31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States vacation planner

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Atlanta
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New Orleans
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Dallas
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Albuquerque
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Las Vegas
— 5 nights
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Salt Lake City
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Idaho Falls
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Bozeman
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Rapid City
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Minneapolis
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Chicago
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Canton
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Washington DC
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Atlanta

— 2 nights

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Jackson Street Bridge.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Atlanta day trip planning app.

Smithfield to Atlanta is an approximately 8.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Atlanta can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to New Orleans.

Things to do in Atlanta

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

New Orleans

— 2 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our New Orleans trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Atlanta to New Orleans in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Atlanta, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 82°F to lows of 82°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to fly to Dallas.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping

Dallas

— 2 nights

Big D

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 2nd (Thu), admire the natural beauty at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, then see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, and then pause for some photo ops at John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Dallas journey planner.

Getting from New Orleans to Dallas by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from New Orleans in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Dallas, with highs around 92°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to fly to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks · Museums

Albuquerque

— 2 nights

Duke City

Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): examine the collection at New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society, then get a new perspective on nature at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, then explore the striking landscape at Petroglyph National Monument, and finally soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

Plan trip to Albuquerque with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Dallas to Albuquerque by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Albuquerque is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Dallas in September, expect Albuquerque to be a bit cooler, temps between 83°F and 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can fly to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Historic Sites

Las Vegas

— 5 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Go for a jaunt from Las Vegas to Boulder City to see Hoover Dam about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, try to win big at New York New York Casino, shop like a local with The Strip, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Albuquerque to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Albuquerque in September: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 93°F and lows are around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to fly to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games · Casinos · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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Salt Lake City

— 2 nights

Crossroads of the West

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Salt Lake City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in September, with highs in Salt Lake City at 81°F and lows at 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Idaho Falls.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites · Parks

Idaho Falls

— 2 nights
Idaho Falls is a city in and the county seat of Bonneville County, Idaho, United States, and is the largest city in Eastern Idaho. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): get a new perspective on nature at Museum of Idaho, don't miss a visit to Snake River Greenbelt, and then admire the sheer force of Idaho Falls River Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the resident critters at Idaho Falls Zoo at Tautphaus Park, laugh and play at Yellowstone Bear World, and then admire the natural beauty at Japanese Pavilion.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Idaho Falls driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Salt Lake City to Idaho Falls takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Salt Lake City in September, things will get a bit cooler in Idaho Falls: highs are around 75°F and lows about 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bozeman.

Things to do in Idaho Falls

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Bozeman

— 2 nights
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): see the sky in a new way at Museum of the Rockies, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Bozeman, and then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Last Wind-Up.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Bozeman tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Idaho Falls to Bozeman in 4 hours. In September in Bozeman, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 41°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Rapid City.

Things to do in Bozeman

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Rapid City

— 2 nights

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): make a trip to Dinosaur Park, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Reptile Gardens, then wander the streets of Downtown Rapid City, and finally do a tasting at Firehouse Wine Cellars.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Rapid City attractions planner.

You can fly from Bozeman to Rapid City in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Bozeman in September, Rapid City is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 53°F. On the 18th (Sat), you'll travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Rapid City

Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Wineries

Minneapolis

— 2 nights

The City of Lakes

Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
On the 19th (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, then admire the masterpieces at Minneapolis Institute of Art, then take in the dramatic scenery at Minnehaha Park, and finally hike along Mill Ruins Park.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Minneapolis trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Rapid City to Minneapolis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rapid City to Minneapolis, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in September, and nighttime lows around 57°F. You'll set off for Chicago on the 20th (Mon).

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

Chicago

— 2 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
To see other places to visit and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Minneapolis to Chicago in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Chicago sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 61°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Wed) before leaving for Canton.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Canton

— 2 nights
Canton is a city in and the county seat of Stark County, Ohio, United States. To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Canton road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Canton takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Canton due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Canton when traveling from Chicago in September, with lows around 56°F. On the 24th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in Canton

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Washington DC

— 3 nights
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 25th (Sat): get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, then appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, and finally get a sense of history and politics at White House.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip tool.

You can fly from Canton to Washington DC in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Canton in September since evenings lows in Washington DC dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Smithfield.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums

Smithfield

Smithfield is a town in Isle of Wight County, in the South Hampton Roads subregion of the Hampton Roads region of Virginia in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): stop by The Christmas Store and then admire the majestic nature at Chippokes Plantation State Park.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Smithfield trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Washington DC to Smithfield takes 3.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Smithfield can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Smithfield

Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.