31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States planner

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Philadelphia
— 4 nights
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Lexington
— 1 night
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Louisville
— 2 nights
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Mammoth Cave National Park
— 2 nights
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Paducah
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saint Louis
— 2 nights
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Eminence
— 1 night
Drive
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Branson
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bentonville
— 2 nights
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Kansas City
— 3 nights
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Pigeon Forge
— 2 nights
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Ocoee
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nashville
— 2 nights
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Memphis
— 3 nights
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Philadelphia

— 4 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Venture out of the city with trips to Liquid Alchemy Beverages (in Wilmington) and Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square). There's much more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market, steep yourself in history at Elfreth's Alley, and explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia trip itinerary maker website.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Philadelphia. June in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lexington.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Lexington

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Mary Todd Lincoln House, then try to win big at Keeneland, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at James E. Pepper Distillery. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the exhibits of Kentucky Horse Park, sample the tasty concoctions at West Sixth Brewing, then sample the fine beverages at Bluegrass Distillers, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co..

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Lexington trip builder.

Getting from Philadelphia to Lexington by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Lexington can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Lexington

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Fun & Games · Nature

Louisville

— 2 nights

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
On the 21st (Sun), explore the world behind art at 21c Museum Hotel, examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, then examine the collection at Kentucky Derby Museum, and finally catch the contagious excitement of Churchill Downs. Keep things going the next day: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co, snap pictures at The Big Four Bridge, and then learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Louisville trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Lexington to Louisville takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Louisville can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Mammoth Cave National Park.

Things to do in Louisville

Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Tours · Fun & Games

Mammoth Cave National Park

— 2 nights
Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): trek along Cedar Sink Trail, get to know the resident critters at Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave. Here are some ideas for day two: Head underground at Diamond Caverns, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then trek along Fat Man's Misery.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Mammoth Cave National Park tour builder.

You can drive from Louisville to Mammoth Cave National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Paducah.

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trips

Paducah

— 2 nights
Paducah is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of McCracken County, Kentucky, United States. On the 25th (Thu), take a leisurely stroll along Paducah Riverwalk, then don't miss a visit to Floodwall Murals, then explore the world behind art at The National Quilt Museum, and finally sample the fine beverages at The Moonshine Company. On the next day, admire the engineering at Kentucky Dam, then do a tasting at Purple Toad Winery, then stroll around Bob Noble Park, and finally pause for some photo ops at Superman Statue.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Paducah vacation builder website.

Traveling by car from Mammoth Cave National Park to Paducah takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Paducah

Parks · Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Saint Louis

— 2 nights

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): examine the collection at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum, admire the natural beauty at Missouri Botanical Garden, then stroll around Forest Park, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis. Keep things going the next day: get to know the resident critters at Saint Louis Zoo, then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and then stroll around Tilles Park.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Saint Louis online trip planner.

You can drive from Paducah to Saint Louis in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. June in Saint Louis sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Eminence.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites

Eminence

— 1 night
Eminence is a city in Shannon County, Missouri, United States. On the 29th (Mon), admire the sheer force of Rocky Falls Shut-in and then explore the striking landscape of Alley Spring Grist Mill Historic Site.

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You can drive from Saint Louis to Eminence in 3 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Branson.

Things to do in Eminence

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Branson

— 2 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.
On the 30th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery, explore the activities along Table Rock Lake, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Branson Landing. On the next day, admire the natural beauty at College of the Ozarks, then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, then gain insight at Titanic Museum, and finally examine the collection at Hollywood Wax Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Branson trip builder app.

You can drive from Eminence to Branson in 3 hours. June in Branson sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Bentonville.

Things to do in Branson

Parks · Museums · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

Bentonville

— 2 nights
Primarily known as the home of Walmart’s corporate headquarters, Bentonville embodies small-town America.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): see the interesting displays at The Peel Mansion Museum & Heritage Gardens, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Native American History, then walk around Bentonville Town Square, then get engrossed in the history at The Walmart Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at 21c Museum. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by The Spice & Tea Exchange, explore the world behind art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, then explore the engaging exhibits at Scott Family Amazeum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright's Bachman-Wilson House.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Bentonville trip planning website.

You can drive from Branson to Bentonville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Bentonville, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 69°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kansas City.

Things to do in Bentonville

Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping · Parks

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Arabia Steamboat Museum, then admire the masterpieces at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, then get engrossed in the history at National WWI Museum and Memorial, and finally examine the collection at Museum of Illusions. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the resident critters at Kansas City Zoo, then look and learn at The Arvin Gottlieb Planetarium at Union Station, then contemplate the long history of Union Station, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grace & Holy Trinity Cathedral.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kansas City visit planning site.

You can drive from Bentonville to Kansas City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Kansas City are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pigeon Forge

— 2 nights

Center of Fun in the Smokies

A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
On the 7th (Tue), cool off at Dollywood, find something for the whole family at Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster, and then see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum Attraction. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Parrot Mountain & Gardens, get your game on at The Escape Game Pigeon Forge, and then take in the waterfront at The Island in Pigeon Forge.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Pigeon Forge vacation planning tool.

Getting from Kansas City to Pigeon Forge by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July in Pigeon Forge, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Ocoee.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Theme Parks · Parks · Museums · Fun & Games

Ocoee

— 2 nights
On the 9th (Thu), let the river carry you with Ocoee Outdoors, Inc. and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Ocoee River and then relax and float downstream with Adventures Unlimited.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Ocoee route maker app.

Traveling by car from Pigeon Forge to Ocoee takes 2.5 hours. In July in Ocoee, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Ocoee

Adventure · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

Nashville

— 2 nights

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 11th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Lotz House Museum, get your game on at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), then examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and finally examine the collection at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Downtown Nashville, take in nature's colorful creations at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens, and then examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Nashville.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Nashville day trip planning website.

Drive from Ocoee to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Ocoee to Nashville is minus 1 hour. In July in Nashville, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 70°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Memphis

— 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Graceland, appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, then make a trip to Beale Street, and finally stop by Lansky. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, then try to win big at Horseshoe Tunica, and then get to know the resident critters at Memphis Zoo.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Memphis trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Memphis can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

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.

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.

Tennessee travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Distilleries · Theaters
The Volunteer State
Divided by law, geography, and custom into three major regions, represented by the three stars on state's flag, Tennessee boasts a distinctive musical heritage that includes elements of bluegrass, country-western, and blues. With a countryside as diverse as its people, Tennessee includes landscapes ranging from a mountainous region in the east to the lowlands of the west, with gently rolling hills in the middle. For a well-rounded vacation, you can hike remote mountain trails in the morning and explore the crowded bars of Nashville in the evening. Visit the urban attractions, such as Elvis Presley's former residence in Memphis, but don't miss a chance to spend some time in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, situated in the eastern part of the state.