44 days in United States Itinerary

44 days in United States Itinerary

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44 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Denver
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 45​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Phoenix
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Portland
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
7
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
8
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
9
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
10
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  7​h 15​min
11
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
12
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
13
Charleston
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
14
Miami
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
15
Nashville
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
16
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
17
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Dallas

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Denver

Denver ©
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs (about 1h 30 min away). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans, look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, explore the galleries of Molly Brown House Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Denver itinerary planning tool .

Dallas to Denver is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Dallas in September: highs in Denver hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Garden of the Gods
Highlights from your plan
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens

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Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, historic sites, scenic drive, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, make a trip to Grand Canyon Village, get great views at Hopi Point, and pause for some photo ops at Powell Point.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park online route planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Denver to Grand Canyon National Park in 7 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Denver in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, explore the world behind art at Heard Museum, and then perfect your strike at Lucky Strike Phoenix.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Phoenix trip app .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Phoenix by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, things will get much hotter in Phoenix: highs are around 91°F and lows about 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Lucky Strike Phoenix ©
Lucky Strike Phoenix
Heard Museum ©
Heard Museum

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San Diego

San Diego ©
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.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, beaches, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, admire the natural beauty at Balboa Park, and examine the collection at USS Midway Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our San Diego road trip planning app .

Getting from Phoenix to San Diego by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Phoenix to San Diego due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Phoenix in October, you will find days in San Diego are a bit cooler (78°F), and nights are about the same (64°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, stroll around Golden Gate Park, and wander the streets of SoMa.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco sightseeing planner .

You can fly from San Diego to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from San Diego in October, things will get a bit cooler in San Francisco: highs are around 73°F and lows about 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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nights
Portland

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Step out of Portland to go to Bridal Veil and see Multnomah Falls, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Portland day trip tool .

You can fly from San Francisco to Portland in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Francisco in October: high temperatures in Portland hover around 66°F and lows are around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Multnomah Falls, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden

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Seattle

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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, zoos & aquariums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: shop like a local with Chihuly Garden and Glass, get to know the resident critters at Woodland Park Zoo, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, and walk around Discovery Park.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Seattle day trip site .

Getting from Portland to Seattle by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. October in Seattle sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Bellevue Botanical Garden
Highlights from your plan
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Step out of Yellowstone National Park to go to Grand Teton National Park and see Grand Teton, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. Spend the 21st (Mon) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, and hike along Artist Point.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park online journey planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Seattle in October, plan for little chillier days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 47°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, don't miss a visit to Buckingham Fountain, and walk around Millennium Park.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Chicago online trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October: highs in Chicago hover around 65°F, while lows dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo

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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Saviour's Church :, then make a trip to Land Bridge to Bar Island, and then identify plant and animal life at Shore Path.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bar Harbor trip itinerary site .

Getting from Chicago to Bar Harbor by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Bar Harbor due to the time zone difference. In October, Bar Harbor is slightly colder than Chicago - with highs of 59°F and lows of 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Shore Path ©
Shore Path
Land Bridge to Bar Island
Land Bridge to Bar Island
St. Saviour's Church : ©
St. Saviour's Church :

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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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire all the interesting features of Central Park, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the New York City road trip tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Bar Harbor to New York City takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Bar Harbor in October; daily highs in New York City reach 70°F and lows reach 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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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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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Washington DC trip planner .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Washington DC are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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Charleston

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
On the 2nd (Sat), steep yourself in history at Fort Sumter National Monument, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, then go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Charleston online vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Charleston takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in November; daily highs in Charleston reach 68°F and lows reach 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Charleston

Tours Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument
Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours

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Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, have fun at Lock & Load Miami, then examine the collection at Lock & Load Museum, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Bayside Marketplace.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Miami road trip site .

Getting from Charleston to Miami by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Charleston in November, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Miami: temperatures range from 82°F by day to 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Miami

Museums Shopping Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Lock & Load Museum ©
Lock & Load Museum
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Bayside Marketplace ©
Bayside Marketplace

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Nashville

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 4th (Mon): see the interesting displays at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, get your game on at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), and then learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Nashville visit planning tool .

Fly from Miami to Nashville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Miami to Nashville is minus 1 hour. In November, Nashville is cooler than Miami - with highs of 62°F and lows of 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Nashville

Tours Fun & Games Museums
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe ©
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe

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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.
On the 5th (Tue), admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral, look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, then brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Garden District. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around New Orleans City Park, then appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our New Orleans tour itinerary builder site .

Traveling by flight from Nashville to New Orleans takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nashville in November, New Orleans is much warmer at night with lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

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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 7th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally take in panoramic vistas at High Roller. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Mob Museum, shop like a local with The Strip, and then take in panoramic vistas at Stratosphere Tower.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip maker .

You can fly from New Orleans to Las Vegas in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. While traveling from New Orleans, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 68°F to lows of 47°F. On the 9th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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