33 days in United States Itinerary

33 days in United States Itinerary

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33 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  3​h 30​min
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Nashville
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Mammoth Cave National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Saint Louis
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  9​h 30​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
7
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
8
Portland
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  7​h
9
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 15​min
10
Keystone
— 1 day
Fly:  8​h 15​min
11
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
12
Acadia National Park
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 15​min
13
Boston
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
14
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
15
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
16
Carova
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
17
Ocracoke
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
18
Hatteras Island
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Charlotte

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Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Lotz House Museum, then see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and then see the interesting displays at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Nashville trip itinerary maker site .

Charlotte to Nashville is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Charlotte to Nashville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Nashville are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Mammoth Cave National Park.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe ©
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe

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Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Cave National Park ©
Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Fat Man's Misery, trek along Cedar Sink Trail, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave National Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Mammoth Cave National Park trip builder tool .

Getting from Nashville to Mammoth Cave National Park by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, daily temperatures in Mammoth Cave National Park can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Cave National Park ©
Mammoth Cave National Park
Fat Man's Misery ©
Fat Man's Misery
Cedar Sink Trail ©
Cedar Sink Trail

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Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, contemplate the long history of Missouri Botanical Garden, then have some family-friendly fun at Top Notch Axe Throwing St. Louis, and finally examine the collection at City Museum.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Saint Louis trip simple and quick.

Do a combination of car and flight from Mammoth Cave National Park to Saint Louis in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Saint Louis can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Historic Sites Fun & Games Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
Missouri Botanical Garden ©
Missouri Botanical Garden
City Museum ©
City Museum

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New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Lafayette Cemetery No.1, and then get to know the fascinating history of Garden District. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, then examine the collection at Cabildo, and finally get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our New Orleans trip planning tool .

Getting from Saint Louis to New Orleans by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Saint Louis in June, New Orleans is a bit warmer at night with lows of 83°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District

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San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take in the history at Mission San Jose, admire the architecture and history at Mission Espada, then shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Alamo. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns and then get to know the fascinating history of King William Historic District.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the San Antonio tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to San Antonio takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from New Orleans in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in San Antonio: temperatures range from 93°F by day to 74°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

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Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kolb Studio and Grand Canyon Railway Depot. Visiting Rim Trail and Grand Canyon South Rim will get you outdoors. On the 27th (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: hike along North Kaibab Trail, take some stellar pictures from Grandview Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, and don't miss a visit to Powell Point.

Planning Grand Canyon National Park trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Antonio to Grand Canyon National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from San Antonio in June, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are a bit cooler (85°F), and nights are cooler (42°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): hike along Peek-A-Boo Loop.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Bryce Canyon National Park visit planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Bryce Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 40°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Trails Outdoors Nature

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Portland

Portland ©
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.
On the 1st (Mon), steep yourself in history at Pittock Mansion, then look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, and then see the interesting displays at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Columbia River Highway, take in the dramatic scenery at Multnomah Falls, then take in the dramatic natural features at Oneonta Gorge, and finally admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Portland route planning tool .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Bryce Canyon National Park to Portland takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park to Portland is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in July, Portland is a bit warmer at night with lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, Columbia River Highway, Multnomah Falls, Oneonta Gorge
Highlights from your plan
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum ©
Pittock Mansion ©
Pittock Mansion

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Get outdoors at Mount Washburn and Old Faithful. Spend the 6th (Sat) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, identify plant and animal life at Lehardy's Rapids, and trek along Artist Point.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park online travel planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Portland to Yellowstone National Park in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Portland, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park

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Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take a memorable drive along Iron Mountain Road, then stroll through Presidential Trail, and then explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Keystone day trip planning app .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Keystone in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July; daily highs in Keystone reach 80°F and lows reach 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Keystone

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Iron Mountain Road
Highlights from your plan
Iron Mountain Road ©
Iron Mountain Road
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©

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Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Lady of Victory Basilica, then Head underground at Cave of the Winds, and then admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls. Keep things going the next day: stroll the grounds of Oakwood Cemetery Heritage Foundation, admire the majestic nature at Devil's Hole State Park, and then get outside with Niagara Jet Adventures.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Niagara Falls trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Keystone to Niagara Falls by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Keystone to Niagara Falls, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Niagara Falls when traveling from Keystone in July, with lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Acadia National Park.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Our Lady of Victory Basilica, Niagara Jet Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Our Lady of Victory Basilica ©
Our Lady of Victory Basilica
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls

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Acadia National Park

Acadia National Park ©
The first national park east of the Mississippi River, Acadia National Park draws visitors with its rugged landscape of ocean shoreline, low-slung granite mountains, dense woodlands, and pristine lakes.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): trek along Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Indian Point Blagden Preserve.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Acadia National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Niagara Falls to Acadia National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Niagara Falls in July, things will get slightly colder in Acadia National Park: highs are around 75°F and lows about 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Boston.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Indian Point Blagden Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail ©
Indian Point Blagden Preserve ©
Indian Point Blagden Preserve

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Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Get some cultural insight at Museum of Fine Arts and Freedom Trail. Get some historical perspective at Orchard House and The Paul Revere House. When in Boston, make a side trip to see Dolphin & Whale Watching in Gloucester, approximately 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Auburn Cemetery, steep yourself in history at Nichols House Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at African Meeting House, and admire all the interesting features of Fenway Park.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Boston trip builder tool .

Fly from Acadia National Park to Boston in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Acadia National Park in July, expect Boston to be a bit warmer, temps between 83°F and 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Mount Auburn Cemetery, Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House
Highlights from your plan
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House ©
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House
Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail
Mount Auburn Cemetery ©
Mount Auburn Cemetery

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, then contemplate the long history of Elfreth's Alley, then admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Valley Forge National Historical Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Rodin Museum, then explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, then get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, and finally contemplate the long history of Washington Square Park.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Philadelphia trip planner .

Fly from Boston to Philadelphia in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Valley Forge National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Valley Forge National Historical Park ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art

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Washington DC

Washington DC ©
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.
Get some historical perspective at Washington National Cathedral and Tomb of the Unknowns. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Air and Space Museum and Arlington National Cemetery. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, examine the collection at Newseum, and appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC trip itinerary site .

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to Washington DC takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Washington DC sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Carova.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arlington
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral

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Carova

Carova ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Whalehead Club, then enjoy the sand and surf at Currituck Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Carova Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Carova trip maker .

Drive from Washington DC to Carova in 5.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Carova can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ocracoke.

Things to do in Carova

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Corolla
Highlights from your plan
Currituck Beach ©
Currituck Beach
Whalehead Club ©
Whalehead Club

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Ocracoke

Ocracoke ©
Ocracoke is a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated town located at the southern end of Ocracoke Island, located entirely within Hyde County, North Carolina. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ocracoke Beach Fires, visit a coastal fixture at Ocracoke Lighthouse, and then kick back and relax at Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Ocracoke online visit planner .

Getting from Carova to Ocracoke by car takes about 4.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hatteras Island.

Things to do in Ocracoke

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach ©
Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach
Ocracoke Beach Fires ©
Ocracoke Beach Fires
Ocracoke Lighthouse ©
Ocracoke Lighthouse

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Hatteras Island

Hatteras Island
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hatteras Island trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Ocracoke to Hatteras Island takes 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Hatteras Island can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hatteras Island

Outdoors Nature Beaches

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