16 days in Continental USA Itinerary

16 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Harpers Ferry
— 1 night
Drive
2
Sparta
— 1 night
+2
Drive to Newark Liberty International Airport, Fly to Eppley Airfield, Drive to Omaha
3
Omaha
— 1 night
Fly
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Fly to Grand Junction, Drive to Moab
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Moab
— 2 nights
Drive to Grand Junction, Fly to Denver
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Denver
— 1 night
Fly
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Louisville
— 1 night
Drive
8
Pigeon Forge
— 1 night
Fly
9
Orlando
— 2 nights

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Harpers Ferry

— 1 night
With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): hike along Armory Canal Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): hike along Appalachian National Scenic Trail and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Harpers Ferry travel planning site.

Orlando to Harpers Ferry is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, subway, and train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Orlando in May; daily highs in Harpers Ferry reach 74°F and lows reach 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sparta.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Trails

Sparta

— 1 night
Sparta Township is a township in Sussex County, New Jersey, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): trek along Monument Trail, hike along Sparta Glen, and then tee off at Lake Hopatcong Golf Club.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sparta day trip tool.

You can drive from Harpers Ferry to Sparta in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in May, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Omaha.

Things to do in Sparta

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Golf

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

Omaha

— 1 night

Gateway to the West

A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): explore the activities along Prairie Queen Recreation Area, then identify plant and animal life at Fontenelle Forest Nature Center, and then catch a live performance at Henry Doorly Zoo.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Omaha day trip planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sparta to Omaha. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In May in Omaha, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Omaha

Parks · Wildlife · Nightlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Yellowstone National Park

— 5 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Escape the urban bustle at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Old Faithful. There's lots more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Fountain Paint Pot, take in the dramatic natural features at Biscuit Basin, admire the sheer force of Gibbon Falls, and trek along North Rim Trail.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park day trip planning website.

You can fly from Omaha to Yellowstone National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Omaha to Yellowstone National Park is minus 1 hour. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Omaha in May; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 53°F and lows reach 27°F. You will leave for Moab on the 26th (Tue).

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Moab

— 2 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Arches National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then grab your bike and head to Bike Fiend, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

Plan a Moab trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Moab by combination of flight and car takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, train, and car. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May, expect Moab to be much warmer, temps between 76°F and 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Denver

— 1 night

Mile-High City

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.
On the 29th (Fri), cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Denver online tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Moab to Denver takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Moab in May, with highs in Denver at 66°F and lows at 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Louisville.

Things to do in Denver

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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Louisville

— 1 night

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, then sample the fine beverages at Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kentucky Artisan Distillery, and finally gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Louisville planner.

Fly from Denver to Louisville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Denver in May, with highs in Louisville at 77°F and lows at 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Louisville

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Pigeon Forge

— 1 night

Center of Fun in the Smokies

A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
On the 31st (Sun), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, then stroll around Chimneys Picnic Area, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Pigeon Forge travel planner.

You can drive from Louisville to Pigeon Forge in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. In May in Pigeon Forge, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can fly to Orlando.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Orlando

— 2 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take in a show at Happily Ever After Fireworks, make a splash at Discovery Cove, and then have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Orlando. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: laugh and play at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and then make an unforgettable trip to Walt Disney World Resort.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Orlando trip itinerary maker website.

Fly from Pigeon Forge to Orlando in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Pigeon Forge in May; daily highs in Orlando reach 88°F and lows reach 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Nightlife

West Virginia travel guide

4.1
Historic Sites · State Parks · Zipline
The Mountain State
Located entirely within the Appalachian Mountain region, the aptly nicknamed "Mountain State" represents the highest state east of the Mississippi River with an average elevation of about 460 m (1,500 ft) above sea level. With an official motto of "Mountaineers are always free," West Virginia is home to a fiercely independent people, proud of their state's rich natural resources, physical beauty, and traditional culture. The state is often overlooked by tourists, and its major attractions retain an off-the-beaten-path character and exemplify a laid-back pace of life. West Virginians like to describe their part of the country as both wild and wonderful, a claim you can easily test on a holiday here by filling your itinerary with exploration of the state's green mountains, white-water rivers, and historical small towns.

Nebraska travel guide

4.6
Aquariums · Shopping · History Museums
The Cornhusker State
Situated in the heartland of America, Nebraska is home to a large number of small rural communities and masses of farmland. The state's two main cities, Omaha and Lincoln, are abuzz with youthful energy and cultural delights. Your itinerary can include a trip to the cities' museums to learn about the state's past, or tours of the area's important pioneer and Native American sites. The state's central location means that it has been crossed by many trails, but it was the California Gold Rush of 1848-1855 that originally brought large numbers of non-indigenous people to the area. Scenic river valleys offer plenty of opportunities for outdoor vacation activities, while Nebraska's agricultural towns charm visitors with their all-American spirit.

Wyoming travel guide

4.7
Hot Springs · Wildlife Areas · River Rafting & Tubing
The Equality State
Still largely undiscovered by foreign tourism, Wyoming is anything but "the bunchgrass edge of the world," as a writer once called it. Though the state's geography includes mostly wide-open plains, swaths of high desert, and sweeping mountain ridges, it also contains many small towns filled with places to visit, such as historical buildings, museums, shops, and restaurants. A great place to discover the last vestiges of the Old West, Wyoming's tourist attractions include the country's first national park, Native American reservations, and a smattering of ghost towns from the early frontier days. As you travel across this "Cowboy State," remember that distances between towns can be vast, requiring more advance vacation planning than travel in more densely populated parts of the country.

Utah travel guide

4.8
Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · National Parks
The Beehive State
A huge but sparsely populated land, Utah remains a major holiday destination offering plenty of year-round outdoor vacation ideas, including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating, horseback riding, and camping. The rugged terrain, defined by towering mountain peaks, deep canyons, and vast deserts, seems custom-made for adventurous nature lovers. With five national parks, the state has no shortage of pristine wilderness areas, causing many tourists to overlook the cultural attractions of its towns. Salt Lake City, the state's capital, features the headquarters of the Mormon Church, and draws over 5 million annual visitors. Utah also hosts several major film festivals each year, attracting young movie buffs from around the world.

Colorado travel guide

4.4
River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.

Kentucky travel guide

4.5
Caves · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
The Bluegrass State
A diverse region of sprawling farmland and rich cultural heritage, Kentucky is the birthplace of American horse racing and home to the world-famous Kentucky Derby. While the cities of Lexington and Louisville experience the majority of the state's tourism, Kentucky is also a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts with its array of natural attractions, including the Cumberland Gap and the world's longest cave system at Mammoth Cave National Park. Take a tour through original Civil War battlefields to delve into the nation's history, or head to one of the many bourbon distilleries to learn more about Kentucky's most famous export.

Tennessee travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Distilleries · Theaters
The Volunteer State
Divided by law, geography, and custom into three major regions, represented by the three stars on state's flag, Tennessee boasts a distinctive musical heritage that includes elements of bluegrass, country-western, and blues. With a countryside as diverse as its people, Tennessee includes landscapes ranging from a mountainous region in the east to the lowlands of the west, with gently rolling hills in the middle. For a well-rounded vacation, you can hike remote mountain trails in the morning and explore the crowded bars of Nashville in the evening. Visit the urban attractions, such as Elvis Presley's former residence in Memphis, but don't miss a chance to spend some time in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, situated in the eastern part of the state.