27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

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South Lake Tahoe
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Great Basin National Park
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
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Keystone
— 1 night
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Maquoketa
— 1 night
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Piscataway
— 3 nights
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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Charleston
— 2 nights
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New Orleans
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Carlsbad Caverns National Park
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Joshua Tree National Park
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South Lake Tahoe

— 1 night
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Plan trip to South Lake Tahoe with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Los Angeles to South Lake Tahoe is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect cooler evenings in South Lake Tahoe when traveling from Los Angeles in July, with lows around 46°F. On the 6th (Tue), you'll travel to Great Basin National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Fun & Games

Great Basin National Park

— 2 nights
Great Basin National Park is one of the U.S.'s more out-of-the-way national parks, but those who make the trip are rewarded with the striking contrast of snowcapped peaks rising from a high-altitude desert.
On the 6th (Tue), explore the activities along Stella Lake and then contemplate the waterfront views at Teresa Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Baker Lake Trail, admire all the interesting features of Mather Overlook, and then hike along Alpine Lakes Loop.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Great Basin National Park journey planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from South Lake Tahoe to Great Basin National Park. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in July, you will find days in Great Basin National Park are somewhat warmer (89°F), and nights are about the same (51°F). On the 8th (Thu), you'll travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Great Basin National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Yellowstone National Park

— 3 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Midway Geyser Basin. Explore hidden gems such as West Thumb Geyser Basin and Grand Loop Road. Escape the urban bustle at Monument Geyser Basin and Aurum Geyser. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Blue Star Spring, contemplate the waterfront views at Chinese Spring ( Chinaman Spring), and witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park sightseeing planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Great Basin National Park to Yellowstone National Park. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Great Basin National Park in July: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 73°F and lows are around 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Keystone.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Keystone

— 1 night

Home Of Mount Rushmore

Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mount Rushmore National Memorial as well as Breezy Point Picnic Area. On the 12th (Mon), make a trip to Brule and then get engrossed in the history at South Dakota State Railroad Museum. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial and then get great views at Breezy Point Picnic Area.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Keystone trip app.

Fly from Yellowstone National Park to Keystone in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July: high temperatures in Keystone hover around 80°F and lows are around 53°F. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Maquoketa.

Things to do in Keystone

Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Maquoketa

— 1 night
Maquoketa is a city in Jackson county in the U.S. state of Iowa. On the 14th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Jackson County Historical Museum and then gain insight at Hurstville Interpretive Center.

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Explore your travel options from Keystone to Maquoketa with the Route module. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Keystone to Maquoketa due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Keystone in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Maquoketa, with lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Piscataway.

Things to do in Maquoketa

Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Piscataway

— 3 nights
Piscataway is a township in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Melovino Meadery and Cornelius Low House. Discover out-of-the-way places like Reeves-Reed Arboretum and Watchung Reservation. Step out of Piscataway with an excursion to Paddle Boating and Picnic Pavilion in West Orange--about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, pause for some serene contemplation at Kirkpatrick Chapel, walk around Johnson Park, and trek along Trailside Nature & Science Center.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Piscataway trip itinerary maker tool.

Explore your travel options from Maquoketa to Piscataway with the Route module. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Maquoketa to Piscataway due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Maquoketa in July, things will get a bit warmer in Piscataway: highs are around 87°F and lows about 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Piscataway

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Washington DC

— 3 nights
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like U.S. National Arboretum and Marine Barracks Washington, 8th and I. Get some cultural insight at Anderson House and National Museum of African Art. There's still lots to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Alexandria National Cemetery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land, take an in-depth tour of President Lincoln's Cottage, and admire the landmark architecture of DAR Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Washington DC vacation maker.

Traveling by car from Piscataway to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Charleston.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Charleston

— 2 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
On the 23rd (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Gibbes Museum of Art, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Charleston Distilling Company, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Holy City Brewing, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Westbrook Brewing Co. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Sullivan's Island Lighthouse, then kick back and relax at Lighthouse Inlet Heritage Preserve, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally learn about winemaking at Mira Winery Napa Valley Education Center & Tasting Room.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Charleston vacation builder app.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Charleston takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. In July, daily temperatures in Charleston can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Sun) before leaving for New Orleans.

Things to do in Charleston

Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

New Orleans

— 2 nights

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.
On the 26th (Mon), pause for some photo ops at Our Sacred Stories and then stroll through Old River Road Plantation Adventure.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our New Orleans trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Charleston to New Orleans in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Charleston in July, you will find days in New Orleans are a bit cooler (80°F), and nights are about the same (80°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Carlsbad Caverns National Park

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Hall of The White Giant, then explore the striking landscape at Giant Dome, and then explore the striking landscape at Lion's Tail.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Carlsbad Caverns National Park trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Carlsbad Caverns National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from New Orleans, expect somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Carlsbad Caverns National Park, ranging from highs of 97°F to lows of 71°F. You will leave for Joshua Tree National Park on the 29th (Thu).

Things to do in Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Nature · Parks

Joshua Tree National Park

— 1 night
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
On the 30th (Fri), explore the landscape on two wheels at Box Canyon Road, then explore the fascinating landscape at Cottonwood Spring Oasis, and then cruise along Geology Tour Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sat): steep yourself in history at Keys Ranch.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Joshua Tree National Park online tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to Joshua Tree National Park in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to Joshua Tree National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Carlsbad Caverns National Park in July, expect Joshua Tree National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 103°F and 78°F. On the 31st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.

New Jersey travel guide

3.9
Casinos · Shopping Malls · Beaches
The Garden State
Often overshadowed by its legendary neighbor, New York, New Jersey holds its own as a land of thriving industrial cities, sprawling farmland, and lively coastal towns. Called the Garden State, New Jersey is a hub of entertainment and cultural attractions for the east coast, from the famous sandy beaches and carnival-like atmosphere of the Jersey Shore to alluring Atlantic City, the Las Vegas of the east. New Jersey also boasts a wealth of historical places to visit, including battle sites and memorials, such as George Washington's Revolutionary War headquarters.