36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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36 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Miami
— 4 nights
tram + Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Baton Rouge
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
4
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Bandera
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
6
El Paso
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
7
Florence
— 1 day
Drive:  8​h
8
Mesa Verde National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
9
Castle Rock
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Evergreen
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
11
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
12
Breckenridge
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
13
Aspen
— 3 nights
14
Memphis
— 1 night
15
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

4
nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Escape the urban bustle at Shark Valley and Fort Lauderdale Beach. Get some historical perspective at Lincoln Road and Barnacle State Historic Site. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Miami: Everglades National Park (Gumbo Limbo Trail & Anhinga Trail) and Hollywood Beach (in Hollywood). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at South Beach, wander the streets of Collins Avenue, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Francis de Sales Catholic Church, and shop like a local with Ocean Drive.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Miami trip planner .

Paris, France to Miami is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and tram. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train, flight, and tram. Traveling from Paris to Miami, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In March, Miami is warmer than Paris - with highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Everglades National Park, Fort Lauderdale Beach, Hollywood Beach
Highlights from your plan
South Beach ©
South Beach
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Gumbo Limbo Trail ©
Gumbo Limbo Trail

3
nights
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.
Visiting Chalmette National Historical Park and Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at The National WWII Museum and Garden District. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, make a trip to Jackson Square, look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Audubon Zoo.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the New Orleans route builder website .

Do a combination of tram and flight from Miami to New Orleans in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Miami to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Miami in March, plan for colder days in New Orleans, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Baton Rouge.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District

3
nights
Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge ©
Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): contemplate the long history of St. Joseph Plantation, admire the landmark architecture of Oak Alley Plantation, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Houmas House Plantation and Gardens. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, then contemplate the long history of The Myrtles Plantation, and finally steep yourself in history at Nottoway Plantation.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Baton Rouge trip builder .

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Baton Rouge takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from New Orleans, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Baton Rouge, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Saint Francisville, Vacherie, Nottoway Plantation, Houmas House Plantation and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Houmas House Plantation and Gardens ©
Nottoway Plantation ©
Nottoway Plantation
Oak Alley Plantation ©
Oak Alley Plantation

2
nights
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.
On the 6th (Sat), explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk, steep yourself in history at The Alamo, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Antonio Zoo, and finally take in the history at Mission Concepcion.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a San Antonio trip simple and quick.

Getting from Baton Rouge to San Antonio by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. April in San Antonio sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bandera.

Things to do in San Antonio

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

1
night
Bandera

Bandera ©
Bandera is the county seat of Bandera County, Texas, United States, in the Texas Hill Country, which is part of the Edwards Plateau. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): trot along with a tour on horseback, get engrossed in the history at Frontier Times Museum, and then immerse yourself in nature at Lost Maples State Natural Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): admire the majestic nature at Hill Country State Natural Area and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Bandera online travel planner .

Getting from San Antonio to Bandera by car takes about 1.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from San Antonio in April since evenings lows in Bandera dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to El Paso.

Things to do in Bandera

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lost Maples State Natural Area
Highlights from your plan
Lost Maples State Natural Area ©
Lost Maples State Natural Area
Horseback Riding Tours
Hill Country State Natural Area ©
Hill Country State Natural Area

3
nights
El Paso

El Paso ©
El Paso is a city in and the seat of El Paso County, Texas, United States. On the 10th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Center, immerse yourself in nature at Franklin Mountains State Park, and then explore the striking landscape at Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: meet the residents at El Paso Zoo, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Concordia Cemetery, and then admire all the interesting features of Scenic Drive - Overlook.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the El Paso vacation planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bandera to El Paso. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. In April, daytime highs in El Paso are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Florence.

Things to do in El Paso

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Franklin Mountains State Park ©
Franklin Mountains State Park
Scenic Drive - Overlook ©
Scenic Drive - Overlook

1
day
Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a town, 61mi southeast of Phoenix, in Pinal County of Arizona, United States. On the 12th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery and then explore the ancient world of Casa Grande Ruins National Monument.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Florence online attractions planner .

