33 days in United States Itinerary

33 days in United States Itinerary

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33 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
1
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Nantucket
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  10​h
4
Cody
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 15​min
5
Mesa Verde National Park
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  8​h 30​min
6
Branson
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
7
Hatteras Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
Williamsburg
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  7​h 30​min
9
Key West
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h
10
Nashville
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
11
Savannah
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
End: New York City

3
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. There's still lots to do: go for a walk through Central Park, don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument, admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and take an in-depth tour of Ellis Island.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read New York City trip planner .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to New York City. In August in New York City, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Nantucket.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

4
nights
Nantucket

Nantucket ©
Nantucket is an island about 30mi by ferry south from Cape Cod, in the American state of Massachusetts. You'll explore and learn at Whaling Museum and Egan Maritime's Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sankaty Head Lighthouse and Greater Light. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Cisco Beach, take some stellar pictures from First Congregational Church, get to know the fascinating history of Altar Rock, and stroll through Surfside Beach.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Nantucket trip planner.

You can fly from New York City to Nantucket in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from New York City in August, expect Nantucket to be slightly colder, temps between 76°F and 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Edgartown.

Things to do in Nantucket

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Whaling Museum ©
Whaling Museum
Sankaty Head Lighthouse ©
Sankaty Head Lighthouse
Great Point Light ©
Great Point Light

4
nights
Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard

Edgartown ©
Edgartown is a town located on Martha's Vineyard in Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States. Visit Menemsha Hills and Lambert's Cove Beach for some beach relaxation. Gay Head Lighthouse and Edgartown Lighthouse are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Edgartown: Aquinnah Lighthouse (in Aquinnah), Lucy Vincent Beach (in Chilmark) and Menemsha Public Beach (in Menemsha). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Norton Point Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bend in the Road Beach.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Edgartown road trip planning app .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Nantucket to Edgartown in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. In August, daytime highs in Edgartown are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Cody.

Things to do in Edgartown

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Chilmark, Aquinnah, Lambert's Cove Beach, Menemsha Public Beach
Highlights from your plan
Menemsha Hills ©
Menemsha Hills
Menemsha Public Beach ©
Menemsha Public Beach
Gay Head Lighthouse ©
Gay Head Lighthouse

1
night
Cody

Cody ©
A genuine cowboy city, Cody is famous for its nightly rodeos and its proximity to the protected wilderness areas of the world's first national park, now designated as one of the country's World Heritage Sites.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): explore the galleries of Heart Mountain Interpretive Center, get a new perspective on nature at Draper Natural History Museum, then see the interesting displays at Buffalo Bill Center of the West, and finally see the interesting displays at Cody Firearms Museum. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Whitney Gallery, then see the interesting displays at Cody Dug Up Gun Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Plains Indian, and finally contemplate the long history of Old Trail Town.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Cody travel route planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Edgartown to Cody in 10 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Edgartown to Cody is minus 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Cody can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Cody

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Heart Mountain Interpretive Center
Highlights from your plan
Heart Mountain Interpretive Center ©
Heart Mountain Interpretive Center
Buffalo Bill Center of the West ©
Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Old Trail Town ©
Old Trail Town

2
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Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum and Spruce Tree House. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cliff Palace and Long House. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mesa Verde National Park: Dolores (Rio Grande Southern Railroad Museum. & The Anasazi Heritage Center) and Hovenweep National Monument (in Cortez). It doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Balcony House.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Mesa Verde National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Cody to Mesa Verde National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and taxi; or drive. When traveling from Cody in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Mesa Verde National Park: temperatures range from 86°F by day to 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Branson.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Dolores, Hovenweep National Monument, Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum
Highlights from your plan
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Long House ©
Long House
The Anasazi Heritage Center ©
The Anasazi Heritage Center

2
nights
Branson

Branson ©
Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Step off the beaten path and head to Titanic Museum and Dogwood Canyon Nature Park. Get a sense of the local culture at Thorncrown Chapel and Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site. Take a break from Branson with a short trip to Gay Perdita Sinclair Station Route 66 Memorabalia in Ash Grove, about 1h 05 min away. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 24th (Sat) at Silver Dollar City.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Branson vacation planning tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Mesa Verde National Park to Branson takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, shuttle, and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mesa Verde National Park to Branson due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in August since evenings lows in Branson dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hatteras Island.

Things to do in Branson

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Ash Grove, Thorncrown Chapel, Dogwood Canyon Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
Thorncrown Chapel ©
Thorncrown Chapel
Titanic Museum ©
Titanic Museum
Dogwood Canyon Nature Park ©
Dogwood Canyon Nature Park

2
nights
Hatteras Island

Hatteras Island ©
Get some cultural insight at Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and Pea Island Art Gallery, Salvo, NC. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Frisco Beach and Haulover. Take a break from Hatteras Island with a short trip to Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge in Rodanthe, about 50 minutes away.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Hatteras Island online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Branson to Hatteras Island by combination of taxi, flight, and car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Branson to Hatteras Island. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Hatteras Island when traveling from Branson in August, with lows around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Hatteras Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse ©
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge ©
Pea Island Art Gallery, Salvo, NC ©
Pea Island Art Gallery, Salvo, NC

3
nights
Williamsburg

Williamsburg ©
Founded in 1632 as a fortified settlement on the high ground between two rivers, Williamsburg served as a colonial capital of Virginia for over 80 years.
Historic Jamestowne and Jamestown Settlement will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Governor's Palace and Historic Christ Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Williamsburg: Essex County Museum and Historical Society (in Tappahannock) and Menokin (in Warsaw). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Colonial Williamsburg.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Williamsburg online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Hatteras Island to Williamsburg takes 4 hours. In August in Williamsburg, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 70°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Essex County Museum and Historical Society, Historic Christ Church, Menokin
Highlights from your plan
Governor's Palace ©
Governor's Palace
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne
Jamestown Settlement ©
Jamestown Settlement

1
day
Key West

Key West ©
Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
On the 31st (Sat), immerse yourself in nature at Fort Zachary Taylor, then get engrossed in the history at Truman Little White House, and then identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Key West visit planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Williamsburg to Key West takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Williamsburg in August since evenings lows in Key West dip to 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Key West

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House

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nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Let the collections at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage and The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at Lotz House Museum and Belle Meade Plantation. Go for a jaunt from Nashville to South Union to see South Union Shaker Village about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, take a stroll through Downtown Nashville, and catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Nashville trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Key West to Nashville in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Key West to Nashville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Key West in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Nashville, with lows around 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Savannah.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

South Union Shaker Village, Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Belle Meade Plantation ©
Belle Meade Plantation
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage

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Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Step off the beaten path and head to Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum and Tybee Island Beach. Popular historic sites such as Bonaventure Cemetery and Fort Pulaski National Monument are in your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Savannah to Hilton Head to see Coligny Beach about 56 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Olde Pink House, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, and wander the streets of Savannah Historic District.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Savannah vacation planning website .

Fly from Nashville to Savannah in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Nashville to Savannah, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Savannah when traveling from Nashville in September, with lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Tybee Island, Coligny Beach
Highlights from your plan
Fort Pulaski National Monument ©
Fort Pulaski National Monument
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist ©
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum

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