28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

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28 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  3​h
1
Nashville
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Asheville
— 2 nights
Drive:  10​h 15​min
3
Saint Louis
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Kansas City
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Lincoln
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
6
Denver
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h
7
Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
8
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
10
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
11
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Atlanta

5
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Venture out of the city with trips to Downtown Franklin (in Franklin), Montgomery Bell State Park (in Burns) and Walden Pumpkin Farm (in Smyrna). The adventure continues: learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, explore the activities along Radnor Lake State Park, wander the streets of Downtown Nashville, and catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Nashville online route planner .

Atlanta to Nashville is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Atlanta in April, Nashville is little chillier at night with lows of 11°C. On the 5th (Sat), you'll travel to Kansas City.

Things to do in Nashville

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Franklin, Hermitage Golf Course, Walden Pumpkin Farm, Montgomery Bell State Park
Highlights from your plan
Centennial Park ©
Centennial Park
Radnor Lake State Park ©
Radnor Lake State Park
Montgomery Bell State Park ©
Montgomery Bell State Park

2
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): enjoy breathtaking views from Chimney Rock State Park, then view the masterpieces at Lexington Glassworks, and then cruise along Blueridge Parkway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, explore the wealth of natural beauty at The North Carolina Arboretum, then look for gifts at Battery Park Book Exchange and Champagne Bar, and finally indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Asheville trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Nashville to Asheville takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Asheville. Traveling from Nashville in May, things will get little chillier in Asheville: highs are around 28°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Blue Ridge Pkwy, Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park
Highlights from your plan
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy
The North Carolina Arboretum ©
The North Carolina Arboretum

2
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Citygarden, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Forest Park, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Saint Louis Zoo, then contemplate the long history of Missouri Botanical Garden, then enjoy breathtaking views from The Gateway Arch, and finally savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Saint Louis online itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Asheville to Saint Louis in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Kansas City.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Saint Louis Zoo ©
Saint Louis Zoo
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
The Gateway Arch ©
The Gateway Arch

2
nights
Kansas City

Kansas City ©
The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, admire the masterpieces at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, get engrossed in the history at National World War I Museum and Memorial, steep yourself in history at Union Station, then stroll through Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore and take pictures at Kauffman Stadium, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Kansas City Zoo, meet the residents at SEA LIFE Kansas City, then stop by Wines by Jennifer, and finally shop like a local with Country Club Plaza.

Discover how to plan a Kansas City trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Nashville to Kansas City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Kansas City are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Lincoln.

Things to do in Kansas City

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums

Side Trips

Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead, Wines by Jennifer
Highlights from your plan
Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead ©
Room Escape Games
Kansas City Zoo ©
Kansas City Zoo

2
nights
Lincoln

Lincoln ©
Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): stroll through Henry Doorly Zoo, have fun at Horseshoe Council Bluffs, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Sunken Gardens. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Joslyn Art Museum, take in the views from Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge, then take an in-depth tour of The Durham Museum, then shop like a local with Old Market, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Lauritzen Gardens Omaha's Botanical Center.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Lincoln route app .

Traveling by car from Kansas City to Lincoln takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Kansas City in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 12°C in Lincoln. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Lincoln

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trips

Omaha, Horseshoe Council Bluffs
Highlights from your plan
Henry Doorly Zoo ©
Henry Doorly Zoo
Lincoln Children's Zoo ©
Lincoln Children's Zoo
Horseshoe Council Bluffs ©
Horseshoe Council Bluffs

3
nights
Denver

Denver ©
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.
On the 13th (Sun), buy something for everyone on your list at Pearl Street Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: catch a live performance at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, stroll through Denver Zoo, then explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, then wander the streets of 16th Street Mall, and finally steep yourself in history at Union Station.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Denver day trip planning website .

You can fly from Lincoln to Denver in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lincoln to Denver due to the time zone difference. In May, Denver is a bit cooler than Lincoln - with highs of 22°C and lows of 7°C. On the 16th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Boulder
Highlights from your plan
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo
Flatirons ©
Flatirons
Downtown Aquarium ©
Downtown Aquarium

2
nights
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
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 16th (Wed): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hit the slopes at Deer Valley Resort, then fly down the slopes at Park City Mountain Resort, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Salt Lake City travel route builder .

Traveling by flight from Denver to Salt Lake City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, Salt Lake City is a bit warmer than Denver - with highs of 26°C and lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Park City
Highlights from your plan
Deer Valley Resort ©
Deer Valley Resort
Room Escape Games
Park City Mountain Resort ©
Park City Mountain Resort

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, cruise along East Rim Drive, then hike along South Kaibab Trail, then take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, and finally get great views at Mather Point. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Bright Angel Trail.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park travel planner.

You can drive from Salt Lake City to Grand Canyon National Park in 8.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Salt Lake City in May since evenings lows in Grand Canyon National Park dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

2
nights
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.
On the 21st (Mon), immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, then take in a show at Bellagio Fountains, and finally wander the streets of The Strip. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum and then admire the engineering at Hoover Dam.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip itinerary planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, expect nights in Las Vegas to be much warmer, around 20°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

2
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
On the 23rd (Wed), try out the rides at SeaWorld San Diego, then stroll through Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, and then kick back and relax at Children's Pool. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through San Diego Zoo and then let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego journey planner.

Fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in May: highs in San Diego hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

2
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): examine the collection at The Getty Center and then make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Bronson Caves, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and then discover the magic at Disney California Adventure Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles online vacation maker .

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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