39 days in United States Itinerary

39 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour itinerary planner
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Chicago
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Pontiac
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Saint Louis
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Springfield
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Tulsa
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Oklahoma City
— 3 nights
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Amarillo
— 3 nights
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Tucumcari
— 2 nights
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Santa Fe
— 3 nights
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Taos
— 2 nights
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Albuquerque
— 3 nights
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Winslow
— 3 nights
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Kingman
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Barstow
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Los Angeles
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Chicago — 1 night

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Chicago trip planner.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major aiports are Chicago Midway International Airport, Chicago O'Hare International Airport and Gary Chicago International Airport. In September, daytime highs in Chicago are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Pontiac.
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Nightlife · Parks · Fun & Games · Outdoors

Pontiac — 1 night

Pontiac is a city in Livingston County, Illinois, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Henry's Rabbit Ranch as well as Funks Grove Church & Chapel in the Trees. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): examine the collection at IL Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Pontiac trip itinerary app.

Getting from Chicago to Pontiac by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Chicago in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Pontiac, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Saint Louis.
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Saint Louis — 4 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.
Saint Louis is known for sightseeing, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from The Gateway Arch, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, stroll around Forest Park, and revel in the low prices at Herbaria.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint Louis journey planner.

Getting from Pontiac to Saint Louis by car takes about 3.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Saint Louis can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. On the 7th (Thu), you're off to Springfield.
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Springfield — 3 nights

Change things up with these side-trips from Springfield: Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum (in Mansfield) and Camdenton (Spa 54 at Old Kinderhook, Ha Ha Tonka State Park, &more).

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Springfield trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Saint Louis to Springfield by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive 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 11th (Mon): don't miss a visit to The Cave House, get to know the resident critters at Tulsa Zoo, don't miss a visit to Blue Whale of Catoosa, then meet the residents at Oklahoma Aquarium, and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Bird's Eye Treasures Antiques and More. On the next day, admire the natural beauty at Gilcrease Museum and then see the interesting displays at Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Tulsa trip maker tool.

Drive from Springfield to Tulsa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Oklahoma City.
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Oklahoma City — 3 nights

The Big Friendly

Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
Go for a jaunt from Oklahoma City to Norman to see Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, get curious at Science Museum Oklahoma, admire the masterpieces at Oklahoma City Museum of Art, and take an in-depth tour of National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Oklahoma City trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Tulsa to Oklahoma City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Amarillo.
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Amarillo — 3 nights

Yellow Rose of Texas

Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Change things up with these side-trips from Amarillo: The Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ (in Groom) and Palo Duro Canyon State Park (in Canyon). And it doesn't end there: get a taste of life in the country at Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West, don't miss a visit to Cadillac Ranch, wander the streets of Route 66 Historic District, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Amarillo Zoo.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Amarillo trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Oklahoma City to Amarillo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September in Amarillo, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Tucumcari.
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Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks
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Tucumcari — 2 nights

Tucumcari is a city in and the county seat of Quay County, New Mexico, United States. Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): examine the collection at Russell's Truck and Travel Center, then look for gifts at Tee Pee Curios, and then make a trip to Murals of Tucumcari. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Tucumcari Historical Museum, then take in the dramatic natural features at Blue Hole, and then examine the collection at Route 66 Auto Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Tucumcari online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Amarillo to Tucumcari in 2 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Santa Fe.
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Santa Fe — 3 nights

City Different

Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santa Fe: Cochiti Pueblo (Canyon Trail & Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument) and Bandelier National Monument (in Los Alamos). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, appreciate the history behind New Mexico History Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Santa Fe online trip maker.

You can drive from Tucumcari to Santa Fe in 3 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Tucumcari in September; daily highs in Santa Fe reach 31°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Taos.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Trails
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Taos — 2 nights

Many residents have shunned fast-paced city living for Taos's laid-back vibe and blend of Spanish, Native American, and Anglo cultures.
On the 24th (Sun), explore the ancient world of Taos Pueblo, then see the interesting displays at Millicent Rogers Museum, then snap pictures at Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Taos Mesa Brewing. On your second day here, examine the collection at La Hacienda del los Martinez, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church, then cruise along High Road to Taos, and finally make a trip to Taos Plaza.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Taos day trip website.

Drive from Santa Fe to Taos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Santa Fe in September, expect little chillier with lows of 7°C in Taos. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Albuquerque.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Albuquerque — 3 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.
Albuquerque is known for historic sites, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable tour with Tours, explore the striking landscape at Petroglyph National Monument, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Albuquerque Biological Park, and learn more about the world around you at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Albuquerque online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Taos to Albuquerque in 3 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Taos in September, with highs in Albuquerque at 33°C and lows at 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to Winslow.
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Winslow — 3 nights

Winslow is a city in Navajo County, Arizona, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Winslow: Mogollon Rim (in Payson), Painted Desert (in Petrified Forest National Park) and Petrified Forest National Park (in Holbrook). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Meteor Crater & Barringer Space Museum, stroll around Little Painted Desert County Park, explore the stunning scenery at Rock Art Canyon Ranch, and look for gifts at La Posada’s Unique Gift Shops.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Winslow travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Albuquerque to Winslow takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Albuquerque in September since evenings lows in Winslow dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kingman.
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Kingman — 2 nights

Kingman is a city in and the county seat of Mohave County, Arizona, United States. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Historic Route 66 Museum, indulge your senses at Desert Wonder Tours, LLC, then sample the fine beverages at Desert Diamond Distillery, and finally see the interesting displays at Kingman Army Air Field Museum. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, tour the pleasant surroundings at Riverwalk Trail, and then see the interesting displays at Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kingman travel app.

Traveling by car from Winslow to Kingman takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Winslow in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Kingman, with lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Barstow.
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Barstow — 3 nights

Barstow is a city in San Bernardino County, California, United States. Go for a jaunt from Barstow to Big Bear Lake to see Big Bear Alpine Zoo at Moonridge about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: mingle with the ghosts of the past at Calico Ghost Town, look for gifts at Eddie World, look for all kinds of wild species at Rainbow Basin Natural Area, and examine the collection at Route 66 Mother Road Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Barstow tour planning website.

Drive from Kingman to Barstow in 3.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kingman to Barstow. Traveling from Kingman in October, Barstow is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim (about 36 minutes away). Pack the 9th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, examine the collection at The Getty Center, don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Barstow to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Traveling from Barstow in October, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 19°C.
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Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Beaches
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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
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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