36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

Make it your trip
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Carlsbad
— 1 night
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lake Havasu City
— 2 nights
Shuttle to Las Vegas, Fly to Mammoth Cave National Park
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Mammoth Cave National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lexington
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cincinnati
— 1 night
Fly
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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New York City
— 4 nights
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Chicago
— 3 nights
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Duluth
— 1 night
Fly to Rapid City, Drive to Devils Tower
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Devils Tower
— 1 night
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Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
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Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
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Reno
— 3 nights
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Carlsbad

— 1 night

Village by the Sea

Stretching along 11 km (7 mi) of Pacific coastline, the city of Carlsbad attracts visitors with its Mediterranean climate and natural beauty.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): find something for the whole family at LEGOLAND California and then hike along Coastal Rail Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Moonlight Beach State Park, then admire the natural beauty at Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, and then stroll through San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Carlsbad online road trip planner.

Sacramento to Carlsbad is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Sacramento, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Carlsbad, ranging from highs of 74°F to lows of 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Los Angeles

— 3 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Radiator Springs Racers, &more). Pack the 12th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip app.

Traveling by car from Carlsbad to Los Angeles takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 62°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Lake Havasu City.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Lake Havasu City

— 2 nights
Lake Havasu City is a city in Mohave County, Arizona, United States. On the 15th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Lake Havasu Museum of History, then contemplate the waterfront views at Colorado River, and then go for a stroll along the water at Cattail Cove State Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Lake Havasu City travel planning tool.

Getting from Los Angeles to Lake Havasu City by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, you will find days in Lake Havasu City are warmer (110°F), and nights are a bit warmer (82°F). You will leave for Mammoth Cave National Park on the 16th (Wed).

Things to do in Lake Havasu City

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Mammoth Cave National Park

— 2 nights
Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): explore the activities along Echo River, contemplate the waterfront views at Green River, and then trek along Cedar Sink Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): Head underground at Mammoth Cave, then hike along Tall Man's Misery, and then hike along Fat Man's Misery.

For more things to do and tourist information, use the Mammoth Cave National Park road trip planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Lake Havasu City to Mammoth Cave National Park in 10 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Lake Havasu City to Mammoth Cave National Park. When traveling from Lake Havasu City in June, plan for much colder days and little chillier nights in Mammoth Cave National Park: temperatures range from 84°F by day to 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

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.
On the 19th (Sat), relax in the rural setting at Mill Ridge Farm, experience rural life at Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm, and then do sightseeing your way with Unique Horse Farm Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): relax in the rural setting at Claiborne Farm, then relax in the rural setting at Sun Valley Farm, and then stroll through Salato Wildlife Education Center.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Lexington trip website.

Drive from Mammoth Cave National Park to Lexington in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Mammoth Cave National Park to Lexington is 1 hour. In June in Lexington, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Lexington

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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 21st (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, then walk around Smale Riverfront Park, and then stroll the grounds of Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cincinnati online attractions planner.

You can drive from Lexington to Cincinnati in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Cincinnati, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 61°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Washington DC.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Washington DC online holiday maker.

You can fly from Cincinnati to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Cincinnati in June since evenings lows in Washington DC dip to 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

New York City

— 4 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, and don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the New York City trip maker site.

Getting from Washington DC to New York City by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in June, expect nights in New York City to be about the same, around 65°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, stroll around Millennium Park, get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lincoln Park Zoo.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Chicago journey planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Chicago takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. June in Chicago sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to fly to Duluth.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Duluth

— 1 night

Zenith City of the Unsalted Seas

Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
On the 3rd (Sat), cruise along Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Congdon Park, then take in the exciting artwork at Art in the Alley, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Lakewalk.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Duluth holiday 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, things will get little chillier in Duluth: highs are around 75°F and lows about 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Devils Tower.

Things to do in Duluth

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Shopping

Devils Tower

— 1 night
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 4th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Wind Circles, then take in the pleasant sights at Tower Trail, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Devils Tower National Monument.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Devils Tower trip itinerary planning site.

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. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Duluth in July, you will find days in Devils Tower are a bit warmer (84°F), and nights are about the same (57°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can fly to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Devils Tower

Nature · Parks

Yellowstone National Park

— 6 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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, trek along Osprey Falls Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mystic Falls Trail, and take in the natural beauty of Beehive Geyser.

Find out how to plan Yellowstone National Park trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

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. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Devils Tower in July, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 73°F and lows at 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Salt Lake City

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Battle Creek Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Horsetail Falls, and then Head underground at Timpanogos Cave National Monument. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Roots of Knowledge, cast your line with Rocky Mountain Outfitters, and then take in breathtaking views at Big Cottonwood Canyon.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Salt Lake City trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Salt Lake City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Reno.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Reno

— 3 nights

Biggest Little City in the World

A sea of casinos in the high desert of the Sierra Nevadas, Reno capitalizes on gaming and nightlife.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tahoe City (Truckee River Bike Trail, Stateline Lookout, &more), Olympic Valley (Five Lakes Creek Trailhead & Matt Heron Fly Fishing) and Eagle Rock Hiking Trail (in Homewood). There's more to do: hike along Tompkins Memorial Trail and explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Reno trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Salt Lake City to Reno by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Salt Lake City in July since evenings lows in Reno dip to 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Reno

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

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.