27 days in Continental USA Itinerary

27 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States sightseeing planner

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Port Neches
— 1 day
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Biloxi
— 2 nights
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Pigeon Forge
— 3 nights
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Nashville
— 3 nights
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Hot Springs
— 2 nights
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Branson
— 5 nights
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Eureka Springs
— 2 nights
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Denver
— 3 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
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Oklahoma City
— 1 night
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Port Neches

— 1 day
Port Neches is a city in Jefferson County, Texas, United States. To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Neches trip planning website.

Houston to Port Neches is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in June, and nighttime lows around 73°F. On the 4th (Tue), you're off to Biloxi.

Things to do in Port Neches

Fun & Games · Parks

Biloxi

— 2 nights

Playground of the South

A busy city on the Gulf Coast, Biloxi is one of the nation's oldest communities, first settled by Europeans in 1699.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): kick back and relax at Biloxi Beach.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Biloxi trip planner.

You can drive from Port Neches to Biloxi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In June, daily temperatures in Biloxi can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. On the 6th (Thu), you'll travel to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Biloxi

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
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Pigeon Forge

— 3 nights

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Roaring Fork and Tennessee Legend Distillery - Newport Hwy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pigeon Forge: Hartford (River Rafting & Tubing & Zipline) and Clingmans Dome (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park). The adventure continues: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Whiskey Barrelhouse, do a tasting at Tennessee Homemade Wines, and explore the galleries of Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum.

Make your Pigeon Forge itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Biloxi to Pigeon Forge takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Biloxi to Pigeon Forge due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Biloxi in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 66°F in Pigeon Forge. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Breweries & Distilleries · Adventure · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Nashville

— 3 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nelson's Green Brier Distillery and Lotz House Museum. The adventure continues: see a show at Grand Ole Opry, see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, and get to know the fascinating history of Downtown Franklin.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Nashville travel planning website.

Drive from Pigeon Forge to Nashville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and subway. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In June in Nashville, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to fly to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Hot Springs

— 2 nights

Valley of the Vapors

Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
On the 14th (Fri), enjoy breathtaking views from Hot Springs Mountain Tower, then pause for some serene contemplation at Anthony Chapel, and then admire the natural beauty at Garvan Woodland Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Fordyce Bathhouse, appreciate the extensive heritage of Bathhouse Row, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Hot Springs road trip tool.

Getting from Nashville to Hot Springs by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. June in Hot Springs sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Branson.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Historic Sites · Parks · Spas

Branson

— 5 nights

Live Entertainment Capital of the World

Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Dogwood Canyon Nature Park. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Moonshine Beach, wander the streets of Historic Downtown Branson, find something for the whole family at Arcade City, and admire the local landmark of Dancing Water Fountain.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Branson road trip tool.

Drive from Hot Springs to Branson in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Hot Springs in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 65°F in Branson. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Branson

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Eureka Springs

— 2 nights

Little Switzerland of America

Nestled in the heart of the Ozark Mountains, the whole town of Eureka Springs is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take a stroll through Eureka Springs Historical Downtown, stroll through Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, and then appreciate the history behind Christ of the Ozarks. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Beaver Lake and then take an in-depth tour of The Walmart Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Eureka Springs trip planner.

You can drive from Branson to Eureka Springs in 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can fly to Denver.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Denver

— 3 nights

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Spas and River Rafting & Tubing. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Denver: Estes Park (Horseback Riding Tours, Brownfield's, &more). There's more to do: look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Denver road trip planning site.

Fly from Eureka Springs to Denver in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Eureka Springs in June, Denver is a bit cooler at night with lows of 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to North Cheyenne Canon Park and Red Rock Canyon Open Space. Get out of town with these interesting Colorado Springs side-trips: Cañon City (Skyline Drive & River Rafting & Tubing). There's lots more to do: walk around Garden of the Gods, get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, and take a memorable drive along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs sightseeing planning website.

Getting from Denver to Colorado Springs by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. June in Colorado Springs sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can fly to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Adventure

Side Trips

Oklahoma City

— 1 night

The Big Friendly

Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): wander the streets of Bricktown, admire the masterpieces at National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, and then appreciate the history behind Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum.

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You can fly from Colorado Springs to Oklahoma City in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Colorado Springs in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Oklahoma City, with lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums · Neighborhoods

Mississippi travel guide

3.4
Casinos · Historic Sites · History Museums
The Magnolia State
Still relatively unspoiled by mass tourism, Mississippi epitomizes rich history and offers warm hospitality to those who vacation here. The Mississippi River forms most of its western border, so it's no surprise that this mighty waterway shapes the lives of people calling the "Magnolia State" their home. The river influences everything from the food they eat to the music they listen to. Perhaps the easiest way to discover Mississippi is to take a drive on the 715 km (444 mi) long national parkway, which follows a route used since pre-colonial times that's famous for its scenic beauty and attractions of historical interest. At the end of the parkway sits a town packed with nearly 600 antebellum homes.

Tennessee travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Distilleries · Theme Parks
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.

Arkansas travel guide

4.5
State Parks · Art Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
The Natural State
With a diverse geography including mountains in the north, dense broadleaf forests in the south, and fertile lowlands in the east, Arkansas is aptly nicknamed the "Natural State." Still largely undiscovered by foreign tourists, the state hides a world of little-known lakes and rivers. Arkansas also includes vast state parks, offering visitors on vacation outstanding camping facilities in the middle of pristine natural areas sheltering blue herons, warblers, and bald eagles. Often stereotyped as little more than poor hillbilly country, Arkansas boasts a surprisingly diverse array of cultural attractions, including numerous museums, theaters, and cutting-edge sports venues. To learn about the real culture of Arkansas, explore its outstanding cuisine, traditional festivals, and lively music scene.

Missouri travel guide

4.6
Theaters · Performances · Specialty Museums
The Show-Me State
Acquired from France as part of the famous Louisiana Purchase, Missouri offers visitors equal amounts of urban and rural tourist attractions, with a good sprinkling of lush valleys and meandering back roads ideal for leisurely road trips. The state has a highly varied geography, ranging from the till plains in the north to the rolling Ozark Mountains in the south. The state sits at the intersection of North America's three greatest rivers, creating fertile plains known for supporting extensive farms and ranches. Now generally considered part of the country's Midwest, most people used to count Missouri among the southern states, primarily due to its status as a slave state before the Civil War.

Colorado travel guide

4.3
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.

Oklahoma travel guide

4
Casinos · Monuments · Art Museums
The Sooner State
Boasting a rich Native American heritage and named after the Choctaw word for "Red People," Oklahoma remains home to about 40 native tribes who speak 25 distinct languages. Though the state remains one of the country's top producers of agricultural products, most of its inhabitants live within two metropolitan areas, Oklahoma City and Tulsa. The state is home to the 500-million-year-old Wichita Mountains, noted for being the site of the oldest national wildlife refuge in the United States. Explore the state's pristine natural areas while on vacation here, but be sure to leave plenty of time to tour its characteristic small towns, known for their food, music, and cultural festivals.