31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Chicago
— 5 nights
2
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 5 nights
3
Cosby
— 1 night
4
Ocoee
— 2 nights
5
Memphis
— 3 nights
6
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
7
Las Vegas
— 8 nights

5
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, get to know the resident critters at Lincoln Park Zoo, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Shedd Aquarium, and engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Chicago trip planner.

London, UK to Chicago is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from London to Chicago. Traveling from London in August, expect Chicago to be a bit warmer, temps between °C and °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Millennium Park
Millennium Park

5
nights
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is known for wildlife, nature, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, take in the dramatic scenery at Ramsey Cascades, get outside with The Sinks, and stroll through Alum Cave Trail.

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Traveling by flight from Chicago to Great Smoky Mountains National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cosby.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Chimneys Picnic Area ©
Chimneys Picnic Area
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork

1
night
Cosby

Cosby is an unincorporated community in Cocke and Sevier counties in the U.S. On the 12th (Wed), enjoy breathtaking views from Mt Cammerer Fire Tower, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Cosby trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Cosby. In August in Cosby, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ocoee.

Things to do in Cosby

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Hartford
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River Rafting & Tubing
Zipline

2
nights
Ocoee

Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): explore the activities along Ocoee Outdoors, Inc. and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. On your second day here, explore the activities along Ocoee River and then explore the activities along Adventures Unlimited.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Ocoee road trip planner.

Drive from Cosby to Ocoee in 2.5 hours. In August in Ocoee, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Ocoee

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Ocoee River
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River Rafting & Tubing
Adventures Unlimited ©
Adventures Unlimited
Ocoee River ©
Ocoee River

3
nights
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.
Memphis is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the galleries of Graceland, get to know the resident critters at Memphis Zoo, gain insight at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, and get a new perspective on nature at Sharpe Planetarium.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Memphis attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi, shuttle, and flight from Ocoee to Memphis takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Ocoee to Memphis is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Ocoee in August, Memphis is somewhat warmer at night with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Graceland
Graceland
National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel ©
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, Disneyland Park, &more) and Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills). Pack the 19th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, see the interesting displays at The Wende Museum of the Cold War, explore the stunning scenery at Coldwater Canyon Park, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles driving holiday planning app.

You can fly from Memphis to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Memphis to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Memphis in August; daily highs in Los Angeles reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Norton Simon Museum, The Wende Museum of the Cold War
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The Wende Museum of the Cold War ©
The Wende Museum of the Cold War
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

8
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Las Vegas side-trips: Boulder City (Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum & Hoover Dam). Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of The Strip.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in August; daily highs in Las Vegas reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Casinos Parks

Side Trips

Boulder City, Lake Mead National Recreation Area
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Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
The Strip ©
The Strip
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

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