30 days in Continental USA Itinerary

30 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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30 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Start: Woodruff
Drive:  6​h 15​min
1
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Denver
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Nashville
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Louisville
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
5
Austin
— 8 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: New York City

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 10th (Sat), take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Chicago trip itinerary maker .

Woodruff to Chicago is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Woodruff in August; daily highs in Chicago reach 33°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field

4
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.
Explore Denver's surroundings by going to Trail Ridge Road (in Rocky Mountain National Park) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Idaho Springs). And it doesn't end there: learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, admire the striking features of Downtown Aquarium, get a sense of history and politics at Colorado State Capitol, and steep yourself in history at Denver Union Station.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Denver travel planning tool .

Getting from Chicago to Denver by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Denver. Traveling from Chicago in August, Denver is a bit cooler at night with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Trail Ridge Road
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
River Rafting & Tubing
Beer Tastings & Tours

5
nights
Nashville

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Nashville is known for nightlife, museums, historic sites, fun & games, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, get your game on at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), and steep yourself in history at Lotz House Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Nashville travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Denver to Nashville takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Denver to Nashville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Nashville when traveling from Denver in August, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lotz House Museum, Bowen Plantation House
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

5
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Louisville: Buffalo Trace Distillery (in Frankfort) and Mammoth Cave National Park (in Mammoth Cave National Park). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 24th (Sat) at Kentucky Kingdom. There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern, don't miss a visit to The Belvedere, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Copper & Kings American Brandy Distillery, and learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Louisville trip website .

Traveling by car from Nashville to Louisville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Louisville due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Austin.

Things to do in Louisville

Theme Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Kentucky Artisan Distillery, Buffalo Trace Distillery, Mammoth Cave National Park
Highlights from your plan
Kentucky Kingdom ©
Kentucky Kingdom
Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Mammoth Cave National Park ©
Mammoth Cave National Park

8
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Venture out of the city with trips to Barn Pottery (in New Braunfels) and San Antonio (SeaWorld San Antonio, Natural Bridge Caverns, & more). There's much more to do: ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Austin, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Austin day trip planning website .

You can fly from Louisville to Austin in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Louisville in August: high temperatures in Austin hover around 43°C and lows are around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

San Antonio, Barn Pottery
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol

5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 5th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Getty Center, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles driving holiday planning tool .

Getting from Austin to Los Angeles by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Austin to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Austin in September, with highs in Los Angeles at 34°C and lows at 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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