30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Knoxville
— 2 nights
Fly
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Memphis
— 15 nights
Fly
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Saint Louis
— 2 nights
Drive
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Indianapolis
— 3 nights
Drive
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Dayton
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fayetteville
— 5 nights
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Knoxville

— 2 nights

Marble City

A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
On the 9th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of East Tennesse Historical Society and then make a trip to Market Square. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, make a splash at Dollywood, and then get in on the family fun at The Island in Pigeon Forge.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Knoxville trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Knoxville. In June, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Memphis.

Things to do in Knoxville

Theme Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Memphis

— 15 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 National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Olive Branch (Cherokee Valley Golf Club & Olive Branch City Park), Brownsville (West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center & Tina Turner Museum @ Flagg Grove School) and Collierville (WC Johnson Park & Morton Museum of Collierville History). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, examine the collection at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, and make a trip to The Peabody Ducks.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Memphis tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Knoxville to Memphis takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Knoxville to Memphis is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in June, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Saint Louis

— 2 nights

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C. in the number of free activities available by spending your holiday exploring the city's central neighborhoods, famous for their restored century-old red-brick buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): get in on the family fun at Six Flags St Louis and then take in nature's colorful creations at Missouri Botanical Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Saint Louis Zoo, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Saint Louis road trip planning site.

Getting from Memphis to Saint Louis by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June in Saint Louis, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Indianapolis

— 3 nights

Circle City

Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
Bring the kids along to Children's Museum of Indianapolis and Indianapolis Zoo. Take a break from Indianapolis with a short trip to Exotic Feline Rescue Center in Centerpoint, about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, admire the natural beauty at Indianapolis Museum of Art, and don't miss a visit to Central Canal.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Indianapolis trip planner.

Drive from Saint Louis to Indianapolis in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Saint Louis, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Indianapolis, ranging from highs of 82°F to lows of 63°F. You will leave for Dayton on the 1st (Fri).

Things to do in Indianapolis

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Dayton

— 2 nights

Gem City

Home of airplane pioneers the Wright brothers, Dayton prides itself on its inventors, including Charles F. Kettering, inventor of the automobile self starter.
On the 1st (Fri), engage your brain at Boonshoft Museum of Discovery and then head outdoors with Dayton Dragons Baseball. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Dayton International Peace Museum, then see the interesting displays at National Museum of the US Air Force, and then steep yourself in history at Carillon Historical Park.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Dayton road trip site.

You can drive from Indianapolis to Dayton in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in July, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Dayton

Museums · Childrens Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Fayetteville

— 5 nights
Fayetteville is a town in and the county seat of Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. Bring the kids along to New River Gorge Bridge and Long Point Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fayetteville: Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum (in Weston), The Salt Cave and Spa (in White Sulphur Springs) and Lost World Caverns (in Lewisburg). There's much more to do: explore the activities along New River Gorge, take in the dramatic natural features at New River Gorge National River, see the interesting displays at Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and Youth Museum, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Fayetteville travel planner.

Traveling by car from Dayton to Fayetteville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In July, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 62°F. You will leave for home on the 8th (Fri).

Things to do in Fayetteville

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.