31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
— 2 nights
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Philadelphia
— 1 night
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
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Charleston
— 2 nights
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Atlanta
— 3 nights
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New Orleans
— 2 nights
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Houston
— 1 day
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Austin
— 1 night
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Las Cruces
— 1 day
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Albuquerque
— 2 nights
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Williams
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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San Diego
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
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New York City — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Closter Nature Center, then gain insight at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, then immerse yourself in nature at Gantry Plaza State Park, and finally visit West Village. On your second day here, take a stroll through Brooklyn Heights, take a stroll through Dumbo, immerse yourself in nature at Liberty State Park, then stroll around World Trade Center's Liberty Park, and finally contemplate the long history of World Trade Center Memorial Foundation.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read New York City journey maker tool.

Paris, France to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from Paris to New York City, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, New York City is a bit warmer than Paris - with highs of 31°C and lows of 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Wed) before leaving for Philadelphia.
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Philadelphia — 1 night

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
On the 13th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arch Street United Methodist Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Philadelphia Temple, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cynwyd Heritage Trail.

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Getting from New York City to Philadelphia by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. September in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 20°C at night. On the 14th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Washington DC.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Air Force Memorial. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at National Museum of Women in the Arts, then pause for some photo ops at United States Navy Memorial and Naval Heritage Center, then explore the world behind art at Smithsonian Institution Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, and finally contemplate the long history of Arlington House - The Robert E. Lee Memorial.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC attractions planner.

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to Washington DC takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Charleston.
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Charleston — 2 nights

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
You'll explore and learn at The Powder Magazine and Gibbes Museum of Art. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Charleston Fossil Adventures and French Huguenot Church. There's much more to do: head outdoors with On Purpose Adventures, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, steep yourself in history at Joseph Manigault House, and browse the exhibits of Heyward-Washington House.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Charleston tour app.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Charleston takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. In September, daily temperatures in Charleston can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Atlanta.
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Atlanta — 3 nights

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Reynolds Nature Preserve, then identify plant and animal life at Panola Mountain State Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Arabia Mountain, and finally play a few rounds at East Lake Golf Club. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, take a peaceful walk through Sope Creek Trail, then take an in-depth tour of Marietta Museum of History, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Marietta Confederate Cemetery.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Atlanta trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Charleston to Atlanta takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Atlanta, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to fly to New Orleans.
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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Sazerac House and Regional Military Museum. Gallier House and Louisiana's Old State Capitol will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New Orleans: Baton Rouge (St. Joseph Cathedral, USS Kidd, &more). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Augustine Church, take an in-depth tour of Hermann-Grima House, admire the landmark architecture of Destrehan Plantation, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the New Orleans travel tool.

Traveling by flight from Atlanta to New Orleans takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Atlanta in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in New Orleans, with lows of 33°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Houston.
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Houston — 1 day

Bayou City

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
On the 25th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Teo-Chew Temple, grab your bike and head to Terry Hershey Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Houston Audubon, then trek along White Oak Bayou Trail, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Houston trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from New Orleans to Houston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from New Orleans in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Houston, with highs around 38°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Austin.
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Austin — 1 night

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): get interesting insight from Torwick's Guiding Service, play a few rounds at Fazio Foothills Golf Course, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Still Austin Whiskey Co, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at St Elmo Brewing Company, and finally stop by Antonelli's Cheese Shop.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Austin online driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Houston to Austin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Austin, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Las Cruces.
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Las Cruces — 1 day

Las Cruces, also known as "The City of the Crosses", is the seat of Doña Ana County, New Mexico, United States. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Las Cruces Railroad Museum, immerse yourself in nature at Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park, then steep yourself in history at Billy the Kid Gift Shop, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Tortugas Mountain.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Cruces trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Austin to Las Cruces in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Austin to Las Cruces. In September, Las Cruces is little chillier than Austin - with highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Albuquerque.
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Albuquerque — 2 nights

Duke City

Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Coronado Historic Site, then explore by horseback at The Stables at Tamaya, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sandia Mountains, and finally stroll through La Luz Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by The Candy Lady, then enjoy the sand and surf at Tingley Beach, and then see the interesting displays at National Hispanic Cultural Center.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Albuquerque trip planner.

Traveling by car from Las Cruces to Albuquerque takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Williams.
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Williams — 2 nights

A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Williams lies on one of the first highways ever built in America, the iconic "Route 66." The town boasts many inns, motels, restaurants, and shops, although its most important feature is serving as the southern terminus of a scenic railway leading to the area's most famous tourist attraction, the World Heritage-listed Grand Canyon.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): cruise along Beale Wagon Road Historic Trail, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Joseph Catholic Church, then learn about winemaking at Grand Canyon Wine Company, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Sycamore Canyon.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Williams vacation builder website.

Traveling by flight from Albuquerque to Williams takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Albuquerque in September, expect Williams to be slightly colder, temps between 27°C and 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Sun) before leaving for Las Vegas.
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Las Vegas — 3 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.
You'll explore and learn at ELVIS: The Exhibition and Clark County Heritage Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Eldorado Canyon Mine Tours and Nelson Ghost Town. Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Green Valley Range in Henderson, about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Guardian Angel Cathedral, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, tee off at Angel Park Golf Club, and admire the majestic nature at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas travel tool.

You can drive from Williams to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Williams to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Williams in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 32°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to fly to San Diego.
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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.
On the 5th (Thu), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then tee off at Torrey Pines Golf Course, then enjoy the sand and surf at Windansea Beach, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Mission Beach Boardwalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Swami's Beach, kick back and relax at Moonlight State Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Del Mar City Beach.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego holiday builder.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Diego takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in October, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.
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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.
Visiting Seal Beach and Redondo Beach will get you outdoors. Mission San Gabriel Archangel and Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Automobile Driving Museum (in El Segundo) and Wayfarers Chapel (in Rancho Palos Verdes). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels (NOTE: Fix the three typos in the About section), stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, take an in-depth tour of Autry Museum of the American West, and examine the collection at Skirball Cultural Center.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Los Angeles attractions planner.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 1 day

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 10th (Tue), cast your line with a fishing tour, appreciate the extensive heritage of Golden Gate Promenade, then enjoy the sand and surf at Baker Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Funston National Park.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, San Francisco is slightly colder than Los Angeles - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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United States travel guide

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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.
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