36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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36 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  5​h
1
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Portland
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
4
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
5
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Charleston
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Miami
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Nashville
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
10
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Dallas

3
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.
When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Hoover Dam in Boulder City, approximately 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, try your luck at Casino at the Venetian, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas day trip planning site .

Dallas to Las Vegas is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dallas to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Las Vegas can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Fun & Games

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Change things up with these side-trips from Portland: Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum (in Hood River), Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum (in McMinnville) and Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail (in Mosier). There's still lots to do: stop by Powell's City of Books, admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden, fly down the slopes at Timberline Lodge and Ski Area, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

Make your Portland itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Portland in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in October; daily highs in Portland reach 66°F and lows reach 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Museums Winter Sports

Side Trips

Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, Timberline Lodge and Ski Area, Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Highlights from your plan

3
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, zoos & aquariums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and take in the exciting artwork at Glasshouse Studio.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Seattle road trip planner .

You can fly from Portland to Seattle in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Seattle are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Tours Parks

Side Trip

Bellevue Botanical Garden
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, walk around Millennium Park, and get a taste of the local shopping with The Magnificent Mile.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Chicago online tour itinerary builder .

You can fly from Seattle to Chicago in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in October, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Ernest Hemingway Birthplace
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo

5
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Central Park, admire the striking features of Empire State Building, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and stroll around The High Line.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City itinerary planner.

Getting from Chicago to New York City by combination of flight and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Chicago to New York City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in October, New York City is a bit warmer at night with lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

4
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, and take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC online vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ©

4
nights
Charleston

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Go for a jaunt from Charleston to Awendaw to see The Center for Birds of Prey about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, get outside with Charleston Life Charters, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and contemplate the long history of Nathaniel Russell House.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Charleston trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Washington DC to Charleston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Washington DC in October: high temperatures in Charleston hover around 78°F and lows are around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Charleston

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Charleston Life Charters, The Center for Birds of Prey, H. L. Hunley
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument
Battery & White Point Gardens ©
Battery & White Point Gardens

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nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Miami: Spiegel Grove (in Key Largo), Everglades National Park (Shark Valley Visitor Center & Slough Slog) and Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center (in Tavernier). The adventure continues: have fun at Lock & Load Miami, wander the streets of Art Deco Historic District, take in nature's colorful creations at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, and examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Miami trip site .

Traveling by flight from Charleston to Miami takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Charleston in October, expect Miami to be somewhat warmer, temps between 87°F and 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Everglades National Park, Key Largo, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Art Deco Historic District
Highlights from your plan
Lock & Load Museum ©
Lock & Load Museum
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Slough Slog ©
Slough Slog

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nights
Nashville

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Nashville is known for nightlife, museums, historic sites, fun & games, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, witness the site of a historic battle at Lotz House Museum, see the interesting displays at RCA Studio B, and see a show at Grand Ole Opry.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Nashville trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Miami to Nashville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Miami to Nashville due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Miami in October, expect nights in Nashville to be cooler, around 52°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Nashville

Tours Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill) ©
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum

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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, parks, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Audubon Zoo, look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our New Orleans trip planner .

Fly from Nashville to New Orleans in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect much hotter evenings in New Orleans when traveling from Nashville in November, with lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

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