32 days in United States Itinerary

32 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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New York City
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Washington DC
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Charlotte
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Nashville
— 2 nights
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Memphis
— 2 nights
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Fayetteville
— 2 nights
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Bastrop
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Tucson
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Los Angeles
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Las Vegas
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Reno
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San Francisco
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New York City

— 3 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. Kids will enjoy Central Park and The High Line. There's much more to do: go for a walk through Times Square, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, admire the landmark architecture of Federal Hall, and explore the world behind art at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City trip planner.

Reykjavik, Iceland to New York City is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Reykjavik in August, things will get warmer in New York City: highs are around 34°C and lows about 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like National Air and Space Museum and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Gallery of Art and National Portrait Gallery. And it doesn't end there: learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, and get a sense of history and politics at White House.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC road trip planning app.

Getting from New York City to Washington DC by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. August in Washington DC sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Charlotte.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites

Charlotte

— 2 nights

The Queen City

A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): trek along Reedy Creek Nature Center and Preserve, stroll through Latta Plantation Nature Center & Preserve, then grab your bike and head to Fisher Farm, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at The Lazy 5 Ranch. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through McDowell Nature Center and Preserve, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hall Family Farm, and then walk around Four Mile Creek Greenway.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Charlotte planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to Charlotte in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Nashville.

Things to do in Charlotte

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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.
On the 22nd (Sun), explore the activities along Narrows of the Harpeth, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bowie Nature Park, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: visit Downtown Nashville, catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, and then examine the collection at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Nashville day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Charlotte to Nashville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Charlotte to Nashville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Parks · Neighborhoods · Wildlife · Adventure

Side Trips

Memphis

— 2 nights

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): examine the collection at Graceland, take an in-depth tour of Blues Hall of Fame Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Sun Studio. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and then take an in-depth tour of Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Memphis day trip planning app.

You can drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Memphis can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites

Fayetteville

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): get great views at Mount Sequoyah, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Native American History, and finally explore the world behind art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Siloam Springs Kayak Park and then witness the site of a historic battle at Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Fayetteville tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Memphis to Fayetteville in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Fayetteville when traveling from Memphis in August, with lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bastrop.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Bastrop

— 1 night
Bastrop is a city and the county seat of Bastrop County, Texas, United States. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at McKinney Roughs Nature Park, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Texas Reptile Zoo, then view the masterpieces at Art Connections Gallery, and finally wander the streets of Main Street Historic District.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Bastrop vacation planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Fayetteville to Bastrop. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Fayetteville in August: high temperatures in Bastrop hover around 41°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Tucson.

Things to do in Bastrop

Neighborhoods · Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Tucson

— 1 night

Old Pueblo

One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): grab your bike and head to Arizona Trail, take a memorable drive along Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway, and then stroll through Tucson Wildlife Center.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Tucson sightseeing planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bastrop to Tucson. The time zone difference when traveling from Bastrop to Tucson is minus 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in Tucson can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Tucson

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Trails
Highlights from your trip

Los Angeles

— 4 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Montana Avenue and Santa Monica Pier are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Kids will appreciate attractions like Disneyland Park and Nicholas Canyon Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Bergamot Station (in Santa Monica) and Malibu (Zuma Beach & Westward Beach). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Will Rogers State Beach, Head underground at Bronson Caves, and contemplate the waterfront views at Santa Monica Bay.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Tucson to Los Angeles takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tucson to Los Angeles. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Tucson in August: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to fly to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Las Vegas

— 3 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Visiting Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Spring Mountains Visitor Center will get you outdoors. The Strip and The Neon Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, stroll through Lake Mead National Recreation Area, and see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip maker website.

Fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, you will find days in Las Vegas are somewhat warmer (39°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Reno.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Reno

— 4 nights

Biggest Little City in the World

A sea of casinos in the high desert of the Sierra Nevadas, Reno capitalizes on gaming and nightlife.
Bring the kids along to Kiva Beach and Meeks Bay Beach. Relax by the water at Baldwin Beach and Lakeside Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Reno: Commons Beach Park (in Tahoe City), South Lake Tahoe (El Dorado Beach & Pope Beach) and Five Lakes Creek Trailhead (in Olympic Valley). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at West End Beach and ski along the peaceful trails at Tahoe Donner.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Reno online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Reno takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, Reno is slightly colder than Las Vegas - with highs of 33°C and lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Reno

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Fun & Games

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alcatraz Island and The Castro. Attractions like Golden Gate Bridge and Union Square make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, visit Mission District, wander the streets of The Embarcadero, and stroll around Golden Gate Park.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read San Francisco driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Reno to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Reno in September, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

United States travel guide

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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.