43 days in United States Itinerary

43 days in United States Itinerary

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Chicago
— 2 nights
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Wisconsin Dells
— 6 nights
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Seattle
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Santa Maria
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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San Diego
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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San Antonio
— 1 night
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New Orleans
— 5 nights
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Atlanta
— 2 nights
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Washington DC
— 5 nights
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New York City
— 4 nights

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Chicago Riverwalk and Holy Name Cathedral. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lakefront Trail and Buckingham Fountain. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, examine the collection at Richard H. Driehaus Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Chicago River, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Chicago trip itinerary planner.

New York City to Chicago is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 67°F in Chicago. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Wisconsin Dells.

Things to do in Chicago

Highlights from your plan
Chicago Riverwalk ©
Chicago Riverwalk
Lakefront Trail ©
Lakefront Trail
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago

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Wisconsin Dells

Wisconsin Dells ©

Waterpark Capital of the World

Named after a nearby scenic gorge famous for its steep sandstone formations, Wisconsin Dells features more than 20 water parks, making it one of the most popular vacation areas in this region.
Visit H.H. Bennett Studio & Museum and Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe for their historical value. Get outdoors at Zipline and Elroy-Sparta State Trail. Take a break from Wisconsin Dells with a short trip to Wildcat Mountain State Park in Ontario, about 1 hour away. There's much more to do: get a dose of the wild on Original Wisconsin Ducks, go for a walk through Riverwalk, play a few rounds at Wild Rock Golf Club, and stop by Market Square Cheese.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Wisconsin Dells sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Chicago to Wisconsin Dells in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Chicago in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 59°F in Wisconsin Dells. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Wisconsin Dells

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Original Wisconsin Ducks ©
Original Wisconsin Ducks
Zipline
Elroy-Sparta State Trail
Elroy-Sparta State Trail

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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.
Visit West Point Lighthouse and Bruce Lee Grave Site for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Chihuly Garden and Glass and The Museum of Flight. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Pike Place Market, enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, make a trip to Starbucks Reserve Roastery Seattle, and stroll around Kerry Park.

Plan my day in Seattle using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Wisconsin Dells to Seattle takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Wisconsin Dells to Seattle. In July, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Puget Sound Express ©
Puget Sound Express

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Shop till you drop at Ferry Building Marketplace and Union Square. Step off the beaten path and head to Muir Woods National Monument and Walt Disney Family Museum. The adventure continues: hike along Lands End, find your balance on the water with Sea Trek Ocean Kayak and Sup, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and immerse yourself in nature at Marin Headlands.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner.

Fly from Seattle to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Seattle, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Santa Maria.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

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Santa Maria

Santa Maria ©
Santa Maria is a city near the Southern California coast in Santa Barbara County. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): trek along Los Flores Ranch Park, do a tasting at Presqu'ile Winery, do a tasting at Carhartt Vineyard, then do a tasting at Artiste Winery & Tasting Studio, and finally look for gifts at Vinhus. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Valencia Peak Trail, trek along Bluff Trail, and then race across the water with a speed boat tour.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Santa Maria tour planning site.

You can drive from San Francisco to Santa Maria in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In July in Santa Maria, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Maria

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Los Flores Ranch Park ©
Los Flores Ranch Park
Bluff Trail
Bluff Trail
Speed Boats Tours

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Getty Center and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Malibu (El Matador State Beach & Zuma Beach), Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach) and Ocean Avenue (in Santa Monica). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, browse the different shops at The Americana at Brand, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planner.

You can drive from Santa Maria to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Santa Maria in July, expect Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, temps between 83°F and 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial, then kick back and relax at Windansea Beach, then examine the collection at San Diego Model Railroad Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Coronado Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Moonlight State Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Del Mar City Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the San Diego trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial ©
Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial
Coronado Beach ©
Coronado Beach
Windansea Beach ©
Windansea Beach

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©

Sin City

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 (Tue): make a trip to The Strip, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an unforgettable tour with 702 Helicopters and then explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas planner.

You can fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in July, expect nights in Las Vegas to be a bit warmer, around 81°F, while days are much hotter, around 104°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
The Strip ©
The Strip

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San Antonio

San Antonio

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the San Antonio trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Antonio takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Las Vegas to San Antonio. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in July: high temperatures in San Antonio hover around 98°F and lows are around 75°F. You'll set off for New Orleans on the 29th (Thu).

Things to do in San Antonio

Nightlife · Tours · Parks · Outdoors

5
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New Orleans

New Orleans ©

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Get some cultural insight at Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and St. Louis Cathedral. Houmas House Plantation and Gardens and Lafayette Cemetery No.1 will appeal to history buffs. Explore New Orleans' surroundings by going to Whitney Plantation (in Wallace), Evergreen Plantation (in Edgard) and St. Joseph Plantation (in Vacherie). There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on Happiness Bayou Tours, learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Immaculate Conception Church, and wander the streets of Faubourg Marigny.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read New Orleans trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Antonio to New Orleans takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Antonio in July, expect nights in New Orleans to be about the same, around 80°F, while days are slightly colder, around 80°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in New Orleans

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site ©
Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation

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Atlanta

Atlanta ©

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site and Ebenezer Baptist Church of Atlanta will appeal to history buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Centennial Olympic Park and Arabia Mountain. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at World of Coca-Cola, appreciate the extensive heritage of Silver Comet Trail, hunt for treasures at Your Dekalb Farmers Market, and admire the natural beauty at Swan House.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Atlanta journey planning site.

Getting from New Orleans to Atlanta by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans to Atlanta, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in August, expect nights in Atlanta to be little chillier, around 71°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 88°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Atlanta

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site ©
Centennial Olympic Park ©
Centennial Olympic Park
Arabia Mountain ©
Arabia Mountain

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to National Museum of African American History and Culture and Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Visit The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Washington National Cathedral for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Washington DC side-trips: Annapolis (U.S. Naval Academy, Capital SUP, &more). And it doesn't end there: ponder the world of politics at Smithsonian Institution Building, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, deepen your understanding at Georgetown University, and take a stroll through Old Town.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Atlanta to Washington DC takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In August in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Smithsonian Institution Building ©
Smithsonian Institution Building
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Speed Boats Tours and Great Neck Steppingstone Park. Explore hidden gems such as St. Patrick's Cathedral and Ground Zero Museum Workshop. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, appreciate the extensive heritage of Brooklyn Heights Promenade, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Met Cloisters.

Plan my day in New York City using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by train from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in August, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
The Met Cloisters ©
The Met Cloisters
Brooklyn Heights Promenade ©
Brooklyn Heights Promenade

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