44 days in Continental USA Itinerary

44 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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44 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Start: Pittsburgh
drive:  13​h
1
Topsail Beach, Topsail Island
— 7 nights
drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Atlanta
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
3
Vicksburg
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 45​min
4
Austin
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h 30​min
6
El Paso
— 1 night
Drive:  13​h
7
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
9
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
10
Redwood National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
11
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
12
South Lake Tahoe
— 3 nights
Drive:  15​h 30​min
13
Bozeman
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
14
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  10​h 15​min
15
Denver
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​h 45​min
16
Chicago
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
End: Pittsburgh

7
nights
Topsail Beach, Topsail Island

Topsail Beach ©
Topsail Beach is a town in Pender County, North Carolina, United States. Do some cultural sightseeing at Seacoast Art Gallery and Missiles and More Museum. Kids will enjoy Topsail Island and Surf City Pier. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center, choose your vessel at Topsail Boat Rental, get a new perspective on things with Aquaholics Boat Rentals LLC, and look for gifts at Bumble Bee Market.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Topsail Beach online day trip planner .

Pittsburgh to Topsail Beach is an approximately 9-hour flight. Traveling from Pittsburgh in June, expect Topsail Beach to be a bit warmer, temps between 88°F and 70°F. On the 6th (Sat), you're off toAtlanta.

Things to do in Topsail Beach

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Tours

Side Trip

Surf City
Highlights from your plan
Topsail Boat Rental ©
Topsail Boat Rental
Topsail Island ©
Topsail Island

2
nights
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Centennial Olympic Park. On the next day, admire the striking features of Fox Theatre and then immerse yourself in nature at Stone Mountain Park.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Atlanta trip itinerary site .

Explore your travel options from Topsail Beach to Atlanta with the Route module. In July in Atlanta, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 72°F at night. You'll set off for Vicksburg on the 8th (Mon).

Things to do in Atlanta

#Parks, #Trails, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Stone Mountain Park
Highlights from your plan
Stone Mountain Park ©
Stone Mountain Park
Centennial Olympic Park ©
Centennial Olympic Park
Fox Theatre ©
Fox Theatre

1
night
Vicksburg

Vicksburg
Vicksburg is the only city and county seat of Warren County, Mississippi, United States. For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Vicksburg visit app .

Traveling by combination of flight, taxi, and bus from Atlanta to Vicksburg takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In July, daytime highs in Vicksburg are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. You will leave for Austin on the 9th (Tue).

Things to do in Vicksburg

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites

1
night
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take in the views from Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats and then admire the striking features of Texas State Capitol.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Austin trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Vicksburg to Austin by combination of bus, taxi, and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. While traveling from Vicksburg, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Austin, ranging from highs of 98°F to lows of 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

#Historic Sites, #Wildlife, #Parks
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol

2
nights
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
On the 10th (Wed), get to know the fascinating history of King William Historic District, explore the world behind art at San Antonio Museum of Art, then contemplate the long history of The Alamo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Animal World and Snake Farm Zoo, learn about winemaking at Sister Creek Vineyards, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Joseph Catholic Church.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the San Antonio road trip tool .

Drive from Austin to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in San Antonio are 98°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to El Paso.

Things to do in San Antonio

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Animal World and Snake Farm Zoo, Sister Creek Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral ©
San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral
Sister Creek Vineyards ©
Sister Creek Vineyards

1
night
El Paso

El Paso ©
El Paso is a city in and the seat of El Paso County, Texas, United States. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): admire nature's wide array of creatures at El Paso Zoo, then admire the masterpieces at El Paso Museum of Art, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at San Jacinto Plaza.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the El Paso trip planner.

You can fly from San Antonio to El Paso in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. In July in El Paso, expect temperatures between 97°F during the day and 73°F at night. You'll set off for Las Vegas on the 13th (Sat).

Things to do in El Paso

#Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
El Paso Zoo ©
El Paso Zoo
El Paso Museum of Art ©
El Paso Museum of Art
St. Patrick Cathedral ©
St. Patrick Cathedral

4
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.
You'll explore and learn at Titanic and Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Willow Beach and Pinball Hall of Fame. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, wander the streets of The Strip, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, and admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas online trip maker .

