19 days in Continental USA Itinerary

19 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Coeur d'Alene
— 1 night
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Portland
— 4 nights
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Boise
— 1 night
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Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
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Nashville
— 4 nights
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Gatlinburg
— 4 nights
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Coeur d'Alene

— 1 night
Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Post Falls Museum and then identify plant and animal life at Tubbs Hill Nature Trails. On your second day here, hike along Mineral Ridge National Recreation Trail, then wander the wide-open spaces of Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch, and then explore the activities along Coeur d'Alene Lake.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Coeur d'Alene trip itinerary builder website.

Newport News to Coeur d'Alene is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, subway, and bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Newport News to Coeur d'Alene due to the time zone difference. In May, Coeur d'Alene is a bit cooler than Newport News - with highs of 68°F and lows of 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to Portland.

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Portland

— 4 nights

City of Roses

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Explore Portland's surroundings by going to Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil), Powerland Heritage Park (in Brooks) and Salem (Schreiner's Iris Gardens & Bush's Pasture Park). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, take a stroll through Ladd's Addition, head outdoors with Portland Timbers, and admire the landmark architecture of Pittock Mansion.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Portland trip planner.

Getting from Coeur d'Alene to Portland by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Boise.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Boise

— 1 night

City of Trees

From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
On the 6th (Sun), walk around Camel's Back Park, then steep yourself in history at Old Idaho Penitentiary, and then hike along Boise River Greenbelt.

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You can fly from Portland to Boise in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Portland to Boise due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Portland in June, you will find days in Boise are a bit warmer (85°F), and nights are about the same (57°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Boise

Parks · Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors

Colorado Springs

— 4 nights
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Explore Colorado Springs' surroundings by going to Cañon City (River Rafting & Tubing & Skyline Drive) and Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum (in Victor). There's much more to do: stroll around Garden of the Gods, contemplate the waterfront views at Manitou Springs Incline, surround yourself with nature on Colorado Wolf Adventures, and get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

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You can fly from Boise to Colorado Springs in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Nature

Side Trips

Nashville

— 4 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.
Nashville is known for nightlife, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at New Heights Brewing Company, steep yourself in history at Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery, and wander the streets of Downtown Nashville.

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Fly from Colorado Springs to Nashville in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Colorado Springs to Nashville is 1 hour. Traveling from Colorado Springs in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Nashville, with lows of 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Gatlinburg

— 4 nights

The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Go for a jaunt from Gatlinburg to Great Smoky Mountains National Park to see Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail about 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, walk around Chimneys Picnic Area, take a memorable drive along Newfound Gap Road, and get in on the family fun at Dollywood.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Gatlinburg trip planner.

Getting from Nashville to Gatlinburg by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. Traveling from Nashville to Gatlinburg, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Gatlinburg can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Idaho travel guide

4.6
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Waterfalls
The Gem State
The mountainous state of Idaho houses some of the country's largest stretches of unspoiled nature. There are plenty of opportunities for adventurous holidays here, with rapids, canyons, snow-capped mountains, expansive lakes, and waterfalls higher than Niagara Falls. Those on vacation with access to a car can enjoy some of the most scenic drives in the nation while traversing Idaho's rugged landscape. Boise, the state's capital and most populous city, provides cultural attractions such as museums, galleries, and theater. The students of Boise State University contribute to the city's vibrant and growing nightlife scene.

Oregon travel guide

4.5
Gardens · State Parks · Specialty Museums
A land of many faces, Oregon is at once a state of rugged rocky coastlines and deep forests, as well as vibrant cities and small towns packed with award-winning restaurants and trendy shops. With nearly half of its land covered by dense fir, redwood, and pine forests, the state protects varied plant and animal life inside three national parks. In addition to pristine waterfalls, beaches, and lakes perfect for a holiday in nature, Oregon also offers numerous urban tourist attractions. Portland, the state's largest metropolis, notably includes more breweries than any other city in the world, and its central location makes it an ideal base for day trips to Oregon's emerging wine region and many parks.

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.

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.