31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
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Philadelphia
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Cleveland
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Bloomington
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Galena
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Omaha
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Las Vegas
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Grand Canyon National Park
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Sedona
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Estes Park
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Los Angeles
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New York City

— 2 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.
On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Fifth Avenue and then browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City online vacation planner.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to New York City is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Kuwait City to New York City due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Kuwait City in October, plan for much colder days in New York City, with highs around 24°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Philadelphia

— 3 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
For shopping fun, head to Kitchen Kettle Village or Centerville Bulk Foods. Explore hidden gems such as Philadelphia Museum of Art and Riehl's Quilts and Crafts. Explore Philadelphia's surroundings by going to The Village Farm Market (in Ephrata), Kauffman Orchards (in Bird in Hand) and Good's Store (in East Earl). And it doesn't end there: ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, don't miss a visit to Rittenhouse Square, and stroll through Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia trip planner.

Take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Cleveland.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Shopping · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Cleveland

— 3 nights

Forest City

A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
Popular historic sites such as West Side Market and Zoar Village State Memorial are in your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Ashery Country Store. Venture out of the city with trips to Marblehead Lighthouse State Park (in Marblehead), Quarry Hill Winery (in Berlin Heights) and P. Graham Dunn (in Dalton). There's still lots to do: stop by Main Street Fudge & Popcorn Co.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Cleveland vacation planner.

You can fly from Philadelphia to Cleveland in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to fly to Bloomington.

Things to do in Cleveland

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Bloomington

— 1 night
Bloomington is a city in and the county seat of Monroe County in the southern region of the U.S. state of Indiana. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Exit 76 Antique Mall and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Exotic Feline Rescue Center. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at By Hand Gallery, then pick up some local products at Applacres, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Starve Hollow State Recreation Area.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bloomington online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cleveland to Bloomington takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cleveland in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Bloomington, with lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Galena.

Things to do in Bloomington

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Galena

— 3 nights
Galena is the largest city in and the county seat of Jo Daviess County, Illinois, with a population of 3,429 at the 2010 census. Get some historical perspective at Ulysses S. Grant Home and John Deere Historic Site. Head to Root Beer Revelry and Great American Popcorn Companyfor some retail therapy. Get out of town with these interesting Galena side-trips: Thomson Causeway Recreation Area (in Thomson) and Northwest Territory Historic Center (in Dixon). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Fergedaboudit Vineyard & Winery, contemplate the long history of Market House State Historic, look for gifts at FiberWild!, and get a taste of the local shopping with Galena Cellars Winery.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Galena trip builder website.

You can fly from Bloomington to Galena in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Bloomington in October, plan for little chillier days in Galena, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to fly to Omaha.

Things to do in Galena

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Omaha

— 1 night

Gateway to the West

A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): stop by Master's Hand and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Desoto National Wildlife Refuge. Here are some ideas for day two: observe the fascinating underwater world at Henry Doorly Zoo, stop by Baker's Candies, and then shop like a local with Old Market.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Omaha trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Galena to Omaha takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Galena in November: highs in Omaha hover around 13°C, while lows dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to fly to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Omaha

Parks · Shopping · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Las Vegas

— 3 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
The Strip and Las Vegas Downtown are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Valley of Fire State Park and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort.

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

Traveling by flight from Omaha to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Omaha to Las Vegas. Traveling from Omaha in November, expect Las Vegas to be a bit warmer, temps between 23°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Escape the urban bustle at Bright Angel Trail and Yaki Point. Explore hidden gems such as Rim Trail and Canyon Village Marketplace. There's more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim and get great views at Lookout Studio.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park attractions planner.

Drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Las Vegas in November, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 14°C by day to -6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Sedona

— 3 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Absolute Bikes and The Hike House. Get some historical perspective at V-Bar-V Heritage Site and Chapel of the Holy Cross. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock, shop like a local with Renee Taylor Gallery, admire all the interesting features of Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and view the masterpieces at Village Gallery of Local Artists.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Sedona trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in November, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Sedona: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to fly to Estes Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Estes Park

— 1 day
More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
On the 13th (Tue), look for gifts at Glen Haven General Store, stop by Earthwood Artisans, view the masterpieces at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, explore the striking landscape of Sheep Lakes, then take a peaceful walk through Many Parks Curve Overlook, and finally stop by Scot's Sporting Goods.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Estes Park trip planner.

You can fly from Sedona to Estes Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sedona in November: high temperatures in Estes Park hover around 16°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Estes Park

Shopping · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Los Angeles

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): stop by Bergamot Station, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Will Rogers State Beach, and then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, make a trip to Abbot Kinney Boulevard, then take a stroll through Montana Avenue, and finally look for gifts at Amoeba Music.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planner.

You can fly from Estes Park to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Estes Park in November, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Shopping · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take a stroll through Union Square, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace. Keep things going the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with City Lights Booksellers, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in November, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

Ohio travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Casinos · Water Parks
The Buckeye State
Nicknamed the "Heart of It All" because of its heart-like shape, Ohio is perhaps best described as a mosaic of big cities and small towns, with vast tracts of farmland in between. Always a major industrial and political player in the country, the state was the home to eight American presidents and the Wright brothers, inventors of the airplane. The first man to walk on the Moon came from Ohio, as did 23 other astronauts. More than just an overachiever in science, industry, and politics, the state is also a serious holiday destination, featuring both traditional Amish farms and bustling cities with a great selection of things to do.

Indiana travel guide

4.1
Casinos · Room Escape Games · Specialty Museums
The Hoosier State
With an extensive history of motorsports, Indiana's main claim to fame is the popular automobile race held each year in its capital city. A mostly rural state, Indiana is a land of till plains and lakes, its appearance a result of traces left behind by receding glaciers. The central section of the state, mostly flat with some rolling hills, contains some of the country's most fertile farmland. The state also contains almost 39,000 km (24,000 mi) of waterways, including the Wabash River, the longest free-flowing river east of the Mississippi. For a genuine "Hoosier" experience, tour the state's slow-paced small towns, noted for their hospitality and outstanding local cuisine. You'll remember the warmth and charm long after your vacation is over.

Illinois travel guide

4.4
Observation Decks · Parks · Art Museums
The Prairie State
The most populous state in the country's Midwest region, Illinois features a diverse landscape that includes both the enormous urban sprawl of Chicago and flat central plains, devoted almost entirely to farmland. With a great selection of things to do, Chicago is the state's centerpiece, featuring world-famous architecture and renowned museums. Farther away from this giant urban center, you can explore historical landmarks dedicated to local heroes Abraham Lincoln and Ernest Hemingway. The state also includes a prehistoric Native American site, one of only 20 World Heritage Sites in the United States, a unique feature well-worth adding to your itinerary.

Nevada travel guide

4.3
Performances · Fountains · Casinos
The Silver State
The neon streets of Las Vegas represent only one chapter in the story of Nevada, a sparsely populated state offering travelers a chance to discover the country's western frontier. Utterly unlike the more populated parts of the North American continent, Nevada's landscape includes huge deserts where you can easily leave modern civilization behind and enjoy a tranquil vacation. For a taste of untamed Nevada, explore the network of paved and unpaved roads leading to some of the world's most rugged and desolate natural wonders. If trying to make a fortune is high on your itinerary, remember that in the first state to legalize gambling, a slot machine is never too far away. Even gas stations and small motels in the largely deserted rural areas offer some form of gambling to the passing traveler.

Arizona travel guide

4.3
Canyons · Hiking Trails · Lookouts
The Grand Canyon State
Known as the "Grand Canyon State," Arizona boasts dense forests, deep gorges, sprawling national parks, and modern ski resorts. Native American reservations take up about a quarter of the state, housing several tribes and offering visitors a chance to discover the varied cultures of the country's indigenous population. A patchwork of diverse tourist attractions, Arizona features exclusive golf courses and upscale shops, as well as cactus-covered canyons and stretches of desolate desert straight out of old Westerns, perfect for a vacation far from the city bustle. Though the state still clings to its Old West flavor, its busy college towns packed with young students from around the world exude a cosmopolitan atmosphere.

Colorado travel guide

4.3
River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.

California travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.