43 days in United States Itinerary

43 days in United States Itinerary

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Boston
— 4 nights
Fly
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New York City
— 3 nights
Train
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
Drive
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Blue Ridge
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive
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Memphis
— 1 night
Drive
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New Orleans
— 1 night
Fly
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Houston
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dallas
— 2 nights
Fly
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Canyonlands National Park
— 1 night
Fly
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Denver
— 4 nights
Fly
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Chicago
— 4 nights
Fly
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Buffalo
— 3 nights
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Boston

— 4 nights

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Boston Public Garden and Ogunquit Beach. Family-friendly places like Marginal Way Walkway and North End will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, stroll through Constitution Beach, take a stroll through Waterfront, and get a variety of perspectives on a duck tour.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Boston tour itinerary planner.

Birmingham, UK to Boston is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of train and flight. Traveling from Birmingham to Boston, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Birmingham in August; daily highs in Boston reach 32°C and lows reach 21°C. On the 1st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

New York City

— 3 nights

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Central Park and Speed Boats Tours. Step off the beaten path and head to Brooklyn Bridge Park and Photography Tours. There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, examine the collection at New York Public Library, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our New York City online tour itinerary builder.

You can fly from Boston to New York City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Boston in September, New York City is a bit warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Tours · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Washington DC

— 4 nights
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.
Bring the kids along to Korean War Veterans Memorial and National Museum of African American History and Culture. Explore hidden gems such as Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial and Arlington National Cemetery. There's lots more to do: learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, ponder the world of politics at Smithsonian Institution Building, browse the collection at Library of Congress, and appreciate the history behind Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Washington DC journey builder app.

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Blue Ridge.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Blue Ridge

— 2 nights
Blue Ridge is a census-designated place (CDP) in Botetourt County, Virginia, United States. To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Blue Ridge trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Washington DC to Blue Ridge in 4 hours. On the 10th (Fri), you'll travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Blue Ridge

Nature · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Nightlife

Nashville

— 3 nights

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Lost River Cave and Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery. Step off the beaten path and head to National Corvette Museum and Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens. Go for a jaunt from Nashville to Bowling Green to see NCM Motorsports Park about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, and stroll around Centennial Park.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Nashville travel planner.

You can drive from Blue Ridge to Nashville in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Blue Ridge to Nashville. In September in Nashville, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. On the 13th (Mon), you're off to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Memphis

— 1 night

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Memphis online travel planner.

Drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Nashville in September, Memphis is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to fly to New Orleans.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

New Orleans

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, then wander the streets of Royal Street, then get outside with Ultimate Swamp Adventures, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the New Orleans day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Memphis to New Orleans in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in New Orleans when traveling from Memphis in September, with lows around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Houston.

Things to do in New Orleans

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Houston

— 2 nights

Bayou City

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 16th (Thu): have fun and explore at Children's Museum of Houston, then admire the natural beauty at Hermann Park's Japanese Garden, and then make a splash at Hurricane Harbor Splashtown. Keep things going the next day: engage your brain at The Houston Museum of Natural Science and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Seawall.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Houston attractions planner.

You can fly from New Orleans to Houston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from New Orleans in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Houston, with highs around 38°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can fly to Dallas.

Things to do in Houston

Childrens Museums · Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dallas

— 2 nights

Big D

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 18th (Sat), examine the collection at Perot Museum of Nature and Science, see the interesting displays at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at Kimbell Art Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, admire the masterpieces at Dallas Museum of Art, and then walk around Klyde Warren Park.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Dallas trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Houston to Dallas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in September, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can fly to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Las Vegas

— 3 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Off-Road Tours and Fountains of Bellagio. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mount Charleston and Food Tours. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, see the interesting displays at Counts Kustoms, and meet the residents at SeaQuest.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas vacation builder site.

Fly from Dallas to Las Vegas in 4 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. September in Las Vegas sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Tours · Museums

Zion National Park

— 5 nights
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Zion National Park and Angel's Landing. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like The Narrows and Zion's Main Canyon. And it doesn't end there: cruise along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, take in the dramatic natural features at Emerald Pools, get outside with The Subway, and explore and take pictures at Zion Shuttle.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Zion National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in September: highs in Zion National Park hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Canyonlands National Park

— 1 night
Canyonlands National Park features myriad canyons and buttes that the Colorado River, Green River, and their tributaries have carved over millions of years in hues of red and orange.
On the 27th (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Mesa Arch, then explore the striking landscape at Island in the Sky, and then hike along Pothole Point Trail.

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

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Canyonlands National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Zion National Park in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Canyonlands National Park, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Denver.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Denver

— 4 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Pikes Peak - America's Mountain and Mount Evans. Family-friendly places like Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and Peak to Peak Scenic Byway will thrill your kids. Change things up with a short trip to Summit Lake Park in Idaho Springs (about 1h 20 min away). The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at Mount Evans Scenic Byway, contemplate the long history of Molly Brown House Museum, examine the collection at National Ballpark Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens.

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

Fly from Canyonlands National Park to Denver in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Canyonlands National Park in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Denver: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can fly to Chicago.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Chicago

— 4 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lakefront Trail and Crown Fountain. Kids will appreciate attractions like Chicago River and Chicago Riverwalk. There's still lots to do: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium, take in panoramic vistas at 360 Chicago Observation Deck, and walk around Millennium Park.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Chicago visit website.

You can fly from Denver to Chicago in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to Chicago is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Chicago when traveling from Denver in October, with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Buffalo.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums

Buffalo

— 3 nights

Queen City

The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls, then enjoy breathtaking views from Niagara Falls Observation Tower, and finally trek along Niagara Gorge Trail. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Canalside, then admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House, and then stroll the grounds of Forest Lawn.

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Traveling by flight from Chicago to Buffalo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Buffalo is 1 hour. October in Buffalo sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Buffalo

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.