36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly to Los Angeles, Bus to McDonald's, 601, South Main Street, Lone Pine, Inyo County, California, 93545, United States of America, Drive to Death Valley National Park
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Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Denver
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Denver
— 1 day
Drive
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
Drive to Laramie, Fly to Kansas City
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Kansas City
— 1 night
Fly
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Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive
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Louisville
— 2 nights
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Cincinnati
— 1 night
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Indianapolis
— 1 night
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Chicago
— 3 nights
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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Philadelphia
— 3 nights
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New York City
— 5 nights
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Death Valley National Park

— 2 nights

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, trek along Gower Gulch Loop, and then take in the dramatic natural features at The Devil's Speedway. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, take some stellar pictures from Dante's View, and then explore the activities along Salt Creek Interpretive Trail.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park day trip tool.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Death Valley National Park is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight, bus, and car. You'll gain 16 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Death Valley National Park due to the time zone difference. In March, Death Valley National Park is cooler than Kuala Lumpur - with highs of 24°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Las Vegas

— 3 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.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, shopping, and casinos. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, get to know the fascinating history of The Strip, enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, and have some family-friendly fun at Wreck Room.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas trip maker tool.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in March, plan for a bit warmer nights in Las Vegas, with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites

Grand Canyon National Park

— 5 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, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along Rim Trail, head outdoors with Bar 10 Ranch Activities, and tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in March: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 16°C, while lows dip to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Denver

— 1 day

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 4th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art and then sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Denver online tour planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Denver takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Denver when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, with lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

Rocky Mountain National Park

— 1 night
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Rocky Mountain National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park by car takes about 2 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Rocky Mountain National Park can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. You'll set off for Kansas City on the 5th (Sun).

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Kansas City

— 1 night

City of Fountains

The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
On the 6th (Mon), explore the world behind art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, then gain insight at Kaleidoscope, and then have some family-friendly fun at Blade & Timber Axe Throwing - Lawrence. Keep things going the next day: have some family-friendly fun at Blade & Timber Axe Throwing, then have some family-friendly fun at Blade & Timber Axe Throwing, then get engrossed in the history at National WWI Museum and Memorial, and finally contemplate the long history of Bingham Waggoner Mansion & Estate.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kansas City trip planning app.

Getting from Rocky Mountain National Park to Kansas City by combination of car and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 9°C in Kansas City. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Nashville.

Things to do in Kansas City

Fun & Games · Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): stroll around Edwin and Percy Warner Parks, witness the site of a historic battle at Lotz House Museum, then sample the fine beverages at Nelson's Green Brier Distillery, and finally get your game on at The Escape Game Nashville (Downtown). On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, have some family-friendly fun at BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League, and then learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Nashville holiday planning app.

You can fly from Kansas City to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kansas City in April, expect nights in Nashville to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Nashville

Breweries & Distilleries · Fun & Games · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Louisville

— 2 nights

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
On the 10th (Fri), gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour, Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern, and then sample the fine beverages at Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: have some family-friendly fun at Bluegrass Karting & Events, then see the interesting displays at Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum, and then get your game on at Dart Rush - Louisville.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Louisville trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Louisville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. April in Louisville sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Louisville

Breweries & Distilleries · Fun & Games · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

Cincinnati

— 1 night

The Queen of the West

Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S. city that left a favorable impression on one of its most famous 19th-century visitors, English author Charles Dickens.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): stroll the grounds of Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum, put a fun spin on your tour with Houdini's Room Escape, and then sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cincinnati online visit planner.

Drive from Louisville to Cincinnati in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Louisville in April since evenings lows in Cincinnati dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Wildlife · Parks

Indianapolis

— 1 night

Circle City

Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
On the 13th (Mon), explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of Indianapolis, then get your game on at Ragnarok Axe Throwing, then relax in the rural setting at The Sky Farm at Eskenazi Health, and finally don't miss a visit to USS Indianapolis Memorial.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Indianapolis holiday planner.

You can drive from Cincinnati to Indianapolis in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Indianapolis sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Chicago.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Museums · Childrens Museums · Fun & Games

Chicago

— 3 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, enjoy breathtaking views from 360 Chicago Observation Deck, get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, and admire the striking features of Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Chicago day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Indianapolis to Chicago takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Indianapolis to Chicago. While traveling from Indianapolis, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Chicago, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Washington DC.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, and examine the collection at The National Archives Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Washington DC trip site.

Getting from Chicago to Washington DC by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Chicago in April, expect Washington DC to be a bit warmer, temps between 23°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Philadelphia: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library (in Winterthur) and Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square). There's still lots to do: have some family-friendly fun at Bury The Hatchet Cherry Hill - Axe Throwing, appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center, deepen your understanding at Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Education Center, and admire the masterpieces at Rodin Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia route maker website.

Take a train from Washington DC to Philadelphia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Fun & Games · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

New York City

— 5 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Central Park, wander the streets of Times Square, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, and admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our New York City vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to New York City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in April, and nighttime lows around 8°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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.