35 days in Continental USA Itinerary

35 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Charleston
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Savannah
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Key West
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Orlando
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New Orleans
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San Antonio
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Las Vegas
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San Francisco
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Chicago
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Nashville
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Pigeon Forge
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Charleston

— 2 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Step off the beaten path and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and The Charleston Museum. Get in touch with nature at Fishing Charters & Tours and Caw Caw Interpretive Center. Go for a jaunt from Charleston to Awendaw to see The Center for Birds of Prey about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Charleston City Market, kick back and relax at Isle of Palms Beach, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and admire the natural beauty at Washington Square.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Charleston trip planner.

Wilmington to Charleston is an approximately 11-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Wilmington in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Charleston, with lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Charleston

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Savannah

— 4 nights

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Step off the beaten path and head to Tybee Island Beach and Parasailing & Paragliding. Get in touch with nature at Speed Boats Tours and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. Change things up with a short trip to Hunting Island State Park in Beaufort (about 1h 15 min away). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mickve Israel Temple, take an in-depth tour of Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters, brush up on your military savvy at Webb Military Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of Savannah Historic District.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Savannah sightseeing planner.

Getting from Charleston to Savannah by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Savannah can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to fly to Key West.

Things to do in Savannah

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

Key West

— 2 nights

Conch Republic

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.
Get outdoors at Kayaking & Canoeing and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Get some cultural insight at Key West Garden Club and Key West Firehouse Museum. The adventure continues: learn about all things military at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, take in the pleasant sights at West Martello Tower, and stroll through Smathers Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Key West trip builder.

Drive from Savannah to Key West in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Key West when traveling from Savannah in June, with lows around 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Orlando.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

Orlando

— 3 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Take a break from the city and head to Beach at Daytona Beach and Fishing Charters & Tours. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ormond Beach and Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets. Step out of Orlando with an excursion to Nature & Wildlife Tours in Melbourne--about 1h 20 min away. There's more to do: take in a show at Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Orlando online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Key West to Orlando takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Key West in June, expect little chillier with lows of 73°F in Orlando. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow time for the flight to New Orleans.

Things to do in Orlando

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

New Orleans

— 3 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.
Royal Street and Garden District are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like St. Louis Cathedral and Boutique du Vampyre. Step out of New Orleans with an excursion to Whitney Plantation in Wallace--about 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Ultimate Swamp Adventures, view the masterpieces at Jamie Hayes Gallery, and wander the streets of Frenchmen Street.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the New Orleans attractions planner.

Getting from Orlando to New Orleans by car takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Orlando to New Orleans is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Orlando in June, plan for slightly colder days in New Orleans, with highs around 83°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 83°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to San Antonio.

Things to do in New Orleans

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

San Antonio

— 2 nights

The Alamo City

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 18th (Fri), Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns, see the interesting displays at San Antonio Fire Museum, and then go for a walk through The San Antonio River Walk.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read San Antonio online trip maker.

Getting from New Orleans to San Antonio by car takes about 9 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in June: highs in San Antonio hover around 93°F, while lows dip to 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Museums

Las Vegas

— 4 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.
Get some cultural insight at The Strip and The LINQ Promenade. Get outdoors at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Mount Charleston. There's lots more to do: zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and see the interesting displays at Counts Kustoms.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip planner.

You can drive from San Antonio to Las Vegas in 21.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Antonio to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. When traveling from San Antonio in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 103°F by day to 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time for the flight to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Muir Woods National Monument and Exploratorium. Head to Ferry Building Marketplace and Union Squarefor some retail therapy. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, expand your understanding of the military at Fort Point, and get great views at Twin Peaks.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to San Francisco takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in June; daily highs in San Francisco reach 71°F and lows reach 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Chicago.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

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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 29th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Lincoln Park Conservatory, walk around Lincoln Park, and then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Chicago trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Chicago takes 33 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of subway and train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in June; daily highs in Chicago reach 81°F and lows reach 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Nashville.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

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.
On the 30th (Wed), stop by Savannah's Candy Kitchen, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then take an in-depth tour of Lotz House Museum, and finally do a tasting at Arrington Vineyards. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Nelson's Green Brier Distillery, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Radnor Lake State Park.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Nashville trip planner.

Traveling by car from Chicago to Nashville takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Chicago, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Nashville, ranging from highs of 88°F to lows of 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Nashville

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Wineries

Side Trips

Pigeon Forge

— 3 nights

Center of Fun in the Smokies

A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
Shop till you drop at Fowler's Clay Works and Outback Leather. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Clingmans Dome and Dry Falls. When in Pigeon Forge, make a side trip to see River Rafting & Tubing in Hartford, approximately Hartford away. The adventure continues: trek along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Whiteside Mountain, learn about winemaking at Mill Bridge Winery, and get to know the fascinating history of Old Forge Distillery.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Pigeon Forge vacation planner.

