37 days in Continental USA Itinerary

37 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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37 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Start: Birmingham
Drive + Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Indianapolis
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Nashville
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Gatlinburg
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Memphis
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
6
Kayenta
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Sedona
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
9
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
10
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
11
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
12
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
13
Chicago
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  4​h 45​min
14
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  10​h 15​min
End: Birmingham

1
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Indianapolis

Indianapolis
Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
Plan my day in Indianapolis using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Birmingham, UK to Indianapolis is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Birmingham in May, things will get a bit warmer in Indianapolis: highs are around 26°C and lows about 14°C. You will leave for New Orleans on the 11th (Sat).

Things to do in Indianapolis

Parks Museums Nightlife

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like French Quarter and Garden District. Get some cultural insight at The National WWII Museum and Jackson Square. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Louis Cathedral, examine the collection at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, get a taste of the local shopping with Royal Street, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Immaculate Conception Church.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our New Orleans trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Indianapolis to New Orleans takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Indianapolis in May since evenings lows in New Orleans dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Nashville.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District

1
night
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, then get to know the fascinating history of Downtown Franklin, and then steep yourself in history at Lotz House Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Nashville online tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Nashville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from New Orleans in May, you will find days in Nashville are a bit warmer (31°C), and nights are slightly colder (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nightlife

Side Trip

Franklin
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Downtown Franklin ©
Downtown Franklin
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

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Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Get some historical perspective at Noah Bud Ogle Cabin and Walker Sisters' Cabin. Get in touch with nature at Roaring Fork and Chimney Tops Trail. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, do a tasting at Tennessee Homemade Wines, steep yourself in history at Little Greenbrier School, and admire the sheer force of Spruce Flats Falls.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Gatlinburg tour itinerary site .

Getting from Nashville to Gatlinburg by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Gatlinburg. In May, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Highlights from your plan
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Chimney Tops Trail ©
Chimney Tops Trail

1
night
Memphis

Memphis ©
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 20th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Sun Studio and then pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Memphis online day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Gatlinburg to Memphis takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Gatlinburg to Memphis due to the time zone difference. In May in Memphis, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. On the 20th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kayenta.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

1
day
Kayenta

Kayenta
Kayenta is a U.S. To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kayenta trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Memphis to Kayenta with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Memphis to Kayenta is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Memphis in May since evenings lows in Kayenta dip to 15°C. On the 21st (Tue), you'll travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Kayenta

Tours Outdoors Parks

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Grand Canyon South Rim and Rim Trail. On the 23rd (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: hike along South Kaibab Trail, get great views at Powell Point, and enjoy some music at Hopi House.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park day trip planner .

You can drive from Kayenta to Grand Canyon National Park in 3 hours. When traveling from Kayenta in May, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

1
night
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Sedona day trip website .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona takes 2.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May: highs in Sedona hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock

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nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Strip and The Mob Museum. And it doesn't end there: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, try your luck at The Mirage, enjoy some music at Casino at the MGM Grand, and take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Las Vegas trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Las Vegas takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sedona to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sedona in May, with highs in Las Vegas at 36°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Casinos Fun & Games Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

3
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Escape the urban bustle at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and San Diego Zoo. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove and tour the pleasant surroundings at Black's Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego road trip website .

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are little chillier, around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Black's Beach ©
Black's Beach

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Popular historic sites such as Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Fisherman's Wharf and Exploratorium. There's much more to do: take a stroll through SoMa, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, shop like a local with Union Square, and enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Funston National Park.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read San Francisco online sightseeing planner .

Getting from San Diego to San Francisco by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from San Diego in May since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
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 Hayden Valley and North Rim Trail. Spend the 8th (Sat) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Yellowstone River Picnic Area, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Elephant Back Mountain, get great views at Observation Point Trail, and explore the striking landscape at Gibbon Falls.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park day trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, flight, and taxi; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from San Francisco in June, you will find days in Yellowstone National Park are a bit cooler (22°C), and nights are cooler (1°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park
Elephant Back Mountain ©
Elephant Back Mountain

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night
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and then get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Field Museum and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Magnificent Mile.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago online attractions planner .

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago by combination of car and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June: highs in Chicago hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Field Museum ©
Field Museum
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

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New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial will appeal to museum buffs. American Museum of Natural History and Ellis Island are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, explore the world behind art at Frick Collection, wander the streets of Times Square, and get a taste of the local shopping with Fifth Avenue.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our New York City road trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Chicago to New York City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Chicago to New York City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

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