59 days in United States Itinerary

59 days in United States Itinerary

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Drive to London Heathrow Airport, Fly to San Francisco International Airport, Drive to Stanford
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Stanford
— 2 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 8 nights
Fly to Grand Junction, Drive to Moab
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Moab
— 2 nights
Drive to Grand Junction, Fly to Denver
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Denver
— 3 nights
Fly
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Wichita
— 2 nights
Drive
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Branson
— 3 nights
Fly
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Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly
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Indianapolis
— 3 nights
Fly
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Cleveland
— 3 nights
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South Boston
— 7 nights
Drive to Raleigh Durham International Airport, Fly to Philadelphia
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Philadelphia
— 9 nights
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Stanford

— 2 nights
Stanford is a census-designated place (CDP) in Santa Clara County, California, United States and is the home of Stanford University. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Papua New Guinea Sculpture Garden and El Corte De Madera. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Anderson Collection at Stanford University, walk around Wunderlich County Park, and get lost in a book at Woodside Library & Native Plant Garden.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Stanford journey planner.

London, UK to Stanford is an approximately 15-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 8 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in January: high temperatures in Stanford hover around 18°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Stanford

Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Las Vegas

— 8 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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Downtown Container Park and Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah and Fashion Show Mall. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Las Vegas: Valley of Fire State Park (in Overton) and Boulder City (Hoover Dam & Helicopter Tours). There's much more to do: enjoy some diversion at The Range 702, stop by The LINQ Promenade, see the interesting displays at Shelby American Inc, and look for gifts at Las Vegas North Premium Outlets.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas planner.

You can drive from Stanford to Las Vegas in 8.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Las Vegas can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Museums · Fun & Games · Parks

Side Trips

Moab

— 2 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): stroll through Delicate Arch, explore the striking landscape at Corona Arch, and then stop by The T Shirt Shop. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour and then immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, refer to the Moab tour itinerary builder site.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Las Vegas to Moab in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in January; daily highs in Moab reach 2°C and lows reach -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Moab

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Denver

— 3 nights

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Family-friendly places like Winter Park Resort and Denver Zoo will thrill your kids. Discover out-of-the-way places like Copper Mountain and Peak to Peak Scenic Byway. Take a break from Denver with a short trip to Horseback Riding Tours in Estes Park, about 1h 30 min away.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Denver tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Moab to Denver in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. While traveling from Moab, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Denver, ranging from highs of 7°C to lows of -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Wichita.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

Wichita

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Kansas Aviation Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): get a taste of the local shopping with Old Town, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Sedgwick County Zoo, and then examine the collection at Coleman Museum and Factory Outlet.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Wichita using our trip planner.

Getting from Denver to Wichita by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Denver to Wichita, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, daily temperatures in Wichita can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Branson.

Things to do in Wichita

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Branson

— 3 nights

Live Entertainment Capital of the World

Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Explore hidden gems such as Johnny Morris' Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium and Fantastic Caverns. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World and Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery. The adventure continues: buy something for everyone on your list at Branson Landing and get engrossed in the history at Titanic Museum.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Branson day trip planner.

You can drive from Wichita to Branson in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Branson can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can fly to Chicago.

Things to do in Branson

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Chicago

— 2 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): view the masterpieces at Chicago Cultural Center, then wander the streets of The Magnificent Mile, and then make a trip to Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower. On the next day, savor the flavors at Food & Drink and then take in panoramic vistas at 360 Chicago Observation Deck.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Chicago day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Branson to Chicago takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Traveling from Branson in January, things will get slightly colder in Chicago: highs are around 0°C and lows about -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can fly to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Chicago

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Tours · Museums

Indianapolis

— 3 nights

Circle City

Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Central Canal and Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Indianapolis Museum of Art and Circle Centre Mall. There's more to do: get to know the resident critters at Indianapolis Zoo and have fun and explore at Children's Museum of Indianapolis.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Indianapolis trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Indianapolis takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Indianapolis is 1 hour. In January in Indianapolis, expect temperatures between 2°C during the day and -8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Cleveland.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

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.
Kids will enjoy Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and The Cleveland Museum of Art. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cleveland: Sandusky (Castaway Bay Waterpark & Cedar Point). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at A Christmas Story House and browse the eclectic array of goods at West Side Market.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cleveland trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Indianapolis to Cleveland takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Cleveland are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to South Boston.

