36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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36 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Allentown
Drive:  10​h 30​min
1
Knoxville
— 5 nights
Drive:  10​h 15​min
2
New Orleans
— 2 nights
3
Dallas
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 15​min
4
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Roswell
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
7
Sedona
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  10​h 45​min
9
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
10
Topeka
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
11
Saint Louis
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
12
Branson
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
13
Louisville
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h
End: Allentown

5
nights
Knoxville

A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
Explore hidden gems such as Roaring Fork and Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum. Visiting Forbidden Caverns and River Rafting & Tubing will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Knoxville: Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Clingmans Dome & Laurel Falls). There's more to do: make a trip to Sam Houston Historic Schoolhouse.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Knoxville journey website .

Allentown to Knoxville is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Allentown in June: highs in Knoxville hover around 86°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Destrehan.

Things to do in Knoxville

Parks Nature Adventure

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Sam Houston Historic Schoolhouse, River Rafting & Tubing, Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum, Forbidden Caverns
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Clingmans Dome ©
Clingmans Dome
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork

2
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, then brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old St. Patrick's Church.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our New Orleans trip itinerary builder tool .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Knoxville to New Orleans in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Knoxville to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Knoxville in July, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 80°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in New Orleans

Wildlife Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

1
night
Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): head outdoors with Frisco RoughRiders, then get your game on at The Escape Game Dallas, and then examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Dallas trip itinerary builder site .

You can fly from New Orleans to Dallas in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from New Orleans in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Dallas: temperatures range from 96°F by day to 78°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

Things to do in Dallas

Outdoors Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

The Escape Game Dallas, Frisco RoughRiders
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Dallas ©
The Escape Game Dallas
Frisco RoughRiders ©
Frisco RoughRiders

1
day
Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Carlsbad Caverns National Park
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.
To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Carlsbad Caverns National Park route maker .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Dallas to Carlsbad Caverns National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Dallas in July since evenings lows in Carlsbad Caverns National Park dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Roswell.

Things to do in Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Nature Parks

3
nights
Roswell

Roswell ©
Famed as the site of a purported UFO crash in 1947, the Roswell of today offers much more than alien research opportunities.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): engage your brain at Roswell Space Center. On your second day here, browse the exhibits of Historical Center for Southeast New Mexico, then learn about winemaking at Pecos Flavors Winery, then see the interesting displays at International UFO Museum and Research Center, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Bottomless Lakes State Park.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Roswell trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to Roswell in 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Roswell can reach 97°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Roswell

Museums Childrens Museums Nature

Side Trips

Singing Road, Hurd-LaRinconada Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Hurd-LaRinconada Gallery ©
Hurd-LaRinconada Gallery
Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art ©

3
nights
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church and San Miguel Chapel. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to El Santuario de Chimayo and Museum of Indian Arts & Culture. Explore Santa Fe's surroundings by going to Bradbury Science Museum (in Los Alamos), Valles Caldera National Preserve (in Jemez Springs) and Taos (Millicent Rogers Museum & La Hacienda del los Martinez). There's lots more to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, see the interesting displays at The Harrell House Bug Museum, shop like a local with Andrew Smith Gallery, Inc., and explore the world behind art at New Mexico Museum of Art.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Santa Fe route app .

You can drive from Roswell to Santa Fe in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Roswell in July: high temperatures in Santa Fe hover around 88°F and lows are around 60°F. On the 13th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Historic Sites Adventure

Side Trips

Taos, El Santuario de Chimayo, Bradbury Science Museum, Valles Caldera National Preserve
Highlights from your plan
San Miguel Chapel ©
San Miguel Chapel
El Santuario de Chimayo ©
El Santuario de Chimayo

4
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Jerome State Historic Park and Oak Creek Vista Point are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Doe Mountain Trail and Montezuma Well. Explore Sedona's surroundings by going to Clarkdale (Tuzigoot National Monument & Arizona Copper Art Museum). The adventure continues: trek along Fay Canyon Trail, explore and take pictures at Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sedona planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Santa Fe to Sedona in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Santa Fe in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sedona, with lows around 69°F. On the 17th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Clarkdale, Montezuma Well, Jerome State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Arizona Copper Art Museum ©
Arizona Copper Art Museum
Montezuma Well ©
Montezuma Well
Jerome State Historic Park ©
Jerome State Historic Park

2
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): make a trip to Powell Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): hike along South Kaibab Trail, then take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip maker app .

You can drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sedona in July: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 84°F and lows are around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

2
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and Climbing Tours. Visiting Mueller State Park and Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at North Cheyenne Canon Park and Starsmore Discovery Center, have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado, and get in on the family fun at North Pole - Santa's Workshop.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Colorado Springs takes 11 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July since evenings lows in Colorado Springs dip to 58°F. On the 22nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Topeka.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Divide, North Pole - Santa's Workshop
Highlights from your plan
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Mueller State Park ©
Mueller State Park
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center

3
nights
Topeka

Topeka ©
Topeka is the capital city of the U.S. Step out of the city life by going to David Traylor Zoo of Emporia and Kansas State University Insect Zoo. Step off the beaten path and head to Oz Museum and Chase County Courthouse. Explore Topeka's surroundings by going to Pony Express Barn (in Marysville) and Phoenix Gallery (in Lawrence). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Evel Knievel Museum, take an in-depth tour of Territorial Capital Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at First Presbyterian Church Topeka.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Topeka day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Colorado Springs to Topeka takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Colorado Springs to Topeka. Traveling from Colorado Springs in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Topeka, with lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Topeka

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Pony Express Barn, Territorial Capital Museum, David Traylor Zoo of Emporia, Oz Museum, Chase County Courthouse
Highlights from your plan
Evel Knievel Museum ©
Evel Knievel Museum
Chase County Courthouse ©
Chase County Courthouse
Pony Express Barn ©
Pony Express Barn

2
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, then get curious at Myseum, then identify plant and animal life at Sachs Butterfly House, and finally see the interesting displays at City Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Transportation, contemplate the long history of Ulysses S. Grant National Historical Site, then admire the natural beauty at Missouri Botanical Garden, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Park.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Saint Louis sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Topeka to Saint Louis takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Branson.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Sachs Butterfly House
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
Missouri Botanical Garden ©
Missouri Botanical Garden
Myseum ©
Myseum

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nights
Branson

Branson ©
Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Veterans Memorial Museum, get in on the family fun at Runaway Mountain Coaster at Branson Mountain Adventure Park, then get your game on at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf, and finally get your game on at Escape Code.

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Getting from Saint Louis to Branson by combination of flight and car takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Branson can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Louisville.

Things to do in Branson

Fun & Games Theme Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Escape Code ©
Escape Code
Veterans Memorial Museum ©
Veterans Memorial Museum

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Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): have fun at Churchill Downs and then Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Assumption, explore the world behind art at 21c Museum Hotel, then see the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, and finally Head underground at Marengo Cave.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Louisville trip site .

Getting from Branson to Louisville by combination of taxi and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Branson to Louisville due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Louisville are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Louisville

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Marengo Cave
Highlights from your plan
Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Kentucky Derby Museum ©
Kentucky Derby Museum
Churchill Downs ©
Churchill Downs

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