30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
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Savannah
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New Orleans
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Las Vegas
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San Francisco
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Nashville
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Louisville
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Lexington
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Washington DC
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New York City

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. Let the collections at 9/11 Memorial and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Times Square, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, snap pictures at Brooklyn Bridge, and take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City trip builder app.

Portland to New York City is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Portland in September; daily highs in New York City reach 80°F and lows reach 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Savannah.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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Savannah

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 27th (Sun): indulge your senses at Carolina Tasting Room, see the world from above with Hilton Head Heli Tours, see the interesting displays at American Prohibition Museum, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ghost Coast Distillery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. On your second day here, take a stroll through Savannah Historic District, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mickve Israel Temple, then brush up on your military savvy at Webb Military Museum, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Bonaventure Cemetery.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Savannah trip site.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Savannah takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Savannah are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Wineries

Side Trip

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New Orleans

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.
Let the collections at The National WWII Museum and The Historic New Orleans Collection capture your imagination. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Garden District and French Quarter. Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on Happiness Bayou Tours, stroll the grounds of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, pause for some serene contemplation at Immaculate Conception Church, and examine the collection at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our New Orleans trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Savannah to New Orleans in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Savannah to New Orleans is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Savannah in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 83°F in New Orleans. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

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Las Vegas

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Mob Museum and Nostalgia Street Rods. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Strip and The Neon Museum. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try your luck at The Mirage, and ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip planner.

Fly from New Orleans to Las Vegas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New Orleans to Las Vegas is minus 2 hours. When traveling from New Orleans in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 82°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Casinos · Fun & Games · Museums · Shopping

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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Let the collections at Exploratorium and Cable Car Museum capture your imagination. Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Point Reyes Safaris. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: St. Helena (Modus Operandi Cellars, Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, wander the streets of Union Square, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the San Francisco day trip planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 56°F, while days are slightly colder, around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wineries

Side Trips

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Nashville

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Let the collections at Lotz House Museum and The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe capture your imagination. Your inner history buff will appreciate Downtown Franklin and Upper Room. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nashville: Mammoth Cave National Park (Tall Man's Misery, Fat Man's Misery, &more). There's still lots to do: see a show at Grand Ole Opry, examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Nashville vacation maker website.

You can fly from San Francisco to Nashville in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Nashville due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

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Louisville

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
On the 15th (Thu), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kentucky Artisan Distillery, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and then Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Louisville trip builder app.

Drive from Nashville to Louisville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In October in Louisville, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Louisville

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Lexington

Horse Capital of the World

Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): get a new perspective on things with Boone Creek Outdoors, get a dose of the wild on Unique Horse Farm Tours, and then sample the fine beverages at James E. Pepper Distillery.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Lexington trip planning tool.

Getting from Louisville to Lexington by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October in Lexington, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Lexington

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife

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Washington DC

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.
National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History will appeal to museum buffs. Get some cultural insight at National Gallery of Art and Washington National Cathedral. Change things up with these side-trips from Washington DC: Gettysburg (Little Round Top, Gettysburg National Military Park, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and see the interesting displays at International Spy Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC online visit planner.

You can fly from Lexington to Washington DC in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

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.

Louisiana travel guide

4.1
Historic Walking Areas · Nightlife · Military Museums
The Pelican State
With a landscape of deltas, marshes, and swamps formed by the sediments of the Mississippi River, Louisiana is home to rich native plant and animal life, including rare species of tree frogs, ibis, and egrets. The state's urban areas, most notably the historical city of New Orleans, are some of its most popular attractions and boast a varied multicultural and multilingual heritage, strongly influenced by a mix of French, Spanish, Native American, and African cultures. Native Louisianans proudly cling to their distinctive dialects and musical traditions, offering visitors a chance to explore one of the most culturally diverse areas in North America. The homeland of both Cajun and Creole cuisines, Louisiana remains a top holiday destination for foodies from around the world.

Kentucky travel guide

4.5
Caves · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
The Bluegrass State
A diverse region of sprawling farmland and rich cultural heritage, Kentucky is the birthplace of American horse racing and home to the world-famous Kentucky Derby. While the cities of Lexington and Louisville experience the majority of the state's tourism, Kentucky is also a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts with its array of natural attractions, including the Cumberland Gap and the world's longest cave system at Mammoth Cave National Park. Take a tour through original Civil War battlefields to delve into the nation's history, or head to one of the many bourbon distilleries to learn more about Kentucky's most famous export.