36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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Lovelock
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Lake Havasu City
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly to El Paso, Drive to Carlsbad Caverns National Park
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Carlsbad Caverns National Park
— 3 nights
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Manhattan
— 2 nights
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Drive to Kansas City International Airport, Fly to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Drive to Washington DC
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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Lexington
— 2 nights
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Louisville
— 1 night
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Cincinnati
— 1 night
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St. Augustine
— 2 nights
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Memphis
— 2 nights
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Chicago
— 2 nights
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Duluth
— 2 nights
Fly to Rapid City, Drive to Devils Tower
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Devils Tower
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
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Salt Lake City
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Lovelock

Lovelock is the county seat of Pershing County, Nevada, United States, in which it is the only incorporated city. On the 10th (Thu), make a trip to Lover's Lock Plaza and then get outside with Rye Patch State Recreation Area.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Lovelock online driving holiday planner.

Sacramento to Lovelock is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Sacramento in June since evenings lows in Lovelock dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lake Havasu City.

Things to do in Lovelock

Outdoors

Lake Havasu City

— 1 night
Lake Havasu City is a city in Mohave County, Arizona, United States. On the 11th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Bill Williams River National Wildlife Refuge.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Lake Havasu City planner.

Traveling by car from Lovelock to Lake Havasu City takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Lovelock in June, with highs in Lake Havasu City at 110°F and lows at 82°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Lake Havasu City

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Los Angeles

— 4 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Santa Monica State Beach and Newport Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Manhattan Beach and Crystal Cove. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Corona Del Mar State Beach (in Corona del Mar), Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum (in Simi Valley) and Calboat Diving - Spectre Dive Boat (in Ventura). There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Battleship USS Iowa Museum, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum, and contemplate the waterfront views at Santa Monica Bay.

Plan trip to Los Angeles with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Lake Havasu City to Los Angeles in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Lake Havasu City in June; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 79°F and lows reach 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Carlsbad Caverns National Park

— 3 nights
The canyons, cacti, and thorny bushes of the southern New Mexico desert hide one of the U.S.'s great subterranean geological wonders, Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of King's Palace, then Head underground at Big Room, then look for all kinds of wild species at Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour, and finally explore the striking landscape at Hall of The White Giant. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape at Lion's Tail, take in the dramatic natural features at Giant Dome, then Head underground at Slaughter Canyon Cave, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Green Lake.

To find maps and other tourist information, you can read our Carlsbad Caverns National Park online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Carlsbad Caverns National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Los Angeles in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Carlsbad Caverns National Park, with highs around 98°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 67°F. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Manhattan.

Things to do in Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Manhattan

— 2 nights
Manhattan is a city in northeastern Kansas in the United States at the junction of the Kansas River and Big Blue River. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): examine the collection at Greyhound Hall of Fame, see the interesting displays at Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum, and then examine the collection at Abilene and Smoky Valley Railroad. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Geary State Fishing Lake amd Wildlife Area, see the interesting displays at US Cavalry Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Wolf House Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Manhattan day trip website.

Explore your travel options from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to Manhattan with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to Manhattan. When traveling from Carlsbad Caverns National Park in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Manhattan: temperatures range from 89°F by day to 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Manhattan

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Washington DC

— 4 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center and National Museum of the Marine Corps. Museum-lovers will get to explore Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens and National Portrait Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Washington DC side-trips: Great Falls Park (in McLean), Manassas National Battlefield Park (in Manassas) and George Washington's Mount Vernon (in Mount Vernon). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, take a stroll through Old Town, and examine the collection at The National Archives Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Manhattan to Washington DC. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Manhattan to Washington DC. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in June, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Lexington.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Lexington

— 2 nights

Horse Capital of the World

Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): sample the fine beverages at Woodford Reserve Distillery, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Buffalo Trace Distillery, and then see the interesting displays at Ark Encounter. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Mary Todd Lincoln House, immerse yourself in nature at Kentucky Horse Park, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Unique Horse Farm Tours.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Lexington trip planner.

Getting from Washington DC to Lexington by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Washington DC in June, Lexington is slightly colder at night with lows of 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Louisville.

