38 days in United States Itinerary

38 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour planner

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Keystone
— 4 nights
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New York City
— 5 nights
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Philadelphia
— 3 nights
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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New Orleans
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Lafayette
— 2 nights
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Natchez
— 2 nights
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Vicksburg
— 2 nights
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Clarksdale
— 1 night
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Memphis
— 3 nights
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Nashville
— 3 nights
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Birmingham
— 1 night
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New Orleans
— 5 nights
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San Francisco
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Keystone

— 4 nights

Home Of Mount Rushmore

Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Venture out of the city with trips to Crazy Horse Memorial (in Crazy Horse) and Custer (Needles Eye Tunnel, Wildlife Loop Road, &more). Pack the 10th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Rushmore Tramway Adventures. There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park, take a memorable drive along Iron Mountain Road, hike along Presidential Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Breezy Point Picnic Area.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Keystone trip planner.

Los Angeles to Keystone is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, you will find days in Keystone are slightly colder (25°C), and nights are much colder (8°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Keystone

Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

New York City

— 5 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center, stroll around The High Line, and take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock.

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

Traveling by flight from Keystone to New York City takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Keystone in September, expect nights in New York City to be warmer, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Philadelphia

— 3 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
When in Philadelphia, make a side trip to see Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, approximately Kennett Square away. There's lots more to do: ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, examine the collection at Benjamin Franklin Museum, and hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Philadelphia road trip planning site.

Traveling by train from New York City to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Parks · Casinos · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, admire the landmark architecture of Washington National Cathedral, and get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC road trip planner.

You can take a train from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Washington DC are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

New Orleans

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read New Orleans travel planner.

Fly from Washington DC to New Orleans in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Washington DC to New Orleans, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in New Orleans, with lows of 33°C. You will leave for Lafayette on the 25th (Sat).

Things to do in New Orleans

Tours · Nightlife · Outdoors · Museums

Lafayette

— 2 nights
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Cajun Food Tours has been added to your itinerary. On the 25th (Sat), go sightseeing with Cajun Food Tours and then pause for some photo ops at Urns of Justice. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cathedral of St John the Evangelist, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Vermilionville, and then get curious at Lafayette Science Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Lafayette tour planner.

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Lafayette takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from New Orleans in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Lafayette, with highs around 38°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Natchez.

Things to do in Lafayette

Historic Sites · Tours · Childrens Museums · Museums

Natchez

— 2 nights
Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. The Natchez Trace Parkway has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary Basilica, then steep yourself in history at Stanton Hall, and then stroll the grounds of Natchez City Cemetery. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Melrose.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Natchez trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lafayette to Natchez takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In September in Natchez, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 23°C at night. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Vicksburg.

Things to do in Natchez

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Vicksburg

— 2 nights
Vicksburg is the only city and county seat of Warren County, Mississippi, United States. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): explore the different monuments and memorials at Vicksburg National Cemetery, then get engrossed in the history at U.S.S. Cairo Museum, then witness the site of a historic battle at Texas Monument, and finally don't miss a visit to McRaven House. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a sense of history and politics at Old Courthouse, then get engrossed in the history at Old Court House Museum - Eva W. Davis Memorial, then see the interesting displays at Biedenharn Coca-Cola Museum, and finally make a trip to Vicksburg Riverfront Murals.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Vicksburg day trip planning site.

You can drive from Natchez to Vicksburg in 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Clarksdale.

Things to do in Vicksburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Clarksdale

— 1 night
Clarksdale is a city in Coahoma County, Mississippi, and seat of the county. Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): get engrossed in the history at The Delta Blues Museum, then examine the collection at The Rock & Blues Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Stan Streets Hambone Art Gallery, and finally make a trip to The Crossroad.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Clarksdale vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Vicksburg to Clarksdale takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and car. October in Clarksdale sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Memphis.

Things to do in Clarksdale

Museums · Shopping

Memphis

— 3 nights

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

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.
Take a break from Memphis with a short trip to Horseshoe Tunica in Tunica, about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Graceland, take an in-depth tour of Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, don't miss a visit to The Peabody Ducks, and take in the views from Big River Crossing.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Memphis online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Clarksdale to Memphis takes 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Memphis are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Casinos · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Nashville

— 3 nights

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Nashville is known for nightlife, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, stop by Carter Vintage Guitars, wander the streets of Downtown Nashville, and see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Nashville trip planner.

Traveling by car from Memphis to Nashville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Birmingham

— 1 night

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
On the 8th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, examine the collection at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, then don't miss a visit to Alabama Veterans Memorial Park, and finally get great views at Vulcan Park and Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Birmingham trip planner.

You can drive from Nashville to Birmingham in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In October in Birmingham, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums · Parks

New Orleans

— 5 nights

The Big Easy

See some other sides of New Orleans: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, walk around New Orleans City Park, see the interesting displays at The Historic New Orleans Collection, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral.

Plan trip to New Orleans with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Birmingham to New Orleans in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Traveling from Birmingham in October, expect nights in New Orleans to be somewhat warmer, around 22°C, while days are slightly colder, around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from New Orleans to San Francisco in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New Orleans to San Francisco is minus 2 hours. While traveling from New Orleans, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 15°C. On the 14th (Thu), you're off to home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wineries · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.