22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Dunedin
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Memphis
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Nashville
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
6
New York City
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
7
Asheville
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
8
Savannah
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
9
Key West
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  14​h 30​min
10
Big Bend National Park
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  16​h 30​min
11
Honolulu, Oahu
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Dunedin

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night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Exploratorium and then take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco sightseeing site .

Dunedin, New Zealand to San Francisco is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Dunedin to San Francisco is minus 20 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 8:
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): examine the collection at The Neon Museum and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Titanic, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas travel route builder app .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, Las Vegas is a bit warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 39°C and lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 10:
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

1
day
Memphis

Memphis ©
The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
On the 11th (Wed), explore the galleries of Stax Museum of American Soul Music, then contemplate the long history of National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, then get engrossed in the history at Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at The Peabody Ducks.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Memphis trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Las Vegas to Memphis by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, expect nights in Memphis to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are slightly colder, around 36°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 11:
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Stax Museum of American Soul Music ©
Stax Museum of American Soul Music
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum ©
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum

2
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 12th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe and then wander the streets of Downtown Nashville. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Belle Meade Plantation, get engrossed in the history at Lotz House Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Nashville online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Memphis in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Nashville, with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe ©
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage

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nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): see the interesting displays at The Field Museum and then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago. On your second day here, appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park and then engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Chicago online vacation planner .

Getting from Nashville to Chicago by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. Traveling from Nashville in September, expect nights in Chicago to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Field Museum ©
The Field Museum
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art and then appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial. On the next day, admire all the interesting features of Central Park.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the New York City trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Chicago to New York City in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to New York City. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Asheville.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Central Park ©
Central Park

1
night
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
On the 18th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Grovewood Village, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Saint Lawrence, and then explore the striking landscape of The North Carolina Arboretum. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at World Methodist Museum, then see the interesting displays at Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum, and then examine the collection at Southern Highland Craft Guild Folk Art Center.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Asheville online trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from New York City to Asheville in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. Traveling from New York City in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Asheville, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Asheville

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

World Methodist Museum, Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan

1
night
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
On the 20th (Fri), trek along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then stroll through Forsyth Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Bonaventure Cemetery, get to know the fascinating history of Fort Pulaski National Monument, and then visit a coastal fixture at Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Savannah trip builder website .

You can drive from Asheville to Savannah in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or fly. Traveling from Asheville in September, things will get a bit warmer in Savannah: highs are around 34°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Hilton Head, Tybee Island
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails ©
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
Bonaventure Cemetery ©
Bonaventure Cemetery

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night
Key West

Key West ©
Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): explore and take pictures at The Overseas Highway, then steep yourself in history at Truman Little White House, and then immerse yourself in nature at Fort Zachary Taylor. Keep things going the next day: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For other places to visit and tourist information, go to the Key West journey maker .

You can fly from Savannah to Key West in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Key West when traveling from Savannah in September, with lows around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Big Bend National Park.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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day
Big Bend National Park

Big Bend National Park ©
Situated where the Rio Grande River takes a big southerly dip in West Texas, Big Bend National Park covers a massive expanse of desert, woodlands, and grasslands full of rivers, limestone canyons, and high mountains. Nearly 2,000 species of plant and animal life call this place home.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): examine the collection at Big Bend National Park - Fossil Bone Exhibit and then take in the dramatic scenery at Cattail Falls Trail.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Big Bend National Park online travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Key West to Big Bend National Park takes 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Key West in September, Big Bend National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Big Bend National Park

Outdoors Nature Trails
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Cattail Falls Trail ©
Cattail Falls Trail

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night
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, steep yourself in history at Battleship Missouri Memorial, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls and then steep yourself in history at Iolani Palace.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Honolulu day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Big Bend National Park to Honolulu takes 16.5 hours. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Big Bend National Park to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Honolulu are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Battleship Missouri Memorial ©
Battleship Missouri Memorial
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Iolani Palace ©
Iolani Palace

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