30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

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30 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Chicago
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Pontiac
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Springfield
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Saint Louis
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Joplin
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Oklahoma City
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Amarillo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Tucumcari
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Albuquerque
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
10
Holbrook
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
11
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
12
Sedona
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
13
Phoenix
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
14
Needles
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
15
Palm Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
16
Santa Monica
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
17
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Manchester

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 11th (Thu), engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, then don't miss a visit to Cloud Gate, then stroll around Millennium Park, and finally explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium, get curious at Field Museum, then admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain, and finally make a trip to Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Chicago trip itinerary builder tool .

Manchester, UK to Chicago is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Manchester to Chicago. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Manchester in June, with highs in Chicago at 32°C and lows at 20°C. On the 13th (Sat), you'll travel to Pontiac.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

1
night
Pontiac

Pontiac ©
Pontiac is a city in Livingston County, Illinois, United States. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): examine the collection at IL Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum, then see the interesting displays at Museum of the Gilding Arts, then see the interesting displays at Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Route 66 Shield Mural.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Pontiac trip maker app .

Drive from Chicago to Pontiac in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Springfield.

Things to do in Pontiac

Museums
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Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum ©
Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum
Museum of the Gilding Arts ©
Museum of the Gilding Arts

1
night
Springfield

Springfield ©
Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Dana-Thomas House, then ponder the world of politics at Illinois State Capitol, then take an in-depth tour of Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Lincoln Tomb & War Memorials.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Springfield travel route planner.

You can drive from Pontiac to Springfield in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Springfield

Museums Historic Sites
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Dana-Thomas House ©
Dana-Thomas House
Lincoln Tomb & War Memorials ©
Lincoln Tomb & War Memorials

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Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): get to know the resident critters at Saint Louis Zoo, then admire the natural beauty at Missouri Botanical Garden, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Park, then take in panoramic vistas at The Gateway Arch, and then stroll around Forest Park.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Saint Louis trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Springfield to Saint Louis in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daytime highs in Saint Louis are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Joplin.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
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Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
The Gateway Arch ©
The Gateway Arch
Saint Louis Zoo ©
Saint Louis Zoo

1
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Joplin

Joplin ©
Joplin or is a city in southern Jasper County and northern Newton County in the southwestern corner of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at The Wildcat Glades Conservation & Audubon Center and then admire the sheer force of Grand Falls.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Joplin trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Saint Louis to Joplin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. June in Joplin sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Joplin

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Grand Falls ©
Grand Falls

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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.
On the 18th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at Museum of Osteology, and then take an in-depth tour of Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: get curious at Science Museum Oklahoma, appreciate the history behind Centennial Land Run Monument, and then wander the streets of Bricktown.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Oklahoma City route planner.

You can drive from Joplin to Oklahoma City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in June, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Amarillo.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums Childrens Museums Neighborhoods
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2
nights
Amarillo

Amarillo ©
Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Second Amendment Cowboy, then see the interesting displays at Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum, and then get a taste of life in the country at Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through U.S. Route 66 - Sixth Street Historic District, make a trip to Cadillac Ranch, and then immerse yourself in nature at Palo Duro Canyon State Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Amarillo visit planner .

You can drive from Oklahoma City to Amarillo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Oklahoma City in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Amarillo, with lows of 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Mon) before leaving for Tucumcari.

Things to do in Amarillo

Nature Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
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Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West ©
Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West
Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum ©
Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum
Palo Duro Canyon State Park ©
Palo Duro Canyon State Park

1
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Tucumcari

Tucumcari ©
Tucumcari is a city in and the county seat of Quay County, New Mexico, United States. On the 22nd (Mon), make a trip to Murals of Tucumcari and then take in the dramatic natural features at Blue Hole.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Tucumcari trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Amarillo to Tucumcari in 2 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amarillo to Tucumcari due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Tucumcari

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Santa Rosa
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Route 66 Auto Museum ©
Route 66 Auto Museum
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole

2
nights
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.
On the 24th (Wed), see the interesting displays at The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, then learn more about the world around you at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, and then take a stroll through Albuquerque Old Town.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Albuquerque trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Tucumcari to Albuquerque takes 3 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Albuquerque can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Thu) before leaving for Holbrook.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center ©
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

1
night
Holbrook

Holbrook ©
Holbrook is a city in Navajo County, Arizona, United States. Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take a peaceful walk through Rainbow Forest.

Find out how to plan Holbrook trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Albuquerque to Holbrook takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Albuquerque in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Holbrook, with lows of 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Holbrook

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Rainbow Forest
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Jim Gray's Petrified Wood Co. ©
Jim Gray's Petrified Wood Co.

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nights
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 26th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Mather Point. Here are some ideas for day two: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim and then trek along Bright Angel Trail.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park online vacation planner .

Getting from Holbrook to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Holbrook in June: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 34°C and lows are around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

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Sedona

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Sedona trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, expect nights in Sedona to be much warmer, around 23°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 40°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Sedona

Outdoors Scenic Drive Spas
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Spas

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Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): walk around South Mountain Park.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Phoenix planner .

Drive from Sedona to Phoenix in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a shuttle. In June, Phoenix is a bit warmer than Sedona - with highs of 49°C and lows of 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Needles.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks Museums
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Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden
South Mountain Park ©
South Mountain Park

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night
Needles

Needles ©
Needles is a city in San Bernardino County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): get your game on at GoZip Pirate Cove and then take in the waterfront activity at Pirate Cove Resort.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Needles day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Phoenix to Needles takes 4 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In July in Needles, expect temperatures between 51°C during the day and 36°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Needles

Parks Fun & Games
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Pirate Cove Resort ©
Pirate Cove Resort

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Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Palm Springs Air Museum, then get a taste of the local shopping with VillageFest, and then explore the world behind art at Palm Springs Art Museum.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Palm Springs vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Needles to Palm Springs in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Needles in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 32°C in Palm Springs. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Museums Shopping
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Palm Springs Air Museum ©
Palm Springs Air Museum
Palm Springs Art Museum
Palm Springs Art Museum
Antique Galleries of Palm Springs ©
Antique Galleries of Palm Springs

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Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
On the 3rd (Fri), shop like a local with Third Street Promenade and then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, then shop like a local with Rodeo Drive, and then admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Monica day trip website .

Drive from Palm Springs to Santa Monica in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Palm Springs in July, plan for cooler days in Santa Monica, with highs around 28°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 21°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Sun) before leaving for San Diego.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Outdoors Beaches Nature

Side Trips

Beverly Hills, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
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Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade

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San Diego

San Diego ©
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas (about 30 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, see the interesting displays at Timken Museum of Art, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, and contemplate the waterfront views at Scripps Institute of Oceanography Coastal Reserve.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip itinerary planning website .

Drive from Santa Monica to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July, daily temperatures in San Diego can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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