24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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24 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Boston
Drive:  8​h 15​min
1
Front Royal
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h
2
Nashville
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
4
Kansas City
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  13​h
6
Las Vegas
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h
7
Santa Paula
— 5 nights
Drive:  8​h
8
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  26​h
9
Chicago
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
10
Grand Rapids
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Boston


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3
nights
Front Royal

Front Royal ©
Front Royal is a town in Warren County, Virginia, United States. Bull Run Mountains Natural Area Preserve and James Madison's Montpelier are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Old Rag Mountain Hike and Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Front Royal: Shenandoah National Park (Skyline Drive & Limberlost Trail), Dolly Sods (in Elkins) and Luray (The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum & Luray Caverns). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Belle Boyd Cottage.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Front Royal trip planner.

Boston to Front Royal is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Boston in May, expect nights in Front Royal to be about the same, around 52°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Front Royal

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Shenandoah National Park, Luray, Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge, Bull Run Mountains Natural Area Preserve, Dolly Sods
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Old Rag Mountain Hike ©
Old Rag Mountain Hike
James Madison's Montpelier ©
James Madison's Montpelier
Luray Caverns ©
Luray Caverns

1
night
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 24th (Fri), get to know the fascinating history of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Centennial Park, then see the interesting displays at RCA Studio B, then contemplate the long history of Lotz House Museum, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Radnor Lake State Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Nashville trip maker website .

Explore your travel options from Front Royal to Nashville with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Front Royal to Nashville is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Front Royal in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Nashville: highs are around 80°F and lows about 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
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Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park ©
Radnor Lake State Park ©
Radnor Lake State Park

2
nights
Memphis

Memphis ©
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 25th (Sat): get a new perspective on nature at Ducks Unlimited Waterfowling Heritage Center, meet the residents at Memphis Zoo, steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, contemplate the long history of The Peabody Ducks, then get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street, and finally appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel.

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

You can drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Memphis are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kansas City.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
Beale Street ©
Beale Street

2
nights
Kansas City

Kansas City ©
Kansas City is the largest city in Missouri and the sixth largest city in the Midwest. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm Historic Site.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Kansas City trip simple and quick.

Fly from Memphis to Kansas City in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Kansas City

Wildlife Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Olathe, Massachusetts Street, Cedar Cove Feline Conservatory & Education Center
Highlights from your plan
Heritage Park ©
Heritage Park

1
night
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
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.
Garden of the Gods has been added to your itinerary. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, then delve into the distant past at Manitou Cliff Dwellings, then stroll through Garden of the Gods, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Colorado City Historic District.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Colorado Springs travel planner.

You can fly from Charlottesville to Colorado Springs in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Charlottesville to Colorado Springs is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Charlottesville in June, Colorado Springs is little chillier at night with lows of 54°F. On the 10th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
River Rafting & Tubing
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center

1
day
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): shop like a local with The Strip.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Colorado Springs to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Colorado Springs to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Colorado Springs in May, you will find days in Las Vegas are a bit warmer (87°F), and nights are much warmer (64°F). On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Santa Paula.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip

5
nights
Santa Paula

Santa Paula ©
Santa Paula is a city in Ventura County, California, United States. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum and Meditation Mount. Take a break from the city and head to Running Horse Ranch and Point Dume State Beach and Preserve. Explore Santa Paula's surroundings by going to Malibu (Zuma Beach, Malibu Lagoon State Beach, & more), Malibu Creek State Park (in Calabasas) and Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve (in Lancaster). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Fillmore Fish Hatchery, explore and take pictures at Ojai Olive Oil, and get lost in a book at Camarillo Public Library.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Santa Paula journey builder website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Las Vegas to Santa Paula. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, expect Santa Paula to be little chillier, temps between 73°F and 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Santa Paula

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Malibu, Ojai, Running Horse Ranch, Fillmore Fish Hatchery, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
Highlights from your plan
Running Horse Ranch ©
Running Horse Ranch
Zuma Beach ©
Zuma Beach

1
night
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 5th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and then take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Santa Paula to Grand Canyon National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Santa Paula to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Santa Paula, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Yavapai Point ©
Yavapai Point

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 7th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lincoln Park Zoo, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Cloud Gate, identify plant and animal life at Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary, then look for all kinds of wild species at Prairie Wolf Slough, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Deer Grove Forest Preserve.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Chicago road trip tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Chicago takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Chicago, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, expect much warmer with lows of 63°F in Chicago. On the 9th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Swallow Cliff Stairs, Prairie Wolf Slough, Deer Grove Forest Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Deer Grove Forest Preserve ©
Deer Grove Forest Preserve

3
nights
Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids ©
The second largest city in Michigan and a hub of furniture manufacturing, Grand Rapids bears the nickname "Furniture City." However, the destination's original name came from the rapids of the Grand River that once ran through the downtown area.
On the 9th (Sun), get your game on at The Ruse. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Oval Beach, then enjoy the sea views from South Haven Lighthouses, then examine the collection at Gilmore Car Museum, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Cascade Peace Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Grand Rapids route planner .

Getting from Chicago to Grand Rapids by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. June in Grand Rapids sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Holland, Millennium Park, Gilmore Car Museum, Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier, Oval Beach
Highlights from your plan
Gilmore Car Museum ©
Gilmore Car Museum
Fishing Charters & Tours
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park

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