30 days in Continental USA Itinerary

30 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary maker

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Pigeon Forge
— 2 nights
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Savannah
— 2 nights
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Branson
— 2 nights
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Hot Springs
— 1 night
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Natchez
— 1 night
Drive to Baton Rouge, Fly to San Antonio
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San Antonio
— 2 nights
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Santa Fe
— 2 nights
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Sedona
— 2 nights
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Moab
— 3 nights
Drive to Grand Junction, Fly to Jackson
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Jackson Hole
— 4 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
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Rapid City
— 2 nights
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Fargo
— 1 night
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Omaha
— 1 night
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Pigeon Forge

— 2 nights

Center of Fun in the Smokies

A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hartford (Zipline & River Rafting & Tubing). The adventure continues: sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, walk around Chimneys Picnic Area, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, and identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Pigeon Forge travel itinerary planner.

Knoxville to Pigeon Forge is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In June, daily temperatures in Pigeon Forge can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Savannah.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks · Outdoors · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

Savannah

— 2 nights

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): wander the streets of Savannah Historic District, admire the landmark architecture of Mickve Israel Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, then brush up on your military savvy at Webb Military Museum, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ghost Coast Distillery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): explore the different monuments and memorials at Bonaventure Cemetery, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then walk around Forsyth Park, and finally get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Savannah road trip planning website.

You can fly from Pigeon Forge to Savannah in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Pigeon Forge in June, Savannah is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Branson.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Branson

— 2 nights

Live Entertainment Capital of the World

Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): cool off at Silver Dollar City. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, gain insight at College of the Ozarks, and then explore the activities along Table Rock Lake.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Branson itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Savannah to Branson takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Savannah to Branson. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Savannah in June; daily highs in Branson reach 84°F and lows reach 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Branson

Theme Parks · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hot Springs

— 1 night

Valley of the Vapors

Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ouachita and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Anthony Chapel.

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Getting from Branson to Hot Springs by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Natchez.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Natchez

— 1 night
Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Stanton Hall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary Basilica, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Natchez Garden Club.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Natchez vacation builder tool.

Traveling by car from Hot Springs to Natchez takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In June in Natchez, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Natchez

Historic Sites · Parks

San Antonio

— 2 nights

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
On the 10th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at McNay Art Museum, then contemplate the long history of Mission San Jose, then take an in-depth tour of The Alamo, and finally shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): take in the history at Mission Espada, shop like a local with Blue Star Contemporary, then get in on the family fun at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, and finally stroll around Friedrich Wilderness Park.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Antonio vacation planning tool.

Do a combination of car and flight from Natchez to San Antonio in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Natchez in June: highs in San Antonio hover around 93°F, while lows dip to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Theme Parks

Santa Fe

— 2 nights

City Different

Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, then trek along Canyon Trail, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, then take in nature's colorful creations at Absolute Nirvana Spa & Gardens, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Santa Fe online trip maker.

You can fly from San Antonio to Santa Fe in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Antonio to Santa Fe is minus 1 hour. Traveling from San Antonio in June, Santa Fe is a bit cooler at night with lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Sedona

— 2 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 14th (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock, admire the striking features of Chapel of the Holy Cross, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) and then see Off-Road Tours.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Sedona online travel planner.

You can drive from Santa Fe to Sedona in 7 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sedona when traveling from Santa Fe in June, with lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Sedona

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Tours

Moab

— 3 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 16th (Wed), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Arches National Park. Make the 18th (Fri) a memorable day with a climbing tour. There's still lots to do: see Off-Road Tours and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Moab day trip planning site.

Drive from Sedona to Moab in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Sedona in June, expect little chillier with lows of 61°F in Moab. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Trails

Jackson Hole

— 4 nights
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Get out of town with these interesting Jackson Hole side-trips: Yellowstone National Park (Blue Star Spring, Observation Point Trail, &more) and Grand Teton National Park (Grand Teton, Cascade Canyon Trail, &more).

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Jackson Hole road trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Moab to Jackson Hole in 7.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Moab in June, things will get colder in Jackson Hole: highs are around 72°F and lows about 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Glacier National Park

— 4 nights

Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Glacier National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, explore the activities along Two Medicine Lake, get to know the fascinating history of Garden Wall, and trek along Iceberg Lake Trail.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park trip builder app.

You can fly from Jackson Hole to Glacier National Park in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Jackson Hole in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 45°F in Glacier National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Rapid City

— 2 nights

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake, then immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park, then explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and finally cruise along Iron Mountain Road. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the lush surroundings at Black Hills National Forest and then take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rapid City trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Glacier National Park to Rapid City takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Glacier National Park in June since evenings lows in Rapid City dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Fargo.

Things to do in Rapid City

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

Fargo

— 1 night
Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Sts. Anne & Joachim Catholic Church and then play a few rounds at Edgewood Golf.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Fargo using our trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Rapid City to Fargo takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. In June, daytime highs in Fargo are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Omaha.

Things to do in Fargo

Historic Sites · Golf · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Omaha

— 1 night

Gateway to the West

A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): stroll around First National's Spirit of Nebraska's Wilderness and Pioneer Courage Park and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Henry Doorly Zoo.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Omaha trip planner.

Getting from Fargo to Omaha by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, Omaha is a bit warmer than Fargo - with highs of 85°F and lows of 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Omaha

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nightlife

Tennessee travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Distilleries · Theaters
The Volunteer State
Divided by law, geography, and custom into three major regions, represented by the three stars on state's flag, Tennessee boasts a distinctive musical heritage that includes elements of bluegrass, country-western, and blues. With a countryside as diverse as its people, Tennessee includes landscapes ranging from a mountainous region in the east to the lowlands of the west, with gently rolling hills in the middle. For a well-rounded vacation, you can hike remote mountain trails in the morning and explore the crowded bars of Nashville in the evening. Visit the urban attractions, such as Elvis Presley's former residence in Memphis, but don't miss a chance to spend some time in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, situated in the eastern part of the state.

Georgia travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Aquariums
The Peach State
Founded in 1733, Georgia was one of the original 13 colonies that became the United States. Much more geographically diverse than most visitors realize, the state features a scenic seacoast, high mountain peaks, and large urban centers, with broad rural areas in between. Once famous mostly for historical attractions memorializing the Civil War era and the Civil Rights Movement, Georgia now draws tourists from around the world with its rich musical tradition and distinctive cuisine. Start your Georgian adventure in Atlanta, the state's economic powerhouse, and then road trip to the coastal barrier islands, nature preserves, and chic vacation resorts.

Missouri travel guide

4.6
Theaters · Performances · Specialty Museums
The Show-Me State
Acquired from France as part of the famous Louisiana Purchase, Missouri offers visitors equal amounts of urban and rural tourist attractions, with a good sprinkling of lush valleys and meandering back roads ideal for leisurely road trips. The state has a highly varied geography, ranging from the till plains in the north to the rolling Ozark Mountains in the south. The state sits at the intersection of North America's three greatest rivers, creating fertile plains known for supporting extensive farms and ranches. Now generally considered part of the country's Midwest, most people used to count Missouri among the southern states, primarily due to its status as a slave state before the Civil War.

Arkansas travel guide

4.5
State Parks · Historic Sites · Art Museums
The Natural State
With a diverse geography including mountains in the north, dense broadleaf forests in the south, and fertile lowlands in the east, Arkansas is aptly nicknamed the "Natural State." Still largely undiscovered by foreign tourists, the state hides a world of little-known lakes and rivers. Arkansas also includes vast state parks, offering visitors on vacation outstanding camping facilities in the middle of pristine natural areas sheltering blue herons, warblers, and bald eagles. Often stereotyped as little more than poor hillbilly country, Arkansas boasts a surprisingly diverse array of cultural attractions, including numerous museums, theaters, and cutting-edge sports venues. To learn about the real culture of Arkansas, explore its outstanding cuisine, traditional festivals, and lively music scene.

Mississippi travel guide

3.5
Casinos · Historic Sites · History Museums
The Magnolia State
Still relatively unspoiled by mass tourism, Mississippi epitomizes rich history and offers warm hospitality to those who vacation here. The Mississippi River forms most of its western border, so it's no surprise that this mighty waterway shapes the lives of people calling the "Magnolia State" their home. The river influences everything from the food they eat to the music they listen to. Perhaps the easiest way to discover Mississippi is to take a drive on the 715 km (444 mi) long national parkway, which follows a route used since pre-colonial times that's famous for its scenic beauty and attractions of historical interest. At the end of the parkway sits a town packed with nearly 600 antebellum homes.

Texas travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
The Lone Star State
Thanks to its size and geologic features, Texas contains diverse landscapes that closely resemble both the south and southwest of the United States. Though most people associate Texas with tracts of barren land, deserts cover only about 10 percent of the state, with most of its big population centers located in areas once covered by prairies, grasslands, and forests. As you travel from one end of Texas to the other, observe the changing terrain that ranges from coastal piney woods and swamps in the east to the mountains of the west, with rolling plains and rugged hills in the center. For a bit of urban sightseeing visit some of the state's large cities such as Houston, Dallas, or Austin, or immerse yourself in the nation's history by adding famous attractions like The Alamo to your itinerary. Take plenty of time to mingle with the locals, famous for their hospitality, generosity, and fiercely independent spirit.

New Mexico travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Geologic Formations · Historic Walking Areas
Land of Enchantment
New Mexico is a land of distinctive regional cuisine and a thriving art scene, centered around the state's cosmopolitan urban centers. Once a Spanish colony claimed by 16th-century conquistadores, New Mexico remains the home of a large Spanish-speaking population and plenty of historical places to visit. The state also contains many Native American communities, sheltering a traditional way of life irretrievably lost in most other places in the country. With large tracts of sparsely inhabited land, the state is a great vacation destination for those who want to discover one of the world's last truly untamed regions, interspersed by only a few ancient pueblos and centuries-old missionary churches.

Arizona travel guide

4.3
Canyons · Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails
The Grand Canyon State
Known as the "Grand Canyon State," Arizona boasts dense forests, deep gorges, sprawling national parks, and modern ski resorts. Native American reservations take up about a quarter of the state, housing several tribes and offering visitors a chance to discover the varied cultures of the country's indigenous population. A patchwork of diverse tourist attractions, Arizona features exclusive golf courses and upscale shops, as well as cactus-covered canyons and stretches of desolate desert straight out of old Westerns, perfect for a vacation far from the city bustle. Though the state still clings to its Old West flavor, its busy college towns packed with young students from around the world exude a cosmopolitan atmosphere.

Utah travel guide

4.8
Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Scenic Drive
The Beehive State
A huge but sparsely populated land, Utah remains a major holiday destination offering plenty of year-round outdoor vacation ideas, including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating, horseback riding, and camping. The rugged terrain, defined by towering mountain peaks, deep canyons, and vast deserts, seems custom-made for adventurous nature lovers. With five national parks, the state has no shortage of pristine wilderness areas, causing many tourists to overlook the cultural attractions of its towns. Salt Lake City, the state's capital, features the headquarters of the Mormon Church, and draws over 5 million annual visitors. Utah also hosts several major film festivals each year, attracting young movie buffs from around the world.

Wyoming travel guide

4.7
Hot Springs · Wildlife Areas · River Rafting & Tubing
The Equality State
Still largely undiscovered by foreign tourism, Wyoming is anything but "the bunchgrass edge of the world," as a writer once called it. Though the state's geography includes mostly wide-open plains, swaths of high desert, and sweeping mountain ridges, it also contains many small towns filled with places to visit, such as historical buildings, museums, shops, and restaurants. A great place to discover the last vestiges of the Old West, Wyoming's tourist attractions include the country's first national park, Native American reservations, and a smattering of ghost towns from the early frontier days. As you travel across this "Cowboy State," remember that distances between towns can be vast, requiring more advance vacation planning than travel in more densely populated parts of the country.

Montana travel guide

4.8
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Wildlife Areas
The Crown of the Continent
With a population of only one million, Montana remains an untouched natural paradise of snowcapped peaks, expansive forests, and alpine lakes, dotted with Old West ghost towns, Indian reservations, and progressive urban communities. Appreciate the state's unique charm and beauty with a trip to Glacier National Park, where you can come face-to-face with Montana wildlife among its high peaks. Head to the state's largest cities, Billings and Missoula, for an array of historical attractions and cultural sightseeing.

South Dakota travel guide

4.2
National Parks · Scenic Drive · Monuments
The State of Great Faces and Great Places
Famous for the cliffside monuments of Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse memorial, South Dakota is a land of Old West history, American Indian culture, and impressive natural wonders. Get to know the state's diverse and breathtaking landscape with a trip through Custer National Park, with a herd of 1,300 free-roaming bison, or by traversing the dramatic peaks of Badlands National Park near the Black Hills. Allow time in your itinerary to visit the state's largest city, Sioux Falls, for shopping, dining, and entertainment options, as well as a number of museums and historical attractions.

North Dakota travel guide

4.6
National Parks · History Museums · Historic Sites
Geographic Center of the North American Continent
A primarily rural state, North Dakota is the ancient home of the Lakota tribe. Norwegian settlers once made up the European population, and one of the state's major attractions is the Norsk Høstfest, the largest Norwegian festival in the United States. The vast plains and never-ending sky inspire the many orchestras that call the state home. The spirituality of the music is second only to the spirituality of the people, as the state has the nation's highest percentage of churchgoing residents. The state's open fields are conducive to fishing, hunting, and winter activities.

Nebraska travel guide

4.6
Aquariums · Shopping · History Museums
The Cornhusker State
Situated in the heartland of America, Nebraska is home to a large number of small rural communities and masses of farmland. The state's two main cities, Omaha and Lincoln, are abuzz with youthful energy and cultural delights. Your itinerary can include a trip to the cities' museums to learn about the state's past, or tours of the area's important pioneer and Native American sites. The state's central location means that it has been crossed by many trails, but it was the California Gold Rush of 1848-1855 that originally brought large numbers of non-indigenous people to the area. Scenic river valleys offer plenty of opportunities for outdoor vacation activities, while Nebraska's agricultural towns charm visitors with their all-American spirit.