27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

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27 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Nairobi
Fly:  19​h
1
New York City
— 5 nights
foot + Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Empire
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Ontonagon
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Munising
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  8​h 45​min
5
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Aspen
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Canon City
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
9
Estes Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  24​h
End: Nairobi

5
nights
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.
You'll explore and learn at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Head to Fifth Avenue and Artists & Fleas at Chelsea Marketfor plenty of shopping. There's much more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, make a trip to Times Square, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City online journey planner .

Nairobi, Kenya to New York City is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Nairobi to New York City. In August, New York City is a bit warmer than Nairobi - with highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Empire.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

2
nights
Empire

Empire ©
Empire is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): visit a coastal fixture at Point Betsie Lighthouse, then hike along Empire Bluff Trail, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: shop like a local with Ellie Harold Art Studio & Gallery, cruise along Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive, and then trek along Platte Plains Trail.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Empire day trip planning tool .

Fly from New York City to Empire in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from New York City in August: high temperatures in Empire hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ontonagon.

Things to do in Empire

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Frankfort
Highlights from your plan
Platte Plains Trail ©
Platte Plains Trail
Point Betsie Lighthouse ©
Point Betsie Lighthouse

3
nights
Ontonagon

Ontonagon ©
Ontonagon is a village in the U.S. Take a break from the city and head to Bond Falls and Lake of the Clouds. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ontonagon: Copper Peak (in Ironwood), McLain State Park (in Hancock) and Mineral Museum of Michigan (in Houghton). There's more to do: hike along Porcupine Mountains State Park and tour the pleasant surroundings at Little Carp River Trail.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Ontonagon attractions planner .

You can drive from Empire to Ontonagon in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, daily temperatures in Ontonagon can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Munising.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

McLain State Park, Copper Peak, Mineral Museum of Michigan
Highlights from your plan
Bond Falls ©
Bond Falls
Mineral Museum of Michigan ©
Mineral Museum of Michigan
Porcupine Mountains State Park ©
Porcupine Mountains State Park

2
nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring), look for gifts at Open Wings Pottery & Gallery, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Munising holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Ontonagon to Munising takes 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Munising are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Munising

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring)
Highlights from your plan
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring) ©
Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring)
Open Wings Pottery & Gallery ©
Open Wings Pottery & Gallery

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Let the collections at Exploratorium and Legion of Honor capture your imagination. Do your shopping at Ferry Building Marketplace and Union Square. Step out of San Francisco with an excursion to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley--about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the San Francisco online journey maker .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Munising to San Francisco in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Munising to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. In August in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Aspen.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

3
nights
Aspen

Aspen ©
Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Take a break from the city and head to Maroon Bells and Independence Pass. There's still lots to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rocky Mountains, and hike along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Aspen holiday planning tool .

You can fly from San Francisco to Aspen in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Aspen due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Aspen, with lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Rocky Mountains
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
River Rafting & Tubing
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail

1
night
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 8th (Sun), get outside with Four Mile Recreation Area and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Buena Vista holiday planner .

You can drive from Aspen to Buena Vista in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Buena Vista can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Canon City.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors Adventure Tours
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing

1
night
Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take a memorable drive along Skyline Drive, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then look for gifts at The Gold Mine Rock Shop.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Canon City trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Buena Vista to Canon City takes 2 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Buena Vista in September: high temperatures in Canon City hover around 33°C and lows are around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Estes Park.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Adventure Tours
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
The Gold Mine Rock Shop ©
The Gold Mine Rock Shop

3
nights
Estes Park

Estes Park ©
More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Take a break from the city and head to Trail Ridge Road and River Rafting & Tubing. For shopping fun, head to Aspen and Evergreen Gallery or Benson Park Sculpture Garden. The adventure continues: get a taste of the local shopping with Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, take in the exciting artwork at The Studio Fine Art and Framing, and trek along Emerald Lake Trail.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Estes Park day trip website .

Drive from Canon City to Estes Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. Traveling from Canon City in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 11°C in Estes Park. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park, Benson Park Sculpture Garden, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Aspen and Evergreen Gallery ©
Aspen and Evergreen Gallery
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail

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