18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Chicago
— 2 nights
2
Saint Louis
— 2 nights
3
Kansas City
— 1 night
4
Denver
— 2 nights
5
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
6
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
7
San Francisco
— 3 nights

2
nights
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 8th (Tue): take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, have some family-friendly fun at Ragnarok Axe Throwing, thenadmire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, thenlearn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lincoln Park Zoo, and then stroll around Millennium Park.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Chicago vacation maker site.

Alicante, Spain to Chicago is an approximately 22-hour flight. Traveling from Alicante to Chicago, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Alicante in September, with highs in Chicago at °C and lows at °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago

2
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary, thenadmire the natural beauty at Missouri Botanical Garden, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at City Museum, have some family-friendly fun at Top Notch Axe Throwing St. Louis, thenexamine the collection at Campbell House Museum, and finally experience rural life at Grant’s Farm.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Saint Louis holiday builder site.

Fly from Chicago to Saint Louis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Chicago in September, expect nights in Saint Louis to be about the same, around °C, while days are a bit warmer, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Kansas City.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary
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Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
Top Notch Axe Throwing St. Louis ©
Top Notch Axe Throwing St. Louis
City Museum ©
City Museum

1
night
Kansas City

Kansas City ©
The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): get to know the resident critters at Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead, thenget your game on at Blade & Timber Axe Throwing, thenget your game on at Blade & Timber Axe Throwing, and finally steep yourself in history at Bingham Waggoner Mansion & Estate.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kansas City trip planning tool.

Drive from Saint Louis to Kansas City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September in Kansas City, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Kansas City

Fun & Games Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead, Bingham Waggoner Mansion & Estate, Blade & Timber Axe Throwing
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Bingham Waggoner Mansion & Estate ©
Bingham Waggoner Mansion & Estate
Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead ©
Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead
Blade & Timber Axe Throwing ©
Blade & Timber Axe Throwing

2
nights
Denver

Denver ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): experience the excitement of Carousel of Happiness, thenrelax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then see the interesting displays at Argo Mill and Tunnel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Mini Incline, stroll through Gateway Mesa Open Space Park, thenexplore by horseback at Hidden Mesa Open Space & Trail, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Denver online travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Kansas City to Denver takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kansas City to Denver, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Denver when traveling from Kansas City in September, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trips

Castle Rock, Idaho Springs, Carousel of Happiness
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Carousel of Happiness ©
Carousel of Happiness
River Rafting & Tubing
Mini Incline ©
Mini Incline

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, thentry to win big at Paris Las Vegas, thenponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck. On the next day, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then shop like a local with The Strip.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from Denver to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Denver in September, things will get a bit warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Historic Sites Parks
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
The Strip ©
The Strip

4
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Santa Monica Farmers Market (in Santa Monica) and Anaheim (Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, Disneyland Park, &more). The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, have some family-friendly fun at Virtual Room Los Angeles, and make a trip to Santa Monica Pier.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip builder.

Fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, expect Los Angeles to be little chillier, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, walk around Golden Gate Park, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Francisco by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, expect San Francisco to be a bit cooler, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 23:
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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