Getting from El Paso to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from El Paso to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from El Paso in July, with highs in Las Vegas at 104°F and lows at 81°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Willow Beach
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip ©
The Strip

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area and then look and learn at Griffith Observatory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier and then identify plant and animal life at Santa Monica Mountains.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles travel route builder app .

Fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Las Vegas in July, plan for colder days in Los Angeles, with highs around 83°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica Mountains ©
Santa Monica Mountains
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

2
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, make a trip to Valley View, and then trek along Lower Yosemite Fall Trail.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park route maker tool .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, Yosemite National Park is cooler at night with lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

2
nights
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Redwood National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Big Lagoon County Park, view the masterpieces at Trinidad Art Gallery, then learn about winemaking at Moonstone Crossing Winery Tasting Room, then enjoy the sea views from Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Trinidad Harbor.

Make your Redwood National Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Redwood National Park in 9.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, expect nights in Redwood National Park to be somewhat warmer, around 52°F, while days are little chillier, around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trip

Trinidad
Highlights from your plan
Trinidad Art Gallery ©
Trinidad Art Gallery
Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse ©
Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 23rd (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Fort Funston National Park and then kick back and relax at Limantour Beach. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, then kick back and relax at Rockaway Beach, and then take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Redwood National Park to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Redwood National Park, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, Rockaway Beach, Limantour Beach
Highlights from your plan
Limantour Beach ©
Limantour Beach
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve ©
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve

3
nights
South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
On the 25th (Thu), immerse yourself in nature at D.L. Bliss State Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Baldwin Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lakeside Beach. Keep things going the next day: tee off at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nevada Beach Campground.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read South Lake Tahoe road trip planner.

Drive from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in South Lake Tahoe, ranging from highs of 82°F to lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bozeman.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course, D.L. Bliss State Park, Nevada Beach Campground
Highlights from your plan
Lakeside Beach ©
Lakeside Beach
Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course ©
Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course
D.L. Bliss State Park ©
D.L. Bliss State Park

3
nights
Bozeman

Bozeman ©
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Get in touch with nature at Natural Bridge State Park and Spirit of the North Sled Dog Adventures. Kids will enjoy Museum of the Rockies and East Gallatin Recreation Area Park - Bozeman Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bozeman: Lava Lake Trail (in Gallatin Gateway) and Pine Creek Trail (in Livingston).

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Bozeman trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from South Lake Tahoe to Bozeman in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from South Lake Tahoe to Bozeman due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Bozeman

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trips

Pine Creek Trail, Spirit of the North Sled Dog Adventures, Natural Bridge State Park, Lava Lake Trail
Highlights from your plan
Natural Bridge State Park ©
Natural Bridge State Park
Museum of the Rockies ©
Museum of the Rockies

5
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lamar Valley and Grand Prismatic Spring. Escape the urban bustle at Old Faithful and Artist Point. Spend the 3rd (Sat) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, contemplate the waterfront views at Jackson Lake, take in the natural beauty of Midway Geyser Basin, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Butte Overlook.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Yellowstone National Park trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Bozeman to Yellowstone National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. In July, Yellowstone National Park is little chillier than Bozeman - with highs of 73°F and lows of 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Denver.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Jackson Lake
Highlights from your plan
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wild Animal Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): get a new perspective on nature at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then see the interesting displays at Colorado Railroad Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Dinosaur Ridge.

To find out how to plan a trip to Denver, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of car, flight, and train from Yellowstone National Park to Denver in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, expect Denver to be a bit warmer, temps between 85°F and 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Denver

#Parks, #Museums, #Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Wild Animal Sanctuary, Colorado Railroad Museum, Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, Dinosaur Ridge
Highlights from your plan
Dinosaur Ridge ©
Dinosaur Ridge
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Colorado Railroad Museum ©
Colorado Railroad Museum

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Michigan and then admire the majestic nature at Warren Dunes State Park.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Chicago trip app .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Denver to Chicago takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Denver to Chicago, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Denver in August since evenings lows in Chicago dip to 67°F. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Chicago

#Parks, #Nature, #Trails

Side Trips

Chesterton, Warren Dunes State Park, Lake Michigan
Highlights from your plan
Warren Dunes State Park ©
Warren Dunes State Park
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Cowles Bog ©
Cowles Bog

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