40 days in United States Itinerary

40 days in United States Itinerary

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Dallas
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Houston
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Austin
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Tampa
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Hollywood
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Nashville
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Atlanta
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Uncasville
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Elmont
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Boston
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Washington DC
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New York City
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Philadelphia
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Pittsburgh
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Dallas — 1 night

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.
On the 2nd (Sun), see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, then stop by CocoAndre Chocolatier, then walk around Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Reunion Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District.

Before you visit Dallas, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Sydney, Australia to Dallas is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll gain 16 hours traveling from Sydney to Dallas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in October, expect nights in Dallas to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to fly to Houston.
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Houston — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): engage your brain at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then stroll the grounds of Glenwood Cemetery. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Houston Zoo and then see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Houston road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Dallas to Houston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Houston, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Austin.
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Austin — 2 nights

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, then ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, then make a trip to Congress Avenue Bridge Bat Watching, and finally trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at The Driskill, take a stroll through Sixth Street Historic District, get engrossed in the history at LBJ Presidential Library, then gain insight at University of Texas at Austin, and finally take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Austin road trip planning app.

You can fly from Houston to Austin in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Houston in October, expect little chillier with lows of 19°C in Austin. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Tampa.
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Tampa — 1 night

Tampa ranks among the country's most livable cities, attracting newcomers with its growing economy and status as a major port on the Gulf of Mexico.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then snap pictures at Sunshine Skyway Bridge, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Tampa tour builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Austin to Tampa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Austin to Tampa due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Austin in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Tampa, with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Hollywood.
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Hollywood — 2 nights

The city of Hollywood is a classic Florida beach town and popular vacation spot, attracting visitors with its picturesque beaches, lively nightlife, and laid-back vibe.
On the 9th (Sun), take in the waterfront at Hollywood Beach Broadwalk, get engrossed in the history at Stranahan House, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hollywood Beach. Keep things going the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Collins Avenue, then see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, then take a stroll through Lincoln Road, and finally take a stroll through Espanola Way.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Hollywood tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Tampa to Hollywood takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Tampa in October, Hollywood is a bit warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Nashville.
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Nashville — 1 night

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 11th (Tue): take a stroll through Downtown Nashville, sample the fine beverages at Tennessee Legend Distillery, then catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Nashville day trip planner.

You can fly from Hollywood to Nashville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Hollywood to Nashville. When traveling from Hollywood in October, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Nashville: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Atlanta.
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Atlanta — 2 nights

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
On the 12th (Wed), admire the natural beauty at Atlanta Botanical Garden, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Georgia Aquarium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, then contemplate the long history of Centennial Olympic Park, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Atlanta day trip planning app.

Getting from Nashville to Atlanta by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In October, daily temperatures in Atlanta can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to fly to Uncasville.
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Uncasville — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): see the interesting displays at The Submarine Force Museum, then try to win big at Foxwoods Resort Casino, and then see the interesting displays at Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Uncasville itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Atlanta to Uncasville in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, Uncasville is little chillier than Atlanta - with highs of 21°C and lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Elmont.
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Elmont — 2 nights

Elmont is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) located in northwestern Hempstead in Nassau County, New York, United States, along its border with the borough of Queens in New York City. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): bet on a winner at Belmont Park Race Track, then kick back and relax at Long Beach, and then get to know the fascinating history of Freeport's Nautical Mile. Keep things going the next day: walk around Norman J. Levy Park & Preserve, immerse yourself in nature at Jones Beach State Park, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Elmont trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Uncasville to Elmont by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. In October, daily temperatures in Elmont can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Boston.
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Boston — 2 nights

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, pause for some photo ops at Bunker Hill Monument, then take an in-depth tour of USS Constitution Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Boston Common, admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden, then buy something for everyone on your list at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, and finally take a stroll through North End.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Boston trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Elmont to Boston in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to fly to Washington DC.
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Washington DC — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): get a sense of history and politics at Library of Congress, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally pause for some photo ops at National World War II Memorial.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC itinerary maker tool.

Fly from Boston to Washington DC in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Boston in October, expect nights in Washington DC to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to New York City.
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New York City — 2 nights

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, then make a trip to Times Square, and then admire the striking features of Empire State Building. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): go for a walk through Central Park and then go for a walk through The High Line.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our New York City online journey builder.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can take a train to Philadelphia.
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Philadelphia — 1 night

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
On the 22nd (Sat), explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, then pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center, and finally go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Philadelphia trip planning tool.

Take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to fly to Pittsburgh.
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Pittsburgh — 7 nights

Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pittsburgh: Flight 93 National Memorial (in Stoystown), Fallingwater (in Mill Run) and West Virginia Independence Hall (in Wheeling). The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Archive of the Afterlife, "A Paranormal Museum", stop by Mount Washington, admire the natural beauty at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, and examine the collection at Bicycle Heaven.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Pittsburgh trip simple and quick.

You can fly from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Philadelphia in October since evenings lows in Pittsburgh dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Cleveland.
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Cleveland — 1 night

A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, then explore the world behind art at The Cleveland Museum of Art, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Lake View Cemetery.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cleveland trip planning app.

You can drive from Pittsburgh to Cleveland in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in October, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to fly to Milwaukee.
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Milwaukee — 2 nights

Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): get to know the resident critters at Milwaukee County Zoo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of St. Josaphat, and then see the interesting displays at Harley-Davidson Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Tue): explore the world behind art at Milwaukee Art Museum, stop by Boswell Book Company, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Lakefront Brewery.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Milwaukee trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Cleveland to Milwaukee in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Cleveland in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Milwaukee, with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Saint Louis.
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Saint Louis — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, then take in nature's colorful creations at Missouri Botanical Garden, and then take in panoramic vistas at The Gateway Arch.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Saint Louis holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Milwaukee to Saint Louis takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. While traveling from Milwaukee, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Saint Louis, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Detroit.
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Detroit — 1 night

Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, then examine the collection at The Henry Ford, and then examine the collection at Greenfield Village.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Detroit travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Saint Louis to Detroit takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Saint Louis to Detroit due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Saint Louis in November, you will find days in Detroit are little chillier (10°C), and nights are about the same (1°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Saint Paul.
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Saint Paul — 1 night

The capital of Minnesota, Saint Paul represents half of the "Twin Cities" and embraces the outdoors and urban culture.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Saint Paul, and then learn more about the world around you at Science Museum of Minnesota. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Minnesota History Center, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Mall of America.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Saint Paul trip planner.

You can fly from Detroit to Saint Paul in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In November, Saint Paul is little chillier than Detroit - with highs of 7°C and lows of -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Chicago.
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Chicago — 3 nights

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, don't miss a visit to Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, stroll through Millennium Park, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Chicago attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Saint Paul to Chicago takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Saint Paul in November: high temperatures in Chicago hover around 11°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly 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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