31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour planner

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Washington DC
— 7 nights
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Oklahoma City
— 4 nights
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Houston
— 6 nights
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New Orleans
— 6 nights
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Tampa
— 7 nights
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Washington DC

— 7 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center and Smithsonian American Art Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and National Museum of African American History and Culture. Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to B&O Ellicott City Station Museum (in Ellicott City), Little Library (in Vienna) and Manassas National Battlefield Park (in Manassas). And it doesn't end there: get a sense of history and politics at Maryland State House, admire the striking features of George Washington's Mount Vernon, admire the masterpieces at The Walters Art Museum, and examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC trip planning tool.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Washington DC. Expect a daytime high around 51°F in December, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Oklahoma City

— 4 nights

The Big Friendly

Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Philbrook Museum of Art and Oklahoma City Museum of Art. Museum-lovers will get to explore Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum and Science Museum Oklahoma. Explore Oklahoma City's surroundings by going to Tulsa (Holy Family Cathedral & Atlas Life Building). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, learn more about the world around you at SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology, snap pictures at Skydance Bridge, and examine the collection at American Banjo Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Oklahoma City trip maker app.

Fly from Washington DC to Oklahoma City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to Oklahoma City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 31°F in Oklahoma City. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Houston

— 6 nights

Bayou City

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and The Houston Museum of Natural Science. Visit 1892 Bishop's Palace and Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Houston side-trips: Galveston (MiArt Gallery, Galveston Railroad Museum, &more), Battleship Texas State Historic Site (in La Porte) and College Station (Reveille Gravesite & George Bush Presidential Library and Museum). There's lots more to do: explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of Houston, examine the collection at Houston Museum of African American Culture, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rothko Chapel, and take an in-depth tour of Boonville Heritage Park.

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Fly from Oklahoma City to Houston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Oklahoma City in January; daily highs in Houston reach 63°F and lows reach 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

New Orleans

— 6 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World. Get a sense of the local culture at Whitney Plantation and The National WWII Museum. Take a break from New Orleans with a short trip to St. Joseph Plantation in Vacherie, about 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll the grounds of Lake Lawn Metairie, see the interesting displays at The Historic New Orleans Collection, appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, and admire the striking features of Destrehan Plantation.

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Fly from Houston to New Orleans in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in New Orleans sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tampa.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trips

Tampa

— 7 nights

Big Guava

Tampa ranks among the country's most livable cities, attracting newcomers with its growing economy and status as a major port on the Gulf of Mexico.
Get some cultural insight at Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe and Eisenhower Regional Recreation Center. Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art and Museum of Fine Arts will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Tampa: Pass-a-Grille (in St. Pete Beach), Zora Neale Hurston National Museum of Fine Arts (in Eatonville) and Cornell Fine Arts Museum (in Winter Park). There's lots more to do: learn more about the world around you at SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology, explore the world behind art at Chihuly Collection, get to know the fascinating history of Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, and take in nature's colorful creations at Florida Botanical Gardens.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Tampa holiday maker app.

You can fly from New Orleans to Tampa in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from New Orleans in January, you will find days in Tampa are somewhat warmer (71°F), and nights are about the same (53°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampa

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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.