16 days in Continental USA Itinerary

16 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Continental USA travel planner

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Louisville
— 2 nights
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Shiloh
— 1 night
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Shreveport
— 1 night
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Waco
— 1 night
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San Antonio
— 2 nights
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Carlsbad Caverns National Park
— 1 night
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Petrified Forest National Park
— 2 nights
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Oklahoma City
— 1 night
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Branson
— 1 night
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Saint Louis
— 1 night
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Louisville

— 2 nights

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
On the 1st (Fri), examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, see the interesting displays at Kentucky Derby Museum, and then make a trip to The Belvedere. Keep things going the next day: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Copper & Kings American Brandy Distillery, learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, and then Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Louisville trip itinerary planner.

Holland to Louisville is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Holland in October, you will find days in Louisville are a bit warmer (71°F), and nights are about the same (50°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Shiloh.

Things to do in Louisville

Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Tours · Nature

Shiloh

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): look for gifts at Shiloh Museum and Gift Shop and then take in the history at Shiloh National Military Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Shiloh itinerary builder site.

Drive from Louisville to Shiloh in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 50°F. On the 4th (Mon), you're off to Shreveport.

Things to do in Shiloh

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature · Parks

Shreveport

— 1 night
Shreveport is the third-largest city in the state of Louisiana and the 113th-largest city in the United States. To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Shreveport online journey maker.

Traveling by car from Shiloh to Shreveport takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Shiloh in October since evenings lows in Shreveport dip to 59°F. You'll set off for Waco on the 5th (Tue).

Things to do in Shreveport

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Waco

— 1 night
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Dr Pepper Museum, examine the collection at Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, and then snap pictures at Waco Suspension Bridge. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cameron Park Zoo, then see the interesting displays at Waco Mammoth National Monument, and then look for gifts at Gourmet Gallery.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Waco vacation planner.

You can drive from Shreveport to Waco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In October in Waco, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Waco

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Shopping

San Antonio

— 2 nights

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, take in the pleasant sights at The San Antonio River Walk, take an in-depth tour of The Alamo, then admire the landmark architecture of Tower of the Americas, and finally steep yourself in history at Mission San Jose.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the San Antonio trip maker website.

You can drive from Waco to San Antonio in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Waco in October, San Antonio is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

Things to do in San Antonio

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums

Carlsbad Caverns National Park

— 1 night
The canyons, cacti, and thorny bushes of the southern New Mexico desert hide one of the U.S.'s great subterranean geological wonders, Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
On the 8th (Fri), Head underground at Carlsbad Caverns National Park and then contemplate the waterfront views at Rattlesnake Springs. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at King's Palace, then explore the fascinating underground world of Big Room, then surround yourself with nature on Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour, and finally explore the striking landscape at Bottomless Pit.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Carlsbad Caverns National Park trip tool.

You can do a combination of flight and car from San Antonio to Carlsbad Caverns National Park in 7 hours. Another option is to drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from San Antonio to Carlsbad Caverns National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from San Antonio in October; daily highs in Carlsbad Caverns National Park reach 80°F and lows reach 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Petrified Forest National Park.

Things to do in Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Petrified Forest National Park

— 2 nights
Petrified Forest National Park presents a surreal landscape of large deposits of petrified wood.
Petrified Forest National Park is known for nature, trails, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire nature's extreme beauty at Painted Desert, contemplate the long history of Puerco Pueblo, stroll through Blue Mesa, and hike along Crystal Forest Trail.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Petrified Forest National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to Petrified Forest National Park in 9 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Carlsbad Caverns National Park in October, expect Petrified Forest National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 66°F and 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Petrified Forest National Park

Parks · Trails · Nature · Outdoors

Oklahoma City

— 1 night

The Big Friendly

Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, get engrossed in the history at National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, then examine the collection at Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame, and finally take a stroll through Bricktown.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Oklahoma City tour itinerary builder site.

Fly from Petrified Forest National Park to Oklahoma City in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Petrified Forest National Park to Oklahoma City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Petrified Forest National Park in October; daily highs in Oklahoma City reach 77°F and lows reach 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Branson.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums · Neighborhoods

Branson

— 1 night

Live Entertainment Capital of the World

Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
On the 14th (Thu), get great views at College of the Ozarks, then don't miss a visit to Dancing Water Fountain, and then see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Branson holiday planning site.

Getting from Oklahoma City to Branson by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Oklahoma City in October: highs in Branson hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Branson

Parks · Tours

Saint Louis

— 1 night

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C. in the number of free activities available by spending your holiday exploring the city's central neighborhoods, famous for their restored century-old red-brick buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, examine the collection at City Museum, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at StilL 630 Distillery.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Saint Louis holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Branson to Saint Louis takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Saint Louis can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries