30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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Denver
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Cañon City
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Colorado Springs
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Salt Lake City
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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Dallas
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Houston
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New Orleans
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Orange Beach
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Orlando
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Atlanta
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Washington DC
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Philadelphia
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New York City
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Denver

— 1 night

Mile-High City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, sample the fine beverages at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Denver trip planner.

London, UK to Denver is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 7 hours. When traveling from London in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Denver: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Cañon City.

Things to do in Denver

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trip

Cañon City

— 1 night

Climate Capital of Colorado

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
On the 5th (Wed), take a memorable drive along Skyline Drive and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cañon City trip tool.

Traveling by car from Denver to Cañon City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Cañon City can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Cañon City

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Scenic Drive

Colorado Springs

— 1 night
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, then stroll around Garden of the Gods, then get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, and finally get your game on at Battlefield Colorado.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Colorado Springs road trip tool.

You can drive from Cañon City to Colorado Springs in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Cañon City in August, things will get slightly colder in Colorado Springs: highs are around 33°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Museums · Fun & Games · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Salt Lake City

— 1 night

Crossroads of the West

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 7th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square, then see where the action happens at Smith's Ballpark, and then take in breathtaking views at Big Cottonwood Canyon.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Salt Lake City day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Colorado Springs to Salt Lake City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Colorado Springs in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Salt Lake City: highs are around 39°C and lows about 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Las Vegas

— 3 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Hoover Dam in Boulder City, approximately Boulder City away. There's still lots to do: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, wander the streets of The Strip, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and try your luck at Paris Las Vegas.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Las Vegas online itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Salt Lake City to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Salt Lake City to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Salt Lake City in August, expect Las Vegas to be a bit warmer, temps between 45°C and 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Dallas

— 1 day

Big D

One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
On the 11th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Top O'Hill Terrace, have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Dallas, and then see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

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Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Dallas takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, expect nights in Dallas to be about the same, around 30°C, while days are little chillier, around 41°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Houston.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Houston

— 1 night

Bayou City

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): stroll the grounds of Glenwood Cemetery, have some family-friendly fun at iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Houston (Memorial), and then get your game on at The Escape Game Houston.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Houston trip planning app.

Getting from Dallas to Houston by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Houston are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Houston

Fun & Games · Historic Sites

New Orleans

— 3 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, walk around New Orleans City Park, put a fun spin on your tour with Clue Carre - New Orleans' First Live Escape Game, and get to know the fascinating history of Garden District.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our New Orleans online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Houston to New Orleans takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Houston, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Orange Beach.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Orange Beach

— 1 night
Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find photos and other tourist information, use the Orange Beach holiday planner.

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Orange Beach takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from New Orleans in August, you will find days in Orange Beach are a bit warmer (36°C), and nights are little chillier (26°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife

Orlando

— 2 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Pack the 17th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Pack the 19th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. There's still lots to do: make an unforgettable trip to Walt Disney World Resort.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Orlando online visit planner.

You can fly from Orange Beach to Orlando in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Orange Beach to Orlando, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks

Atlanta

— 2 nights

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): observe the fascinating underwater world at Georgia Aquarium and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): see the interesting displays at World of Coca-Cola, explore the world behind art at National Center for Civil and Human Rights, and then get your game on at Bad Axe Throwing.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Atlanta trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Orlando to Atlanta in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Atlanta, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Atlanta

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Tours

Washington DC

— 3 nights
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, ponder the world of politics at Library of Congress, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Atlanta to Washington DC in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Washington DC sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites

Philadelphia

— 3 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Step out of Philadelphia to go to Kennett Square and see Longwood Gardens, which is approximately 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: walk around Wissahickon Valley Park, contemplate the long history of Independence Hall, take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, and admire the natural beauty at Chanticleer.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia trip itinerary tool.

Take a train from Washington DC to Philadelphia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can catch the train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks · Fun & Games · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

New York City

— 4 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Central Park, make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read New York City online attractions planner.

You can take a train from Philadelphia to New York City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in New York City sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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.

Alabama travel guide

4.4
Dolphin & Whale Watching · Military Museums · Specialty Museums
Heart of Dixie
Known as a focal point of the civil rights struggle in the 1960s, Alabama features diverse landscapes that include tall mountains, rolling hills, and gentle plains. Though still largely undiscovered by foreign visitors, Alabama offers tourists a chance to discover the distinct culture of the Deep South. In addition to well-preserved examples of antebellum architecture, this area also boasts an outstanding local cuisine, famous for traditional barbecue recipes passed down from generation to generation. Looking for outdoorsy things to do? Nature lovers on holiday can explore the state's beaches, rugged canyons, and lush river valleys.