57 days in United States Itinerary

57 days in United States Itinerary

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Chicago
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New York City
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Indianapolis
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Chicago
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Des Moines
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Kansas City
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Denver
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Salt Lake City
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Sacramento
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San Francisco
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Los Angeles
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Dallas
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Chicago

— 4 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like The Art Institute of Chicago and Lincoln Park Zoo. There's still lots to do: get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, visit The Magnificent Mile, laugh and play at Fox in a Box Chicago, and walk around Grant Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Chicago road trip tool.

London, UK to Chicago is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Chicago is minus 6 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from London in September; daily highs in Chicago reach 30°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to New York City.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks

New York City

— 6 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 enjoy Central Park and The High Line. When in New York City, make a side trip to see Bronx Zoo in Bronx, approximately Bronx away. Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, don't miss a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in the pleasant sights at Times Square, and learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the New York City road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to New York City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to New York City is 1 hour. In September in New York City, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Indianapolis.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

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Indianapolis

— 4 nights

Circle City

Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
Kids will appreciate attractions like The Miller House and Garden and Anderson Orchard. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Indianapolis: Cincinnati (Ghost & Vampire Tours & Smale Riverfront Park), The Farm at Prophetstown (in Battle Ground) and Exotic Feline Rescue Center (in Centerpoint). The adventure continues: relax in the rural setting at The Sky Farm at Eskenazi Health and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Columbian Park Zoo.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Indianapolis road trip planning tool.

Fly from New York City to Indianapolis in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Indianapolis, with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can fly to Chicago.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chicago

— 1 night

Windy City

Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, then get a new perspective on nature at Field Museum, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Chicago trip maker.

You can fly from Indianapolis to Chicago in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Indianapolis to Chicago is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Des Moines.

Things to do in Chicago

Childrens Museums · Museums · Tours

Des Moines

— 1 night
Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Iowa. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): get a sense of history and politics at Capitol Building, snap pictures at High Trestle Trail Bridge, and then wander the streets of East Village.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Des Moines trip maker tool.

You can fly from Chicago to Des Moines in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Des Moines are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kansas City.

Things to do in Des Moines

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kansas City

— 4 nights

City of Fountains

The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead and Evel Knievel Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kansas City: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Area (in Blue Springs) and Ernie Miller Nature Center (in Olathe). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at The Ewing and Muriel Kauffman Memorial Garden, learn about all things military at National WWI Museum and Memorial, admire the masterpieces at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and steep yourself in history at Bingham Waggoner Mansion & Estate.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kansas City trip planning website.

You can drive from Des Moines to Kansas City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in October, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can fly to Denver.

Things to do in Kansas City

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Denver

— 5 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.
Attractions like Garden of the Gods and Estes Park Guided Tours make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Denver side-trips: Hidee Gold Mine (in Central City), Capital Prize Gold Mine Tour (in Georgetown) and U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum (in Colorado Springs). Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road, experience the excitement of Carousel of Happiness, take in nature's colorful creations at Annual Flower Trial Garden, and stop by Brownfield's.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Denver road trip website.

Getting from Kansas City to Denver by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kansas City to Denver due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kansas City in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Denver, with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to fly to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Salt Lake City

— 4 nights

Crossroads of the West

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Big Cottonwood Canyon and Timpanogos Cave National Monument. Change things up with these side-trips from Salt Lake City: Provo (Provo Canyon & Rock Canyon), Nice Sky Adventures Paragliding & Hang Gliding (in Draper) and Rocky Mountain Outfitters (in Midway). The adventure continues: explore the galleries of Joseph Smith Memorial Building, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Madeleine, and stroll through Temple Square.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Denver to Salt Lake City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Denver in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 9°C in Salt Lake City. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can fly to Sacramento.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sacramento

— 2 nights

River City

The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park and then trek along Elk Grove Creek Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Stevens Trail, then examine the collection at California State Railroad Museum, and then look for gifts at Evangeline's.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Sacramento road trip planning website.

You can fly from Salt Lake City to Sacramento in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Salt Lake City to Sacramento. Traveling from Salt Lake City in October, expect nights in Sacramento to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Sacramento

Parks · Museums · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 5 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, walk around Crissy Field, make a trip to Lombard Street, and engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Francisco travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sacramento to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Sacramento in October: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to fly to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods

Los Angeles

— 6 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Disneyland Park and Santa Monica Pier. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Ocean Avenue (in Santa Monica) and Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park & Downtown Disney District). Pack the 4th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach, admire the masterpieces at Norton Simon Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Bradbury Building.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 32°C and lows about 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Phoenix.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Phoenix

— 2 nights
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): ride a horse along KOLI Equestrian Center and then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Outdoor Activities and then see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Phoenix travel planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to Phoenix by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Phoenix due to the time zone difference. November in Phoenix sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Dallas.

Things to do in Phoenix

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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.
On the 9th (Tue), examine the collection at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, then make a trip to Top O'Hill Terrace, and then get to know the fascinating history of Grapevine Historic Main Street District.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Dallas trip planner.

You can fly from Phoenix to Dallas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Phoenix to Dallas, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Phoenix in November: high temperatures in Dallas hover around 22°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Memphis.

Things to do in Dallas

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Memphis

— 3 nights

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Graceland and National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Memphis Zoo, examine the collection at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, and explore the world behind art at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Memphis online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Dallas to Memphis takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dallas in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Memphis, with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Miami.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Miami

— 4 nights

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Kids will enjoy South Beach and Conch Republic Divers. Get out of town with these interesting Miami side-trips: Islamorada (Petals With Pizzazz & Island Flow Yoga), Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center (in Tavernier) and Island Dolphin Care (in Key Largo). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, admire the striking features of Freedom Tower at Miami Dade College, contemplate the long history of Barnacle State Historic Site, and buy something for everyone on your list at Lincoln Road.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Miami online day trip planner.

You can fly from Memphis to Miami in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Memphis to Miami, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Memphis in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Miami: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to fly to Atlanta.

Things to do in Miami

Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trips

Atlanta

— 4 nights

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Kids will enjoy Booth Western Art Museum and Georgia Aquarium. There's lots more to do: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, stroll through Sope Creek Trail, tee off at East Lake Golf Club, and make a trip to The King Center.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Atlanta trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Miami to Atlanta takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. When traveling from Miami in November, plan for little chillier days in Atlanta, with highs around 21°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks · Outdoors · Golf · Museums

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.