Explore your travel options from El Paso to Florence with the Route module. In April, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 12th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Casa Grande Ruins National Monument ©
St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery ©

2
nights
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.
On the 13th (Sat), trek along Nordenskiold #16 Trail, then trek along Prater Ridge Trail, then delve into the distant past at Balcony House, and finally explore the ancient world of Cliff Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): take a memorable drive along Ruins Road and then stroll through Petroglyph Point Hike.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Mesa Verde National Park trip itinerary tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Florence to Mesa Verde National Park. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Florence in April: highs in Mesa Verde National Park hover around 21°C, while lows dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Castle Rock.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Balcony House ©
Balcony House

2
nights
Castle Rock

Castle Rock ©
Castle Rock is an affluent home rule municipality that is the county seat of Douglas County, Colorado, United States. Pikes Peak has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): go for a walk through Pikes Peak, then explore the historical opulence of Cherokee Ranch and Castle, then have some family-friendly fun at iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Denver, and finally admire the majestic nature at Castlewood Canyon State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): ride a horse along Hidden Mesa Open Space & Trail, explore the striking landscape at Rock Park, and then hike along Devils Head Lookout.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Castle Rock day trip app .

Explore your travel options from Mesa Verde National Park to Castle Rock with the Route module. When traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in April, plan for slightly colder days in Castle Rock, with highs around 13°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Evergreen.

Things to do in Castle Rock

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Sedalia, Castlewood Canyon State Park, Pikes Peak, iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Denver
Highlights from your plan
Castlewood Canyon State Park ©
Castlewood Canyon State Park
Pikes Peak ©
Pikes Peak
Devils Head Lookout ©
Devils Head Lookout

2
nights
Evergreen

Evergreen ©
Evergreen is a census-designated place (CDP) and a U.S. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): get curious at Georgetown Energy Museum, then contemplate the long history of Hotel de Paris Museum, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Indian Hot Springs, and finally see the interesting displays at Argo Mill and Tunnel. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Morrison Natural History Museum, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then explore the activities along Evergreen Lake.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Evergreen tour planning website .

Traveling by car from Castle Rock to Evergreen takes an hour. Traveling from Castle Rock in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Evergreen: highs are around 17°C and lows about 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Evergreen

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Idaho Springs, Georgetown, Morrison Natural History Museum
Highlights from your plan
Hotel de Paris Museum ©
Hotel de Paris Museum
River Rafting & Tubing
Evergreen Lake ©
Evergreen Lake

2
nights
Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Bear Lake, then explore the activities along Sprague Lake, and then stroll through Emerald Lake Trail. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Many Parks Curve Overlook, appreciate the extensive heritage of Wild Basin Area, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel on the Rock, and finally kick back and relax at The Beach at Grand Lake.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Rocky Mountain National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Evergreen to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

The Beach at Grand Lake
Highlights from your plan
The Beach at Grand Lake ©
The Beach at Grand Lake
Chapel on the Rock ©
Chapel on the Rock
Many Parks Curve Overlook ©
Many Parks Curve Overlook

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Breckenridge

Breckenridge ©
Founded in 1859 as part of the Gold Rush in the Rockies, Breckenridge boasts a main street lined with colorful wooden storefronts housing cafes and shops, giving the effect of a thriving western town from the 19th century.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): fly down the slopes at Breckenridge Ski Resort. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Breckenridge Welcome Center, then pause for some serene contemplation at Vail Interfaith Chapel, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vail Mountain Resort.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Breckenridge travel route builder tool .

You can drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Breckenridge in 3 hours. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in April: highs in Breckenridge hover around 1°C, while lows dip to -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Aspen.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Vail
Highlights from your plan
Breckenridge Ski Resort ©
Breckenridge Ski Resort
Vail Mountain Resort ©
Vail Mountain Resort
Vail Interfaith Chapel ©
Vail Interfaith Chapel

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Aspen

Aspen ©
Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
On the 23rd (Tue), fly down the slopes at Aspen Snowmass and then stroll the grounds of Ute Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Buttermilk Mountain.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Aspen trip maker .

Drive from Breckenridge to Aspen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Breckenridge, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Aspen, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of -3°C. On the 25th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Snowmass Village
Highlights from your plan
Aspen Snowmass ©
Aspen Snowmass
Ute Cemetery ©
Ute Cemetery
Anderson Ranch Arts Center ©
Anderson Ranch Arts Center

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night
Memphis

Memphis ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, then get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street, then explore the galleries of National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Hampson Museum State Park. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Graceland.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Memphis travel planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Holbrook to Memphis. Traveling from Holbrook to Memphis, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Holbrook in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Memphis, with lows of 13°C. On the 27th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Hampson Museum State Park
Highlights from your plan
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
Beale Street ©
Beale Street

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Radnor Lake State Park, then browse the exhibits of Lotz House Museum, and then see the interesting displays at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Centennial Park, examine the collection at RCA Studio B, then browse the exhibits of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, and finally admire the majestic nature at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Nashville holiday planning tool .

Drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. April in Nashville sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe ©
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe

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