30 days in Continental USA Itinerary

30 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Memphis
— 2 nights
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Austin
— 5 nights
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San Antonio
— 5 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
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Buena Vista
— 2 nights
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Pigeon Forge
— 4 nights
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Bryson City
— 3 nights
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Asheville
— 4 nights
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Memphis

— 2 nights

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Family-friendly places like Graceland and Beale Street will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, examine the collection at Sharpe Planetarium, and don't miss a visit to The Peabody Ducks.

For photos and tourist information, you can read our Memphis trip planner.

Norfolk to Memphis is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Norfolk to Memphis. In June, daytime highs in Memphis are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Austin.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums

Austin

— 5 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Family-friendly places like Barton Springs Pool and Urban Axes Austin will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Texas State Capitol, have some family-friendly fun at iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Austin, deepen your understanding at University of Texas at Austin, and get engrossed in the history at LBJ Presidential Library.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Austin driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Memphis to Austin in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Austin sees daily highs of 93°F and lows of 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Shopping

San Antonio

— 5 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like The Alamo and The San Antonio River Walk. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at SeaWorld, take in the history at Mission San Jose, admire the masterpieces at McNay Art Museum, and explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Antonio online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Austin to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 93°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks · Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Colorado Springs

— 3 nights
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Garden of the Gods and Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. There's lots more to do: have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado, contemplate the long history of Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation, and examine the collection at Penrose Heritage Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Colorado Springs online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from San Antonio to Colorado Springs takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from San Antonio in June, expect nights in Colorado Springs to be much colder, around 54°F, while days are slightly colder, around 84°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Theme Parks · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Buena Vista

— 2 nights
The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 17th (Wed), kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see a world frozen in time at Vicksburg and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Buena Vista tour itinerary maker website.

Drive from Colorado Springs to Buena Vista in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Colorado Springs in June; daily highs in Buena Vista reach 79°F and lows reach 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Historic Sites

Pigeon Forge

— 4 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.
Attractions like River Rafting & Tubing and Zipline make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Dollywood, examine the collection at Titanic Museum Attraction, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, and try out the rides at Rocky Top Mountain Coaster.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Pigeon Forge journey planner.

Fly from Buena Vista to Pigeon Forge in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Buena Vista to Pigeon Forge due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Buena Vista in June: highs in Pigeon Forge hover around 86°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Bryson City.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Theme Parks · Parks · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

Bryson City

— 3 nights
The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Family-friendly places like River Rafting & Tubing and Mount Sterling will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bryson City: Macon County Historical Society and Museum (in Franklin), Carolina Outfitters (in Topton) and Santeetlah Lake (in Robbinsville). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Jump Off Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Dry Falls, get engrossed in the history at The Storytelling Center of the Southern Appalachians at Bryson City, and take in the awesome beauty at Whiteside Mountain.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Bryson City vacation website.

Traveling by car from Pigeon Forge to Bryson City takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Pigeon Forge in June, things will get a bit cooler in Bryson City: highs are around 81°F and lows about 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Bryson City

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Asheville

— 4 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Bring the kids along to Biltmore and Blue Ridge Pkwy. Change things up with these side-trips from Asheville: Pisgah Forest Gem Mine (in Pisgah Forest), Elijah Mountain Gem Mine (in Hendersonville) and Crystal Mountain Gem Mine (in Brevard). There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at New Belgium Brewing Company.

Plan my trip to Asheville with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Bryson City to Asheville in 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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.

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.

Colorado travel guide

4.4
River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.

North Carolina Mountains travel guide

4.5
Historic Sites · Zipline · River Rafting & Tubing
Called the "Land of the Blue Mist" by the Cherokee Indians, the North Carolina Smoky Mountains are one of the world's most biologically diverse wilderness areas. The vast national park sheltering the native wildlife of these ancient mountains offers a close look at the area's nature and its people. A perfect spot for a tranquil vacation, the blue-misted mountains are one of the country's few World Heritage Sites, protecting the largest old-growth forest east of the Mississippi River. Things to do for adventurous visitors include whitewater rafting and river tubing, while those interested in more urbane entertainment can explore the area's many small towns on the 750 km (470 mi) scenic road meandering over the mountains.