31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday planner

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Louisville
— 3 nights
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Bardstown
— 3 nights
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Bristol
— 2 nights
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Natural Bridge
— 2 nights
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Montebello
— 1 night
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Charlottesville
— 3 nights
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Williamsburg
— 3 nights
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Rehoboth Beach
— 3 nights
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Annapolis
— 2 nights
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Chevy Chase
— 3 nights
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Baltimore
— 5 nights
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Louisville

— 3 nights

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Spring Mill State Park and Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle). Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kentucky Derby Museum and Cave Hill Cemetery. And it doesn't end there: try your luck at Churchill Downs, Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern, go all around town with Old Louisville, and stroll the grounds of Zachary Taylor National Cemetery.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Louisville road trip planning website.

Seattle to Louisville is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Louisville is 3 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Seattle in January, with highs in Louisville at 43°F and lows at 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Bardstown.

Things to do in Louisville

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Bardstown

— 3 nights
Bardstown is a home rule-class city in Nelson County, Kentucky, in the United States. Get some historical perspective at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park and Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill. Get some cultural insight at My Old Kentucky Home and The Abbey of Gethsemani. Step out of Bardstown with an excursion to Woodford Reserve Distillery in Versailles--about 58 minutes away. It doesn't end there: sample the fine beverages at Willett Distilling Company.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Bardstown sightseeing planning tool.

You can drive from Louisville to Bardstown in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. January in Bardstown sees daily highs of 41°F and lows of 23°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bristol.

Things to do in Bardstown

Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Bristol

— 2 nights
Bristol is a city in Sullivan County, Tennessee, United States. Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): hike along Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail and then immerse yourself in nature at Hungry Mother State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium, then don't miss a visit to Downtown State Street, and then take in the exciting artwork at Benjamin Walls Gallery.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Bristol trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Bardstown to Bristol takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 45°F in January, and nighttime lows around 27°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Natural Bridge.

Things to do in Bristol

Parks · Trails · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Natural Bridge

— 2 nights
Natural Bridge is an unincorporated community in Rockbridge County, Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Stonewall Jackson House, then explore the galleries of Lee Chapel and Museum, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge State Park. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Virginia Safari Park and then get answers to all your questions at James River Visitor Center.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Natural Bridge trip maker.

Traveling by car from Bristol to Natural Bridge takes 3 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Bristol in January; daily highs in Natural Bridge reach 34°F and lows reach 20°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Montebello.

Things to do in Natural Bridge

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Montebello

— 1 night
Montebello is an unincorporated community in Nelson County, Virginia, United States. To plan Montebello vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Natural Bridge to Montebello in an hour. While traveling from Natural Bridge, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Montebello, ranging from highs of 43°F to lows of 23°F. On the 12th (Sun), you're off to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Montebello

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Golf

Charlottesville

— 3 nights

Hoo-Ville

Situated at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville is perhaps best known as the home of three of the United States' founding fathers, including Thomas Jefferson.
Popular historic sites such as Appomattox Court House National Historical Park and James Monroe's Highland are in your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like University of Virginia and James Madison's Montpelier. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Charlottesville: Frontier Culture Museum (in Staunton), Appomattox Station Battlefield Park (in Appomattox) and Bold Rock Hard Cider (in Nellysford). There's more to do: take in the history at Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Charlottesville journey maker tool.

You can drive from Montebello to Charlottesville in 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Charlottesville can reach 45°F, while at night they dip to 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Nature

Side Trips

Williamsburg

— 3 nights

Colonial Capital

Founded in 1632 as a fortified settlement on the high ground between two rivers, Williamsburg served as a colonial capital of Virginia for over 80 years.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Bassett Hall. Visit Bruton Parish Episcopal Church and Governor's Palace for their historical value. Explore Williamsburg's surroundings by going to Petersburg National Battlefield Park (in Petersburg), The Mariners' Museum & Park (in Newport News) and St. John's Episcopal Church (in Richmond). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, steep yourself in history at Public Hospital Museum, and explore the world behind art at DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Williamsburg tour itinerary website.

You can drive from Charlottesville to Williamsburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, daily temperatures in Williamsburg can reach 50°F, while at night they dip to 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Rehoboth Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Rehoboth Beach

— 3 nights

Nation's Summer Capital

The population of the city of Rehoboth Beach expands by 25,000 every summer.
Get in touch with nature at Cape Henlopen State Park and Bethany Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Dewey Beach and Lewes Beach. When in Rehoboth Beach, make a side trip to see Air Mobility Command Museum in Dover, approximately Dover away. There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, do a tasting at Salted Vines Vineyard & Winery, and look for all kinds of wild species at Dune Nature Park.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Rehoboth Beach trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Williamsburg to Rehoboth Beach takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Williamsburg in January, plan for slightly colder days in Rehoboth Beach, with highs around 44°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Annapolis.

Things to do in Rehoboth Beach

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Annapolis

— 2 nights
Capital of the United States for one year from 1783 to 1784, Annapolis has played a vital role in U.S. history.
On the 22nd (Wed), steep yourself in history at Maryland State House and then take a stroll through Annapolis Historic District. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Quiet Waters Park, then steep yourself in history at Hammond-Harwood House, and then brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Naval Academy.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Annapolis trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rehoboth Beach to Annapolis takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°F in January, and nighttime lows around 28°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Chevy Chase.

Things to do in Annapolis

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors

Chevy Chase

— 3 nights
Chevy Chase is the name of both a town and an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) in Montgomery County, Maryland. Visit The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Arlington House - The Robert E. Lee Memorial for their historical value. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine and Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary. Change things up with a short trip to Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg (about 1h 15 min away).

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Chevy Chase trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Annapolis to Chevy Chase in an hour. In January, daytime highs in Chevy Chase are 43°F, while nighttime lows are 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Baltimore.

Things to do in Chevy Chase

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Baltimore

— 5 nights

City of Firsts

A major center for tourism and travel, Baltimore is famous as the city where amateur poet Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics for the United States' national anthem.
Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine and Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Federal Hill Park and The Baltimore Basilica. Venture out of the city with trips to Old Town (in Alexandria), National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle) and Washington DC (Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, &more). There's still lots to do: sample the fine beverages at Sagamore Spirit Distillery, admire the masterpieces at The Walters Art Museum, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at Ruins of St. John's Episcopal Church.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Baltimore trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Chevy Chase to Baltimore in an hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 42°F, and evening lows to 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Baltimore

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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.