29 days in United States Itinerary

29 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel route maker

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Gilbert
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Sanibel Island
— 4 nights
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Albuquerque
— 4 nights
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Virginia Beach
— 4 nights
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Richmond
— 5 nights
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Myrtle Beach
— 5 nights
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Drive to Charleston Air Force Base-International Airport, Fly to Chicago Midway International Airport, Drive to Chesterton
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Chesterton
— 3 nights
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Tinley Park
— 2 nights
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Gilbert

Gilbert is a town in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States, located southeast of Phoenix, within the Phoenix metropolitan area. For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Gilbert vacation website.

Phoenix to Gilbert is an approximately half hour car ride. Traveling from Phoenix in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Gilbert, with lows around 75°F. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Sanibel Island.

Things to do in Gilbert

Outdoors · Parks · Golf · Nature

Sanibel Island

— 4 nights
Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
Step off the beaten path and head to Parasailing & Paragliding and Blind Pass Beach Park. Kids will enjoy Captiva Beach and Gulfside Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Bonita Springs Public Beach in Bonita Springs (about 40 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Sanibel Causeway, stop by Bailey's General Store, take in the exciting artwork at 2 Islands Gallery, and deepen your understanding at Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW).

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sanibel Island trip builder site.

You can drive from Gilbert to Sanibel Island in 33.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Gilbert to Sanibel Island. When traveling from Gilbert in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Sanibel Island: temperatures range from 91°F by day to 74°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Albuquerque

— 4 nights

Duke City

Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Albuquerque Biological Park and The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History. Kids will enjoy Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque and White Rock Overlook Park. Step out of Albuquerque to go to Los Alamos and see Bradbury Science Museum, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at ABQ BioPark Zoo, walk around Elena Gallegos Park, admire the masterpieces at Albuquerque Museum, and see the interesting displays at New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Albuquerque visit site.

Traveling by flight from Sanibel Island to Albuquerque takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Sanibel Island in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 67°F in Albuquerque. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Virginia Beach

— 4 nights

The Resort City

Holding a record for the longest pleasure beach in the world, Virginia Beach showcases 35 miles of coastline and maintains a longstanding reputation as a family-friendly vacation destination.
Attractions like Sandbridge Beach and First Landing State Park make great kid-friendly stops. Step off the beaten path and head to Children's Museum of Virginia and Parasailing & Paragliding. There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Military Aviation Museum, stroll through Chick's Beach, go for a walk through King Neptune Statue on the Boardwalk, and enjoy the sea views from Cape Henry Lighthouse.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Virginia Beach trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Albuquerque to Virginia Beach takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Albuquerque to Virginia Beach, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Albuquerque in July since evenings lows in Virginia Beach dip to 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Richmond.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Richmond

— 5 nights

The River City

The capital city of Virginia, Richmond has diverse architecture, a large collection of monuments, and world-class museums that reveal the city's important role in American history.
Kids will enjoy Science Museum of Virginia and College of William & Mary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kings Dominion and Bruton Parish Episcopal Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Richmond: Williamsburg (George Wythe House & Wren Building), National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle) and Fredericksburg (Chatham Manor & The Rising Sun Tavern). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, learn about all things military at American Civil War Museum- Historic Tredegar, don't miss a visit to Monument Avenue, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Richmond road trip planning website.

You can drive from Virginia Beach to Richmond in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Richmond, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 71°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Richmond

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Myrtle Beach

— 5 nights
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Attractions like Family Kingdom Amusement Park and Holden Beach make great kid-friendly stops. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Museum of Coastal Carolina. Change things up with these side-trips from Myrtle Beach: Litchfield Beach (in Litchfield Beach), Cherry Grove Beach (in North Myrtle Beach) and Oak Island (Oak Island Beach & The Hoarders). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Myrtle Beach Pinball Museum, take a leisurely stroll along The Pier at Garden City Beach, play a few rounds at Captain Hook's Adventure Golf, and learn about all things military at Warbird Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Myrtle Beach trip itinerary app.

Getting from Richmond to Myrtle Beach by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and car. In July, daily temperatures in Myrtle Beach can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. On the 19th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Chesterton.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Chesterton

— 3 nights
Chesterton is a town in Westchester, Jackson and Liberty townships of Porter County, in the U.S. Kids will appreciate attractions like Fair Oaks Farms and Funflatables. Discover out-of-the-way places like Indiana Dunes State Park and Taltree Arboretum and Gardens. When in Chesterton, make a side trip to see Albanese Candy Factory in Merrillville, approximately Merrillville away. Spend the 22nd (Thu) exploring nature at Indiana Dunes National Park. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Chapel of the Resurrection.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Chesterton trip itinerary builder site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Myrtle Beach to Chesterton. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Myrtle Beach to Chesterton due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Myrtle Beach in July: high temperatures in Chesterton hover around 82°F and lows are around 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Tinley Park.

Things to do in Chesterton

Parks · Nature · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

Tinley Park

— 2 nights
Tinley Park is a village located in Cook County, Illinois, United States, with a small portion in Will County. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): brush up on your military savvy at First Division Museum at Cantigny, experience rural life at Blackberry Farm, and then get to know the fascinating history of Riverwalk Lot. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): brush up on your military savvy at Cantigny Park and then get to know the resident critters at Brookfield Zoo.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Tinley Park trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Chesterton to Tinley Park in an hour. In July, daytime highs in Tinley Park are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tinley Park

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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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.