31 days in Continental USA Itinerary

31 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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Juneau
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
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San Diego
— 4 nights
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Phoenix
— 3 nights
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Sedona
— 3 nights
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Page
— 1 night
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Hot Springs
— 1 day
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Birmingham
— 2 nights
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Mobile
— 2 nights
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Juneau

— 3 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Juneau is known for wildlife, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: fly down the slopes at Alaska Powder Descents, look for all kinds of wild species at Pack Creek, get advice or help at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Gold Creek Flume Trail.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Juneau day trip planning website.

Dublin, Ireland to Juneau is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Alaska Standard Time (AKST), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Dublin in March: high temperatures in Juneau hover around 4°C and lows are around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

San Francisco

— 5 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, examine the collection at de Young Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco route planning site.

You can fly from Juneau to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Juneau to San Francisco. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Juneau in March; daily highs in San Francisco reach 21°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can fly to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Tours · Historic Sites

Los Angeles

— 5 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Camera Obscura (in Santa Monica) and Disneyland Park (in Anaheim). There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, get a taste of the local shopping with Montana Avenue, and get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles holiday planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in March, you will find days in Los Angeles are a bit warmer (27°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Side Trips

San Diego

— 4 nights

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Go for a jaunt from San Diego to Encinitas to see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, examine the collection at Timken Museum of Art, take a tour of Maritime Museum of San Diego, and observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the San Diego trip planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in March, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to fly to Phoenix.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Phoenix

— 3 nights
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Change things up with these side-trips from Phoenix: Right On Target Clay Guides of AZ (in Gilbert), Zelma Basha Salmeri Gallery (in Chandler) and Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center (in Scottsdale). And it doesn't end there: see Off-Road Tours, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, explore by horseback at KOLI Equestrian Center, and see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Phoenix trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from San Diego to Phoenix by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Diego to Phoenix is 1 hour. Traveling from San Diego in March, you will find days in Phoenix are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Sedona

— 3 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
When in Sedona, make a side trip to see Arizona Copper Art Museum in Clarkdale, approximately Clarkdale away. There's lots more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock, hike along Doe Mountain Trail, and admire all the interesting features of Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179).

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Sedona trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Phoenix to Sedona by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Phoenix in March, expect Sedona to be a bit cooler, temps between 22°C and 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Page.

Things to do in Sedona

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Page

— 1 night

Center of Canyon Country

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, then explore the striking landscape at Horseshoe Bend, and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Page trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Sedona to Page in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. In March, daily temperatures in Page can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Page

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Hot Springs

— 1 day

Valley of the Vapors

Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
On the 27th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ouachita and then pause for some serene contemplation at Anthony Chapel.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Hot Springs tour builder.

You can fly from Page to Hot Springs in 11 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Page to Hot Springs, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In March, daytime highs in Hot Springs are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Birmingham.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Birmingham

— 2 nights

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
On the 28th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at McWane Science Center, and then examine the collection at Kenneth R. Penhale City of Helena Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, make a trip to Alabama Veterans Memorial Park, and then admire the natural beauty at Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Birmingham trip planner.

Fly from Hot Springs to Birmingham in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Mobile.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Mobile

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): stroll the grounds of Magnolia Cemetery, brush up on your military savvy at Battleship USS ALABAMA, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Mobile online route planner.

You can drive from Birmingham to Mobile in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Birmingham in March, Mobile is a bit warmer at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Mobile

Historic Sites · Museums

Alaska travel guide

4.6
Dolphin & Whale Watching · Geologic Formations · Wildlife Areas
The Last Frontier
The country's largest state, Alaska is also its least densely populated. America's final frontier, the state lies on the Arctic Circle and features some of the highest mountains in the United States. Today, several million people flock annually to the state's pristine wilderness areas, which shelter a diverse plant and animal life and offer a great selection of things to do. Tailor-made for adventurous types wishing to leave civilization behind, Alaska can also be an extremely expensive vacation destination, with few transportation options and much of its land accessible only by plane or helicopter.

California travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.

Arizona travel guide

4.3
Canyons · Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails
The Grand Canyon State
Known as the "Grand Canyon State," Arizona boasts dense forests, deep gorges, sprawling national parks, and modern ski resorts. Native American reservations take up about a quarter of the state, housing several tribes and offering visitors a chance to discover the varied cultures of the country's indigenous population. A patchwork of diverse tourist attractions, Arizona features exclusive golf courses and upscale shops, as well as cactus-covered canyons and stretches of desolate desert straight out of old Westerns, perfect for a vacation far from the city bustle. Though the state still clings to its Old West flavor, its busy college towns packed with young students from around the world exude a cosmopolitan atmosphere.

Arkansas travel guide

4.5
State Parks · Art Museums · Historic Sites
The Natural State
With a diverse geography including mountains in the north, dense broadleaf forests in the south, and fertile lowlands in the east, Arkansas is aptly nicknamed the "Natural State." Still largely undiscovered by foreign tourists, the state hides a world of little-known lakes and rivers. Arkansas also includes vast state parks, offering visitors on vacation outstanding camping facilities in the middle of pristine natural areas sheltering blue herons, warblers, and bald eagles. Often stereotyped as little more than poor hillbilly country, Arkansas boasts a surprisingly diverse array of cultural attractions, including numerous museums, theaters, and cutting-edge sports venues. To learn about the real culture of Arkansas, explore its outstanding cuisine, traditional festivals, and lively music scene.

Alabama travel guide

4.4
Military Museums · Historic Sites · 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.