52 days in United States Itinerary

52 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly to Washington Dulles International Airport, Drive to Cumberland
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Cumberland
— 6 nights
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Drive to Washington Dulles International Airport, Fly to Chicago Midway International Airport, Drive to Darien
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Darien
— 3 nights
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Saint Louis
— 6 nights
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Springfield
— 5 nights
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Miami
— 3 nights
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Tulsa
— 5 nights
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Oklahoma City
— 5 nights
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Shamrock
— 1 night
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Amarillo
— 4 nights
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Glenrio
— 1 night
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Santa Rosa
— 1 night
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Albuquerque
— 5 nights
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Gallup
— 3 nights
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Flagstaff
— 1 night
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Needles
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
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Cumberland

— 6 nights
Cumberland, officially the City of Cumberland, is a western gateway city and seat of Allegany County, Maryland, United States and the primary city of the Cumberland, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area. Your inner history buff will appreciate Fallingwater and Paw Paw Tunnel. Museum-lovers will appreciate Flight 93 National Memorial and Allegany Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Cumberland: Bear Run Nature Reserve (in Mill Run), Meyersdale Area Historical Society (in Meyersdale) and Kings Covered Bridge (in Somerset). On the 14th (Sat), spend a day delving into the history of Antietam National Battlefield. And it doesn't end there: explore the landscape on two wheels at Great Allegheny Passage, steep yourself in history at Gordon-Roberts House, look for all kinds of wild species at Powdermill Nature Reserve, and make a trip to Flight 93 Memorial Chapel.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cumberland online trip itinerary planner.

Tampa to Cumberland is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Tampa in August, with highs in Cumberland at 84°F and lows at 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Darien.

Things to do in Cumberland

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Darien

— 3 nights
Darien is a city in DuPage County, Illinois, USA. The population was 22,086 at the 2010 census.A suburb of Chicago, Darien was named after a town in Connecticut.HistoryThe first people to settle in Darien came from New England via the Erie Canal and Great Lakes. Get some historical perspective at National Shrine and Museum of St. Therese and Bachelor Grove Cemetery. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Little Red Schoolhouse, play a few rounds at Cog Hill Golf & Country Club, delve into the lush surroundings at Swallow Cliff Stairs, and admire the natural beauty at Lake Katherine Nature Center.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Darien trip itinerary builder.

Explore your travel options from Cumberland to Darien with the Route module. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, daytime highs in Darien are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Darien

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

Saint Louis

— 6 nights

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C. in the number of free activities available by spending your holiday exploring the city's central neighborhoods, famous for their restored century-old red-brick buildings.
Popular historic sites such as Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis and St. Charles Historic District are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Lincoln Home National Historic Site and City Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Saint Louis side-trips: Soulsby Service Station (in Mount Olive), Sugar Creek Covered Bridge (in Glenarm) and Springfield (Illinois State Museum, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, &more). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center, walk around Tilles Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Missouri Botanical Garden, and take in panoramic vistas at The Gateway Arch.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Saint Louis trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Darien to Saint Louis takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Darien in August, expect nights in Saint Louis to be about the same, around 66°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 87°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Springfield.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Springfield

— 5 nights
Get some historical perspective at Gay Perdita Sinclair Station Route 66 Memorabalia and Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum. You'll explore and learn at NRA National Sporting Arms Museum and Johnny Morris' Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium. Venture out of the city with trips to Mansfield (Bakersville Pioneer Village & Mansfield Cemetery).

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Springfield itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Saint Louis to Springfield takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in August, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Springfield

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Miami

— 3 nights
Miami is a city in and county seat of Ottawa County, Oklahoma, United States, founded in 1891. Rainbow Bridge and Little House on the Prairie Museum will appeal to history buffs. Har-Ber Village and Darryl Starbird's National Rod & Custom Hall of Fame Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Miami side-trips: Bluff Dwellers Cave (in Noel) and Wild Wilderness Drive-Through Safari (in Gentry). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Route 66 Vintage Iron Motorcycle Museum and try your luck at Buffalo Run Casino & Resort.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Miami trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Springfield to Miami takes 2 hours. August in Miami sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Tulsa.

Things to do in Miami

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Tulsa

— 5 nights

Buckle of the Bible Belt

Sometimes known as the "Buckle of the Bible Belt," Tulsa is the second largest city in Oklahoma.
Sequoyah's Cabin Museum and Will Rogers Dog Iron Ranch and Birthplace Home will appeal to history buffs. Let the collections at Philbrook Museum of Art and Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve capture your imagination. Explore Tulsa's surroundings by going to Bartlesville Union Depot (in Bartlesville), Tallgrass Prairie Preserve (in Pawhuska) and Fort Gibson Historic Site (in Fort Gibson). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Ray Harral Nature Park, stop by The Nut House, admire the natural beauty at Gilcrease Museum, and steep yourself in history at Atlas Life Building.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Tulsa trip builder.

