43 days in United States Itinerary

43 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
— 4 nights
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Chicago
— 2 nights
3
Saint Louis
— 1 night
4
Springfield
— 1 night
5
Oklahoma City
— 1 night
6
Amarillo
— 1 night
7
Santa Fe
— 1 night
8
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
9
Monument Valley
— 1 night
10
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 23 nights

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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 Empire State Building. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, and examine the collection at New York Public Library.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the New York City road trip planning site.

Monza, Italy to New York City is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 6 hours. 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 Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 6:
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©
Statue of Liberty National Monument

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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 6th (Thu), get to know the resident critters at Lincoln Park Zoo and then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium, then walk around Millennium Park, and finally don't miss a visit to Cloud Gate.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Chicago itinerary planning app.

Getting from New York City to Chicago by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) 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 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): get to know the resident critters at Saint Louis Zoo and then see the interesting displays at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum.

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

Fly from Chicago to Saint Louis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. August in Saint Louis sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Springfield.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Saint Louis Zoo ©
Saint Louis Zoo
Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum

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Springfield

Springfield ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Dickerson Park Zoo, explore the fascinating underground world of Fantastic Caverns, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Sequiota Park.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Springfield road trip planning website.

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. August in Springfield sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Springfield

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
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.
On the 10th (Mon), get to know the resident critters at Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden and then examine the collection at Oklahoma County Auto Trim and Mini Museum.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Oklahoma City trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Springfield to Oklahoma City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Amarillo.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Oklahoma County Auto Trim and Mini Museum
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden ©
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.
On the 11th (Tue), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Amarillo Zoo, don't miss a visit to Huge Pair of Legs, and then wander the wide-open spaces of Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Amarillo vacation tool.

You can 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Amarillo

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West ©
Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West
Amarillo Zoo ©
Amarillo Zoo
Huge Pair of Legs ©
Huge Pair of Legs

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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 12th (Wed), explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, view the masterpieces at Mama's Minerals, then engage your brain at Bradbury Science Museum, and finally learn about winemaking at Estrella Del Norte Vineyard & Tasting Room.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Santa Fe trip planner.

Drive from Amarillo to Santa Fe in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amarillo to Santa Fe. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Amarillo in August; daily highs in Santa Fe reach 34°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Bradbury Science Museum
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Bradbury Science Museum ©
Bradbury Science Museum
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

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Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Far View Sites, then delve into the distant past at Cliff Palace, then contemplate the long history of Balcony House, and finally delve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Mesa Verde National Park journey planning website.

Drive from Santa Fe to Mesa Verde National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. August in Mesa Verde National Park sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Balcony House ©
Balcony House
Far View Sites ©
Far View Sites

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Monument Valley

Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. On the 15th (Sat), trek along Wildcat Trail, then don't miss a visit to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trot along with a tour on horseback, then see Off-Road Tours, and then examine the collection at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum..

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Monument Valley trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Monument Valley in 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Monument Valley are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Off-Road Tours

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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.
On the 17th (Mon), stroll through Bright Angel Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, and then get curious at Yavapai Geology Museum.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park driving holiday planner.

Do a combination of car and flight from Monument Valley to Grand Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Monument Valley in August, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 31°C and lows at 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
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.
Family-friendly places like Fountains of Bellagio and Hoover Dam will thrill your kids. Change things up with a short trip to Winged Figures of the Republic Statues in Boulder City (about 50 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip builder website.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 45°C and lows are around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Boulder City
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
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.
Family-friendly places like Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, Disneyland Resort VIP Tours, &more), Malibu (Nicholas Canyon Beach & The Getty Villa) and Santa Barbara (Wine Tours & Tastings, Old Mission Santa Barbara, &more). There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, browse the exhibits of Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica Bay.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles day trip tool.

Getting from Las Vegas to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, Los Angeles is slightly colder than Las Vegas - with highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica, Santa Barbara, Malibu, Six Flags Magic Mountain
Find places to stay Aug 20 — Sep 12:
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park