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
— 3 nights
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Philadelphia
— 3 nights
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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Ocoee
— 1 night
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Nashville
— 2 nights
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Memphis
— 1 night
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New Orleans
— 2 nights
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Austin
— 2 nights
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Amarillo
— 1 night
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Santa Fe
— 1 night
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Monument Valley
— 1 night
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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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.
Let the collections at 9/11 Memorial and New York Public Library capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Ellis Island, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Thomas Church, ponder the world of politics at New York City Hall, and admire the striking features of Empire State Building.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the New York City online travel route planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to New York City is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 6 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in July: high temperatures in New York City hover around 35°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites

Philadelphia

— 3 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.
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library and National Constitution Center will appeal to museum buffs. Visit Independence Hall and Elfreth's Alley for their historical value. Take a break from Philadelphia with a short trip to Brandywine River Museum of Art in Chadds Ford, about 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center, take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, and have some family-friendly fun at Bury The Hatchet Cherry Hill - Axe Throwing.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia driving holiday planner.

Take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Parks

Side Trips

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.
National Air and Space Museum and Washington National Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at National Gallery of Art and National Portrait Gallery. There's still lots to do: learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC planning tool.

You can take a train from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Ocoee.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Ocoee

— 1 night
On the 14th (Wed), relax and float downstream with Ocoee Outdoors, Inc. and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Ocoee online trip builder.

Getting from Washington DC to Ocoee by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Washington DC in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Ocoee, with lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Ocoee

Adventure · Tours · Parks

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, then get engrossed in the history at Lotz House Museum, then take in the history at Carter House, and finally get your game on at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill). Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Upper Room, then have some family-friendly fun at BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League, then examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Nashville itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Ocoee to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and shuttle. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Memphis

— 1 night

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.
On the 17th (Sat), appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, then contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, and finally contemplate the long history of The Peabody Ducks.

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Drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In July in Memphis, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites · Museums

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 18th (Sun), examine the collection at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, then brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, and then get to know the fascinating history of Garden District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Our Sacred Stories, get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our New Orleans holiday maker site.

You can drive from Memphis to New Orleans in 7 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Memphis in July, you will find days in New Orleans are little chillier (31°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (31°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Austin.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

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.
On the 20th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, then ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, and then test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Austin. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: witness a stunning natural landmark at Barton Springs Pool, then admire the masterpieces at Elisabet Ney Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, and finally stroll through Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Austin tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Austin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from New Orleans, expect somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Austin, ranging from highs of 43°C to lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Amarillo.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Trails

Amarillo

— 1 night

Yellow Rose of Texas

Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, then examine the collection at Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum, and then get a taste of life in the country at Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Amarillo attractions planner.

Fly from Austin to Amarillo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Austin in July, with highs in Amarillo at 39°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Amarillo

Museums

Side Trip

Santa Fe

— 1 night

City Different

Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
On the 23rd (Fri), let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, get a taste of the local shopping with Nedra Matteucci Galleries, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Fe Cathedral Park and Monument, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Mama's Minerals.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Amarillo to Santa Fe takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Amarillo to Santa Fe is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Amarillo in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Santa Fe, with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Adventure · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Monument Valley

— 1 night
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. On the 24th (Sat), make a trip to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, hike along Wildcat Trail, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Monument Valley trip planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Monument Valley takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

Grand Canyon National Park

— 3 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Take a break from the city and head to Grand Canyon South Rim and Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: hike along South Kaibab Trail, take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon, take some stellar pictures from Pipe Creek Vista, and stroll through Cape Final Trail.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park route builder app.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Monument Valley to Grand Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Monument Valley in July; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 34°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife

Las Vegas

— 2 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.
On the 28th (Wed), take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, admire the masterpieces at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Mob Museum, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

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Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, you will find days in Las Vegas are a bit warmer (47°C), and nights are much warmer (32°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

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.
On the 30th (Fri), cruise along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Zion National Park sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in July: highs in Zion National Park hover around 40°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Los Angeles

— 3 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.
Santa Monica Pier and The Museum of Contemporary Art are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Relax by the water at Santa Monica State Beach and Venice Beach and Boardwalk. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Pro Sup Shop (in Marina del Rey) and Anaheim (Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! & Disneyland Park). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica Bay, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, examine the collection at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Will Rogers State Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip maker tool.

Fly from Zion National Park to Los Angeles in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zion National Park to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Zion National Park, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Theme Parks

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.

Louisiana travel guide

4.3
Historic Walking Areas · Nightlife · Military Museums
The Pelican State
With a landscape of deltas, marshes, and swamps formed by the sediments of the Mississippi River, Louisiana is home to rich native plant and animal life, including rare species of tree frogs, ibis, and egrets. The state's urban areas, most notably the historical city of New Orleans, are some of its most popular attractions and boast a varied multicultural and multilingual heritage, strongly influenced by a mix of French, Spanish, Native American, and African cultures. Native Louisianans proudly cling to their distinctive dialects and musical traditions, offering visitors a chance to explore one of the most culturally diverse areas in North America. The homeland of both Cajun and Creole cuisines, Louisiana remains a top holiday destination for foodies from around the world.