37 days in United States Itinerary

37 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel planner

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New York City
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Bronx
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Mammoth Cave National Park
— 4 nights
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Colorado Springs
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Cañon City
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 10 nights
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San Francisco
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New York City

— 7 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Belvedere Castle and The BEAST Speedboat Ride. There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock, visit Times Square, and stroll around The High Line.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City road trip planning tool.

Frankfurt, Germany to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 6 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Frankfurt in July: high temperatures in New York City hover around 35°C and lows are around 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Wed) before leaving for Bronx.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Bronx

— 1 night

Boogie Town

The northernmost New York City borough, the Bronx has many claims to fame, including being the birthplace of hip-hop and home of the New York Yankees.
You've now added Bronx Zoo to your itinerary. On the 5th (Wed), step off the mainland to explore City Island, then admire the natural beauty at Wave Hill, then make a trip to The Garabedian House, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at New York Botanical Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): get to know the resident critters at Bronx Zoo.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Bronx holiday planner.

Bronx is just a short distance from New York City. In August in Bronx, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Mammoth Cave National Park.

Things to do in Bronx

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Mammoth Cave National Park

— 4 nights
Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
You've now added Grand Avenue Tour to your itinerary. The adventure continues: Head underground at Mammoth Cave, explore the activities along Green River, trek along Tall Man's Misery, and stroll through Fat Man's Misery.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Mammoth Cave National Park tour planner.

You can drive from Bronx to Mammoth Cave National Park in 15 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or do a combination of subway, bus, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bronx to Mammoth Cave National Park. Traveling from Bronx in August, Mammoth Cave National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 21°C. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Colorado Springs

— 3 nights
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Change things up with these side-trips from Colorado Springs: Cañon City (Skyline Drive & Raft Masters) and Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum (in Victor). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Garden of the Gods, examine the collection at Penrose Heritage Museum, meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and deepen your understanding at United States Air Force Academy.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs trip maker.

You can drive from Mammoth Cave National Park to Colorado Springs in 18.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Mammoth Cave National Park in August since evenings lows in Colorado Springs dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cañon City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trips

Cañon City

— 3 nights

Climate Capital of Colorado

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Colorado Jeep Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of The Abbey Events Complex and then see Colorado Jeep Tours.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cañon City trip planner.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Cañon City by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Colorado Springs in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cañon City: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 19°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Cañon City

Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

Los Angeles

— 10 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 day by day itinerary now includes Virtual Reality Games, Hollywood Hikes, Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and other attractions you added. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Santa Monica Yacht Harbor Sign (in Santa Monica) and Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, &more). There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Monica Bay, and take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Cañon City to Los Angeles takes 17.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Cañon City in August: highs in Los Angeles hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 7 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The San Francisco Dungeon, Discover Walks, Lands End, and other attractions you added. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, stroll around Crissy Field, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco holiday builder.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, expect San Francisco to be a bit cooler, temps between 26°C and 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Tours · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.

Colorado travel guide

4.3
River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.