Traveling by car from Miami to Tulsa takes 1.5 hours. September in Tulsa sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Tulsa

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Oklahoma City

— 5 nights

The Big Friendly

Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum and Oklahoma City Museum of Art will appeal to museum buffs. Henry Overholser Mansion and Harn Homestead will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Oklahoma City: OK County 66 - John's Place (in Arcadia), Museum of the Great Plains (in Lawton) and Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge (in Indiahoma). There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on nature at SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology, examine the collection at Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame, learn about all things military at 45th Infantry Division Museum, and contemplate the long history of The Old Round Barn.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Oklahoma City travel planner.

Traveling by car from Tulsa to Oklahoma City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Oklahoma City can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Shamrock.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Shamrock

— 1 night
Shamrock is a city in Wheeler County, Texas, United States. On the 13th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Devil's Rope and Route 66 Museum, examine the collection at Shamrock West Museum, make a trip to Blarney Stone, then make a trip to Tower Station and U-Drop Inn Cafe, and finally steep yourself in history at Shamrock Water Tower.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Shamrock online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Oklahoma City to Shamrock in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in September, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Amarillo.

Things to do in Shamrock

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Amarillo

— 4 nights

Yellow Rose of Texas

Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
You'll explore and learn at National Ranching Heritage Center and Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum. Get some historical perspective at Palo Duro Canyon State Park and The Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Step out of Amarillo to go to Lubbock and see Prairie Dog Town, which is approximately 2 hours away. The adventure continues: wander the wide-open spaces of Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West, see the interesting displays at Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Amarillo Zoo, and don't miss a visit to Cadillac Ranch.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Amarillo visit planner.

Drive from Shamrock to Amarillo in 1.5 hours. September in Amarillo sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Glenrio.

Things to do in Amarillo

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Glenrio

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): stop by Midpoint Cafe and Gift Shop and then examine the collection at Russell's Truck and Travel Center.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Glenrio trip maker.

You can drive from Amarillo to Glenrio in 1.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. September in Glenrio sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Santa Rosa.

Things to do in Glenrio

Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Santa Rosa

— 1 night
Santa Rosa is a city in and the county seat of Guadalupe County, New Mexico, United States. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): explore the activities along Park Lake, then examine the collection at Route 66 Auto Museum, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Blue Hole.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Santa Rosa vacation maker.

You can drive from Glenrio to Santa Rosa in 2 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Glenrio in September: high temperatures in Santa Rosa hover around 76°F and lows are around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Rosa

Nature · Parks · Museums

Albuquerque

— 5 nights

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Albuquerque Old Town and Santa Fe Plaza. Museum-lovers will get to explore New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society and Mama's Minerals. Get out of town with these interesting Albuquerque side-trips: Santa Fe (The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, Canyon Road, &more), Ojito Wilderness (in San Ysidro) and Valles Caldera National Preserve (in Jemez Springs). There's lots more to do: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, pause for some photo ops at Madonna of the Trail, explore the engaging exhibits at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Petroglyph National Monument.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Albuquerque online trip maker.

Drive from Santa Rosa to Albuquerque in 2 hours. In September, Albuquerque is a bit warmer than Santa Rosa - with highs of 83°F and lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Gallup.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Gallup

— 3 nights
Gallup is a city in McKinley County, New Mexico, United States, with a population of 21,678 as of the 2010 census. Visit El Morro National Monument and Hubbell Trading Post for their historical value. Appreciate the collections at The Gallup Cultural Center and Rex Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary (in Ramah), Chaco Canyon Trading Co (in Milan) and Navajo Nation Museum (in Window Rock). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Navajo Code Talker Museum and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Bill Malone Trading Company.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Gallup tour itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Albuquerque to Gallup takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Albuquerque in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Gallup, with lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Gallup

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Flagstaff

— 1 night

City of Seven Wonders

Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
On the 28th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Wupatki National Monument.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Flagstaff sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Gallup to Flagstaff takes 3 hours. When traveling from Gallup in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Flagstaff: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Needles.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Needles

— 1 night
Needles is a city in San Bernardino County, California, United States. On the 29th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Havasu National Wildlife Refuge, go for a stroll along the water at Pirate Cove Resort, and then try to win big at Avi Casino.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Needles trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Flagstaff to Needles takes 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Flagstaff in September, expect Needles to be much hotter, temps between 101°F and 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Needles

Parks · Wildlife · Fun & Games · Casinos

Side Trip

Los Angeles

— 1 night

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.
To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Needles to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Needles in September; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 85°F and lows reach 66°F. On the 30th (Thu), you're off to home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nightlife

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.