28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

Make it your trip
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Charlotte
— 4 nights
Fly to San Antonio International Airport, Drive to Canyon Lake
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Canyon Lake
— 4 nights
Drive
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Carlsbad Caverns National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Alamogordo
— 4 nights
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Drive to Roswell, Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Maswik Lodge
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 7 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Charlotte
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Charlotte
— 1 night

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Charlotte

— 4 nights

The Queen City

A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
Change things up with these side-trips from Charlotte: Glencairn Gardens (in Rock Hill), Columbia (Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden & Sea Lion Landing) and Greenville (Joel Roberts Poinsett Statue, Falls Park on the Reedy, &more). There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Carowinds, join the crowd at Zmax Dragway, identify plant and animal life at Latta Plantation Nature Center & Preserve, and stroll around Freedom Park.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Charlotte online trip itinerary planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Charlotte. In April, daily temperatures in Charlotte can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Canyon Lake.

Things to do in Charlotte

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Canyon Lake

— 4 nights
Explore Canyon Lake's surroundings by going to Onion Creek Kitchens at Juniper Hills Farm (in Dripping Springs), Real Ale Brewing Company (in Blanco) and Pedernales Falls State Park (in Johnson City).

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Canyon Lake travel itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Charlotte to Canyon Lake with the Route module. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In April, Canyon Lake is a bit warmer than Charlotte - with highs of 81°F and lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

Things to do in Canyon Lake

Parks · Nature · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips

Carlsbad Caverns National Park

— 4 nights
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.
Take a break from Carlsbad Caverns National Park with a short trip to McKittrick Canyon in Guadalupe Mountains National Park, about 1h 50 min away. There's much more to do: get a dose of the wild on Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour, explore the striking landscape at Lion's Tail, explore the fascinating underground world of King's Palace, and explore the activities along Green Lake.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Carlsbad Caverns National Park day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Canyon Lake to Carlsbad Caverns National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Canyon Lake to Carlsbad Caverns National Park due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Canyon Lake in April since evenings lows in Carlsbad Caverns National Park dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to Alamogordo.

Things to do in Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Alamogordo

— 4 nights
Alamogordo is the seat of Otero County, New Mexico, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Alamogordo: St. Joseph Apache Mission Church (in Mescalero), Trinity Site (in Albuquerque) and Three Rivers Petroglyph Site (in Tularosa). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at White Sands National Monument, get outside with Trestle Recreation Area, examine the collection at New Mexico Museum of Space History, and brush up on your military savvy at White Sands Missle Range Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Alamogordo driving holiday planning tool.

Getting from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to Alamogordo by car takes about 4.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Alamogordo

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park

— 7 nights
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 7th (Fri), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, trek along South Kaibab Trail, and make a trip to Grand Canyon Village.

For where to stay and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and bus from Alamogordo to Grand Canyon National Park takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. In May, Grand Canyon National Park is little chillier than Alamogordo - with highs of 68°F and lows of 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Charlotte.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Childrens Museums

Charlotte

— 1 night

The Queen City

Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): walk around Freedom Park, get in on the family fun at Carowinds, and then see the interesting displays at NASCAR Hall of Fame.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Charlotte trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Charlotte in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Charlotte. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Charlotte: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 58°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Charlotte

Parks · Theme Parks · Museums

United States travel guide

4.5
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.