33 days in United States Itinerary

33 days in United States Itinerary

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Atlanta
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Miami
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New Orleans
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Houston
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San Diego
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Los Angeles
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San Francisco
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Denver
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Chicago
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Detroit
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Washington DC
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Baltimore
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Atlanta

— 1 night

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Centennial Olympic Park and then view the masterpieces at National Center for Civil and Human Rights. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site and then look for all kinds of wild species at Stone Mountain Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Atlanta online trip builder.

Nashville to Atlanta is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to Atlanta is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in June, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Miami.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Miami

— 3 nights

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Art Deco Historic District and Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hollywood Beach and Fort Lauderdale Beach Park. Get out of town with these interesting Miami side-trips: Gumbo Limbo Nature Center (in Boca Raton) and Fort Lauderdale (Fort Lauderdale Beach & Las Olas Beach). It doesn't end there: zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Miami trip planner.

You can fly from Atlanta to Miami in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of subway and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Miami when traveling from Atlanta in July, with lows around 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Miami

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

New Orleans

— 5 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.
Popular historic sites such as Lake Lawn Metairie and St. Joseph Plantation are in your itinerary. Whitney Plantation and The National WWII Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from New Orleans: Baton Rouge (Louisiana Memorial Plaza, Louisiana's Old State Capitol, &more). Next up on the itinerary: put a fun spin on your tour with Escape My Room New Orleans, get outside with Ultimate Swamp Adventures, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Joseph Church and Gardens, and pause for some serene contemplation at Immaculate Conception Church.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the New Orleans road trip app.

Getting from Miami to New Orleans by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Miami in July, expect nights in New Orleans to be about the same, around 80°F, while days are little chillier, around 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Houston.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Houston

— 2 nights

Bayou City

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
On the 10th (Sat), see the interesting displays at 1940 Air Terminal Museum, then see the interesting displays at Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land, then brush up on your military savvy at Buffalo Soldiers National Museum, and finally browse the exhibits of Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Glenwood Cemetery, then see the interesting displays at National Museum of Funeral History, then explore the world behind art at Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Swaminarayan Mandir.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Houston trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from New Orleans to Houston in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans in July, you will find days in Houston are somewhat warmer (95°F), and nights are about the same (77°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

San Diego

— 2 nights

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
On the 12th (Mon), stroll around La Jolla Shores Park and then immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then enjoy the sand and surf at Coronado Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read San Diego trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Houston to San Diego takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Houston in July, with highs in San Diego at 77°F and lows at 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Los Angeles

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, then explore the world behind art at The Broad, and then look and learn at Griffith Observatory. Keep things going the next day: stroll the grounds of Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Manhattan Beach, then brush up on your military savvy at Battleship USS Iowa Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Bradbury Building.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles attractions website.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in July, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 66°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 83°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): get great views at Twin Peaks, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sea views from Fort Point, admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands, and then take a peaceful walk through Muir Woods National Monument.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, things will get little chillier in San Francisco: highs are around 73°F and lows about 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in San Francisco

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Denver

— 1 night

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
On the 18th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Clyfford Still Museum, see the interesting displays at Denver Firefighters Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity United Methodist Church, then take an in-depth tour of History Colorado Center, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Here are some ideas for day two: see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, then steep yourself in history at Center for Colorado Women's History, and finally sample the fine beverages at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Denver road trip planner.

Fly from San Francisco to Denver in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Denver is 1 hour. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect nights in Denver to be about the same, around 60°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 87°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Chicago

— 1 night

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Richard H. Driehaus Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Chicago Riverwalk, then stroll through Millennium Park, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Lakefront Trail. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago and then stroll around Indiana Dunes State Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Chicago day trip planning app.

Getting from Denver to Chicago by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Denver to Chicago, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Chicago when traveling from Denver in July, with lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Detroit.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Detroit

— 2 nights

The Motor City

Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): see where the action happens at Comerica Park, then admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, then examine the collection at The Henry Ford, and finally examine the collection at Greenfield Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Old St. Mary's Church, take an in-depth tour of Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, then steep yourself in history at Motown Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Detroit Historical Museum, and finally take a stroll through Campus Martius Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Detroit trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Detroit takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Detroit is 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Detroit can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and National Air and Space Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens and The Rising Sun Tavern. Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle) and Fredericksburg (Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park & Chatham Manor). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Smithsonian American Art Museum, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Washington DC online trip maker.

Getting from Detroit to Washington DC by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Detroit in July; daily highs in Washington DC reach 89°F and lows reach 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Baltimore.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Baltimore

— 3 nights

City of Firsts

A major center for tourism and travel, Baltimore is famous as the city where amateur poet Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics for the United States' national anthem.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine and David Wills House. Visit Gettysburg National Cemetery and Fell's Point for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Baltimore: Gettysburg (Rupp House & Evergreen Cemetery). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Star-Spangled Banner Flag House, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baltimore Basilica, get engrossed in the history at Maryland Center for History and Culture, and see the interesting displays at Baltimore Museum of Industry.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Baltimore online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Washington DC to Baltimore takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Baltimore sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 74°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Baltimore

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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.
Independence Hall and Christ Church will appeal to history buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Philadelphia Museum of Art and Rodin Museum. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Museum of the American Revolution, admire the natural beauty at Morris Arboretum, steep yourself in history at Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, and make a trip to Liberty Bell Center.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Philadelphia trip planner.

You can take a train from Baltimore to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

United States travel guide

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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.