26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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26 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Monza
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
1
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Pittsburgh
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Detroit
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Chicago
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
7
Saint Louis
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
8
Springfield
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
9
Oklahoma City
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
10
Amarillo
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
11
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
12
Albuquerque
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
13
Chinle
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
14
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
15
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
16
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  17​h 30​min
End: Monza

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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.
Bring the kids along to Central Park and New York Public Library. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, stop by Times Square, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Chapel.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the New York City trip itinerary website .

Monza, Italy to New York City is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of car and flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Monza to New York City due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, read Washington DC attractions planner.

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
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Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh ©
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 (Fri), observe the fascinating underwater world at Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, tour the pleasant surroundings at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washington.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Pittsburgh day trip website .

You can fly from Washington DC to Pittsburgh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in August; daily highs in Pittsburgh reach 31°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Niagara Falls.

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Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium ©
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
Mount Washington ©
Mount Washington

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Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): categoryPhrases.phrase.get_up_close_and_personal_with_brilliant_marine_life_at Aquarium of Niagara, enjoy breathtaking views from Niagara Falls Observation Tower, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds.

To see more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Niagara Falls journey planner.

You can drive from Pittsburgh to Niagara Falls in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. August in Niagara Falls sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Detroit.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature
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Aquarium of Niagara ©
Aquarium of Niagara
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls Observation Tower ©
Niagara Falls Observation Tower

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Detroit

Detroit ©
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
On the 9th (Sun), get to know the resident critters at Detroit Zoo and then take in the waterfront at Detroit RiverFront.

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Getting from Niagara Falls to Detroit by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In August in Detroit, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Detroit

Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Detroit Zoo
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Detroit Zoo ©
Detroit Zoo
Detroit RiverFront ©
Detroit RiverFront

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, pause for some photo ops at Cloud Gate, and then categoryPhrases.phrase.get_up_close_and_personal_with_brilliant_marine_life_at Shedd Aquarium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, get to know the resident critters at Lincoln Park Zoo, and then stroll around Millennium Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Chicago travel route planning website .

You can fly from Detroit to Chicago in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo

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Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
On the 12th (Wed), meet the residents at Saint Louis Zoo and then examine the collection at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint Louis tour app .

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Saint Louis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. August in Saint Louis sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Springfield.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Saint Louis Zoo ©
Saint Louis Zoo
Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum

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Springfield

Springfield ©
Springfield is the third-largest city in the state of Missouri and the county seat of Greene County. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): get to know the resident critters at Dickerson Park Zoo, then Head underground at Fantastic Caverns, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Sequiota Park.

To see traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Springfield road trip app .

You can drive from Saint Louis to Springfield in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Springfield can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Springfield

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature
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Dickerson Park Zoo ©
Dickerson Park Zoo
Fantastic Caverns ©
Fantastic Caverns
Sequiota Park ©
Sequiota Park

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Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City ©
Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): meet the residents at Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden and then see the interesting displays at Oklahoma County Auto Trim and Mini Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, read Oklahoma City trip planning website .

You can drive from Springfield to Oklahoma City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and flight. August in Oklahoma City sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Amarillo.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

Oklahoma County Auto Trim and Mini Museum
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Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden ©

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Amarillo

Amarillo ©
Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): get to know the resident critters at Amarillo Zoo, then make a trip to Huge Pair of Legs, and then wander the wide-open spaces of Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West.

To find out how to plan a trip to Amarillo, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Oklahoma City to Amarillo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. August in Amarillo sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Amarillo

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Amarillo Zoo ©
Amarillo Zoo
Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West ©
Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West

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Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
On the 16th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Mama's Minerals, then visit Canyon Road, then engage your brain at Bradbury Science Museum, and finally learn about winemaking at Estrella Del Norte Vineyard & Tasting Room.

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Traveling by flight from Amarillo to Santa Fe takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Amarillo to Santa Fe, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, Santa Fe is a bit cooler than Amarillo - with highs of 34°C and lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Bradbury Science Museum
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Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Bradbury Science Museum ©
Bradbury Science Museum

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Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): get to know the resident critters at ABQ BioPark Zoo, then engage your brain at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque, and then get interesting insight from Tours. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society and then get curious at The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Albuquerque trip itinerary builder site .

You can take a bus from Santa Fe to Albuquerque in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Fe in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 20°C in Albuquerque. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Chinle.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums Childrens Museums Tours
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Chinle

Chinle ©
Chinle is a census-designated place in Apache County, Arizona, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): explore the stunning scenery at Canyon de Chelly National Monument and then explore the striking landscape at Spider Rock.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Chinle trip itinerary builder site .

Drive from Albuquerque to Chinle in 4.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Albuquerque in August; daily highs in Chinle reach 32°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Chinle

Parks Nature
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Canyon de Chelly National Monument ©
Canyon de Chelly National Monument
Spider Rock ©
Spider Rock

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, and then get curious at Yavapai Geology Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Chinle to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and car; or do a combination of bus and car. August in Grand Canyon National Park sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Yavapai Geology Museum ©
Yavapai Geology Museum
Yavapai Point ©
Yavapai Point

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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 22nd (Sat): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and then see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

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Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, expect Las Vegas to be much warmer, temps between 45°C and 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 24th (Mon), take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier and then get in on the family fun at Disney California Adventure Park. On your second day here, discover the magic at Disneyland Park and then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

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You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. In August, Los Angeles is a bit cooler than Las Vegas - with highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C. On the 26th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
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Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory