43 days in United States Itinerary

43 days in United States Itinerary

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43 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Monza
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5 h 30 min
1
New York City
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h 45 min
2
Chicago
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
3
Saint Louis
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Springfield
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
5
Oklahoma City
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
6
Amarillo
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
7
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 45 min
8
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
9
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
10
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
11
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
12
Los Angeles
— 23 nights
Fly + Drive:  17 h 30 min
End: Monza

4
nights
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 Statue of Liberty National Monument. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, examine the collection at New York Public Library, and stop by Designs by Kamni.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the New York City day trip app.

Monza, Italy to New York City is an approximately 20,5- hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Monza to New York City, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in agosto, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

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

2
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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters 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 next day: engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Millennium Park, and finally appreciate the history behind Cloud Gate.

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

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Chicago in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; 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 agosto, 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
Highlights from your plan
Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo

1
night
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
On the 8th (Sat), 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. agosto 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
Highlights from your plan
Saint Louis Zoo ©
Saint Louis Zoo
Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum

1
night
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 9th (Sun): 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, 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 agosto, daily temperatures in Springfield can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Springfield

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Dickerson Park Zoo ©
Dickerson Park Zoo
Fantastic Caverns ©
Fantastic Caverns
Sequiota Park ©
Sequiota Park

1
night
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 10th (Mon): 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, 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. agosto in Oklahoma City sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C at night. 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
Highlights from your plan
Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden ©

1
night
Amarillo

Amarillo ©
Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): 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. agosto in Amarillo sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Amarillo

Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Amarillo Zoo ©
Amarillo Zoo
Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West ©
Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West

1
night
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, pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, and then get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, then stop by Mama's Minerals, 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 agosto, Santa Fe is a bit cooler than Amarillo - with highs of 34°C and lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Bradbury Science Museum
Highlights from your plan
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Bradbury Science Museum ©
Bradbury Science Museum

1
night
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): explore the ancient world of Far View Sites, delve into the distant past at Cliff Palace, then delve into the distant past at Balcony House, and finally explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Mesa Verde National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Mesa Verde National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi. In agosto in Mesa Verde National Park, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 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
Highlights from your plan
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Balcony House ©
Balcony House
Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House

1
night
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. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): trek along Wildcat Trail, explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then see Off-Road Tours, and then see the interesting displays at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum..

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Monument Valley route planner.

Traveling by car from Mesa Verde National Park to Monument Valley takes 4 hours. In agosto in Monument Valley, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Off-Road Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park

1
night
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 17th (Mon): 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 Monument Valley to Grand Canyon National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Monument Valley in agosto, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 31°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Yavapai Geology Museum ©
Yavapai Geology Museum
Yavapai Point ©
Yavapai Point

2
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Las Vegas: Boulder City (Winged Figures of the Republic Statues & Hoover Dam). And it doesn't end there: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and shop like a local with The Strip.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas route planning website.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in agosto, things will get much hotter in Las Vegas: highs are around 45°C and lows about 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Boulder City
Highlights from your plan
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.
Family-friendly places like Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: 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, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in agosto, things will get a bit cooler in Los Angeles: highs are around 34°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to 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
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park