31 days in Continental USA Itinerary

31 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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Fly to St George Regional Airport, Drive to Springdale
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Springdale
— 2 nights
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Escalante
— 4 nights
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Moab
— 5 nights
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Lexington
— 4 nights
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Louisville
— 4 nights
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Bloomington
— 2 nights
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Kansas City
— 3 nights
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Branson
— 5 nights
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Springdale

— 2 nights
Located just outside Zion National Park, Springdale's 600 residents welcome thousands of visitors a year to their tiny town.
Take a break from the city and head to Zion Jeep Tours and Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. For shopping fun, head to David J West Gallery or Joy Craft & Design. Go for a jaunt from Springdale to Kanab to see Best Friends Animal Sanctuary about 1 hour away. Spend the 2nd (Fri) exploring nature at Zion National Park. Next up on the itinerary: shop like a local with Worthington Gallery.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Springdale trip builder site.

Sydney, Australia to Springdale is an approximately 25.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 17 hours. While traveling from Sydney, expect warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Springdale, ranging from highs of 40°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Escalante.

Things to do in Springdale

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Escalante

— 4 nights
Escalante is a city in Garfield County, Utah, United States located along Utah Scenic Byway 12 (SR-12) in the south central part of the state. Get in touch with nature at Peek-A-Boo Loop and Rim Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Escalante: Capitol Reef National Park (in Capitol Reef National Park) and Bryce Canyon National Park (Navajo Loop Trail & Bryce Amphitheatre). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area, cruise along Scenic Byway 12, and explore and take pictures at Highway 12 Scenic Byway.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Escalante road trip website.

Drive from Springdale to Escalante in 3.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Springdale in July; daily highs in Escalante reach 32°C and lows reach 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Escalante

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Moab

— 5 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Head to Gearheads Outdoor Store and Bret Edge Photography Galleryfor some retail therapy. Take a break from the city and head to Arches National Park and Deep Desert Expeditions. Make the 11th (Sun) a memorable day with a climbing tour. There's still lots to do: see Off-Road Tours, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, view the masterpieces at Gallery Moab LCA, and stroll through Double Arch.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Moab trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Escalante to Moab in 5 hours. In July, Moab is somewhat warmer than Escalante - with highs of 42°C and lows of 22°C. On the 12th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Lexington.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Lexington

— 4 nights

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Unique Horse Farm Tours and Juniper Hill Park and Golf Course. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lexington: Woodford Reserve Distillery (in Versailles), Boone County Distilling Co. (in Independence) and Frankfort (Buffalo Trace Distillery & Castle & Key Distillery). The adventure continues: sample the fine beverages at James E. Pepper Distillery, try your luck at Keeneland, do a tasting at Rising Sons Home Farm Winery, and stop by Barrel House Distillery.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Lexington online driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Moab to Lexington in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from Moab in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Lexington: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Lexington

Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors · Fun & Games · Tours

Side Trips

Louisville

— 4 nights

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Take a break from the city and head to Louisville Mega Cavern and Mammoth Cave. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Louisville: Limestone Branch Distillery (in Lebanon), Bardstown (Lux Row Distillers & McIntyre's Winery & Berries) and Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Mammoth Cave National Park). Next up on the itinerary: learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, have fun at Churchill Downs, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Copper & Kings American Brandy Distillery.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Louisville day trip planner.

You can drive from Lexington to Louisville in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Bloomington.

Things to do in Louisville

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Bloomington

— 2 nights
The city of Bloomington, part of the Minneapolis-St.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Round Lake Park and Beach, look for gifts at Candyland, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Mall of America. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the different shops at Rybicki Cheese, browse the eclectic array of goods at Minneapolis Farmers Market, then take a peaceful walk through Baker Park Reserve, and finally browse the different shops at Ridgedale Center.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bloomington vacation builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Louisville to Bloomington takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Louisville to Bloomington. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to fly to Kansas City.

Things to do in Bloomington

Shopping · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Kansas City

— 3 nights

City of Fountains

The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
Shop till you drop at Country Club Plaza and Weston tobacco company. Get out of town with these interesting Kansas City side-trips: Brass Armadillo Antique Mall - KC (in Grain Valley), Weston (Pirtle Winery & Holladay Distillery) and Smithville Lake (in Smithville). Next up on the itinerary: learn insider's secrets on Barley Bus Tours.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kansas City online road trip planner.

Getting from Bloomington to Kansas City by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bloomington in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Kansas City: highs are around 37°C and lows about 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Branson.

Things to do in Kansas City

Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping · Tours

Side Trips

Branson

— 5 nights

Live Entertainment Capital of the World

Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Head to Branson Landing and Lori's Soap Marketfor some retail therapy. Step out of the city life by going to Moonshine Beach and Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery. Step out of Branson to go to Ozark and see Heather Hill Farms, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: indulge your senses at VIP Tours of Branson, get in on the family fun at Silver Dollar City, stroll through National Tiger Sanctuary, and hike along Table Rock Lakeshore Trail.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Branson journey planning site.

You can drive from Kansas City to Branson in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Branson are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Branson

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Utah travel guide

4.8
Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Canyons
The Beehive State
A huge but sparsely populated land, Utah remains a major holiday destination offering plenty of year-round outdoor vacation ideas, including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating, horseback riding, and camping. The rugged terrain, defined by towering mountain peaks, deep canyons, and vast deserts, seems custom-made for adventurous nature lovers. With five national parks, the state has no shortage of pristine wilderness areas, causing many tourists to overlook the cultural attractions of its towns. Salt Lake City, the state's capital, features the headquarters of the Mormon Church, and draws over 5 million annual visitors. Utah also hosts several major film festivals each year, attracting young movie buffs 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.

Minnesota travel guide

4.4
Room Escape Games · History Museums · Shopping Malls
The Land of 10,000 Lakes
Deriving its name from the Dakota word for "land of sky-tinted water," Minnesota is a land of pristine lakes, pockets of dense green forests, and sprawling prairieland. Spend your vacation exploring the state's diverse landscape for endless outdoor activity and a chance to see some of the area's national monuments, or take a trip to the bustling St. Paul-Minneapolis area, a network of commerce and cultural attractions, including the famous Mall of America.

Missouri travel guide

4.6
Theaters · Performances · Specialty Museums
The Show-Me State
Acquired from France as part of the famous Louisiana Purchase, Missouri offers visitors equal amounts of urban and rural tourist attractions, with a good sprinkling of lush valleys and meandering back roads ideal for leisurely road trips. The state has a highly varied geography, ranging from the till plains in the north to the rolling Ozark Mountains in the south. The state sits at the intersection of North America's three greatest rivers, creating fertile plains known for supporting extensive farms and ranches. Now generally considered part of the country's Midwest, most people used to count Missouri among the southern states, primarily due to its status as a slave state before the Civil War.