45 days in United States Itinerary

45 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, Fly to San Francisco
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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San Diego
— 3 nights
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Phoenix
— 2 nights
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Albuquerque
— 1 night
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Dallas
— 1 night
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New Orleans
— 2 nights
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Birmingham
— 1 night
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Nashville
— 2 nights
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Louisville
— 2 nights
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Chicago
— 3 nights
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Detroit
— 2 nights
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Cleveland
— 1 night
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Pittsburgh
— 1 night
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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Baltimore
— 4 nights
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Philadelphia
— 2 nights
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New York City
— 3 nights
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Boston
— 3 nights
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San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Hyde Street Pier, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary builder.

Brussels, Belgium to San Francisco is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Brussels to San Francisco. Traveling from Brussels in September, things will get somewhat warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to fly to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Tours

Los Angeles

— 3 nights

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.
When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disneyland Park in Anaheim, approximately Anaheim away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Getty Center, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in September, with highs in Los Angeles at 34°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

San Diego

— 3 nights

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.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, see the interesting displays at San Diego Model Railroad Museum, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego tour builder.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to fly to Phoenix.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games · Theme Parks

Phoenix

— 2 nights
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum and then ride a horse along KOLI Equestrian Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Phoenix trip planner.

Fly from San Diego to Phoenix in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Diego to Phoenix is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from San Diego in September, with highs in Phoenix at 43°C and lows at 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can fly to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Albuquerque

— 1 night

Duke City

Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
On the 22nd (Tue), explore the engaging exhibits at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque and then soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Albuquerque road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Phoenix to Albuquerque takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Phoenix in September, expect Albuquerque to be slightly colder, temps between 33°C and 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Dallas.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Childrens Museums · Tours · Museums · Outdoors
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Dallas

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist Center of Dallas, then test your team's savvy at The Escape Game Dallas, and then make a trip to Top O'Hill Terrace.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Dallas online itinerary maker.

You can fly from Albuquerque to Dallas in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Albuquerque to Dallas. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Albuquerque in September; daily highs in Dallas reach 39°C and lows reach 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to New Orleans.

Things to do in Dallas

Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trips

New Orleans

— 2 nights

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.
On the 24th (Thu), appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District and then examine the collection at The National WWII Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll the grounds of Lafayette Cemetery No.1, then admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral, then stop by Faulkner House Books, and finally make a trip to French Quarter.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the New Orleans day trip planner.

Getting from Dallas to New Orleans by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dallas in September, expect nights in New Orleans to be somewhat warmer, around 33°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to fly to Birmingham.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Birmingham

— 1 night

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Rotary Trail, then make a trip to Alabama Veterans Memorial Park, and finally examine the collection at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Birmingham itinerary builder site.

You can fly from New Orleans to Birmingham in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from New Orleans in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 22°C in Birmingham. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums · Outdoors · Trails · Parks

Nashville

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, browse the exhibits of Lotz House Museum, then get your game on at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Smith Creek Moonshine. On the next day, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, then catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, and then get your game on at BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Nashville online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Birmingham to Nashville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Nashville

Fun & Games · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

Side Trip

Louisville

— 2 nights

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
On the 29th (Tue), sample the fine beverages at Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kentucky Artisan Distillery, and then learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum and then contemplate the long history of Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle).

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You can drive from Nashville to Louisville in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September, daily temperatures in Louisville can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Chicago.

Things to do in Louisville

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chicago

— 3 nights

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, make a trip to Buckingham Fountain, observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium, and take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Chicago day trip planning app.

Getting from Louisville to Chicago by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Detroit.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Tours

Detroit

— 2 nights

The Motor City

Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, then steep yourself in history at The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, and then see the interesting displays at Greenfield Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): examine the collection at The Henry Ford, then walk around Heritage Park, and then test your team's savvy at Decode Ann Arbor.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Detroit trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Chicago to Detroit in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In October, daily temperatures in Detroit can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can fly to Cleveland.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Parks

Side Trips

Cleveland

— 1 night

Forest City

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 6th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Cuyahoga County Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, then see the interesting displays at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, then admire the masterpieces at The Cleveland Museum of Art, and finally steep yourself in history at Wade Memorial Chapel.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cleveland trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Detroit to Cleveland in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Cleveland sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Cleveland

Museums · Historic Sites

Pittsburgh

— 1 night

City of Bridges

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.
On the 7th (Wed), admire the natural beauty at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, take a stroll through Mount Washington, and then take in the pleasant sights at North Shore River Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Pittsburgh itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Cleveland to Pittsburgh takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Pittsburgh can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods

Washington DC

— 3 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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Pittsburgh to Washington DC in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Pittsburgh in October: high temperatures in Washington DC hover around 25°C and lows are around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Baltimore.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums

Baltimore

— 4 nights

City of Firsts

A major center for tourism and travel, Baltimore is famous as the city where amateur poet Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics for the United States' national anthem.
Get out of town with these interesting Baltimore side-trips: Gettysburg (Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center & Gettysburg National Military Park). There's lots more to do: try to win big at Horseshoe Casino, stroll through Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, go for a stroll along the water at Inner Harbor, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at National Aquarium.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Baltimore vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Washington DC to Baltimore takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Baltimore

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trip

Philadelphia

— 2 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

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.
When in Philadelphia, make a side trip to see Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, approximately Kennett Square away. There's still lots to do: get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, try to win big at Harrah's Philadelphia, and take a stroll through Society Hill.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Philadelphia road trip planner.

You can take a train from Baltimore to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can catch the train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Parks · Casinos · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): make a trip to Central Park. Keep things going the next day: browse the exhibits of 9/11 Memorial, then go for a walk through The High Line, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City day trip planner.

Take a train from Philadelphia to New York City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 16°C. On the 19th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Boston

— 3 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.
Boston is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, stroll around Rose Kennedy Greenway, explore the different monuments and memorials at Granary Burying Ground, and buy something for everyone on your list at Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Boston tour itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Boston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from New York City in October, with highs in Boston at 20°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.