30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

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Chicago
— 5 nights
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Wichita
— 1 night
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Denver
— 3 nights
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Moab
— 2 nights
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
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Las Vegas
— 4 nights
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San Diego
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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Chicago

— 5 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Magnificent Mile and Chicago Cultural Center. Get outdoors at Atwater Park & Beach and Kathy Osterman Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Chicago: North Beach Park (in Racine) and Rosewood Beach (in Highland Park). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, explore the landscape on two wheels at Lakefront Trail, enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, and try your luck at Horseshoe Hammond.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Chicago holiday planning website.

Jerusalem, Israel to Chicago is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Jerusalem in September: high temperatures in Chicago hover around 30°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to fly to Wichita.

Things to do in Chicago

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Wichita

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): hike along Arkansas River Trail, look for gifts at Nifty Nut House, and then stop by Old Town.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Wichita day trip planning website.

Fly from Chicago to Wichita in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Chicago in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Wichita: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Denver.

Things to do in Wichita

Shopping · Trails · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Denver

— 3 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Photography Tours and Mount Evans. Shop till you drop at Denver Botanic Gardens and 16th Street Mall. Venture out of the city with trips to Estes Park (Spas & Peak to Peak Scenic Byway). Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Stranahan's Whiskey Distillery & Cocktail Bar and examine the collection at Molly Brown House Museum.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Denver itinerary planner.

You can fly from Wichita to Denver in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Wichita to Denver due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Wichita in September; daily highs in Denver reach 30°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Parks · Shopping · Tours

Side Trip

Moab

— 2 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 10th (Fri), see Off-Road Tours, then cruise along Arches National Park Scenic Drive, and then take in the awesome beauty at Arches National Park. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Grand View Point Overlook, take in breathtaking views at Canyonlands National Park, and then grab your bike and head to White Rim Road.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Moab itinerary builder site.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Denver to Moab in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. September in Moab sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Zion National Park

— 1 night
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
On the 12th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Zion National Park road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Moab to Zion National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Moab in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Zion National Park, with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Nature · Parks
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Las Vegas

— 4 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Do your shopping at The Strip and The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort. Escape the urban bustle at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Willow Beach. The adventure continues: make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, try your luck at The Mirage, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip planner.

Getting from Zion National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Zion National Park in September, expect nights in Las Vegas to be warmer, around 25°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 39°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can fly to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Fun & Games · Casinos · Shopping

Side Trip

San Diego

— 4 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.
Step out of the city life by going to La Jolla Cove and Black's Beach. Head to Gaslamp Quarter and Westfield Horton Plazafor plenty of shopping. Step out of San Diego to go to Encinitas and see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, and see some colorful creatures with San Diego Scuba Guide.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read San Diego trip planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, you will find days in San Diego are little chillier (30°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trip

Los Angeles

— 3 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.
We've included these beaches for you: Santa Monica State Beach and Venice Beach and Boardwalk. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Rodeo Drive and Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills) and Third Street Promenade (in Santa Monica). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Montana Avenue, examine the collection at The Getty Center, browse the different shops at Two Rodeo Drive, and take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Los Angeles vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in September, you will find days in Los Angeles are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 5 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visiting Alcatraz Island and Sonoma Coast State Beach will get you outdoors. Head to Ferry Building Marketplace and Ferry Plaza Farmers Marketfor some retail therapy. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Healdsburg (Gracianna Winery & Sapphire Hill Winery), Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards (in St. Helena) and Oxbow Public Market (in Napa). There's much more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square, take a stroll through North Beach, and sample the tasty concoctions at Anchor Brewing Company.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary maker site.

Fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in September, with highs in San Francisco at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods · Wineries · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

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.

Kansas travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Zoos · History Museums
The Sunflower State
Generally considered the geographical center of the country, Kansas is a state rich in history, having served as home to diverse Native American tribes for thousands of years before European settlement. Once called "Bleeding Kansas" because of violent clashes between abolitionists and pro-slavery settlers, Kansas now carries the nickname the "Sunflower State," earned because of its massive production of sunflowers, corn, wheat, and sorghum. In addition to agriculture, the state is also known as an aviation hub. Sightseeing is easy, as wide-open spaces dominate the landscape of the western two-thirds of the state, which includes some of the only remaining native tallgrass prairie in the nation. Eastern Kansas contains rolling hills and most of the major cities, which draw tourism with their lively art, nightlife, and music scenes.

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.

Utah travel guide

4.8
Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Canyons
The Beehive State
A huge but sparsely populated land, Utah remains a major holiday destination offering plenty of year-round outdoor vacation ideas, including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating, horseback riding, and camping. The rugged terrain, defined by towering mountain peaks, deep canyons, and vast deserts, seems custom-made for adventurous nature lovers. With five national parks, the state has no shortage of pristine wilderness areas, causing many tourists to overlook the cultural attractions of its towns. Salt Lake City, the state's capital, features the headquarters of the Mormon Church, and draws over 5 million annual visitors. Utah also hosts several major film festivals each year, attracting young movie buffs from around the world.

Nevada travel guide

4.3
Performances · Fountains · Casinos
The Silver State
The neon streets of Las Vegas represent only one chapter in the story of Nevada, a sparsely populated state offering travelers a chance to discover the country's western frontier. Utterly unlike the more populated parts of the North American continent, Nevada's landscape includes huge deserts where you can easily leave modern civilization behind and enjoy a tranquil vacation. For a taste of untamed Nevada, explore the network of paved and unpaved roads leading to some of the world's most rugged and desolate natural wonders. If trying to make a fortune is high on your itinerary, remember that in the first state to legalize gambling, a slot machine is never too far away. Even gas stations and small motels in the largely deserted rural areas offer some form of gambling to the passing traveler.

California travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.