31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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31 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Paramus
Drive:  7 h
1
Cleveland
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h 15 min
2
Milwaukee
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 15 min
3
Des Moines
— 4 nights
Drive:  10 h
4
Keystone
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
5
Crow Agency
— Few hours
Drive:  7 h 30 min
6
Shoshone
— 2 nights
Drive:  10 h 30 min
7
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  12 h
8
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  9 h
9
Roswell
— 2 nights
Drive:  11 h
10
Austin
— 3 nights
Drive:  14 h 15 min
11
Saint Louis
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
12
Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
13
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  13 h 15 min
End: Paramus

1
night
Cleveland

Cleveland ©
A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
On the 11th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Heinen's of Downtown Cleveland.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Cleveland custom trip planner.

Paramus to Cleveland is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Paramus in August, you will find days in Cleveland are slightly colder (80°F), and nights are about the same (68°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Milwaukee.

Things to do in Cleveland

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ©
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Heinen's Downtown ©
Heinen's Downtown

2
nights
Milwaukee

Milwaukee ©
Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): examine the collection at MSOE Grohmann Museum, explore the world behind art at Milwaukee Art Museum, then engage your brain at Discovery World, and finally see the interesting displays at Harley-Davidson Museum.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Milwaukee itinerary maker.

You can fly from Cleveland to Milwaukee in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cleveland to Milwaukee. In August, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Des Moines.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Milwaukee Art Museum ©
Milwaukee Art Museum
Harley-Davidson Museum ©
Harley-Davidson Museum
Grohmann Museum ©
Grohmann Museum

4
nights
Des Moines

Des Moines ©
Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. Your inner history buff will appreciate American Gothic House Center and Amana Heritage Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Museum of Danish America and Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum & Grout Museum of History & Science. Get out of town with these interesting Des Moines side-trips: John Deere Tractor & Engine Museum (in Waterloo), Danish Windmill (in Elk Horn) and Lake Ahquabi State Park (in Indianola). There's lots more to do: do a tasting at Summerset Winery, learn about all things military at Iowa Gold Star Military Museum, and don't miss a visit to The Freedom Rock.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Des Moines itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Milwaukee to Des Moines in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Des Moines, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Des Moines

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Waterloo, Indianola, Elk Horn, The Freedom Rock, American Gothic House
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Danish America ©
Museum of Danish America
Danish Windmill Museum ©
Danish Windmill Museum
Amana Heritage Society ©
Amana Heritage Society

2
nights
Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): examine the collection at Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame, get engrossed in the history at Adams House Museum, then get curious at Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, and finally see the interesting displays at National Presidential Wax Museum. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: discover the riches below the earth's surface at Wade's Gold Mill, then learn about winemaking at Twisted Pine, then get a new perspective on nature at Museum @ Black Hills Institute, and finally appreciate the history behind Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Keystone trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Des Moines to Keystone in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Des Moines in August since evenings lows in Keystone dip to 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Crow Agency.

Things to do in Keystone

Museums Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Hill City, Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, Adams House, Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame
Highlights from your plan
Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame ©
Wades Gold Mill ©
Wades Gold Mill
Adams House ©
Adams House

few
hours
Crow Agency

Crow Agency ©
Crow Agency is a census-designated place (CDP) in Big Horn County, Montana, United States and is near the actual location for the Little Bighorn National Monument and re-enactment produced by the Real Bird family known as Battle of the Little Bighorn Reenactment. On the 20th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Little Bighorn Battlefield and then take in the history at Custer Battlefield Trading Post & Cafe.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Crow Agency sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Keystone to Crow Agency takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, daily temperatures in Crow Agency can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. On the 20th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Shoshone.

Things to do in Crow Agency

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Little Bighorn Battlefield ©
Little Bighorn Battlefield
Custer Battlefield Trading Company ©
Custer Battlefield Trading Company

2
nights
Shoshone

Shoshone ©
Shoshone is the county seat and largest city of Lincoln County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): Head underground at Idaho's Mammoth Cave and then explore the fascinating underground world of Shoshone Indian Ice Caves.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Shoshone vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Crow Agency to Shoshone takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, daytime highs in Shoshone are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Shoshone

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Shoshone Indian Ice Caves ©
Shoshone Indian Ice Caves

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some historical perspective at Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Exploratorium and Old Sacramento. When in San Francisco, make a side trip to see California State Railroad Museum in Sacramento, approximately 2 hours away. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at California Academy of Sciences, explore the world behind art at Legion of Honor, explore the activities along San Francisco Bay, and see the interesting displays at de Young Museum.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from Shoshone to San Francisco with the Route module. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Shoshone to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Shoshone in August, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 58°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Nature

Side Trip

Sacramento
Highlights from your plan
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Legion of Honor ©
Legion of Honor

2
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, get a taste of the local shopping with Lookout Studio, then see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, and finally pause for some photo ops at Powell Point. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore and take pictures at East Rim Drive, then delve into the distant past at Tusayan Museum, and then trek along South Kaibab Trail.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip generator.

You can drive from San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park in 12 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 80°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Roswell.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Tusayan Museum ©
Tusayan Museum
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio

2
nights
Roswell

Roswell ©
Famed as the site of a purported UFO crash in 1947, the Roswell of today offers much more than alien research opportunities.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): examine the collection at Walker Aviation Musem and then immerse yourself in nature at Bottomless Lakes State Park. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Historical Center for Southeast New Mexico, then get curious at Roswell Space Center, then admire the masterpieces at Roswell Museum & Art Center, and finally learn about winemaking at Pecos Flavors Winery + Bistro.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Roswell trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Roswell in 9 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Roswell due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, with highs in Roswell at 89°F and lows at 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Austin.

Things to do in Roswell

Museums Childrens Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Walker Aviation Musem ©
Walker Aviation Musem

3
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): stroll through Mount Bonnell, then get engrossed in the history at LBJ Presidential Library, then admire the masterpieces at The Blanton Museum of Art, and finally take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Zedler Mill, then examine the collection at Dick's Classic Car Museum, and then admire the landmark architecture of State Capitol.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Austin vacation trip planner.

You can fly from Roswell to Austin in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Roswell in August, expect Austin to be somewhat warmer, temps between 101°F and 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Austin

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Dick's Classic Garage, Zedler Mill
Highlights from your plan
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
LBJ Presidential Library ©
LBJ Presidential Library
Zedler Mill ©
Zedler Mill

2
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): contemplate the long history of Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Missouri Civil War Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site, then take an in-depth tour of Missouri History Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Saint Louis trip builder.

Fly from Austin to Saint Louis in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Austin in September, things will get slightly colder in Saint Louis: highs are around 80°F and lows about 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
City Museum ©
City Museum
Missouri Botanical Garden ©
Missouri Botanical Garden

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nights
Memphis

Memphis ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Graceland. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum, then contemplate the long history of Sun Studio., and then make a trip to Graceland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street, then take an in-depth tour of Mississippi River Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Mud Island River Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Memphis sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Saint Louis to Memphis in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Saint Louis in September: highs in Memphis hover around 86°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland
Mud Island ©
Mud Island

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Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Grand Ole Opry. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Carnton, get engrossed in the history at Lotz House Museum, and then get to know the fascinating history of Downtown Franklin. On the next day, see a show at Grand Ole Opry and then examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Nashville travel itinerary creator.

Getting from Memphis to Nashville by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September in Nashville, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 62°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Franklin
Highlights from your plan
Carnton ©
Carnton
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Downtown Franklin ©
Downtown Franklin

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