40 days in United States Itinerary

40 days in United States Itinerary

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40 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Birmingham
+2
foot + Fly + bus:  10​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Detroit
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Atlanta
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h
7
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
8
Houston
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
9
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
10
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
11
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
12
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  14​h
End: Birmingham

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library (in New Haven), New Canaan Nature Center (in New Canaan) and Peconic River Herb Farm (in Calverton). The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Holy Trinity, and admire the striking features of 4 World Trade Center.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the New York City sightseeing planning website .

Birmingham, UK to New York City is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Birmingham in June, expect New York City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 31°C and 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Peconic River Herb Farm, Rowanwood Farm, New Canaan Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library
Museum of Jewish Heritage ©
Museum of Jewish Heritage

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Philadelphia: Franklin Hill Vineyards (in Nazareth), Ephrata Cloister (in Ephrata) and Institute for Advanced Study (in Princeton). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, contemplate the long history of Christ Church, hike along Kelly Drive, and admire all the interesting features of Drexel University.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia driving holiday site .

Traveling by train from New York City to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Franklin Hill Vineyards, Institute for Advanced Study, Ephrata Cloister, Cynwyd Heritage Trail
Highlights from your plan
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Christ Church ©
Christ Church
Ephrata Cloister ©
Ephrata Cloister

3
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Washington DC side-trips: Clue IQ: An Escape Room Experience (in Frederick), Mustang Alleys (in Baltimore) and Antietam National Battlefield (in Sharpsburg). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, pause for some photo ops at Jefferson Memorial, and take an in-depth tour of National Portrait Gallery.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC trip planner.

Take a train from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Washington DC sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Detroit.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Clue IQ: An Escape Room Experience, Mustang Alleys, Antietam National Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
Clue IQ: An Escape Room Experience ©
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

3
nights
Detroit

Detroit ©
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Change things up with these side-trips from Detroit: Toledo Museum of Art (in Toledo), Parker Mill Park (in Ann Arbor) and Sri Venkateswara Temple & cultural centre (in Novi). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, steep yourself in history at The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, head outdoors with Dequindre Cut, and get a new perspective on nature at Alaskan Birdhouse Wildlife Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Detroit journey maker site .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Detroit takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in June; daily highs in Detroit reach 30°C and lows reach 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Parker Mill Park, Toledo Museum of Art, Alaskan Birdhouse Wildlife Museum, Sri Venkateswara Temple & cultural centre
Highlights from your plan
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts
Toledo Museum of Art ©
Toledo Museum of Art
The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant ©
The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Explore Chicago's surroundings by going to Batavia Depot Museum (in Batavia), Alter Brewing Company (in Downers Grove) and Skokie Lagoons (in Winnetka). There's still lots to do: explore and take pictures at Wrigley Field, test your team's savvy at Team vs Time, admire the landmark architecture of Chicago Cultural Center, and examine the collection at The American Toby Jug Museum.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago sightseeing site .

You can fly from Detroit to Chicago in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. June in Chicago sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Chicago

Wildlife Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Kenosha, Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple, Skokie Lagoons, Batavia Depot Museum, The American Toby Jug Museum
Highlights from your plan
Skokie Lagoons ©
Skokie Lagoons
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field
Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower ©
Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower

3
nights
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Explore Atlanta's surroundings by going to Little Mulberry Park (in Dacula), Big Creek Greenway (in Alpharetta) and Noah's Ark Rehabilitation Center (in Locust Grove). And it doesn't end there: get your game on at Bad Axe Throwing, find something for the whole family at SKYVIEW Atlanta, explore the galleries of Center for Civil and Human Rights, and stroll around Island Ford Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Atlanta trip itinerary tool .

You can fly from Chicago to Atlanta in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Chicago to Atlanta, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in June: high temperatures in Atlanta hover around 36°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Fun & Games Outdoors

Side Trips

Island Ford Park, Little Mulberry Park, The Hindu Temple of Atlanta, Noah's Ark Rehabilitation Center, Big Creek Greenway
Highlights from your plan
Bad Axe Throwing ©
Bad Axe Throwing
Little Mulberry Park ©
Little Mulberry Park
Center for Civil and Human Rights ©
Center for Civil and Human Rights

3
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New Orleans: Tammany Trace (in Abita Springs), Regional Military Museum (in Houma) and Greenwood Gator Farm and Tours (in Gibson). There's lots more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, take an in-depth tour of Gallier House, pause for some serene contemplation at Old St. Patrick's Church, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Lafayette Cemetery No.1.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the New Orleans itinerary planner.

Getting from Atlanta to New Orleans by combination of flight and car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Atlanta in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 33°C in New Orleans. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Houston.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Greenwood Gator Farm and Tours, Regional Military Museum, Tammany Trace
Highlights from your plan
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas ©
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
Lafayette Cemetery No.1 ©
Lafayette Cemetery No.1

2
nights
Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
On the 25th (Thu), admire all the interesting features of Minute Maid Park, then engage your brain at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Teo-Chew Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: have some family-friendly fun at Escape Hunt, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Houston Zoo, and then find something for the whole family at Kemah Boardwalk.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Houston holiday website .

Fly from New Orleans to Houston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from New Orleans in June, expect nights in Houston to be slightly colder, around 28°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 39°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Houston

Zoos & Aquariums Childrens Museums Museums

Side Trip

Kemah Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
Escape Hunt ©
Escape Hunt
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
Minute Maid Park ©
Minute Maid Park

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): shop like a local with The Strip, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck. Here are some ideas for day two: try to win big at New York New York Casino, enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, steep yourself in history at Little Church of the West, then appreciate the history behind Winged Figures of the Republic Statues, and finally admire the engineering at Hoover Dam.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Las Vegas day trip planning site .

You can fly from Houston to Las Vegas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Houston in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 46°C by day to 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Rainbow Sandals (in San Clemente), Helicopter Tours (in Long Beach) and Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, & more). And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Battleship USS Iowa BB-61, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and take a leisurely stroll along Oceanside Pier.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles online route planner .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Las Vegas in June, plan for cooler days and slightly colder nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Anaheim, Oceanside Pier, Helicopter Tours, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Rainbow Sandals
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: San Jose (Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum & Winchester Mystery House), Stanford University (in Palo Alto) and Museum on Main (in Pleasanton). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at San Francisco Bay, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in the waterfront at Santa Cruz Wharf, and walk around Cuesta Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner .

Fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in July: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 26°C and lows are around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, San Jose, Cuesta Park, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Museum on Main
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
San Francisco Bay ©
San Francisco Bay
Stanford University ©
Stanford University

2
nights
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.
On the 7th (Tue), see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then explore and take pictures at Safeco Field, then walk around Waterfall Garden Park, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market. On the next day, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle online trip maker .

You can fly from San Francisco to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Seattle, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. On the 9th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Tours Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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