41 days in United States Itinerary

41 days in United States Itinerary

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San Diego
— 4 nights
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Denver
— 4 nights
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Austin
— 4 nights
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Raleigh
— 2 nights
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Philadelphia
— 5 nights
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New York City
— 5 nights
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Boston
— 6 nights
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Chicago
— 5 nights
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Seattle
— 5 nights

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San Diego

San Diego ©

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
When in San Diego, make a side trip to see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas, approximately Encinitas away. There's lots more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter, stroll around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, and take an unforgettable tour with Corporate Helicopters.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego road trip planning tool.

San Francisco to San Diego is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from San Francisco in September since evenings lows in San Diego dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

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Denver

Denver ©

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Denver: Trail Ridge Road (in Rocky Mountain National Park), Colorado Springs (The Broadmoor Soaring Adventure & Garden of the Gods) and Estes Park (Aspen and Evergreen Gallery, Fall River Jewelry, Coins & Antiques, &more). There's much more to do: get the adrenaline pumping with Oxotic Supercar Driving Experience, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Hidee Gold Mine, and catch some excitement at Carousel of Happiness.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Denver road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Denver takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Denver when traveling from San Diego in September, with lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Austin.

Things to do in Denver

Side Trips

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Estes Park Guided Tours ©
Estes Park Guided Tours
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road

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Austin

Austin ©

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Austin: Lake Travis Zipline Adventures (in Volente) and San Antonio (The Alamo, The San Antonio River Walk, &more). There's much more to do: get interesting insight from ATXcursions, explore the world behind art at Elisabet Ney Museum, admire the landmark architecture of The Driskill, and take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Austin tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Denver to Austin by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Denver in September, expect Austin to be a bit warmer, temps between 93°F and 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Raleigh.

Things to do in Austin

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ATXcursions ©
ATXcursions
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
The Alamo ©
The Alamo

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Raleigh

Raleigh ©

City of Oaks

For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Fletcher Park, stroll around Pullen Park, then find your balance on the water with Paddle Creek, and finally admire the majestic nature at Umstead State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Carolina Basketball Museum, relax in the rural setting at Waller Family Farm, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Sarah P. Duke Gardens.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Raleigh online itinerary builder.

You can fly from Austin to Raleigh in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Austin to Raleigh. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Austin in October: high temperatures in Raleigh hover around 74°F and lows are around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Raleigh

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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Sarah P. Duke Gardens ©
Sarah P. Duke Gardens
Paddle Creek ©
Paddle Creek
The Carolina Basketball Museum ©
The Carolina Basketball Museum

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©

The City of Brotherly Love

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: Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square), Valley Forge National Historical Park (in Valley Forge) and Hagley Museum and Library (in Wilmington). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Chanticleer, admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, take in the spiritual surroundings of Masonic Temple, and walk around Wissahickon Valley Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Philadelphia tour planning site.

Getting from Raleigh to Philadelphia by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Raleigh in October, you will find days in Philadelphia are a bit cooler (69°F), and nights are about the same (53°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Tours

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Chanticleer ©
Chanticleer
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall

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New York City

New York City ©

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, stroll around The High Line, make a trip to Rockefeller Center, and take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the New York City vacation planner.

You can take a train from Philadelphia to New York City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in October, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Boston

Boston ©

Beantown

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Boston: Sandwich (Hoxie House, Heritage Museums & Gardens, &more), Concord (Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House & Minuteman National Park - Old North Bridge) and Falmouth (Falmouth Museums on the Green & Shining Sea Bikeway). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway, make a trip to Louisburg Square, steep yourself in history at Granary Burying Ground, and walk around Boston Common.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Boston trip site.

Fly from New York City to Boston in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from New York City in October; daily highs in Boston reach 64°F and lows reach 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Heritage Museums & Gardens ©
Heritage Museums & Gardens
Sandwich Glass Museum ©
Sandwich Glass Museum

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Chicago

Chicago ©

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, admire the landmark architecture of Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, shop like a local with The Magnificent Mile, and make a trip to Buckingham Fountain.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Chicago holiday maker tool.

You can fly from Boston to Chicago in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Boston to Chicago. In October, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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Fox in a Box Chicago ©
Fox in a Box Chicago
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

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Seattle

Seattle ©

Emerald City

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.
Take a break from Seattle with a short trip to Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park, about 2 hours away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, take a stroll through Pike Place Market, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of History & Industry.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Seattle holiday app.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Seattle takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Chicago to Seattle, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. October in Seattle sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

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