28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

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28 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Chicago
1
Chicago
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Pontiac
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Springfield
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Sullivan
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Baxter Springs
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Tulsa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Oklahoma City
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
Amarillo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Tucumcari
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
10
Albuquerque
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
11
Holbrook
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
12
Kingman
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
13
Needles
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
14
Barstow
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
15
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
End: Los Angeles

3
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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): delve into the mystery of Bachelor Grove Cemetery. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Illinois Railway Museum, then stop by Tom's Farm Market and Greenhouse, and then contemplate the long history of Baha'i House of Worship.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Chicago day trip planner .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Chicago. In August in Chicago, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Pontiac.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Tom's Farm Market and Greenhouse, Baha'i House of Worship, Shady Creek Winery, Weko Park, Illinois Railway Museum
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Baha'i House of Worship ©
Baha'i House of Worship
Bachelor Grove Cemetery ©
Bachelor Grove Cemetery
Illinois Railway Museum ©
Illinois Railway Museum

2
nights
Pontiac

Pontiac ©
Pontiac is a city in Livingston County, Illinois, United States. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): examine the collection at Reddick Mansion and Gardens, then see the interesting displays at Ottawa Historical and Scouting Heritage Museum, and then let the kids burn off some steam at Baker Lake Park. On your second day here, examine the collection at Museum of the Gilding Arts, get a sense of history and politics at Livingston County Courthouse, then examine the collection at International Wall Dog Mural and Sign Art Museum, and finally admire the natural beauty at Weber House and Garden.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Pontiac tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Chicago to Pontiac in 2 hours. Traveling from Chicago in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Pontiac, with lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Springfield.

Things to do in Pontiac

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ottawa, Baker Lake Park, Weber House and Garden
Highlights from your plan
Reddick Mansion and Gardens ©
Reddick Mansion and Gardens
Weber House and Garden ©
Weber House and Garden

1
night
Springfield

Springfield ©
Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): stroll through Union Square Park, then let the kids burn off some steam at Washington Park, then snap pictures at Sugar Creek Covered Bridge, and finally explore and take pictures at Rock Springs Conservation Area & Nature Center. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at South Marcum campground, don't miss a visit to Rees Memorial Carillon, and then appreciate the history behind Illinois Korean War Memorial.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Springfield trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Pontiac to Springfield takes 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Springfield can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sullivan.

Things to do in Springfield

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games

Side Trips

South Marcum campground, Rock Springs Conservation Area & Nature Center, Sugar Creek Covered Bridge
Highlights from your plan
South Marcum campground ©
South Marcum campground
Sugar Creek Covered Bridge ©
Sugar Creek Covered Bridge
Washington Park ©
Washington Park

1
night
Sullivan

Sullivan ©
Sullivan is a city that straddles the border of Franklin County and Crawford County in the U.S. On the 5th (Thu), admire the majestic nature at Onondaga Cave State Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Shady Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sullivan trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Springfield to Sullivan takes 3 hours. In September in Sullivan, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Baxter Springs.

Things to do in Sullivan

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Onondaga Cave State Park, Shady Beach
Highlights from your plan
Onondaga Cave State Park ©
Onondaga Cave State Park

1
day
Baxter Springs

Baxter Springs ©
Baxter Springs is a city in Cherokee County, Kansas, United States, and located along Spring River. On the 6th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Galena Mining & Historical Museum, stop by Cars on the Route, then don't miss a visit to Old Riverton Store, then steep yourself in history at Rainbow Bridge, and finally make a trip to Mickey Mantle Childhood Home.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Baxter Springs driving holiday planning website .

Traveling by car from Sullivan to Baxter Springs takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September in Baxter Springs, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 62°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tulsa.

Things to do in Baxter Springs

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Galena, Mickey Mantle Childhood Home, Old Riverton Store
Highlights from your plan
Galena Mining & Historical Museum ©
Galena Mining & Historical Museum
Rainbow Bridge ©
Rainbow Bridge
Old Riverton Store ©
Old Riverton Store

2
nights
Tulsa

Tulsa ©
Sometimes known as the "Buckle of the Bible Belt," Tulsa is the second largest city in Oklahoma.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Will Rogers Dog Iron Ranch and Birthplace Home, then take an in-depth tour of J.M. Davis Arms & Historical Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Boston Avenue Methodist Church. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Guthrie Green and then stroll through Turkey Mountain Urban Wilderness Area.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Tulsa trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Baxter Springs to Tulsa takes 2 hours. In September in Tulsa, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Tulsa

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Will Rogers Dog Iron Ranch and Birthplace Home, J.M. Davis Arms & Historical Museum
Highlights from your plan

2
nights
Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City ©
Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): examine the collection at Oklahoma County Auto Trim and Mini Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Guthrie Scottish Rite, then stroll through E.C. Hafer Park, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph Old Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Overholser Mansion, then look for all kinds of wild species at Martin Park Nature Center, and then examine the collection at American Banjo Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Oklahoma City journey planner.

You can drive from Tulsa to Oklahoma City in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Oklahoma City can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Amarillo.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Oklahoma County Auto Trim and Mini Museum, Guthrie Scottish Rite, E.C. Hafer Park
Highlights from your plan
Martin Park Nature Center ©
Martin Park Nature Center
Henry Overholser Mansion ©
Henry Overholser Mansion
St. Joseph Old Cathedral ©
St. Joseph Old Cathedral

2
nights
Amarillo

Amarillo ©
Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
On the 11th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ, then see the interesting displays at Armstrong County Museum, and then get outside with Cow Girls and Cowboys in the West. Keep things going the next day: get curious at Texas Air & Space Museum, then see the interesting displays at Bill's Backyard Classics, then explore the world behind art at Amarillo Museum of Art, and finally make a trip to Second Amendment Cowboy.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Amarillo trip planner .

