31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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Mammoth Cave National Park
— 1 night
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Nashville
— 2 nights
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 2 nights
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Atlanta
— 2 nights
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Hilton Head
— 2 nights
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New Orleans
— 3 nights
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Dallas
— 2 nights
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Roswell
— 2 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Maswik Lodge
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
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Teec Nos Pos
— 1 night
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Denver
— 3 nights
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Rapid City
— 2 nights
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Omaha
— 2 nights
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Chicago
— 3 nights
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Mammoth Cave National Park

— 1 night
Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave and then trek along Cedar Sink Trail.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Mammoth Cave National Park route builder tool.

Columbus to Mammoth Cave National Park is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in May, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Tennessee State Museum and Frist Art Museum. Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park and McGavock Confederate Cemetery will appeal to history buffs. It doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Lane Motor Museum and make a trip to The District.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Nashville online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Mammoth Cave National Park to Nashville by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, daytime highs in Nashville are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trip

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

— 2 nights

A Wondrous Diversity of Life

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): take a memorable drive along Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking, then take in the dramatic scenery at Meigs Falls, then head outdoors with The Sinks, and finally make a trip to Elkmont Ghost Town.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park tour itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Nashville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park with the Route module. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May, daily temperatures in Great Smoky Mountains National Park can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive

Atlanta

— 2 nights

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): stroll through Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail, then examine the collection at Fire Station No. 6, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ebenezer Baptist Church of Atlanta. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Virginia-Highland, examine the collection at Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, then admire the masterpieces at National Center for Civil and Human Rights, and finally steep yourself in history at Centennial Olympic Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Atlanta trip maker app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Atlanta. In May in Atlanta, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Atlanta

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Hilton Head

— 2 nights
A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): kick back and relax at Folly Field Beach Park, then kick back and relax at Driessen Beach Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Burkes Beach. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Cross, then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Hilton Head Distillery, and finally kick back and relax at Singleton Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Hilton Head online driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Atlanta to Hilton Head in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In May, daytime highs in Hilton Head are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Adventure

Side Trip

New Orleans

— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): partake in some friendly competition at Escape My Room New Orleans, learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, and then get to know the fascinating history of Garden District. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Whitney Plantation, then steep yourself in history at Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, and then take in the exciting artwork at Jamie Hayes Gallery.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our New Orleans sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Hilton Head to New Orleans in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Hilton Head to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Hilton Head in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Dallas.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Dallas

— 2 nights

Big D

One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): stop by Wild Bill's Western Store, then explore the world behind art at Nasher Sculpture Center, and then admire the masterpieces at Crow Collection of Asian Art.

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You can drive from New Orleans to Dallas in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans in May, you will find days in Dallas are somewhat warmer (83°F), and nights are slightly colder (65°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Roswell.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums · Parks · Shopping

Roswell

— 2 nights
Famed as the site of a purported UFO crash in 1947, the Roswell of today offers much more than alien research opportunities.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): wander the streets of Downtown Historic District and then explore the galleries of Historical Center for Southeast New Mexico.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Roswell road trip site.

Traveling by car from Dallas to Roswell takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dallas to Roswell, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Dallas in May since evenings lows in Roswell dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Roswell

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Grand Canyon National Park

— 1 night
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park day trip planning app.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Roswell to Grand Canyon National Park in 9.5 hours. Traveling from Roswell in May, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are a bit cooler (68°F), and nights are cooler (33°F). On the 22nd (Sat), you're off to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

Las Vegas

— 1 night

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 22nd (Sat), shop like a local with The Strip.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas tour itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 87°F by day to 64°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping
Highlights from your trip

Zion National Park

— 1 night
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kayenta Trail, then trek along Temple of Sinawava Trail, and then hike along Riverside Walk.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Las Vegas to Zion National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Zion National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Las Vegas in May: highs in Zion National Park hover around 76°F, while lows dip to 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Teec Nos Pos.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Trails · Outdoors · Parks

Teec Nos Pos

— 1 night
You've now added Four Corners Monument to your itinerary. On the 24th (Mon), appreciate the history behind Four Corners Monument.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Teec Nos Pos online trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zion National Park to Teec Nos Pos. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in May, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Denver.
Highlights from your trip

Denver

— 3 nights

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Here are some ideas for day two: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, examine the collection at National Ballpark Museum, then get a taste of the local shopping with American Museum of Western Art, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Denver online travel planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Teec Nos Pos to Denver. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Teec Nos Pos in May: highs in Denver hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Spas

Rapid City

— 2 nights

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
On the 28th (Fri), do a tasting at Firehouse Wine Cellars and then visit Downtown Rapid City.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Rapid City trip itinerary website.

Drive from Denver to Rapid City in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Omaha.

Things to do in Rapid City

Museums · Neighborhoods · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Omaha

— 2 nights

Gateway to the West

A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Omaha trip itinerary tool.

Fly from Rapid City to Omaha in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rapid City to Omaha, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rapid City in May, expect Omaha to be a bit warmer, temps between 74°F and 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Omaha

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Chicago

— 3 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Get a sense of the local culture at Richard H. Driehaus Museum and Chicago Riverwalk. Appreciate the collections at The Art Institute of Chicago and Chicago Cultural Center. There's still lots to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Lakefront Trail, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Name Cathedral, take a stroll through Lincoln Park, and don't miss a visit to Buckingham Fountain.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Chicago road trip app.

Traveling by car from Omaha to Chicago takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Chicago can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

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.