31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary builder

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Austin
— 2 nights
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San Antonio
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 1 night
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Portland
— 1 night
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Boulder
— 2 nights
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Estes Park
— 2 nights
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Drive to Denver International Airport, Fly to Kansas City International Airport, Drive to Lawrence
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Lawrence
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Salem
— 2 nights
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New York City
— 2 nights
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Philadelphia
— 2 nights
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Washington DC
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Atlanta
— 2 nights
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New Orleans
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Austin

— 2 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
You've added Esther's Follies, Museum of The Weird, Paramount Theatre, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, examine the collection at Sfanthor! House of Wax, wander the streets of Rainey Street, then wander the streets of 6th Street, and finally get a taste of local nightlife at Pete's Dueling Piano Bar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Toy Joy, join in the after-dark buzz at The Hideout Theatre, see a show at Paramount Theatre, then see the interesting displays at Museum of The Weird, then take in a show at Esther's Follies, and finally get a taste of local nightlife at Prohibition Creamery.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Austin trip builder website.

Wichita Falls to Austin is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also drive. July in Austin sees daily highs of 98°F and lows of 75°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Nightlife · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games

San Antonio

— 2 nights

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Garcia Art Glass, San Antonio Botanical Garden and Japanese Tea Gardens. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): explore the galleries of The Alamo, contemplate the long history of Mission San Jose, appreciate the extensive heritage of King William Historic District, browse the exhibits of The Guenther House Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Mission Trail, and finally take a stroll around Tower of the Americas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk, examine the collection at Witte Museum, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Gardens, then admire the natural beauty at San Antonio Botanical Garden, and finally learn the secrets of production at Garcia Art Glass.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read San Antonio trip builder.

Getting from Austin to San Antonio by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July in San Antonio, expect temperatures between 98°F during the day and 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): steep yourself in history at City Lights Booksellers, then buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique. Keep things going the next day: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and then take a stroll through Union Square.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco day trip website.

You can drive from San Antonio to San Francisco in 29 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Antonio to San Francisco is minus 2 hours. Expect cooler weather when traveling from San Antonio in July: highs in San Francisco hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Nature

Portland

— 1 night

City of Roses

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Portland Japanese Garden, Lan Su Chinese Garden, International Rose Test Garden, and other attractions. On the 8th (Wed), admire the sheer force of Wahclella Falls, admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, and finally browse the different shops at Woodburn Premium Outlets. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Pittock Mansion, then stop by Powell's City of Books, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Officers' Row.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Portland trip planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Portland in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Portland, with highs around 83°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Boulder.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Boulder

— 2 nights

Berkeley of the Rockies

Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
Colorado Shakespeare Festival has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): catch a live performance at Colorado Shakespeare Festival, then stop by Boulder Arts and Crafts Gallery, and then don't miss a visit to Pearl Street Mall.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Boulder day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Portland to Boulder takes 20 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 60°F. You will leave for Estes Park on the 12th (Sun).

Things to do in Boulder

Nightlife · Shopping · Museums

Estes Park

— 2 nights
More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Elements of Touch Wellness Spa has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): indulge in some personalized pampering at Elements of Touch Wellness Spa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, take in the exciting artwork at Bear Necessities & Cubs, stop by Kirks Flyshop & Mountain Adventures, take an in-depth tour of Estes Park Museum, then see the interesting displays at Baldpate Inn Key Room Collection, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel on the Rock.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Estes Park road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Boulder to Estes Park takes an hour. In July in Estes Park, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 59°F at night. On the 14th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lawrence.

Things to do in Estes Park

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Spas

Side Trip

Lawrence

— 2 nights
Lawrence is the sixth largest city in the state of Kansas and the county seat of Douglas County, Kansas. On the 15th (Wed), contemplate the long history of The Great Overland Station, then take an in-depth tour of Territorial Capital Museum, then see the interesting displays at Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics, and finally wander the streets of Massachusetts Street. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at First Presbyterian Church Topeka, examine the collection at Evel Knievel Museum, then examine the collection at Museum of the Kansas National Guard, and finally learn about winemaking at Holy-Field Vineyard & Winery.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Lawrence trip itinerary planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Estes Park to Lawrence with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Estes Park in July, Lawrence is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Salem.

Things to do in Lawrence

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wineries

Side Trips

Salem

— 2 nights

Witch City

Best known for its 1692 witch trials, Salem has a number of significant historical sites, a bustling downtown, and many witch-themed attractions.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of The House of the Seven Gables, explore the world behind art at Peabody Essex Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Phillips House, and finally look for gifts at Bewitched in Salem.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Salem trip planning website.

Explore your travel options from Lawrence to Salem with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Lawrence to Salem is 1 hour. Traveling from Lawrence in July, expect nights in Salem to be about the same, around 64°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 82°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to New York City.

Things to do in Salem

Museums · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

New York City

— 2 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Times Square and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. We've included these beaches for you: Ocean Grove Beach and Belmar Beach. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to 8th Ave Jetty (in Asbury Park) and Manasquan Beach (in Manasquan).

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the New York City travel route builder.

You can drive from Salem to New York City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Salem in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 72°F in New York City. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Philadelphia

— 2 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, and finally admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia's Magic Gardens.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia trip builder.

Getting from New York City to Philadelphia by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Washington DC

— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): ponder the world of politics at Smithsonian Institution Building, appreciate the extensive heritage of Capitol Hill, then take a stroll through Old Town, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and finally explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery.

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Traveling by bus from Philadelphia to Washington DC takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. July in Washington DC sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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 27th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Centennial Olympic Park. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ebenezer Baptist Church of Atlanta, and then get to know the fascinating history of Silver Comet Trail.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Atlanta online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Washington DC to Atlanta takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow time for travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Atlanta

Historic Sites · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

New Orleans

— 2 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.
On the 30th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, then look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, then learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the New Orleans day trip website.

You can drive from Atlanta to New Orleans in 8 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Atlanta to New Orleans is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Atlanta in July, expect nights in New Orleans to be a bit warmer, around 80°F, while days are little chillier, around 80°F. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

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.