23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel planner

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Pensacola
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New Orleans
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San Antonio
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Las Vegas
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Sacramento
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Medford
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Seattle
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Salt Lake City
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Idaho Falls
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Rapid City
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Jefferson City
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Nashville
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Atlanta
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Pensacola

— 1 night

Western Gate to the Sunshine State

Surrounded on three sides by water, Pensacola offers access to white-sand beaches and emerald-green ocean unspoiled by large resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Holmes Medical Museum and then enjoy the sand and surf at Orange Beach Waterfront Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about all things military at National Naval Aviation Museum, then stop by Visitors Information Center, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

Plan trip to Pensacola with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

New Orleans to Pensacola is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. Traveling from New Orleans in May, expect nights in Pensacola to be about the same, around 66°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 83°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to New Orleans.

Things to do in Pensacola

Museums · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

New Orleans

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): stroll the grounds of Lafayette Cemetery No.1 and then brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our New Orleans trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Pensacola to New Orleans in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Pensacola in May, plan for little chillier days in New Orleans, with highs around 70°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time for travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Historic Sites

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 4th (Tue), steep yourself in history at The Alamo, then go for a walk through The San Antonio River Walk, and then pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the San Antonio trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from New Orleans to San Antonio in 9 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans in May, expect nights in San Antonio to be about the same, around 66°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 87°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Las Vegas

— 2 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 5th (Wed), explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then engage your brain at Bodies The Exhibition, and then enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally make a trip to The Strip.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas online journey planner.

Getting from San Antonio to Las Vegas by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Antonio to Las Vegas. May in Las Vegas sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 64°F at night. On the 7th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sacramento.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites

Sacramento

— 1 day

River City

The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
On the 8th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sacramento Zoo.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Sacramento trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Sacramento takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, things will get slightly colder in Sacramento: highs are around 81°F and lows about 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Medford.

Things to do in Sacramento

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Medford

— 1 night
Medford is a city in, and county seat of, Jackson County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Upper and Lower Table Rock, then contemplate the waterfront views at Rogue River, and then stop by Rogue Creamery.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Medford online road trip planner.

You can drive from Sacramento to Medford in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Sacramento in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Medford, with lows around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Seattle.

Things to do in Medford

Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Seattle

— 2 nights

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, wander the streets of Pike Place Market, then look for gifts at Lion Heart Book Store, then view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Seattle trip planner.

Traveling by car from Medford to Seattle takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Medford in May, expect nights in Seattle to be about the same, around 52°F, while days are slightly colder, around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Salt Lake City

— 2 nights

Crossroads of the West

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take in breathtaking views at Big Cottonwood Canyon, then take in nature's colorful creations at Red Butte Garden, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salt Lake Temple. On the next day, admire the natural beauty at Temple Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Tabernacle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Assembly Hall, then get a sense of history and politics at Utah State Capitol, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Art at the Main Gallery.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City trip builder tool.

Drive from Seattle to Salt Lake City in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in May, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Idaho Falls.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Idaho Falls

— 2 nights
Idaho Falls is a city in and the county seat of Bonneville County, Idaho, United States, and is the largest city in Eastern Idaho. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): learn more about the world around you at Museum of Idaho, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Yellowstone Bear World, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Idaho Falls Zoo at Tautphaus Park, and finally don't miss a visit to Snake River Greenbelt. On your second day here, take in the dramatic scenery at Mesa Falls.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Idaho Falls online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Salt Lake City to Idaho Falls in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Salt Lake City in May, Idaho Falls is a bit cooler at night with lows of 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Idaho Falls

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Rapid City

— 2 nights

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
On the 16th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Bear Country USA, then get to know the resident critters at Reptile Gardens, and then take a stroll through Downtown Rapid City. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Dinosaur Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chapel in the Hills, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and finally look for gifts at Professor Samuel's Portrait Emporium.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rapid City holiday planner.

Drive from Idaho Falls to Rapid City in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Rapid City when traveling from Idaho Falls in May, with lows around 45°F. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Jefferson City.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Jefferson City

— 1 day
Jefferson City is the capital of the State of Missouri and the fifteenth most populous city in the state. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Missouri State Capitol, appreciate the history behind Lewis and Clark Monument Trailhead Plaza, and then contemplate the long history of Missouri State Penitentiary.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Jefferson City driving holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rapid City to Jefferson City. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rapid City to Jefferson City due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Rapid City in May, with highs in Jefferson City at 76°F and lows at 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Jefferson City

Historic Sites

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.
On the 20th (Thu), examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, contemplate the long history of Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery, and then catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Amqui Station and Visitors Center, then get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, and then take a stroll through Downtown Nashville.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Nashville trip planner.

You can drive from Jefferson City to Nashville in 7 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. May in Nashville sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Nightlife

Atlanta

— 2 nights

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
On the 22nd (Sat), find something for the whole family at SKYVIEW Atlanta, admire the natural beauty at Atlanta Botanical Garden, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo Atlanta. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: immerse yourself in nature at Chastain Park, steep yourself in history at Centennial Olympic Park, and then meet the residents at Georgia Aquarium.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Atlanta trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Nashville to Atlanta in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Atlanta due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Nature

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.