31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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31 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Cardiff
train + Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Aspen
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Page
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
9
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h
10
Boston
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + train:  11​h 45​min
End: Cardiff

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Step out of Chicago to go to Homer Glen and see Bengtson's Pumpkin Farm, which is approximately 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, meet the residents at Shedd Aquarium, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lincoln Park Zoo, and get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Chicago trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Cardiff, UK to Chicago is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cardiff to Chicago is minus 6 hours. In September, Chicago is a bit warmer than Cardiff - with highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Chicago

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trip

Bengtson's Pumpkin Farm
Highlights from your plan
Bengtson's Pumpkin Farm ©
Bengtson's Pumpkin Farm
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field

1
night
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
On the 19th (Thu), learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, tour the pleasant surroundings at Garden of the Gods, then get in on the family fun at North Pole - Santa's Workshop, and finally get your game on at Battlefield Colorado.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Colorado Springs tour planner .

Fly from Chicago to Colorado Springs in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Colorado Springs. Traveling from Chicago in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Colorado Springs, with lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

North Pole - Santa's Workshop
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado

2
nights
Aspen

Aspen ©
Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
On the 20th (Fri), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail and then take a memorable drive along Independence Pass.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Aspen trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Colorado Springs to Aspen in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Colorado Springs in September, things will get a bit cooler in Aspen: highs are around 26°C and lows about 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Page.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail

1
night
Page

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Rainbow Bridge National Monument, then explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon, then take in the dramatic natural features at Horseshoe Bend, and finally have fun at Gunfighter Canyon.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Page trip planning website .

Fly from Aspen to Page in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Aspen in September: highs in Page hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Gunfighter Canyon ©
Gunfighter Canyon
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

5
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Spend the 23rd (Mon) exploring nature at Grand Canyon National Park. On the 25th (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Powell Point, trek along Rim Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at North Kaibab Trail.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park road trip app .

Drive from Page to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Page in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 28°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

4
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Step out of Las Vegas to go to Boulder City and see Hoover Dam, which is approximately 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, have fun at Las Vegas Shooting Center, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas holiday builder website .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 39°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip ©
The Strip

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, nightlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and make a trip to Golden Gate Park.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Las Vegas to San Francisco by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. When traveling from Las Vegas in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

3
nights
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.
Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Disneyland Park in Anaheim--about 30 minutes away. Pack the 7th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles online day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in October; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 32°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

2
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Audubon Zoo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, and stroll the grounds of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the New Orleans trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Los Angeles to New Orleans in 7 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles to New Orleans, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, expect nights in New Orleans to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Boston.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District

2
nights
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Take a break from Boston with a short trip to Orchard House in Concord, about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, buy something for everyone on your list at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Auburn Cemetery, and explore and take pictures at Fenway Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Boston trip maker website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from New Orleans to Boston in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Boston. Traveling from New Orleans in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 11°C in Boston. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Mount Auburn Cemetery, Orchard House
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Fenway Park ©
Fenway Park
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden

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