You can drive from Nashville to Pigeon Forge in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Pigeon Forge. July in Pigeon Forge sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 69°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

South Carolina travel guide

4.3
Dolphin & Whale Watching · Gardens · Beaches
The Palmetto State
Composed of five distinct geographic regions with boundaries roughly parallel to the Atlantic coastline, South Carolina embraces rich history, scenic beauty, and outstanding cuisine. Originally established as a slave society dependent on the cultivation of rice and indigo, the state now boasts a diverse economy that includes massive production of textile goods, chemical products, machinery, and automobiles. Widely regarded as the beginning of the Deep South, the state remains a deeply conservative part of the country, fervently clinging to its religious and cultural traditions. South Carolinians are kind and open hosts to those who vacation here, eager to share the wealth of their cultural heritage with curious visitors. With many remarkable places to visit like Charleston and Hilton Head, your itinerary here is sure to be diverse and full of scenic attractions.

Georgia travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Aquariums · Parks
The Peach State
Founded in 1733, Georgia was one of the original 13 colonies that became the United States. Much more geographically diverse than most visitors realize, the state features a scenic seacoast, high mountain peaks, and large urban centers, with broad rural areas in between. Once famous mostly for historical attractions memorializing the Civil War era and the Civil Rights Movement, Georgia now draws tourists from around the world with its rich musical tradition and distinctive cuisine. Start your Georgian adventure in Atlanta, the state's economic powerhouse, and then road trip to the coastal barrier islands, nature preserves, and chic vacation resorts.

Florida travel guide

4.4
Disney Parks & Activities · Beaches · Theme Parks
The Sunshine State
The “Sunshine State,” Florida became a favorite winter destination for the affluent crowd over a century ago. Today, the state attracts visitors from around the world with its golden beaches and modern theme parks. You can spend your entire vacation enjoying the state's highly developed seaside areas, but remember that some of Florida's best-kept secrets are in secluded locations. Visit the big cities and their comfortable resorts offering top-notch dining and nightlife, but leave some time to see the peninsula's swampy landscape, filled with wild creatures and native plants. Farther away from the tourist-packed urban areas, the untamed wetlands of Florida offer a selection of things to do, such as kayaking, boat rides, and numerous other outdoor activities.

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.

Texas travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · History Museums · Shopping
The Lone Star State
Thanks to its size and geologic features, Texas contains diverse landscapes that closely resemble both the south and southwest of the United States. Though most people associate Texas with tracts of barren land, deserts cover only about 10 percent of the state, with most of its big population centers located in areas once covered by prairies, grasslands, and forests. As you travel from one end of Texas to the other, observe the changing terrain that ranges from coastal piney woods and swamps in the east to the mountains of the west, with rolling plains and rugged hills in the center. For a bit of urban sightseeing visit some of the state's large cities such as Houston, Dallas, or Austin, or immerse yourself in the nation's history by adding famous attractions like The Alamo to your itinerary. Take plenty of time to mingle with the locals, famous for their hospitality, generosity, and fiercely independent spirit.

Nevada travel guide

4.3
Performances · Fountains · Casinos
The Silver State
The neon streets of Las Vegas represent only one chapter in the story of Nevada, a sparsely populated state offering travelers a chance to discover the country's western frontier. Utterly unlike the more populated parts of the North American continent, Nevada's landscape includes huge deserts where you can easily leave modern civilization behind and enjoy a tranquil vacation. For a taste of untamed Nevada, explore the network of paved and unpaved roads leading to some of the world's most rugged and desolate natural wonders. If trying to make a fortune is high on your itinerary, remember that in the first state to legalize gambling, a slot machine is never too far away. Even gas stations and small motels in the largely deserted rural areas offer some form of gambling to the passing traveler.

California travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.

Illinois travel guide

4.4
Observation Decks · Parks · Art Museums
The Prairie State
The most populous state in the country's Midwest region, Illinois features a diverse landscape that includes both the enormous urban sprawl of Chicago and flat central plains, devoted almost entirely to farmland. With a great selection of things to do, Chicago is the state's centerpiece, featuring world-famous architecture and renowned museums. Farther away from this giant urban center, you can explore historical landmarks dedicated to local heroes Abraham Lincoln and Ernest Hemingway. The state also includes a prehistoric Native American site, one of only 20 World Heritage Sites in the United States, a unique feature well-worth adding to your itinerary.

Tennessee travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Distilleries · Theme Parks
The Volunteer State
Divided by law, geography, and custom into three major regions, represented by the three stars on state's flag, Tennessee boasts a distinctive musical heritage that includes elements of bluegrass, country-western, and blues. With a countryside as diverse as its people, Tennessee includes landscapes ranging from a mountainous region in the east to the lowlands of the west, with gently rolling hills in the middle. For a well-rounded vacation, you can hike remote mountain trails in the morning and explore the crowded bars of Nashville in the evening. Visit the urban attractions, such as Elvis Presley's former residence in Memphis, but don't miss a chance to spend some time in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, situated in the eastern part of the state.