16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour itinerary planner

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Benson
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El Paso
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San Antonio
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New Orleans
— 3 nights
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Tupelo
— 1 day
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Memphis
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Nashville
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Louisville
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Cincinnati
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Pittsburgh
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Niagara Falls
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Benson

— 1 night
Benson is a city in Cochise County, Arizona, United States, east-southeast of Tucson. On the 29th (Sat), view the masterpieces at Quarles Art Gallery, then take an in-depth tour of Benson Museum, then Head underground at Kartchner Caverns State Park, and finally explore the world behind art at San Pedro Valley Arts & Historical Society.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Benson day trip site.

Los Angeles to Benson is an approximately 8-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or take a train. Traveling from Los Angeles to Benson, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, expect nights in Benson to be about the same, around 66°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 93°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to El Paso.

Things to do in Benson

Nature · Parks · Museums · Shopping

El Paso

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): examine the collection at Los Portales Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Presidio Chapel of San Elizario, and then immerse yourself in nature at Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a El Paso trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Benson to El Paso in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Benson in June; daily highs in El Paso reach 99°F and lows reach 73°F. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Mon) before leaving for San Antonio.

Things to do in El Paso

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

San Antonio

— 1 night

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.
On the 2nd (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at St Joseph Catholic Church.

For where to stay and more tourist information, you can read our San Antonio trip planner.

Traveling by car from El Paso to San Antonio takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from El Paso to San Antonio. July in San Antonio sees daily highs of 98°F and lows of 75°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Tue) before leaving for New Orleans.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites
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New Orleans

— 3 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
On the 3rd (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Immaculate Conception Church, sample the fine beverages at Old New Orleans Rum Distillery, then get outside with Ultimate Swamp Adventures, and finally wander the streets of Garden District. On your second day here, explore the different monuments and memorials at Lake Lawn Metairie, then make a trip to Evergreen Plantation, and then see the interesting displays at Whitney Plantation.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the New Orleans day trip planning site.

You can drive from San Antonio to New Orleans in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Antonio in July, expect nights in New Orleans to be about the same, around 80°F, while days are slightly colder, around 80°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Tupelo.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Tupelo

— 1 day
Tupelo is the county seat and the largest city of Lee County, Mississippi. On the 5th (Fri), cruise along Natchez Trace Pkwy.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Tupelo day trip planning site.

Getting from New Orleans to Tupelo by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from New Orleans in July, expect nights in Tupelo to be slightly colder, around 71°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 91°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Tupelo

Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Highlights from your trip

Memphis

— 1 night

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): stroll the grounds of Elmwood Cemetery, look for gifts at Lansky, then get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street, and finally get engrossed in the history at Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Memphis road trip planner.

You can drive from Tupelo to Memphis in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in July, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Nashville

— 2 nights

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Radnor Lake State Park, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Nashville trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July in Nashville, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Nashville

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Louisville

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
On the 8th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Historic Locust Grove, stroll the grounds of Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, and then Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Louisville trip planner.

Getting from Nashville to Louisville by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Nashville to Louisville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Louisville

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Cincinnati

— 1 night

The Queen of the West

Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S. city that left a favorable impression on one of its most famous 19th-century visitors, English author Charles Dickens.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cincinnati trip planner.

Traveling by car from Louisville to Cincinnati takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Louisville in July, plan for little chillier nights in Cincinnati, with lows around 64°F. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Historic Sites

Pittsburgh

— 1 night

City of Bridges

Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
On the 9th (Tue), take in the views from Roberto Clemente Bridge (Sixth Street Bridge).

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Pittsburgh trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Cincinnati to Pittsburgh takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Pittsburgh are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Niagara Falls.

Niagara Falls

— 4 nights

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S. half of the famous waterfall that straddles the border between Canada and the United States.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica and Lake View Cemetery. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bridal Veil Falls and Niagara Gorge Trail. Change things up with these side-trips from Niagara Falls: Frank Lloyd Wright's Graycliff (in Derby), Roycroft Campus (in East Aurora) and Glen Falls (in Williamsville). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Niagara Falls Observation Tower, get engrossed in the history at National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbey of the Genesee, and get some fabulous bargains at Kutter's Cheese Factory Store.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Niagara Falls online trip maker.

You can drive from Pittsburgh to Niagara Falls in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Niagara Falls are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.