31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel route planner

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Dallas
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New Orleans
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New York City
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Chicago
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Las Vegas
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Dallas

— 3 nights

Big D

One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza and NorthPark Center. Museum-lovers will get to explore Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park and Meadows Museum. Take a break from Dallas with a short trip to Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Museum of Biblical Art, admire the masterpieces at Nasher Sculpture Center, shop like a local with Highland Park Village, and look for gifts at Wild Bill's Western Store.

To find photos and more tourist information, go to the Dallas trip app.

Sydney, Australia to Dallas is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Dallas, you'll gain 16 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Sydney, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Dallas, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to fly to New Orleans.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites

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New Orleans

— 3 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Whitney Plantation and The National WWII Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Garden District and Ultimate Swamp Adventures. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New Orleans: Evergreen Plantation (in Edgard) and St. Joseph Plantation (in Vacherie). There's much more to do: partake in some friendly competition at Escape My Room New Orleans, view the masterpieces at Jamie Hayes Gallery, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Immaculate Conception Church.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our New Orleans road trip planning site.

Fly from Dallas to New Orleans in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dallas in October, expect nights in New Orleans to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are little chillier, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to fly to New York City.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trips

New York City

— 7 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.
Let the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum capture your imagination. Discover out-of-the-way places like New York Public Library and SoHo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New York City: Hyde Park (Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site & Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Brooklyn Heights Promenade, browse the exhibits of The Met Cloisters, examine the collection at Ground Zero Museum Workshop, and pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the New York City trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from New Orleans to New York City in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New Orleans to New York City is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from New Orleans in October since evenings lows in New York City dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can fly to Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Chicago

— 4 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Chicago Riverwalk and Cantigny Park. Basilica of the Sacred Heart and Riverwalk Lot will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Chicago: Albanese Candy Factory (in Merrillville), South Bend (Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes & Studebaker National Museum) and Baha'i House of Worship (in Wilmette). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, see the interesting displays at Richard H. Driehaus Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Lincoln Park Conservatory, and stroll around Millennium Park.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, you can read our Chicago trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from New York City to Chicago by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Chicago. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from New York City in October; daily highs in Chicago reach 21°C and lows reach 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Chicago

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Shelby American Inc and Willow Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at The Strip and Pinball Hall of Fame. Go for a jaunt from Las Vegas to Laughlin to see Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection about 1h 35 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, make a trip to Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah, and add some fun to your beach time Water Sports.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Chicago to Las Vegas in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Chicago to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. In October, Las Vegas is somewhat warmer than Chicago - with highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Los Angeles

— 7 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Venice Canals Walkway and Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. Step off the beaten path and head to The Getty Center and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Camarillo Premium Outlets (in Camarillo), Kush Fine Art Laguna Beach Gallery (in Laguna Beach) and Mission San Juan Capistrano (in San Juan Capistrano). There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Battleship USS Iowa Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, shop like a local with The Grove, and examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip builder.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In October in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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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.