37 days in United States Itinerary

37 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Charleston
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Miami
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New Orleans
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Austin
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Tucson
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Phoenix
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San Diego
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San Francisco
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Portland
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Seattle
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Ames
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Chicago
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Ann Arbor
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Burlington
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Boston
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Charleston

— 1 night
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): contemplate the long history of McLeod Plantation Historic Site, then take an in-depth tour of Warren Lasch Conservation Center - H.L. Hunley Submarine, and then enjoy the sea views from Morris Island Lighthouse.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Charleston driving holiday planner.

Richmond to Charleston is an approximately 7-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and car. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Richmond in August since evenings lows in Charleston dip to 75°F. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Sun) before leaving for Miami.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Miami

— 2 nights

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): kick back and relax at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, wander the streets of Wynwood, and then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

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Getting from Charleston to Miami by car takes about 10 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or do a combination of car and train. In August, daily temperatures in Miami can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. On the 4th (Tue), you're off to New Orleans.

Things to do in Miami

Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks

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New Orleans

— 2 nights

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Whitney Plantation and Garden District. Get some cultural insight at Escape My Room New Orleans and Evergreen Plantation. There's still lots to do: do a tasting at NOLA Tropical Winery, look for gifts at Boutique du Vampyre, sample the fine beverages at Old New Orleans Rum Distillery, and wander the streets of Faubourg Marigny.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our New Orleans trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Miami to New Orleans takes 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Miami to New Orleans is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Miami in August, expect nights in New Orleans to be about the same, around 82°F, while days are little chillier, around 82°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Austin.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Austin

— 2 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 8th (Sat), stroll the grounds of Texas State Cemetery, then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then appreciate the history behind Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue, and finally explore and take pictures at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Austin trip planner.

You can drive from New Orleans to Austin in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in August: highs in Austin hover around 98°F, while lows dip to 75°F. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tucson.

Things to do in Austin

Historic Sites · Adventure · Outdoors · Tours

Tucson

— 1 night

Old Pueblo

One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): explore the stunning scenery at Madera Canyon, then admire the majestic nature at Catalina State Park, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Tucson Mountain Park.

Before you visit Tucson, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Fly from Austin to Tucson in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Austin to Tucson is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 96°F in August, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Tucson

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Phoenix

— 2 nights
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Mary's Basilica and Rosson House Museum. Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson and Arizona Capitol Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Echo Canyon Trail and Recreation Area, see the interesting displays at Hall of Flame Museum of Firefighting, take an in-depth tour of Phoenix Police Museum, and have fun and explore at Children’s Museum of Phoenix.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Phoenix trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Tucson to Phoenix in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Tucson in August; daily highs in Phoenix reach 105°F and lows reach 83°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to San Diego.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails

San Diego

— 2 nights

America's Finest City

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Pacific Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coronado Beach, and then head off the coast to Coronado Island. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Del Mar City Beach and then try your luck at Del Mar Race Track.

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Traveling by car from Phoenix to San Diego takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Phoenix to San Diego due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Phoenix, expect colder days and little chillier nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 78°F to lows of 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): examine the collection at Walt Disney Family Museum, then contemplate the long history of Fort Point, then explore the world behind art at Legion of Honor, and finally hike along Lands End. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, and finally explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip maker app.

Traveling by car from San Diego to San Francisco takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from San Diego in August, with highs in San Francisco at 73°F and lows at 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow time for the flight to Portland.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Portland

— 2 nights

City of Roses

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Hoyt Arboretum, admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, then get to know the fascinating history of Northwest (Nob Hill), and finally stop by Powell's City of Books. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Oregon Historical Society, then shop like a local with Live Laugh Love Art, then get a new perspective on nature at Rice NW Museum of Rocks and Minerals, and finally trek along Forest Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Portland online travel route planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Portland by car takes about 11 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Portland, with highs around 85°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Seattle

— 3 nights

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): examine the collection at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center, take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, stroll through Washington Park Arboretum, then see the interesting displays at Museum of History & Industry, and finally stroll around Kerry Park.

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Drive from Portland to Seattle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Portland in August, you will find days in Seattle are a bit cooler (80°F), and nights are about the same (61°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ames.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks

Ames

— 1 night
Ames is a city located in the central part of Story County, Iowa, United States. For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Ames trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Seattle to Ames. Traveling from Seattle to Ames, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in August, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Ames

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chicago

— 2 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Money Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank, then stroll through Millennium Park, then wander the streets of The Loop, and finally admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago. Keep things going the next day: grab your bike and head to Lakefront Trail, see the interesting displays at Richard H. Driehaus Museum, then explore the activities along Chicago River, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Chicago Riverwalk.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Chicago trip maker website.

You can drive from Ames to Chicago in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Ames in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 67°F in Chicago. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Ann Arbor.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Trails

Ann Arbor

— 2 nights
Ann Arbor is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan and the county seat of Washtenaw County. On the 28th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, have fun and explore at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library, and finally don't miss a visit to University of Michigan.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ann Arbor trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Chicago to Ann Arbor in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a train. Traveling from Chicago to Ann Arbor, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Ann Arbor, with lows around 57°F. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Sat) before leaving for Burlington.

Things to do in Ann Arbor

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Burlington

— 2 nights
Burlington is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Vermont and the seat of Chittenden County. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at North Beach Park, explore the galleries of Ethan Allen Homestead, let little ones run wild at Battery Park, then get curious at ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 31st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the eclectic array of goods at Church Street Marketplace, enjoy some diversion at Vintage Photography Emporium, take in the exciting artwork at Frog Hollow Craft Center, then sample the tasty concoctions at Queen City Brewery, and finally sample the fine beverages at Mad River Distillers Burlington.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Burlington trip builder website.

Getting from Ann Arbor to Burlington by car takes about 12.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in August, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Boston.

Things to do in Burlington

Shopping · Outdoors · Museums · Parks

Boston

— 2 nights

Beantown

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): ponder the world of politics at Old State House, browse the different shops at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at King's Chapel, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trinity Church, then examine the collection at The Mapparium, and finally visit Back Bay. On the next day, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, take an in-depth tour of The Paul Revere House, wander the streets of North End, then get engrossed in the history at USS Constitution Museum, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Skywalk Observatory.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Boston trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Burlington to Boston in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Burlington in September, Boston is a bit warmer at night with lows of 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can fly to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

New York City

— 3 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.
Visit Brooklyn Heights Promenade and St. Paul's Chapel for their historical value. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ground Zero Museum Workshop and Speed Boats Tours. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, stop by Times Square, take a stroll through Greenwich Village, and don't miss a visit to 9/11 Memorial.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the New York City itinerary planning app.

Getting from Boston to New York City by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a train. Traveling from Boston in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in New York City, with lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in New York City

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

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United States travel guide

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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.