36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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Portland
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Cottonwood
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Boise
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Las Vegas
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Denver
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Ames
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Lake Ozark
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Spartanburg
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Nashville
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New Orleans
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Portland

— 2 nights

City of Roses

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): look for gifts at Powell's City of Books and then steep yourself in history at Columbia River Highway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, then admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Portland Oregon Temple & Visitors' Center.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Portland trip planner.

Seattle to Portland is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In October in Portland, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cottonwood.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Cottonwood

— 4 nights
Cottonwood is a city in Idaho County, Idaho, United States. Explore hidden gems such as Hells Canyon Scenic Byway and Hat Point Overlook. Venture out of the city with trips to Riggins (Riggins City Park & Rapid River Fish Hatchery) and Enterprise (Zumwalt Prairie Preserve & Rattlesnake Grade). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Monastery of St Gertrude and take a peaceful walk through Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Area.

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Traveling by car from Portland to Cottonwood takes 7 hours. In October, Cottonwood is little chillier than Portland - with highs of 59°F and lows of 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Boise.

Things to do in Cottonwood

Parks · Wildlife · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

Boise

— 3 nights

City of Trees

From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at World Center For Birds of Prey and then trek along Boise River Greenbelt. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Cathedral and then contemplate the long history of Old Idaho Penitentiary.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Boise online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cottonwood to Boise takes 4.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cottonwood to Boise. Traveling from Cottonwood in October, expect Boise to be a bit warmer, temps between 67°F and 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can fly to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Boise

Historic Sites · Parks · 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Food Tours and Shelby American Inc. And it doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, examine the collection at Pinball Hall of Fame, admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas tour itinerary builder website.

Fly from Boise to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Boise in November: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 68°F and lows are around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Denver.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Tours · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

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 5th (Fri), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Denver online trip planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Denver in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas to Denver, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in November, things will get slightly colder in Denver: highs are around 54°F and lows about 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Ames.

Things to do in Denver

Spas
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Ames

— 2 nights
Ames is a city located in the central part of Story County, Iowa, United States. On the 7th (Sun), hit the slopes at Seven Oaks Recreation and then contemplate the long history of Mamie Doud Eisenhower Birthplace. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Reiman Gardens.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Ames travel planner.

Explore your travel options from Denver to Ames with the Route module. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Denver in November, you will find days in Ames are a bit cooler (48°F), and nights are about the same (27°F). On the 8th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lake Ozark.

Things to do in Ames

Parks · Winter Sports · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Lake Ozark

— 4 nights
Lake Ozark is a city in Camden and Miller counties in the U.S. state of Missouri, near its namesake, the Lake of the Ozarks. Get some historical perspective at Missouri State Penitentiary and Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ha Ha Tonka State Park and Jefferson Landing State Historic Site. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at National Shrine of Mary, Mother of the Church, sample the tasty concoctions at Horseshoe Bend Brewing Company, stop by Grandma's Candy Kitchen, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Spa Shiki.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Lake Ozark trip tool.

You can drive from Ames to Lake Ozark in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In November, Lake Ozark is somewhat warmer than Ames - with highs of 57°F and lows of 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Spartanburg.

Things to do in Lake Ozark

Historic Sites · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries · Nature

Side Trips

Spartanburg

— 5 nights
Spartanburg is the largest city in and the county seat of Spartanburg County, South Carolina, United States, and the 12th-largest city by population in the state. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Musgrove Mill State Historic and Cowpens National Battlefield. Step off the beaten path and head to Hagood Mill Historic Site and Glendale Shoals Preserve. Take a break from Spartanburg with a short trip to Kings Mountain National Military Park in Blacksburg, about 1 hour away. The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Croft State Park, sample the fine beverages at Motte & Sons Bootlegging Company, get curious at Chapman Cultural Center, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at RJ Rockers Taproom and The Silo.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Spartanburg trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lake Ozark to Spartanburg. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. November in Spartanburg sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Spartanburg

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Nashville

— 4 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.
Popular historic sites such as Lotz House Museum and Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery are in your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park and Smith Creek Moonshine. Go for a jaunt from Nashville to Franklin to see McGavock Confederate Cemetery about 36 minutes away. There's more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Natchez Trace Parkway and catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Nashville road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Spartanburg to Nashville takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In November in Nashville, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 40°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can catch the flight to New Orleans.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

New Orleans

— 6 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and New Orleans City Park. French Quarter and Garden District will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Oak Alley Plantation in Vacherie (about 1h 5 min away). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, admire the masterpieces at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, get to know the fascinating history of Our Sacred Stories, and admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read New Orleans travel planning tool.

Fly from Nashville to New Orleans in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nashville in November, New Orleans is much warmer at night with lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.