31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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Tupelo
— 4 nights
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Nashville
— 3 nights
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 3 nights
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Louisville
— 4 nights
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Saint Louis
— 2 nights
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Omaha
— 2 nights
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Keystone
— 3 nights
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Custer
— 1 night
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Spearfish
— 1 night
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Riverton
— 4 nights
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Pocatello
— 1 night
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Las Vegas
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Tupelo — 4 nights

Tupelo is the county seat and the largest city of Lee County, Mississippi. Take a break from the city and head to Tupelo National Battlefield and Trace State Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Rowan Oak and Oren Dunn City Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Southside Gallery in Oxford (about 56 minutes away). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Tupelo Automobile Museum, identify plant and animal life at Tupelo Buffalo Park & Zoo, steep yourself in history at Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum, and have fun and explore at Healthworks!.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Tupelo journey planner.

San Diego to Tupelo is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Diego to Tupelo is 2 hours. Traveling from San Diego in May, you will find days in Tupelo are somewhat warmer (81°F), and nights are about the same (59°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Nashville.
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Nashville — 3 nights

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Your inner history buff will appreciate McGavock Confederate Cemetery and Rippavilla. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Stones River Greenway and Zipline. Get out of town with these interesting Nashville side-trips: Stones River National Cemetery (in Murfreesboro), President James K. Polk Home & Museum (in Columbia) and Sam Davis Home (in Smyrna). The adventure continues: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, examine the collection at Patsy Cline Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, and pause for some serene contemplation at Upper Room.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Nashville vacation maker.

Traveling by car from Tupelo to Nashville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 58°F. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Mon) before leaving for Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park — 3 nights

Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): hike along Fighting Creek Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Rockefeller Memorial, then admire the sheer force of Baskins Creek Falls, then look for all kinds of wild species at Sugarlands Valley Nature Trail, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Quiet Walkways.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park route builder site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Nashville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In May in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Louisville.
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Louisville — 4 nights

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Stitzel-Weller Distillery, St. James Catholic Church and Old Forester Distilling. Get some historical perspective at Locust Grove and Farmington Historic Home. It doesn't end there: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jim Beam Urban Stillhouse.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Louisville online sightseeing planner.

Explore your travel options from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Louisville with the Route module. In May, daily temperatures in Louisville can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Mon) before leaving for Saint Louis.
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Saint Louis — 2 nights

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C. in the number of free activities available by spending your holiday exploring the city's central neighborhoods, famous for their restored century-old red-brick buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): get engrossed in the history at St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum, explore the landscape on two wheels at Bluff View Trail, and then identify plant and animal life at Rockwoods Reservation. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shrine of St. Joseph, then contemplate the long history of Samuel Cupples House, and finally make a trip to Washington University in St. Louis.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Saint Louis trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Louisville to Saint Louis takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Louisville to Saint Louis due to the time zone difference. May in Saint Louis sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to fly to Omaha.
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Omaha — 2 nights

A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Headquarters. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Fontenelle Forest Nature Center, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Manawa Beach, then admire the landmark architecture of Historic General Dodge House, and finally learn more about the world around you at Mangelsen Images of Nature Gallery.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Omaha day trip tool.

You can drive from Saint Louis to Omaha in 7.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in June, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Keystone.
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Keystone — 3 nights

Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Get outdoors at Horse Thief Lake and Pactola Lake. Get a sense of the local culture at National Presidential Wax Museum and Armed Forces Display & Gifts. There's much more to do: get a new perspective on nature at The Museum @ Black Hills Institute, admire the masterpieces at Gutzon Borglum Historical Center, go deep underground at Dakota Stone Rock Shop, and browse the exhibits of Keystone Historical Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Keystone travel planner.

You can drive from Omaha to Keystone in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Omaha to Keystone is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Omaha in June, things will get a bit cooler in Keystone: highs are around 73°F and lows about 48°F. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Custer.
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Custer — 1 night

Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Stockade Lake and then examine the collection at Custer County 1881 Courthouse.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Custer online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Keystone to Custer in an hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Spearfish.
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Spearfish — 1 night

Spearfish is a city in Lawrence County, South Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Spearfish Falls, learn about winemaking at Belle Joli Winery Tasting Room, then make a trip to Deadwood Model Train, and finally view the masterpieces at Termesphere Gallery.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Spearfish trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Custer to Spearfish takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Custer to Spearfish due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Riverton.
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Riverton — 4 nights

Riverton is a city in Fremont County, Wyoming, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Sacajawea Cemetery and Skyline Scenic Drive. Get some cultural insight at Hot Springs County Museum and Wind River Heritage Center. Change things up with these side-trips from Riverton: Lander (Museum of the American West & Fremont County Pioneer Museum), Shoshone Tribal Cultural Center (in Fort Washakie) and Elkhart Park Trailhead (in Pinedale). There's still lots to do: see what you can catch with Wind River Flyfitter, try your luck at Wind River Casino, and don't miss a visit to Giant Jackalope Exxon Country Store.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Riverton online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Spearfish to Riverton takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Spearfish in June: highs in Riverton hover around 82°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Pocatello.
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Pocatello — 1 night

Pocatello is the county seat and largest city of Bannock County, with a small portion on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation in neighboring Power County, in the southeastern part of the U.S. state of Idaho. Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trinity Episcopal Church, then take an in-depth tour of Shoshone-Bannock Tribal Museum, then try your luck at Fort Hall Casino, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Pebble Creek.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Pocatello day trip planning site.

You can drive from Riverton to Pocatello in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daily temperatures in Pocatello can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Las Vegas.
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Las Vegas — 1 night

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Nostalgia Street Rods, then take an in-depth tour of Burlesque Hall of Fame, and then examine the collection at The King's Ransom Museum.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Pocatello to Las Vegas takes 8.5 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Pocatello in June, expect nights in Las Vegas to be much warmer, around 77°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 103°F. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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United States travel guide

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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.
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