22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
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Medora
— 1 day
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Custer
— 2 nights
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Wichita
— 1 night
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Saint Louis
— 1 night
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Nashville
— 2 nights
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Pigeon Forge
— 2 nights
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New Orleans
— 3 nights
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San Antonio
— 3 nights
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Carlsbad Caverns National Park
— 2 nights
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Tucson
— 1 night

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Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©

Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Escape the urban bustle at Grinnell Glacier and Virginia Falls. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, get great views at Jackson Glacier Overlook, and trek along Granite Park Trail.

To find maps and other tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park online trip maker.

San Diego to Glacier National Park is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from San Diego in May, Glacier National Park is much colder at night with lows of 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Medora.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail
Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls

1
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Medora

Medora ©
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of South Unit.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Medora trip planner.

Getting from Glacier National Park to Medora by car takes about 11 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and bus. In May in Medora, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 38°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Custer.

Things to do in Medora

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
South Unit ©
South Unit

2
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Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): admire all the interesting features of Iron Mountain Road, then see the interesting displays at National Presidential Wax Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel and then delve into the lush surroundings at Black Hills National Forest.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Custer day trip planner.

Drive from Medora to Custer in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Medora in May, plan for little chillier days in Custer, with highs around 59°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Wichita.

Things to do in Custer

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Black Hills National Forest ©
Black Hills National Forest
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel

1
night
Wichita

Wichita ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museum of World Treasures, then browse the exhibits of Old Cowtown Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Wichita Art Museum, and finally test your team's savvy at Puzzle Plex.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Wichita road trip planning website.

You can fly from Custer to Wichita in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Custer to Wichita. In May, Wichita is a bit warmer than Custer - with highs of 77°F and lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Wichita

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Old Cowtown Museum ©
Old Cowtown Museum
Wichita Art Museum ©
Wichita Art Museum
Museum of World Treasures ©
Museum of World Treasures

1
night
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, see the interesting displays at City Museum, then have some family-friendly fun at Top Notch Axe Throwing St. Louis, and finally see the interesting displays at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint Louis day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Wichita to Saint Louis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Saint Louis, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
City Museum ©
City Museum
Top Notch Axe Throwing St. Louis ©
Top Notch Axe Throwing St. Louis

2
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Nashville

Nashville ©

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 10th (Sun): get your game on at The Escape Game Nashville (Downtown), see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then take in the history at Lotz House Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): examine the collection at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, then examine the collection at RCA Studio B, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Upper Room, and finally get your game on at BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Nashville trip builder website.

You can fly from Saint Louis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Nashville, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Nashville

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage

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Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge ©

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 12th (Tue), stroll around Chimneys Picnic Area, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, then trek along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, admire the sheer force of Ramsey Cascades, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Pigeon Forge road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Pigeon Forge takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May in Pigeon Forge, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Chimneys Picnic Area ©
Chimneys Picnic Area
River Rafting & Tubing
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte

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New Orleans

New Orleans ©

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.
The National WWII Museum and Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium will appeal to museum buffs. Visit French Quarter and Jackson Square for their historical value. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Garden District, stop by Faulkner House Books, explore the world behind art at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, and put a fun spin on your tour with Escape My Room New Orleans.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Pigeon Forge to New Orleans in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Pigeon Forge in May, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in New Orleans

Highlights from your plan
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District

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San Antonio

San Antonio ©

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Alamo and Mission San Jose. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Texas State Capitol and King William Historic District. Explore San Antonio's surroundings by going to Austin (The Driskill & The Escape Game Austin). There's much more to do: shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk, take in the exciting artwork at Blue Star Contemporary, examine the collection at San Antonio Fire Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

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

You can fly from New Orleans to San Antonio in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from New Orleans in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in San Antonio: temperatures range from 87°F by day to 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

Things to do in San Antonio

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol

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Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Carlsbad Caverns National Park ©
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 20th (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at Lion's Tail, explore the striking landscape at Hall of The White Giant, then explore the fascinating underground world of King's Palace, and finally Head underground at Big Room. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour, explore the fascinating underground world of Slaughter Canyon Cave, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Spider Cave.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Carlsbad Caverns National Park trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from San Antonio to Carlsbad Caverns National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from San Antonio to Carlsbad Caverns National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Antonio in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 56°F in Carlsbad Caverns National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Tucson.

Things to do in Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Big Room ©
Big Room
Lion's Tail ©
Lion's Tail
King's Palace ©
King's Palace

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Tucson

Tucson ©

Old Pueblo

One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): get a new perspective on nature at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, then view the masterpieces at Etherton Gallery, and then take in breathtaking views at Sabino Canyon.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Tucson journey planning tool.

Do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to Tucson in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in May, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tucson

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ©
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Sabino Canyon ©
Sabino Canyon
Etherton Gallery ©
Etherton Gallery

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