37 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
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Chicago
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Saint Louis
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Osage Beach
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Springfield
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Tulsa
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Dallas
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Shreveport
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Hot Springs
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Memphis
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Nashville
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Indianapolis
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Chicago
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New York City
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New York City — 3 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Bronx Zoo and Children's Museum of the Arts. Go for a jaunt from New York City to Brooklyn to see Coney Island about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Ellis Island, admire the striking features of Chrysler Building, don't miss a visit to SeaGlass Carousel, and walk around World Trade Center's Liberty Park.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the New York City trip planner.

Paris, France to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Paris in July, expect New York City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 35°C and 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Chicago.
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Chicago — 2 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 18th (Tue), engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium, then make a trip to Buckingham Fountain, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower. On the next day, walk around Milton Lee Olive Park, take in the waterfront at Navy Pier, then make a trip to Millennium Park, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Chicago trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Chicago takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from New York City in July, expect little chillier with lows of 22°C in Chicago. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Saint Louis.
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Saint Louis — 3 nights

Gateway to the West

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.
Kids will enjoy Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis and Forest Park. Step out of Saint Louis to go to Eureka and see Six Flags St Louis, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: get to know the resident critters at Saint Louis Zoo, engage your brain at Saint Louis Science Center, identify plant and animal life at The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House, and see the interesting displays at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Saint Louis vacation planner.

Getting from Chicago to Saint Louis by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Chicago in July, expect nights in Saint Louis to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 37°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Osage Beach.
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Osage Beach — 3 nights

Osage Beach is a city in Camden and Miller counties in the U.S. state of Missouri. Bring the kids along to Stark Caverns and Dogwood Hills Golf Resort. There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Ha Ha Tonka State Park, make a splash at Big Surf Waterpark, explore the fascinating underground world of Bridal Cave, and revel in the low prices at Osage Beach Outlet Marketplace.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Osage Beach travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Saint Louis to Osage Beach in 3 hours. July in Osage Beach sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Springfield.
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Springfield — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Dickerson Park Zoo, then explore the fascinating underground world of Fantastic Caverns, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wild Animal Safari. On your second day here, browse for treasures at Mikes Unique, Collectable & Antique Flea Market, then admire the natural beauty at Springfield Botanical Gardens at Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Johnny Morris' Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium, and finally see the interesting displays at NRA National Sporting Arms Museum.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Springfield tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Osage Beach to Springfield takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Tulsa.
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Tulsa — 2 nights

Capital of Route 66

Sometimes known as the "Buckle of the Bible Belt," Tulsa is the second largest city in Oklahoma.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): get to know the resident critters at Tulsa Zoo, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Oklahoma Aquarium, and then let the kids burn off some steam at Gathering Place. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Philbrook Museum of Art, don't miss a visit to The Cave House, then admire the natural beauty at Gilcrease Museum, and finally stop by BOK Center.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Tulsa trip builder website.

You can drive from Springfield to Tulsa in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Tulsa are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can fly to Dallas.
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Dallas — 4 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.
Attractions like Top O'Hill Terrace and The Dallas World Aquarium make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dallas: Fort Worth (Tandy Leather Museum & Gallery & Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, take in panoramic vistas at Reunion Tower, don't miss a visit to Grassy Knoll, and stop by Wild Bill's Western Store.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Dallas online trip planner.

You can fly from Tulsa to Dallas in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July in Dallas, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Shreveport.
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Shreveport — 2 nights

Shreveport is the third-largest city in the state of Louisiana and the 113th-largest city in the United States. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): engage your brain at Sci-Port Discovery Center, then steep yourself in history at Caddo Parish Confederate Monument, then see the interesting displays at Jefferson Historical Museum, and finally look for gifts at Jefferson General Store. On the next day, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Gators and Friends - Alligator Park & Exotic Zoo, then admire the masterpieces at Meadows Museum of Art, then explore the world behind art at R. W. Norton Art Gallery, and finally browse the different shops at Louisiana Boardwalk.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Shreveport attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Dallas to Shreveport takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Shreveport are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hot Springs.
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Hot Springs — 3 nights

Valley of the Vapors

Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Room Escape Games and Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Anthony Chapel, admire the natural beauty at Garvan Woodland Gardens, contemplate the long history of Fordyce Bathhouse, and enjoy breathtaking views from Hot Springs Mountain Tower.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Hot Springs holiday site.

Traveling by car from Shreveport to Hot Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Hot Springs can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Memphis.
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Memphis — 1 night

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
On the 7th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, then contemplate the long history of National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Memphis Zoo, explore the galleries of Graceland, then don't miss a visit to The Peabody Ducks, and finally stop by Lansky.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Memphis trip planner.

You can drive from Hot Springs to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Nashville.
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Nashville — 2 nights

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, then take in nature's colorful creations at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens, and finally see the interesting displays at Cooter’s Museum and Store Nashville. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Downtown Nashville, then steep yourself in history at Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery, and then stop by The Rocket Fizz Soda Pop and Candy Shop.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Nashville day trip website.

You can drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Nashville are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Indianapolis.
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Indianapolis — 2 nights

Circle City

Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
Bring the kids along to Room Escape Games and Indianapolis Zoo. There's much more to do: have fun and explore at Children's Museum of Indianapolis, make a trip to Central Canal, learn about all things military at Indiana War Memorial, and get in on the family fun at Indiana State Fairgrounds.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Indianapolis tour website.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Indianapolis takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Nashville to Indianapolis, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Nashville in August: highs in Indianapolis hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Chicago.
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Chicago — 1 night

Windy City

Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, don't miss a visit to Buckingham Fountain, then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally walk around Millennium Park.

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

You can fly from Indianapolis to Chicago in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to New York City.
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New York City — 1 night

Big Apple

Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, then go for a walk through The High Line, and then make a trip to Empire State Building. On the next day, steep yourself in history at 9/11 Memorial and then take in the pleasant sights at Central Park.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City online day trip planner.

Getting from Chicago to New York City by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to New York City is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can fly to Boston.
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Boston — 3 nights

Beantown

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of USS Constitution Museum, then shop like a local with Faneuil Hall Marketplace, then stroll around Boston Public Garden, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For more things to do and other tourist information, read our Boston trip app.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Boston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from New York City in August since evenings lows in Boston dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can 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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Arkansas travel guide

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The Natural State
With a diverse geography including mountains in the north, dense broadleaf forests in the south, and fertile lowlands in the east, Arkansas is aptly nicknamed the "Natural State." Still largely undiscovered by foreign tourists, the state hides a world of little-known lakes and rivers. Arkansas also includes vast state parks, offering visitors on vacation outstanding camping facilities in the middle of pristine natural areas sheltering blue herons, warblers, and bald eagles. Often stereotyped as little more than poor hillbilly country, Arkansas boasts a surprisingly diverse array of cultural attractions, including numerous museums, theaters, and cutting-edge sports venues. To learn about the real culture of Arkansas, explore its outstanding cuisine, traditional festivals, and lively music scene.
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