41 days in United States Itinerary

41 days in United States Itinerary

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41 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
Drive:  6​h
3
Houston
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h
4
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Roswell
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h
7
Phoenix
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Sedona
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  10​h 45​min
10
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
11
Topeka
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
12
Saint Louis
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
13
Branson
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
14
Louisville
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h
End: Allentown

5
nights
Knoxville

Knoxville ©
A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
Explore hidden gems such as Roaring Fork and River Rafting & Tubing. Get a sense of the local culture at Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum and Natural Arch Scenic Area. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Knoxville: Sevierville (Forbidden Caverns & Smoky Mountain Deer Farm & Exotic Petting Zoo), Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Laurel Falls & Grotto Falls Trail) and Rockin' Raceway Arcade (in Pigeon Forge). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Dry Falls, have some family-friendly fun at Mysterious Mansion, take a memorable drive along Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook, and see the interesting displays at Museum of the Cherokee Indian.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Knoxville trip planner .

Allentown to Knoxville is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Allentown in June, you will find days in Knoxville are somewhat warmer (86°F), and nights are about the same (66°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Knoxville

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg, Sevierville, Museum of the Cherokee Indian, Rockin' Raceway Arcade
Highlights from your plan
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
River Rafting & Tubing
Dry Falls ©
Dry Falls

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 23rd (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, stop by Faulkner House Books, then brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Garden District.

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. Traveling from Knoxville in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans, with lows around 83°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Houston.

Things to do in New Orleans

Nature Wildlife Parks
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The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

2
nights
Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Houston online vacation planner .

Getting from New Orleans to Houston by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from New Orleans in June, expect nights in Houston to be little chillier, around 75°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 92°F. You will leave for Carlsbad Caverns National Park on the 27th (Thu).

Things to do in Houston

Museums Fun & Games
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Museum of Fine Arts, Houston ©
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Room Escape Games

2
nights
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.
Visiting Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour and Carlsbad Caverns National Park will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Big Room and Guadalupe Mountains National Park. There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of King's Palace and explore the striking landscape at Hall of The White Giant.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Carlsbad Caverns National Park trip planner.

Getting from Houston to Carlsbad Caverns National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Houston in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Carlsbad Caverns National Park: temperatures range from 98°F by day to 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Roswell.

Things to do in Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Guadalupe Mountains National Park
Highlights from your plan
Carlsbad Caverns National Park ©
Carlsbad Caverns National Park

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): contemplate the long history of Historical Center for Southeast New Mexico, examine the collection at International UFO Museum and Research Center, then immerse yourself in nature at Bottomless Lakes State Park, and finally explore and take pictures at Singing Road. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge, then admire the masterpieces at Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art, and then look and learn at Roswell Museum & Art Center.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Roswell trip itinerary app .

Getting from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to Roswell by car takes about 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Roswell can reach 97°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Roswell

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Singing Road
Highlights from your plan
Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art ©
Roswell Museum & Art Center ©
Roswell Museum & Art Center

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 Miguel Chapel and El Santuario de Chimayo. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pecos National Historical Park and Valles Caldera National Preserve. Step out of Santa Fe to go to Los Alamos and see Bradbury Science Museum, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, examine the collection at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, and admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Santa Fe online itinerary maker .

Getting from Roswell to Santa Fe by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle. In July, Santa Fe is slightly colder than Roswell - with highs of 88°F and lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Get in touch with nature at Boyce Thompson Arboretum and Apache Trail Scenic Drive. Discover out-of-the-way places like Musical Instrument Museum and Desert Caballeros Western Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Phoenix: Casa Grande Ruins National Monument (in Coolidge) and Superstition Mountain Museum (in Apache Junction). There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Desert Botanical Garden and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Friendship Garden.

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Traveling by flight from Santa Fe to Phoenix takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. When traveling from Santa Fe in July, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Phoenix: temperatures range from 106°F by day to 85°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Sedona.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Superstition Mountain Museum, Apache Trail Scenic Drive, Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, Desert Caballeros Western Museum
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Boyce Thompson Arboretum ©
Boyce Thompson Arboretum
Casa Grande Ruins National Monument ©

3
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Step off the beaten path and head to Doe Mountain Trail and Montezuma Well. Museum-lovers will get to explore Arizona Copper Art Museum and Village Gallery of Local Artists. Go for a jaunt from Sedona to Clarkdale to see Tuzigoot National Monument about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: stroll through Fay Canyon Trail, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, do a tasting at Javelina Leap Vineyard, Winery & Bistro, and explore and take pictures at Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Sedona trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Phoenix to Sedona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a shuttle. In July, Sedona is a bit cooler than Phoenix - with highs of 92°F and lows of 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Clarkdale, Javelina Leap Vineyard, Winery & Bistro, Montezuma Well
Highlights from your plan
Arizona Copper Art Museum ©
Arizona Copper Art Museum
Montezuma Well ©
Montezuma Well
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park ©
Amitabha Stupa & Peace 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.
On the 12th (Fri), explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along South Kaibab Trail, then get great views at Yaki Point, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip maker app .

You can drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sedona in July; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 84°F and lows reach 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive 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 North Cheyenne Canon Park and Starsmore Discovery Center. Visiting Mueller State Park and Climbing Tours will get you outdoors. Step out of Colorado Springs with an excursion to Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center in Divide--about 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at North Pole - Santa's Workshop, stop by Garden of the Gods Trading Post, and examine the collection at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs tour itinerary planning site .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Colorado Springs by car takes about 11 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Colorado Springs when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, with lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Topeka.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Divide, Garden of the Gods Trading Post, 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. Museum-lovers will get to explore Oz Museum and Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics. Step out of the city life by going to David Traylor Zoo of Emporia and Kansas State University Insect Zoo. Venture out of the city with trips to Pony Express Barn (in Marysville), Chase County Courthouse (in Cottonwood Falls) and Prairie Fire Winery (in Paxico). It doesn't end there: examine the collection at Evel Knievel Museum and take in the architecture and atmosphere at First Presbyterian Church Topeka.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Topeka trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Colorado Springs to Topeka by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Colorado Springs in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 69°F in Topeka. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Topeka

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Prairie Fire Winery, Oz Museum, Chase County Courthouse, Pony Express Barn, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics
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 21st (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Sachs Butterfly House, get curious at Myseum, then admire the natural beauty at Missouri Botanical Garden, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Ulysses S. Grant National Historical Site, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Transportation, then see the interesting displays at City Museum, 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 22nd (Mon) 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 23rd (Tue): 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 take a bus. 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 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Louisville.

Things to do in Branson

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

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nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): browse the exhibits of Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle), then explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jim Beam Urban Stillhouse. On your second day here, Head underground at Marengo Cave, then see the interesting displays at Kentucky Derby Museum, and then explore the world behind art at 21c Museum Hotel.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Louisville travel route builder .

Traveling by flight from Branson to Louisville takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Branson to Louisville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July in Louisville, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Old Bardstown Village Civil War Museum, The Great American Dollhouse Museum, Marengo Cave
Highlights from your plan
The Great American Dollhouse Museum ©
Kentucky Derby Museum ©
Kentucky Derby Museum
Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern

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