9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Moab
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Omaha
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Minneapolis
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
6
Louisville
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: New York City

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Bring the kids along to Bengtson's Pumpkin Farm and Museum of Science and Industry. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Shedd Aquarium, appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park, and take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Chicago road trip planning site .

New York City to Chicago is an approximately 5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Chicago is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from New York City in November; daily highs in Chicago reach 50°F and lows reach 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Events Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Bengtson's Pumpkin Fest
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium

1
night
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): stroll through Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, then explore the striking landscape at Garden of the Gods, and then get your game on at Battlefield Colorado.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs route planner .

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Colorado Springs takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Chicago to Colorado Springs, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in November, Colorado Springs is slightly colder at night with lows of 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

1
night
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 5th (Mon), trek along Arches National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Double Arch and then take in the dramatic natural features at Delicate Arch.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Moab road trip planning site .

Getting from Colorado Springs to Moab by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Moab are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Omaha.

Things to do in Moab

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Arches National Park
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Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Double Arch ©
Double Arch

1
day
Omaha

Omaha ©
A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): grab your bike and head to Chalco Hills Recreation Area, meet the residents at Henry Doorly Zoo, and then enjoy some diversion at Horseshoe Council Bluffs.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Omaha travel planner .

You can fly from Moab to Omaha in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Moab to Omaha due to the time zone difference. In November, daily temperatures in Omaha can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 30°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Omaha

Parks Nightlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Horseshoe Council Bluffs
Highlights from your plan
Henry Doorly Zoo ©
Henry Doorly Zoo
Chalco Hills Recreation Area ©
Chalco Hills Recreation Area
Horseshoe Council Bluffs ©
Horseshoe Council Bluffs

1
night
Minneapolis

Minneapolis ©
Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): get in on the family fun at Nickelodeon Universe, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then admire the masterpieces at Minneapolis Institute of Art.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Minneapolis road trip tool .

Fly from Omaha to Minneapolis in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. When traveling from Omaha in November, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Minneapolis: temperatures range from 43°F by day to 28°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Louisville.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Theme Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Nickelodeon Universe
Highlights from your plan
Nickelodeon Universe ©
Nickelodeon Universe
Room Escape Games
Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art

1
night
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take a peaceful walk through The Parklands of Floyds Fork and then Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Louisville day trip planner .

You can fly from Minneapolis to Louisville in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Minneapolis to Louisville due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Minneapolis in November, expect Louisville to be somewhat warmer, temps between 57°F and 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Louisville

Outdoors Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
The Parklands of Floyds Fork ©
The Parklands of Floyds Fork

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