Drive from Oklahoma City to Amarillo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September in Amarillo, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 60°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tucumcari.

Things to do in Amarillo

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Armstrong County Museum, The Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ
Highlights from your plan
The Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ ©
The Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ
Armstrong County Museum ©
Armstrong County Museum
Bill's Backyard Classics ©
Bill's Backyard Classics

1
night
Tucumcari

Tucumcari ©
Tucumcari is a city in and the county seat of Quay County, New Mexico, United States. On the 13th (Fri), have fun at Route 66 Wedding Chapel, then contemplate the waterfront views at Ute Lake State Park, then see the interesting displays at Tucumcari Railroad Museum, and finally make a trip to Mother Road Old Time Photos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Conchas Lake State Park, then learn more about the world around you at Mesalands Community College's Dinosaur Museum and Natural Sciences Laboratory, and then look for gifts at Route 66 Townhouse Welcome Center & Gift Shop.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Tucumcari day trip planner.

Getting from Amarillo to Tucumcari by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Amarillo to Tucumcari, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in September, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Tucumcari

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Ute Lake State Park, Conchas Lake State Park
Highlights from your plan

2
nights
Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Coronado Historic Site, then examine the collection at American International Rattlesnake Museum, and then explore the world behind art at Tinkertown Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at The Candy Lady, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe, and then see the interesting displays at Unser Racing Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Albuquerque visit app .

You can drive from Tucumcari to Albuquerque in 3 hours. In September in Albuquerque, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Holbrook.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Coronado Historic Site, Tinkertown Museum
Highlights from your plan
Tinkertown Museum ©
Tinkertown Museum
Unser Racing Museum ©
Unser Racing Museum

2
nights
Holbrook

Holbrook ©
Holbrook is a city in Navajo County, Arizona, United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): get a new perspective on nature at Rainbow Forest Museum, steep yourself in history at Agate House, and then don't miss a visit to DoBell Ranch. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by The Jack Rabbit Trading Post and then identify plant and animal life at Long Logs Loop.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Holbrook trip planner .

You can drive from Albuquerque to Holbrook in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Albuquerque in September since evenings lows in Holbrook dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Kingman.

Things to do in Holbrook

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Petrified Forest National Park, The Jack Rabbit Trading Post
Highlights from your plan
Agate House ©
Agate House
Rainbow Forest Museum ©
Rainbow Forest Museum

2
nights
Kingman

Kingman ©
Kingman is a city in and the county seat of Mohave County, Arizona, United States. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Kingman Railroad Musem, then identify plant and animal life at Keepers of the Wild Nature Park, and then do a tasting at Stetson Winery. Keep things going the next day: go deep underground at Colbaugh Processing Inc. The source for Kingman Turquoise, examine the collection at Bonelli house, then appreciate the history behind Gianticus Headicus, then do a tasting at Cella Winery, and finally see the interesting displays at Kingman Army Air Field Museum.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kingman trip planner .

Getting from Holbrook to Kingman by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly. Traveling from Holbrook in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Kingman, with lows around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Needles.

Things to do in Kingman

Museums Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Colbaugh Processing Inc. The source for Kingman Turquoise, Keepers of the Wild Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
Kingman Railroad Museum ©
Kingman Railroad Museum
Keepers of the Wild Nature Park ©
Keepers of the Wild Nature Park
Bonelli house ©
Bonelli house

1
night
Needles

Needles ©
Needles is a city in San Bernardino County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Jack Smith Memorial Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Havasu National Wildlife Refuge.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Needles sightseeing tool .

You can drive from Kingman to Needles in an hour. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kingman to Needles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kingman in September, expect Needles to be somewhat warmer, temps between 101°F and 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Barstow.

Things to do in Needles

Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Havasu National Wildlife Refuge ©
Havasu National Wildlife Refuge
Jack Smith Memorial Park ©
Jack Smith Memorial Park

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nights
Barstow

Barstow ©
Barstow is a city in San Bernardino County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): trek along Mojave Trail, then get a new perspective on nature at Mojave River Valley Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Calico Early Man Site. Here are some ideas for day two: get a sense of history and politics at Barstow Harvey House, look for gifts at Eddie World, then learn about all things military at Fort irwin & NTC museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Painted rocks.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Barstow trip builder site .

Drive from Needles to Barstow in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Needles in September, expect Barstow to be slightly colder, temps between 95°F and 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Barstow

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Yermo, Fort Irwin, Mojave Trail
Highlights from your plan
Mojave River Valley Museum ©
Mojave River Valley Museum
Calico Early Man Site ©
Calico Early Man Site
Barstow Harvey House ©
Barstow Harvey House

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Los Angeles

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 24th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Andrew Church, take in nature's colorful creations at Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden, and then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Paramount Ranch. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the engaging exhibits at Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, enjoy the sand and surf at Seal Beach, and then contemplate the long history of Greystone Mansion and Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Barstow to Los Angeles by car takes about 2 hours. While traveling from Barstow, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Paramount Ranch, Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, St. Andrew Church, Seal Beach, Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden
Highlights from your plan
Paramount Ranch ©
Paramount Ranch
Seal Beach ©
Seal Beach
St. Andrew Church ©
St. Andrew Church

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