43 days in United States Itinerary

43 days in United States Itinerary

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43 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Howell
Drive + Fly:  4​h
1
Chicago
— 9 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
2
Medora
— 9 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 9 nights
Fly + foot:  41​h
4
New York City
— 13 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h
End: Howell

9
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Silver Beach County Park and The Magnificent Mile. Bring the kids along to Kishwaukee River Forest Preserve and Grant Park. Get out of town with these interesting Chicago side-trips: Severson Dells Nature Center (in Rockford), Starved Rock State Park (in Utica) and Carpenter Creek Cellars (in Remington). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, identify plant and animal life at Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area, stroll through Cowles Bog, and get your game on at Team vs Time.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Chicago driving holiday planner.

Howell to Chicago is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Howell to Chicago. In February, daytime highs in Chicago are 36°F, while nighttime lows are 20°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Medora.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Kishwaukee River Forest Preserve, Starved Rock State Park, Silver Beach County Park, Hawthorn Hollow - Nature Sanctuary and Arboretum, Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area
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Kishwaukee River Forest Preserve ©
Starved Rock State Park ©
Starved Rock State Park
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

9
nights
Medora

Medora ©
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at O'Fallon Historical Museum and Von Hoffman House. Step off the beaten path and head to Prairie Fire Pottery and Petrified Forest Loop. Venture out of the city with trips to Theodore Roosevelt National Park (Elkhorn Ranch Site & Peaceful Valley). Spend the 15th (Fri) exploring nature at Theodore Roosevelt National Park. There's much more to do: tee off at Bully Pulpit Golf Course, trek along Caprock-Coulee Trail, examine the collection at North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame, and take some stellar pictures from Badlands Overlook.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Medora vacation site .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Chicago to Medora in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Chicago in February; daily highs in Medora reach 29°F and lows reach 10°F. You will leave for Las Vegas on the 19th (Tue).

Things to do in Medora

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

O'Fallon Historical Museum, Prairie Fire Pottery
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Little Missouri National Grassland ©
Theodore Roosevelt National Park ©
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
O'Fallon Historical Museum ©
O'Fallon Historical Museum

9
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 a sense of the local culture at The Strip and The Mob Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge and Little Finland. Venture out of the city with trips to Grapevine Mesa Joshua Trees (in Meadview), Willow Beach (in Fort Mohave) and Boulder City (Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum & Tom Devlin's Monster Museum). Spend the 27th (Wed) exploring the stark beauty of Escape Adventures and Las Vegas Cyclery. And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, buy something for everyone on your list at Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, examine the collection at Searchlight Historical Museum, and make a trip to Bellagio Fountains.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas trip maker site .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Medora to Las Vegas takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Medora to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Medora in February, with highs in Las Vegas at 65°F and lows at 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to New York City.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Boulder City, Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Grapevine Mesa Joshua Trees, Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection, Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area
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Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge ©
Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah ©
Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah

13
nights
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Ponquogue Beach and Shinnecock East County Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and New York Public Library. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New York City: Sussex (High Point Cross Country Ski Center & High Point State Park), Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (in Oceanville) and Cragsmoor (Ice Caves and Verkeerderkill Falls Trail Hike & Sam's Point Preserve). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, identify plant and animal life at Cattus Island County Park, trek along Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge, and don't miss a visit to Central Park.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the New York City online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to New York City takes 41 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. When traveling from Las Vegas in March, plan for much colder days and slightly colder nights in New York City: temperatures range from 49°F by day to 35°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Cutchogue, Sussex, Cragsmoor, Easton, Peconic River Herb Farm
Find places to stay Mar 2 — 15:
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

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