33 days in United States Itinerary

33 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner
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Chicago
— 1 night
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Springfield
— 1 night
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Saint Louis
— 1 night
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Springfield
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Tulsa
— 2 nights
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Oklahoma City
— 2 nights
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Amarillo
— 1 night
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Tucumcari
— 2 nights
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Albuquerque
— 2 nights
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Gallup
— 2 nights
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Winslow
— 2 nights
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Williams
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Monument Valley
— 1 night
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Las Vegas
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Santa Monica
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Chicago — 1 night

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): admire the striking features of Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, go to the Chicago day trip tool.

Dublin, Ireland to Chicago is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Dublin to Chicago. When traveling from Dublin in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Chicago: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Springfield.
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Springfield — 1 night

Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Springfield attractions planner.

Fly from Chicago to Springfield in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Springfield are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. You will leave for Saint Louis on the 3rd (Mon).
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Saint Louis — 1 night

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C. in the number of free activities available by spending your holiday exploring the city's central neighborhoods, famous for their restored century-old red-brick buildings.
On the 3rd (Mon), take a stroll through Central West End, stroll the grounds of Bellefontaine Cemetery, and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Saint Louis road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Springfield to Saint Louis takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October in Saint Louis, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Springfield.
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Springfield — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): explore the different monuments and memorials at Springfield National Cemetery, explore the fascinating underground world of Sequiota Park, and then grab your bike and head to Galloway Creek Greenway.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Springfield online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Saint Louis to Springfield in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tulsa.
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Tulsa — 2 nights

Sometimes known as the "Buckle of the Bible Belt," Tulsa is the second largest city in Oklahoma.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): visit Blue Dome District, admire the striking features of Boston Avenue Methodist Church, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Turkey Mountain Urban Wilderness Area, and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Bird's Eye Treasures Antiques and More. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Tulsa Historical Society & Museum, then explore the world behind art at Philbrook Museum of Art, and then grab your bike and head to River Parks.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Tulsa sightseeing planning site.

Traveling by car from Springfield to Tulsa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Tulsa are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Oklahoma City.
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Oklahoma City — 2 nights

Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
On the 7th (Fri), sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, then see the interesting displays at Oklahoma Firefighters Museum, and then examine the collection at The American Pigeon Museum & Library. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Henry Overholser Mansion, then stop by Plaza District, then relax in the rural setting at Orr Family Farm, and finally browse for treasures at Apple Tree Antique Gallery.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Oklahoma City trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Tulsa to Oklahoma City by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October in Oklahoma City, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Amarillo.
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Amarillo — 1 night

Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): cruise along Route 66, then steep yourself in history at Harrington House, and then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Sixth Street Antique Mall.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Amarillo vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Oklahoma City to Amarillo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Oklahoma City in October, Amarillo is slightly colder at night with lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Tucumcari.
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Tucumcari — 2 nights

Tucumcari is a city in and the county seat of Quay County, New Mexico, United States. Explore hidden gems such as Russell's Truck and Travel Center and Tucumcari Historical Museum. Appreciate the collections at Route 66 Auto Museum and Tucumcari Railroad Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Park Lake (in Santa Rosa) and Norman Petty Studios (in Clovis). There's more to do: make a trip to Murals of Tucumcari and look for gifts at Tee Pee Curios.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Tucumcari route planner.

You can drive from Amarillo to Tucumcari in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amarillo to Tucumcari. In October, daily temperatures in Tucumcari can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Albuquerque.
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Albuquerque — 2 nights

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 13th (Thu): sample some tasty brews at Routes Bicycle Tours & Rentals and then stop by Albuquerque Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Rio Grande Nature Center State Park, then stroll through Petroglyph National Monument, and then soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Albuquerque road trip site.

Traveling by car from Tucumcari to Albuquerque takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. October in Albuquerque sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Gallup.
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Gallup — 2 nights

Gallup is a city in McKinley County, New Mexico, United States, with a population of 21,678 as of the 2010 census. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): browse for treasures at Bill Malone Trading Company, then look for gifts at Richardsons Trading Company, and then see the interesting displays at Rex Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of St. Michaels Historical Museum and Mission, take in the pleasant sights at Window Rock Navajo Tribal Park, and then walk around Red Rock Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Gallup day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Albuquerque to Gallup takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Albuquerque in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 1°C in Gallup. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Winslow.
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Winslow — 2 nights

Winslow is a city in Navajo County, Arizona, United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Navajo County Historical Museum, make a trip to DoBell Mineral & Excavations @ The DoBell Ranch, and then look for gifts at Jim Gray's Petrified Wood Co.. Keep things going the next day: admire the majestic nature at Homolovi State Park, then examine the collection at Old Trails Museum, and then explore the stunning scenery at Rock Art Canyon Ranch.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Winslow trip maker app.

You can drive from Gallup to Winslow in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Gallup in October, expect Winslow to be somewhat warmer, temps between 28°C and 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car 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.
On the 19th (Wed), play a few rounds at Elephant Rocks at Williams, then take an in-depth tour of Ash Fork Historical Society Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Return to the 50s. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at St Joseph Catholic Church, take in breathtaking views at Sycamore Canyon, and then learn about winemaking at Grand Canyon Wine Company.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Williams trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Winslow to Williams in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Winslow in October, things will get a bit cooler in Williams: highs are around 22°C and lows about 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Grand Canyon National Park — 2 nights

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 21st (Fri), take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon, stroll around Indian Garden, then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and finally appreciate the history behind Powell Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, then get great views at Lookout Studio, then see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Williams to Grand Canyon National Park takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Williams in October, Grand Canyon National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Monument Valley.
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Monument Valley — 1 night

Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): cruise along Monument Valley – Highway 163 Scenic Drive, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, and then catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Monument Valley trip planning site.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, Monument Valley is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.
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Las Vegas — 3 nights

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 Counts Kustoms. Visiting Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Green Valley Range will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, get engrossed in the history at Titanic, and get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas holiday builder.

Do a combination of car and flight from Monument Valley to Las Vegas in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Monument Valley to Las Vegas. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Monument Valley in October: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 32°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Santa Monica.
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Santa Monica — 6 nights

A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Santa Monica Pier and Ocean Avenue. Escape the urban bustle at Santa Monica State Beach and Zuma Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santa Monica: The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village (in Westlake Village), Carpinteria State Beach (in Carpinteria) and Mission San Buenaventura (in Ventura). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Santa Monica Bay, stroll through Long Beach Waterfront, grab your bike and head to South Bay Bicycle Trail, and find something for the whole family at Pacific Park.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Monica route planner.

Fly from Las Vegas to Santa Monica in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and tram. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, you will find days in Santa Monica are a bit cooler (29°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to fly 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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