Things to do in Lexington

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Louisville

— 1 night

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern, examine the collection at Kentucky Derby Museum, and then try to win big at Churchill Downs.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Louisville route maker tool.

Traveling by car from Lexington to Louisville takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in June, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Louisville

Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Casinos · Nature

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, admire all the interesting features of Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum, and then stroll around Smale Riverfront Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cincinnati trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Louisville to Cincinnati takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Louisville in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Cincinnati, with lows of 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Parks · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites

St. Augustine

— 2 nights
St. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): stroll through St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, enjoy the sand and surf at St. Augustine Beach, and then get engrossed in the history at St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum. On the 30th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Fort Matanzas National Monument.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our St. Augustine online route maker.

Getting from Cincinnati to St. Augustine by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cincinnati in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in St. Augustine, with lows of 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Memphis.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Memphis

— 2 nights

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at American Dream Safari, examine the collection at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, and then examine the collection at Graceland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum, get engrossed in the history at Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, and then try your luck at Southland Casino Racing.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Memphis online tour itinerary planner.

Fly from St. Augustine to Memphis in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. June in Memphis sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 71°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Chicago.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Outdoors

Side Trip

Chicago

— 2 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Richard H. Driehaus Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Chicago Riverwalk, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Lakefront Trail, and finally ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the majestic nature at Indiana Dunes State Park, explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and then find something for the whole family at Fox in a Box Chicago.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Chicago tour builder app.

Traveling by flight from Memphis to Chicago takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Memphis in July; daily highs in Chicago reach 83°F and lows reach 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Duluth.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Museums · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Duluth

— 2 nights

Zenith City of the Unsalted Seas

Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
On the 5th (Mon), explore the landscape on two wheels at Gooseberry Falls State Park, then get engrossed in the history at Split Rock Lighthouse, and then cruise along Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Lakewalk, then examine the collection at Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center, then examine the collection at The Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, and finally explore the striking landscape of Congdon Park.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Duluth trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Chicago to Duluth in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chicago in July, expect Duluth to be little chillier, temps between 75°F and 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Devils Tower.

Things to do in Duluth

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Devils Tower

— 2 nights
A trip to Devils Tower proves equally suitable for adrenaline addicts and nature enthusiasts on the lookout for unique geological formations.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Rogue's Gallery, then see the interesting displays at Hulett Museum, then appreciate the history behind Wind Circles, and finally explore the striking landscape at Devils Tower National Monument. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Crook County Museum and then admire the majestic nature at Keyhole State Park.

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Traveling by combination of flight and car from Duluth to Devils Tower takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Duluth to Devils Tower due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Duluth in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Devils Tower: temperatures range from 84°F by day to 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Devils Tower

Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Yellowstone National Park

— 4 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Take a break from the city and head to Old Faithful and Grand Prismatic Spring. Discover out-of-the-way places like Upper Geyser Basin and West Thumb Geyser Basin. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge Trail, take in the natural beauty of Solitary Geyser, get outside with Morning Glory Pool, and hike along Observation Point Trail.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Devils Tower to Yellowstone National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, Yellowstone National Park is slightly colder than Devils Tower - with highs of 73°F and lows of 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to fly to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Salt Lake City

— 3 nights

Crossroads of the West

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.
You'll explore and learn at Hill Aerospace Museum and Natural History Museum of Utah. Escape the urban bustle at Antelope Island State Park and Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve. When in Salt Lake City, make a side trip to see Rocky Mountain Outfitters in Midway, approximately Midway away. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Big Cottonwood Canyon, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square, and contemplate the long history of McCune Mansion.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Salt Lake City trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Salt Lake City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, Salt Lake City is much hotter than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 95°F and lows of 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.

Kentucky travel guide

4.5
Caves · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
The Bluegrass State
A diverse region of sprawling farmland and rich cultural heritage, Kentucky is the birthplace of American horse racing and home to the world-famous Kentucky Derby. While the cities of Lexington and Louisville experience the majority of the state's tourism, Kentucky is also a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts with its array of natural attractions, including the Cumberland Gap and the world's longest cave system at Mammoth Cave National Park. Take a tour through original Civil War battlefields to delve into the nation's history, or head to one of the many bourbon distilleries to learn more about Kentucky's most famous export.

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.