29 days in United States Itinerary

29 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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New York City
— 5 nights
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Washington DC
— 5 nights
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Charleston
— 4 nights
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Austin
— 4 nights
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Chicago
— 3 nights
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Madison
— 4 nights
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New York City

— 5 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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, steep yourself in history at 9/11 Memorial, and take a stroll through Times Square.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the New York City trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to New York City is an approximately 26-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to New York City, you'll gain 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in July; daily highs in New York City reach 35°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Washington DC

— 5 nights
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Washington DC: Gettysburg (Little Round Top, Gettysburg National Military Park, &more). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, get a sense of history and politics at White House, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip maker tool.

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In July in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Charleston.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

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Charleston

— 4 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Charleston is known for parks, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: surround yourself with nature on Charleston Fossil Adventures, contemplate the long history of Fort Sumter National Monument, admire the majestic nature at Isle of Palms County Park, and take an in-depth tour of Nathaniel Russell House.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Charleston travel website.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Charleston takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Austin.

Things to do in Charleston

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Austin

— 4 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Change things up with these side-trips from Austin: San Antonio (San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, The San Antonio River Walk, &more) and Fredericksburg (Charles Beckendorf Gallery, National Museum of the Pacific War, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool, stop by Waterloo Records, get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, and learn the secrets of beer at Bike and Brew ATX.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Austin road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Charleston to Austin takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Charleston to Austin. When traveling from Charleston in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Austin, with highs around 43°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Chicago.

Things to do in Austin

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Chicago

— 3 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, get a new perspective on nature at Field Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, and find something for the whole family at Navy Pier.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Chicago trip maker tool.

Getting from Austin to Chicago by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Austin in August, expect Chicago to be a bit cooler, temps between 33°C and 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Madison.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Madison

— 4 nights

The City of Four Lakes

Madison might be the capital of Wisconsin, but students rather than politicians give the city its identity.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Madison: Bartel's Beach (in Lake Mills), Wisconsin Dells (Zipline & Speed Boats Tours) and Portage WWII History Museum (in Portage). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at EAA Aviation Museum, explore the activities along Lake Mendota, make a trip to Green Lake Town Square, and stop by Flyways Waterfowl Experience.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Madison trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Madison takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chicago in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 18°C in Madison. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Madison

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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.