27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

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27 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Exeter
train + Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Chicago
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Austin
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
6
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
San Antonio
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  17​h 30​min
End: Exeter

5
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
You'll explore and learn at The Art Institute of Chicago and Museum of Science and Industry. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Millennium Park and Cantigny Park. Get out of town with these interesting Chicago side-trips: South Bend (Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes & Basilica of the Sacred Heart). The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Field Museum, admire all the interesting features of Wrigley Field, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Shedd Aquarium, and steep yourself in history at Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio.

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Exeter, UK to Chicago is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Exeter to Chicago. In July, daily temperatures in Chicago can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Austin.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Oak Park, South Bend, Cantigny Park
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
The Field Museum ©
The Field Museum

4
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Visit Texas State Capitol and The Driskill for their historical value. Escape the urban bustle at Barton Springs Pool and Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail. Explore Austin's surroundings by going to Salt Lick Cellars (in Driftwood) and Hamilton Pool Preserve (in Dripping Springs). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, examine the collection at LBJ Presidential Library, get your game on at The Escape Game Austin, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sitagu Buddha Vihara.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Austin travel app .

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Austin takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Chicago in July, with highs in Austin at 43°C and lows at 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Salt Lick Cellars, Hamilton Pool Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats ©
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
Bullock Texas State History Museum
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail

3
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Get some cultural insight at USS Midway Museum and Marston House Museum. Popular historic sites such as Fort Rosecrans Cemetery and Old Town San Diego State Historic Park are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, explore the galleries of Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House, get to know the fascinating history of San Diego Bay Walk, and stroll through San Diego Zoo.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our San Diego road trip planning app .

You can fly from Austin to San Diego in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Austin in July: highs in San Diego hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Strip and Titanic. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Las Vegas: Hoover Dam (in Boulder City) and Spring Mountains Visitor Center (in Mount Charleston). There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Mob Museum, explore the stunning scenery at Hoover Dam Bypass, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas tour itinerary app .

You can fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from San Diego, expect much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 45°C to lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Hoover Dam, Spring Mountains Visitor Center, Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

3
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): trek along South Kaibab Trail, see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the pleasant sights at The Trail of Time and then stroll through Rim Trail.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of car and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in August; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 31°C and lows reach 11°C. On the 10th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

3
nights
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 11th (Sun): see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, identify plant and animal life at Pacific Marine Mammal Center, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles tour planner .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Pacific Marine Mammal Center
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

3
nights
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, and then explore the galleries of The Guenther House Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the galleries of The Alamo, then learn about all things military at National Museum of the Pacific War, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Antonio online trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Antonio takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Los Angeles to San Antonio. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in August; daily highs in San Antonio reach 43°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Fredericksburg
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk

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