38 days in United States Itinerary

38 days in United States Itinerary

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Simi Valley
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Yorba Linda
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Austin
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College Station
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Little Rock
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Hyde Park
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Hoffman Estates
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Grand Rapids
— 4 nights
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West Branch
— 2 nights
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Independence
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Abilene
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Simi Valley

— 2 nights
The city of Simi Valley, in the eponymous valley, is in the southeast corner of Ventura County, California, United States. Get outdoors at Zuma Beach and Nicholas Canyon Beach. Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum and Frederick Weisman Museum of Art are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Simi Valley to Malibu to see Point Dume State Beach and Preserve about 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Strathearn Historical Park & Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Simi Valley trip builder tool.

Portland to Simi Valley is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Portland in September: high temperatures in Simi Valley hover around 90°F and lows are around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Yorba Linda.

Things to do in Simi Valley

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Yorba Linda

— 1 night
Yorba Linda is a suburban city in Orange County, California, approximately 37mi southeast of Downtown Los Angeles. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Yorba Linda journey planner.

You can drive from Simi Valley to Yorba Linda in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Yorba Linda can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. On the 10th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Austin.

Things to do in Yorba Linda

Historic Sites · Museums

Austin

— 5 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Popular historic sites such as Texas State Capitol and Mission San Juan are in your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats and Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to San Antonio (The Guenther House Museum, San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, &more). There's much more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Barton Springs Pool, take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Barton Creek Greenbelt.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Yorba Linda to Austin. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 93°F in September, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to College Station.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

College Station

— 1 night
College Station is a city in Brazos County, Texas, situated in East-Central Texas in the heart of the Brazos Valley, in the center of the region known as Texas Triangle. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Bonfire Memorial and then do a tasting at Messina Hof Winery.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the College Station trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Austin to College Station takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, daytime highs in College Station are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Little Rock.

Things to do in College Station

Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trip

Little Rock

— 3 nights

The Rock

Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Old State House Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Pinnacle Mountain State Park and The Arkansas River Trail. Explore Little Rock's surroundings by going to Hot Springs (Bathhouse Row & Fordyce Bathhouse). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, brush up on your military savvy at MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History, and walk around Riverfront Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Little Rock trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from College Station to Little Rock in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from College Station in September since evenings lows in Little Rock dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to fly to Hyde Park.

Things to do in Little Rock

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Hyde Park

— 3 nights
Hyde Park is a town in Dutchess County, New York, bordering the Hudson River north of Poughkeepsie. Get some historical perspective at Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site and Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site. Venture out of the city with trips to Faraway Farm Alpacas (in Yorktown Heights), Mohonk Preserve (in New Paltz) and Minnewaska State Park Preserve (in Kerhonkson). There's more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Hyde Park road trip app.

You can fly from Little Rock to Hyde Park in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Little Rock in September; daily highs in Hyde Park reach 78°F and lows reach 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Hoffman Estates.

Things to do in Hyde Park

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Hoffman Estates

— 3 nights
Hoffman Estates is a village in Illinois, United States. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at John Deere Historic Site and Historical Auto Attractions. Step out of the city life by going to Geneva Lake Shore Path and WindyCitySalmon. Explore Hoffman Estates' surroundings by going to Chicago Botanic Garden (in Glencoe), Midway Village & Museum Center (in Rockford) and Safari Lake Geneva (online reservations required) (in Lake Geneva). The adventure continues: enjoy the sea views from Grosse Point Lighthouse and grab your bike and head to Skokie Lagoons.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Hoffman Estates online journey planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hyde Park to Hoffman Estates. Traveling from Hyde Park to Hoffman Estates, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Hoffman Estates

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Grand Rapids

— 4 nights

Furniture City

The second largest city in Michigan and a hub of furniture manufacturing, Grand Rapids bears the nickname "Furniture City." However, the destination's original name came from the rapids of the Grand River that once ran through the downtown area.
Step out of the city life by going to Rosy Mound Natural Area and Cascade Peace Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at Gilmore Car Museum and Gerald R. Ford Museum. When in Grand Rapids, make a side trip to see Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier in Grand Haven, approximately Grand Haven away. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, admire the striking features of Meyer May House, view the masterpieces at Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA), and get to know the resident critters at John Ball Zoo.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Grand Rapids trip planning site.

Drive from Hoffman Estates to Grand Rapids in 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September, daily temperatures in Grand Rapids can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to West Branch.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

West Branch

— 2 nights
West Branch is a city in Cedar and Johnson counties in the U.S. state of Iowa. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, then contemplate the long history of Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, and then grab your bike and head to Hoover Nature Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Iowa 80 Trucking Museum and then immerse yourself in nature at Palisades-Kepler State Park.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your West Branch trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Grand Rapids to West Branch in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Rapids to West Branch. In October, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Independence.

Things to do in West Branch

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Independence

— 3 nights
Independence is the fifth-largest city in the state of Missouri. Escape the urban bustle at Burr Oak Woods Conservation Area and Watkins Mill State Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at Bingham Waggoner Mansion & Estate and Vaile Mansion. It doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Harry S Truman National Historic Site and don't miss a visit to The Noland Home.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Independence online trip maker.

Getting from West Branch to Independence by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In October, Independence is somewhat warmer than West Branch - with highs of 71°F and lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Abilene.

Things to do in Independence

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Abilene

— 4 nights
Abilene is a city in and the county seat of Dickinson County, Kansas, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Maxwell Wildlife Refuge and Milford State Park. Seelye Mansion and Abilene and Smoky Valley Railroad will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from Abilene with a short trip to Milford Nature Center & Fish Hatchery in Junction City, about 34 minutes away. It doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Abilene day trip app.

Traveling by car from Independence to Abilene takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in October, and nighttime lows around 48°F. On the 12th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Abilene

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.