32 days in United States Itinerary

32 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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New Orleans
— 9 nights
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Louisville
— 7 nights
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Rapid City
— 8 nights
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Helena
— 5 nights
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New Orleans

— 9 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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to French Quarter, brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our New Orleans journey maker app.

Paris, France to New Orleans is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -7 hour difference. When traveling from Paris in May, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to fly to Louisville.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Louisville

— 7 nights

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Louisville: Georgetown (Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm & Bourbon 30 Spirits Distillery), Frankfort (Castle & Key Distillery & Juniper Hill Park and Golf Course) and Lexington (Bluegrass Distillers, Living Arts & Science Center, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kentucky Artisan Distillery, steep yourself in history at Churchill Downs, and experience rural life at Sun Valley Farm.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Louisville trip planning tool.

You can fly from New Orleans to Louisville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from New Orleans in May, you will find days in Louisville are somewhat warmer (29°C), and nights are slightly colder (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can fly to Rapid City.

Things to do in Louisville

Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Rapid City

— 8 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rapid City: Devils Tower (Devils Tower National Monument & Tower Trail), Delta-09 Missile Silo (in Wall) and Badlands National Park (Big Badlands Overlook, Notch Trail, &more). Spend the 25th (Tue) exploring nature at Badlands National Park. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind Mount Rushmore National Memorial, explore and take pictures at Needles Highway, take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel, and hike along Cathedral Spires Hiking Trail.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rapid City road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Louisville to Rapid City takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Louisville to Rapid City, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Louisville in May, with highs in Rapid City at 21°C and lows at 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Helena.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Helena

— 5 nights
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. state of Montana and the county seat of Lewis and Clark County. Change things up with these side-trips from Helena: Philipsburg (Philipsburg Treasures and Gift, Winninghoff Park, &more), Madison River (in Yellowstone National Park) and Norris Hot Springs (in Norris). And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with Montana Fishing Outfitters, contemplate the waterfront views at Missouri River, get a sense of history and politics at Montana State Capitol, and shop like a local with Archie Bray Foundation.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Helena online attractions planner.

Fly from Rapid City to Helena in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Helena, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helena

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.