31 days in United States Itinerary

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Rockford
— 1 night
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Cedar Rapids
— 4 nights
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Nauvoo
— 3 nights
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Chicago
— 6 nights
Fly to Durango, Drive to Monument Valley
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Monument Valley
— 5 nights
Drive to Cortez, Fly to New York City
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New York City
— 7 nights
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Delaware Water Gap
— 4 nights
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Rockford — 1 night

Rockford is the third largest city in the U.S. state of Illinois, the 171st most populous city in the United States, the largest city in Illinois outside of the Chicago metropolitan area, and the city of the 148th most populous metropolitan area in the United States. On the 1st (Fri), make a trip to Old Settlers Memorial Cabin and then contemplate the long history of Oscar Taylor Home. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): learn about all things military at Historic Auto Attractions, take in nature's colorful creations at Anderson Japanese Gardens, and then relax in the rural setting at Whiskey Acres Distilling Co..

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rockford online travel route planner.

Newark to Rockford is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Newark in July, Rockford is a bit cooler at night with lows of 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cedar Rapids.
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Cedar Rapids — 4 nights

Cedar Rapids is the second largest city in Iowa and is the county seat of Linn County. Get out of town with these interesting Cedar Rapids side-trips: Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens (in Dubuque), National Motorcycle Museum (in Anamosa) and Blaum Bros. Distilling Co. (in Galena). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Iowa 80 Trucking Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Francis Basilica, get a new perspective on nature at Wickiup Hill Learning Center, and identify plant and animal life at Nahant Marsh Education Center.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Cedar Rapids day trip planner.

Getting from Rockford to Cedar Rapids by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. July in Cedar Rapids sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 62°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Nauvoo.
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Nauvoo — 3 nights

Nauvoo is a small city in Hancock County, Illinois, United States, on the Mississippi River near Fort Madison, Iowa. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nauvoo: Mount Pleasant (Midwest Old Threshers, Midwest Central Railroad, &more), Lacey Keosauqua State Park (in Keosauqua) and Swedish American Museum and Historical Society (in Swedesburg). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Historic Nauvoo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nauvoo Temple, and stop by Dutchman's Store.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Nauvoo trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Cedar Rapids to Nauvoo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. July in Nauvoo sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Chicago.
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Chicago — 6 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, take in the waterfront at Navy Pier, admire the landmark architecture of Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, and get curious at Museum of Science and Industry.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Chicago trip builder website.

You can drive from Nauvoo to Chicago in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in July, and nighttime lows around 67°F. On the 15th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Monument Valley.
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Monument Valley — 5 nights

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. Change things up with a short trip to Muley Point Overlook in Mexican Hat (about 50 minutes away). The adventure continues: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, cruise along Moki Dugway, stroll through Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, and hike along Wildcat Trail.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Monument Valley trip maker tool.

Getting from Chicago to Monument Valley by combination of flight and car takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Monument Valley due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Chicago in July, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Monument Valley: temperatures range from 90°F by day to 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.
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New York City — 7 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.
When in New York City, make a side trip to see Bronx Zoo in Bronx, approximately Bronx away. And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through Central Park, take a stroll through Times Square, stroll around The High Line, and get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City road trip planning tool.

Getting from Monument Valley to New York City by combination of car and flight takes about 12 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Monument Valley to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Monument Valley in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in New York City, with lows around 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Delaware Water Gap.
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Delaware Water Gap — 4 nights

Delaware Water Gap is a borough in Monroe County, Pennsylvania, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Delaware Water Gap: Karl Stirner Arts Trail (in Easton), Lehigh Gap Nature Center (in Slatington) and Episcopal Parish of St. Mark and St. John (in Jim Thorpe). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Lakota Wolf Preserve, immerse yourself in nature at Hickory Run State Park, get outside with Mount Tammany, and see the interesting displays at No. 9 Coal Mine & Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Delaware Water Gap driving holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from New York City to Delaware Water Gap takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from New York City in July, things will get little chillier in Delaware Water Gap: highs are around 78°F and lows about 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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United States travel guide

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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.
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