30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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New York City
— 6 nights
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
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Orlando
— 1 night
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Miami
— 2 nights
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New Orleans
— 2 nights
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San Diego
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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Chicago
— 9 nights
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New York City

— 6 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.
We've included these beaches for you: Ocean Grove Beach and Great Neck Steppingstone Park. Get some cultural insight at 9/11 Memorial and Times Square. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to 8th Ave Jetty (in Asbury Park) and Sands Point Preserve (in Port Washington). Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with Fifth Avenue, stroll around The High Line, don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument, and explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our New York City day trip planning website.

Brussels, Belgium to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Brussels to New York City is minus 6 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Brussels in September: high temperatures in New York City hover around 31°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Washington DC

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then contemplate the long history of Georgetown University, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and then hunt for treasures at Eastern Market.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip planner.

Fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Washington DC are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Orlando.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Orlando

— 1 night

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art and then browse the different shops at The Mall at Millenia. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Orlando vacation website.

Getting from Washington DC to Orlando by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in October; daily highs in Orlando reach 34°C and lows reach 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to fly to Miami.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Miami

— 2 nights

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, then get to know the fascinating history of Lincoln Road, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Miami trip planner.

Getting from Orlando to Miami by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to New Orleans.

Things to do in Miami

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trip

New Orleans

— 2 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.
On the 8th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Lalaurie Mansion, look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, then don't miss a visit to French Quarter, and finally take a stroll through Royal Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum and then visit Garden District.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the New Orleans sightseeing planning website.

Fly from Miami to New Orleans in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Miami to New Orleans is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Miami in October, plan for colder days in New Orleans, with highs around 22°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can fly to San Diego.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

San Diego

— 2 nights

America's Finest City

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, discover the deep blue sea with San Diego Scuba Guide, and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego itinerary planning site.

You can fly from New Orleans to San Diego in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in October: highs in San Diego hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors · Museums · Beaches · Parks

Los Angeles

— 4 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Head to Two Rodeo Drive and Amoeba Musicfor plenty of shopping. Rodeo Drive and The Getty Center are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disneyland Park in Anaheim, approximately Anaheim away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, take a stroll through Angelino Heights Historic Area, appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles road trip app.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to fly to Chicago.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Beaches

Side Trips

Chicago

— 9 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Magnificent Mile and Ernest Hemingway Birthplace. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple and Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio. Change things up with a short trip to Little Red Schoolhouse in Willow Springs (about 34 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, steep yourself in history at Pleasant Home, walk around Millennium Park, and get curious at Museum of Science and Industry.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago route planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Chicago takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago due to the time zone difference. In October, Chicago is little chillier than Los Angeles - with highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.