30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
New York City
— 1 night
2
Washington DC
— 2 nights
3
Charlotte
— 2 nights
4
Knoxville
— 1 night
5
Nashville
— 3 nights
6
Memphis
— 2 nights
7
Dallas
— 2 nights
8
San Antonio
— 2 nights
9
El Paso
— 2 nights
10
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
11
Phoenix
— 2 nights
12
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
13
Los Angeles
— 2 nights

1
night
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Gateway National Recreation and then enjoy the sand and surf at 8th Ave Jetty. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Point Lookout Beach, contemplate the long history of Sands Point Preserve, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Chelsea Market.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our New York City trip itinerary site.

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to New York City is minus 5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from London in August, with highs in New York City at 34°C and lows at 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

8th Ave Jetty, Sands Point Preserve, Gateway National Recreation, Point Lookout Beach
Highlights from your plan
Gateway National Recreation ©
Gateway National Recreation
Sands Point Preserve ©
Sands Point Preserve
Point Lookout Beach ©
Point Lookout Beach

2
nights
Washington DC

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and finally appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Washington DC itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Washington DC are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Charlotte.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

2
nights
Charlotte

Charlotte ©
A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
On the 6th (Thu), see the interesting displays at NASCAR Hall of Fame, then engage your brain at Carolina Raptor Center, then examine the collection at The Schiele Museum of Natural History, and finally see the interesting displays at Mint Museum Uptown. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Kings Mountain National Military Park.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Charlotte tour builder tool.

You can fly from Washington DC to Charlotte in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. August in Charlotte sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Knoxville.

Things to do in Charlotte

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Carolina Raptor Center, The Schiele Museum of Natural History, Kings Mountain National Military Park
Highlights from your plan
Carolina Raptor Center ©
Carolina Raptor Center
NASCAR Hall of Fame ©
NASCAR Hall of Fame
Kings Mountain National Military Park ©
Kings Mountain National Military Park

1
night
Knoxville

Knoxville ©
A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Sam Houston Historic Schoolhouse, then steep yourself in history at Historic Ramsey House, then look for all kinds of wild species at Ijams Nature Center, and finally steep yourself in history at Mabry-Hazen House.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Knoxville trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Charlotte to Knoxville by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Knoxville

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Sam Houston Historic Schoolhouse
Highlights from your plan
Historic Ramsey House ©
Historic Ramsey House
Ijams Nature Center ©
Ijams Nature Center
Mabry-Hazen House ©
Mabry-Hazen House

3
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like RCA Studio B and Adventure Science Center. Step off the beaten path and head to Lotz House Museum and Loretta Lynn's Ranch. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum, admire the masterpieces at Frist Art Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, and get engrossed in the history at Tennessee State Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Nashville road trip planning website.

You can drive from Knoxville to Nashville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Knoxville to Nashville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Loretta Lynn's Ranch, Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
RCA Studio B ©
RCA Studio B
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum

2
nights
Memphis

Memphis ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, stop by Memphis Music, make a trip to Beale Street, steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, then browse the exhibits of Stax Museum of American Soul Music, and finally make a trip to The Peabody Ducks. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the engaging exhibits at The Children's Museum of Memphis, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Memphis Zoo, and then explore the galleries of Ducks Unlimited Waterfowling Heritage Center.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Memphis trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Memphis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August in Memphis, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel ©
Stax Museum of American Soul Music ©
Stax Museum of American Soul Music
Memphis Zoo ©
Memphis Zoo

2
nights
Dallas

Dallas ©
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 14th (Fri), get to know the fascinating history of Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District and then examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Arbor Hills Nature Preserve.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Dallas road trip site.

Getting from Memphis to Dallas by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Memphis, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Dallas, ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Dallas

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, Arbor Hills Nature Preserve
Highlights from your plan
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza ©
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
Arbor Hills Nature Preserve ©
Arbor Hills Nature Preserve

2
nights
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns and then contemplate the waterfront views at Comal River. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of The Guenther House Museum, contemplate the long history of Mission San Jose, and then steep yourself in history at The Alamo.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the San Antonio day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Dallas to San Antonio takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in San Antonio are 43°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to El Paso.

Things to do in San Antonio

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Comal River
Highlights from your plan
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose
The Alamo ©
The Alamo

2
nights
El Paso

El Paso ©
On the 18th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Magoffin Home State Historic Site, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at El Paso Zoo, and then explore the striking landscape at Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site. On the next day, learn about all things military at War Eagles Air Museum, then admire the majestic nature at Franklin Mountains State Park, and then take a memorable drive along Scenic Drive - Overlook.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the El Paso travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from San Antonio to El Paso takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, El Paso is a bit cooler than San Antonio - with highs of 39°C and lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in El Paso

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

War Eagles Air Museum
Highlights from your plan
El Paso Zoo ©
El Paso Zoo
War Eagles Air Museum ©
War Eagles Air Museum
Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site ©
Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site

2
nights
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
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 20th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Miguel Chapel, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, and finally let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at El Santuario de Chimayo and then get curious at Bradbury Science Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Santa Fe travel route planning website.

Getting from El Paso to Santa Fe by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from El Paso in August: high temperatures in Santa Fe hover around 34°C and lows are around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

El Santuario de Chimayo, Bradbury Science Museum
Highlights from your plan
San Miguel Chapel ©
San Miguel Chapel
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum ©
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
El Santuario de Chimayo ©
El Santuario de Chimayo

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nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, then contemplate the long history of Old Adobe Mission, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: have fun and explore at Children’s Museum of Phoenix, then gear up at Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson, and then walk around Lake Pleasant Regional Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Phoenix trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Santa Fe to Phoenix takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, Phoenix is much warmer than Santa Fe - with highs of 47°C and lows of 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Old Adobe Mission, Lake Pleasant Regional Park
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Children’s Museum of Phoenix ©
Children’s Museum of Phoenix
Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson ©
Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson

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nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Mob Museum and Counts Kustoms. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Shelby American Inc and Willow Beach. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, and shop like a local with The Strip.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas online holiday builder.

Traveling by flight from Phoenix to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Phoenix in August, Las Vegas is little chillier at night with lows of 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Willow Beach
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Shelby American Inc ©
Shelby American Inc

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nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 27th (Thu), find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and finally see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles planning site.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Las Vegas in August: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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