas to Miami. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 74°F in Miami. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Miami

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

New York City

— 4 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Get some cultural insight at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Times Square. Your inner history buff will appreciate 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, and steep yourself in history at Ellis Island.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read New York City trip maker tool.

You can fly from Miami to New York City in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, New York City is little chillier than Miami - with highs of 70°F and lows of 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Chicago

— 4 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Art Institute of Chicago and Museum of Science and Industry. Get some historical perspective at Ernest Hemingway Birthplace and Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio. There's lots more to do: learn more about the world around you at Field Museum, stroll through Millennium Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Chicago online trip maker.

You can fly from New York City to Chicago in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In October, Chicago is little chillier than New York City - with highs of 65°F and lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.