28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly to Ketchikan, Ferry to Ketchikan
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Ketchikan
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ketchikan, Fly to Juneau
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Juneau
— 3 nights
Fly
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New York City
— 8 nights
Fly
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New Orleans
— 5 nights
Drive
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Natchez
— 1 night
Drive
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Vicksburg
— 1 night
Fly
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Denver
— 2 nights
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Estes Park
— 2 nights
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Ketchikan

— 2 nights

Salmon Capital of the World

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then make a trip to Chief Johnson Totem Pole, and then get to know the fascinating history of Creek Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then admire the majestic nature at Totem Bight State Historical Park, and then look for gifts at Ketchikan Mining Co.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Ketchikan travel planner.

Sydney, Australia to Ketchikan is an approximately 24-hour combination of flight and ferry. You'll gain 19 hours traveling from Sydney to Ketchikan due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in October, expect nights in Ketchikan to be slightly colder, around 7°C, while days are colder, around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Juneau

— 3 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
On the 4th (Sun), don't miss a visit to St. Nicholas, get advice or help at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, then admire the sheer force of Nugget Falls, and finally look for gifts at Alaska Shirt Company. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Tracy Arm Fjord.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Juneau online itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Ketchikan to Juneau takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Traveling from Ketchikan in October, Juneau is little chillier at night with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to fly to New York City.

Things to do in Juneau

Nature · Parks · Shopping

New York City

— 8 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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at SoHo and Adams Fairacre Farms. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and Mantoloking Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from New York City: Seaside Park Beach (in Seaside Park), Hudson Park and Beach (in New Rochelle) and Freehold Raceway Mall (in Freehold). There's much more to do: hunt for treasures at Chelsea Market, visit Greenwich Village, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

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You can fly from Juneau to New York City in 11.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Alaska Standard Time (AKST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 4 hours. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Juneau in October: highs in New York City hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to New Orleans.

Things to do in New York City

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

New Orleans

— 5 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Explore hidden gems such as Royal Street and New Orleans Pharmacy Museum. For shopping fun, head to Canal Place or Tabasco Country Store French Quarter. Explore New Orleans' surroundings by going to Chandeleur Island Brewery (in Gulfport), Kelinci Spa & Boutique (in Long Beach) and Beau Rivage Casino (in Biloxi). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral, and visit Algiers Point.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our New Orleans trip planner.

You can fly from New York City to New Orleans in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 22°C in New Orleans. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Natchez.

Things to do in New Orleans

Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Natchez

— 1 night
Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Longwood, stop by The Old South Trading Post, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Emerald Mound, and finally make a trip to Forks of the Roads Monument.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Natchez itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Natchez takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car. Traveling from New Orleans in October, you will find days in Natchez are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are a bit cooler (16°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Vicksburg.

Things to do in Natchez

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Vicksburg

— 1 night
Vicksburg is the only city and county seat of Warren County, Mississippi, United States. On the 21st (Wed), take a tour of U.S.S. Cairo Museum, enjoy some diversion at Ameristar Casino Vicksburg, and then witness the site of a historic battle at Texas Monument.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Vicksburg travel route planner.

Drive from Natchez to Vicksburg in 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can fly to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Vicksburg

Casinos · Nightlife · Historic Sites · Museums

Colorado Springs

— 1 night
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon Open Space, and then deepen your knowledge of military history at United States Air Force Academy.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs trip planner.

Fly from Vicksburg to Colorado Springs in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Vicksburg in October, expect Colorado Springs to be little chillier, temps between 22°C and 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Denver

— 2 nights

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): contemplate the long history of Molly Brown House Museum, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans, and then cruise along Mount Evans Scenic Byway. Here are some ideas for day two: shop like a local with Pearl Street Mall, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Denver Zoo, and then view the masterpieces at Denver Botanic Gardens.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Denver road trip planner.

Drive from Colorado Springs to Denver in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In October, daytime highs in Denver are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Estes Park

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): trot along with a tour on horseback, then take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Bear Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable drive along Peak to Peak Scenic Byway and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Estes Park itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Denver to Estes Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.

Colorado travel guide

4.3
River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.