36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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Asheville
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Nashville
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Memphis
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Fort Smith
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Amarillo
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Albuquerque
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Grand Canyon National Park
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Sedona
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Yuma
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Coronado
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Los Angeles
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Big Sur
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San Francisco
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South Lake Tahoe
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Salt Lake City
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Cheyenne
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Omaha
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Columbia
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Saint Louis
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Connersville
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Beckley
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Asheville — 2 nights

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
On the 16th (Tue), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then explore the galleries of Biltmore, then stop by Brian Boggs, and finally explore the striking landscape of The North Carolina Arboretum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour and then take in the exciting artwork at Lexington Glassworks.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Asheville trip planner.

Richmond to Asheville is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Asheville can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Nashville.
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Nashville — 1 night

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 18th (Thu): witness the site of a historic battle at Lotz House Museum, test your team's savvy at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), then see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and finally examine the collection at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Nashville trip builder site.

You can drive from Asheville to Nashville in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and subway. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Asheville to Nashville due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Memphis.
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Memphis — 1 night

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.
To see reviews and more tourist information, read our Memphis sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Memphis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Memphis can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. On the 19th (Fri), you'll travel to Fort Smith.
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Fort Smith — 1 night

Fort Smith is the second-largest city in Arkansas and one of the two county seats of Sebastian County. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): examine the collection at Drennan-Scott Historic Site, take an in-depth tour of Fort Smith Museum of History, then contemplate the long history of Fort Smith National Historic Site, and finally stroll the grounds of Fort Smith National Cemetery.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Fort Smith itinerary planner.

Drive from Memphis to Fort Smith in 4.5 hours. In June in Fort Smith, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Amarillo.
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Amarillo — 1 night

Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
On the 20th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, then see the interesting displays at Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum, and then get a taste of life in the country at Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West.

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

Getting from Fort Smith to Amarillo by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Fort Smith in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Amarillo, with lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Albuquerque.
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Albuquerque — 1 night

Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): get a new perspective on nature at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, then have fun and explore at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum, and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Albuquerque trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Amarillo to Albuquerque takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 93°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Grand Canyon National Park — 2 nights

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, sightseeing, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, don't miss a visit to Pipe Creek Vista, stroll through South Kaibab Trail, and hike along Rim Trail.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip maker.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Albuquerque to Grand Canyon National Park in 8 hours. Traveling from Albuquerque in June, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, around 42°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 85°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sedona.
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Sedona — 3 nights

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Explore Sedona's surroundings by going to Montezuma Castle National Monument (in Camp Verde) and Clarkdale National Historic District & Townsite (in Clarkdale). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and delve into the mystery of Chapel of the Holy Cross.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Sedona vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona takes 2.5 hours. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Sedona, ranging from highs of 94°F to lows of 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Yuma.
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Yuma — 1 night

On the 28th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Robert G. Fowler Statue, have some family-friendly fun at Lutes Casino, and then admire the majestic nature at Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Yuma trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Sedona to Yuma in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sedona in June: high temperatures in Yuma hover around 106°F and lows are around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Coronado.
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Coronado — 2 nights

Coronado is a resort city located in San Diego County, California, across the San Diego Bay from downtown San Diego. On the 29th (Mon), meet the residents at Living Coast Discovery Center, then take a leisurely stroll along Imperial Beach Pier, and then step off the mainland to explore Coronado Island. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Coronado Beach and then stroll through Coronado Dog Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Coronado tour itinerary planning site.

Drive from Yuma to Coronado in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Yuma to Coronado, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Yuma, expect cooler days and slightly colder nights in Coronado, ranging from highs of 72°F to lows of 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 2 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles road trip planning website.

You can drive from Coronado to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of tram and bus. Traveling from Coronado in June, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 62°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Big Sur.
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Big Sur — 2 nights

A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Big Sur: Carmel Valley (Joullian Vineyards & Winery, Joyce Vineyards, &more). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, admire the majestic nature at Andrew Molera State Park, hike along Partington Cove, and take in the views from Rocky Creek Bridge.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Big Sur day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Big Sur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in July; daily highs in Big Sur reach 69°F and lows reach 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 2 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 5th (Sun), steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and finally browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Big Sur to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In July in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow time for the flight to South Lake Tahoe.
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South Lake Tahoe — 1 night

High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): stroll the grounds of Genoa Cemetery.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the South Lake Tahoe day trip planning site.

Fly from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: highs in South Lake Tahoe hover around 82°F, while lows dip to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Salt Lake City.
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Salt Lake City — 1 night

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
On the 8th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salt Lake Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Tabernacle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Madeleine. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind National Pony Express Monument, then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Utah, and then get a sense of history and politics at Utah State Capitol.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Salt Lake City sightseeing planner.

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to Salt Lake City in 9 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe to Salt Lake City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from South Lake Tahoe, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Salt Lake City, ranging from highs of 95°F to lows of 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can fly to Cheyenne.
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Cheyenne — 1 night

Cheyenne is the capital and most populous city of the US state of Wyoming and the county seat of Laramie County. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Wyoming State Museum, examine the collection at Cheyenne Depot Museum, appreciate the history behind Cheyenne Big Boots, then get engrossed in the history at Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum, and finally get lost in a book at Laramie County Library.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cheyenne day trip planner.

You can drive from Salt Lake City to Cheyenne in 7 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Salt Lake City in July; daily highs in Cheyenne reach 84°F and lows reach 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Omaha.
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Omaha — 2 nights

A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lincoln (Nebraska State Holocaust Memorial & Museum of American Speed). There's lots more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Henry Doorly Zoo, take an in-depth tour of The Durham Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kanesville Tabernacle, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Headquarters.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Omaha trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Cheyenne to Omaha by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Cheyenne in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Omaha, with lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Columbia.
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Columbia — 1 night

Columbia is a city in the U.S. state of Missouri and the county seat of Boone County. On the 14th (Tue), stroll around Lions-Stephens Park and then wander the wide-open spaces of Warm Springs Ranch.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Columbia day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Omaha to Columbia takes 5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Columbia are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Saint Louis.
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Saint Louis — 3 nights

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C. in the number of free activities available by spending your holiday exploring the city's central neighborhoods, famous for their restored century-old red-brick buildings.
On the 14th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get some fabulous bargains at Herbaria, take in nature's colorful creations at Missouri Botanical Garden, then learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, and finally walk around Forest Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Saint Louis day trip planner.

You can drive from Columbia to Saint Louis in 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Saint Louis are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Connersville.
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Connersville — 1 night

Connersville is a city in Fayette County, east central Indiana, United States, east by southeast of Indianapolis. On the 17th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Metamora Grist Mill and then contemplate the waterfront views at Brookville Lake.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Connersville online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Saint Louis to Connersville takes 5 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Saint Louis in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Connersville: temperatures range from 84°F by day to 65°F at night. You'll set off for Beckley on the 18th (Sat).
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Beckley — 2 nights

Beckley is a city in and the county seat of Raleigh County, West Virginia, United States. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Tamarack Marketplace, then examine the collection at Whipple Company Store and Museum, then take in the views from New River Gorge Bridge, and finally browse the exhibits of Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and Youth Museum.

Start your trip to Beckley by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Drive from Connersville to Beckley in 5.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Beckley can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car back home.
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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.
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