Things to do in Cleveland

Museums · Theme Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

South Boston

— 7 nights
South Boston, formerly Boyd's Ferry, is a town in Halifax County, Virginia, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Smith Mountain Lake and The Prizery. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Riverside Mill and Trend. Change things up with these side-trips from South Boston: Roanoke Canal Museum and Trail (in Roanoke Rapids), Robert Thomas Carriage Museum and Schwartz Tavern (in Blackstone) and Smith Mountain Lake Community Park (in Moneta). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at South Boston - Halifax County Museum, see the interesting displays at MacCallum More Museum and Gardens, get engrossed in the history at Clover Hill Village, and relax in the rural setting at Hudson Heritage Farms.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read South Boston trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Cleveland to South Boston in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Cleveland in January; daily highs in South Boston reach 10°C and lows reach -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Philadelphia.

Things to do in South Boston

Parks · Museums · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Philadelphia

— 9 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.
Kids will enjoy Kitchen Kettle Village and Sahara Sam's Oasis. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Historic Smithville and Golden Nugget Antique Market. Venture out of the city with trips to Liberty Village Outlet Marketplace (in Flemington), Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania (in Ronks) and Mount Laurel (The Funplex, Laurel Acres Park, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Princeton University Art Museum, go for a walk through Longwood Gardens, browse the different shops at Moorestown Mall, and head off the coast to Bull's Island Recreation Area.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Philadelphia road trip planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from South Boston to Philadelphia. Traveling from South Boston in February, you will find days in Philadelphia are a bit cooler (7°C), and nights are about the same (-1°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can catch the train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Shopping · Theme Parks · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

New York City

— 14 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.
Do your shopping at SoHo and Adams Fairacre Farms. Step off the beaten path and head to Ground Zero Museum Workshop and World Trade Center's Liberty Park. Venture out of the city with trips to St Mary's Episcopal Church (in Cold Spring), Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park (in Poughkeepsie) and Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site (in Hyde Park). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Flatiron Building, take in nature's colorful creations at New York Botanical Garden, see the interesting displays at The Morgan Library & Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Chapel.

Make your New York City itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can take a train from Philadelphia to New York City in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in February, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.

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.

Utah travel guide

4.8
Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Canyons
The Beehive State
A huge but sparsely populated land, Utah remains a major holiday destination offering plenty of year-round outdoor vacation ideas, including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating, horseback riding, and camping. The rugged terrain, defined by towering mountain peaks, deep canyons, and vast deserts, seems custom-made for adventurous nature lovers. With five national parks, the state has no shortage of pristine wilderness areas, causing many tourists to overlook the cultural attractions of its towns. Salt Lake City, the state's capital, features the headquarters of the Mormon Church, and draws over 5 million annual visitors. Utah also hosts several major film festivals each year, attracting young movie buffs from around the world.

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.

Kansas travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Zoos · History Museums
The Sunflower State
Generally considered the geographical center of the country, Kansas is a state rich in history, having served as home to diverse Native American tribes for thousands of years before European settlement. Once called "Bleeding Kansas" because of violent clashes between abolitionists and pro-slavery settlers, Kansas now carries the nickname the "Sunflower State," earned because of its massive production of sunflowers, corn, wheat, and sorghum. In addition to agriculture, the state is also known as an aviation hub. Sightseeing is easy, as wide-open spaces dominate the landscape of the western two-thirds of the state, which includes some of the only remaining native tallgrass prairie in the nation. Eastern Kansas contains rolling hills and most of the major cities, which draw tourism with their lively art, nightlife, and music scenes.

Missouri travel guide

4.6
Theaters · Performances · Specialty Museums
The Show-Me State
Acquired from France as part of the famous Louisiana Purchase, Missouri offers visitors equal amounts of urban and rural tourist attractions, with a good sprinkling of lush valleys and meandering back roads ideal for leisurely road trips. The state has a highly varied geography, ranging from the till plains in the north to the rolling Ozark Mountains in the south. The state sits at the intersection of North America's three greatest rivers, creating fertile plains known for supporting extensive farms and ranches. Now generally considered part of the country's Midwest, most people used to count Missouri among the southern states, primarily due to its status as a slave state before the Civil War.

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.

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.

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.

Pennsylvania travel guide

4.3
History Museums · Casinos · Specialty Museums
The Keystone State
One of the country's 13 original founding states, Pennsylvania contains a balance of modern cities and fertile fields. A rich and varied state with a colorful history dating back to colonial times, it remains a worthy holiday destination with its well-preserved 19th-century battle sites and memorial parks. This diverse land is home to pristine forests and rugged mountain regions. For an urban experience, visit the state's university cities, offering numerous tourist attractions as well as thriving music, performance, art, and culinary scenes. The region's Amish country provides a weekend getaway in a picturesque setting of quaint towns surrounded by rolling hills and fertile farmland.