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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Washington DC
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Louisville
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Savannah
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Miami
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Tampa
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Orlando
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Natchez
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San Antonio
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Santa Fe
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New York City

— 4 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Fifth Avenue. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through Central Park, take a stroll through Times Square, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read New York City journey builder app.

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to New York City due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from London in July, with highs in New York City at 35°C and lows at 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Washington DC

— 3 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Air and Space Museum and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Kids will appreciate attractions like National Gallery of Art and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Change things up with a short trip to Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg (about 1h 30 min away). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, deepen your understanding at Georgetown University, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Washington DC road trip planner.

Fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. August in Washington DC sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can fly to Louisville.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Louisville

— 3 nights

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Escape the urban bustle at Louisville Mega Cavern and Cub Run Cave. Family-friendly places like Salato Wildlife Education Center and Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Louisville: The Great American Dollhouse Museum (in Danville) and The Glendale Antique Mall (in Glendale). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle) and examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Louisville trip maker tool.

You can fly from Washington DC to Louisville in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August in Louisville, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Savannah.

Things to do in Louisville

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Savannah

— 1 night

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
On the 8th (Sat), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, then brush up on your military savvy at Webb Military Museum, and finally take a stroll through Savannah Historic District.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Savannah itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Louisville to Savannah takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Louisville in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 27°C in Savannah. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Miami.

Things to do in Savannah

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Miami

— 4 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Lincoln Road and Barnacle State Historic Site. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Fishing Charters & Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Spiegel Grove (in Key Largo), Everglades National Park (Shark Valley Visitor Center & Anhinga Trail) and Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center (in Tavernier).

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Miami travel site.

Traveling by flight from Savannah to Miami takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Miami sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Tampa.

Things to do in Miami

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Tampa

— 2 nights

Big Guava

Tampa ranks among the country's most livable cities, attracting newcomers with its growing economy and status as a major port on the Gulf of Mexico.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then get in on the family fun at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. Keep things going the next day: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then admire the masterpieces at The Dali Museum, and then look for gifts at Morean Glass Studio & Hot Shop.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Tampa trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Miami to Tampa in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Tampa are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Tampa

Theme Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Orlando

— 4 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Get some cultural insight at Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe and Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Universal's Islands of Adventure and Universal Orlando Resort. There's much more to do: make an unforgettable trip to Walt Disney World Resort, test your team's savvy at The Escape Game Orlando, get your game on at Nomadic, and get some fabulous bargains at Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Orlando trip site.

Getting from Tampa to Orlando by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August in Orlando, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Natchez.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Natchez

— 1 night
Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. On the 19th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Rosalie Mansion, contemplate the long history of Longwood, and then contemplate the long history of Stanton Hall.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Natchez travel route planner.

Getting from Orlando to Natchez by combination of flight and car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Orlando to Natchez due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Natchez when traveling from Orlando in August, with lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Natchez

Historic Sites · Museums

San Antonio

— 3 nights

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Kids will enjoy The San Antonio River Walk and SeaWorld. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Alamo and King William Historic District. Next up on the itinerary: admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, explore the galleries of The Guenther House Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, and explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the San Antonio online holiday planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Natchez to San Antonio in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. While traveling from Natchez, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in San Antonio, ranging from highs of 43°C to lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Santa Fe.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Nature

Santa Fe

— 1 night

City Different

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, take in the pleasant sights at Keshi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Santa Fe visit planning website.

You can fly from San Antonio to Santa Fe in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Antonio to Santa Fe, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from San Antonio in August: high temperatures in Santa Fe hover around 34°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Sedona.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Sedona

— 1 night

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): shop like a local with Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art, admire the striking features of Chapel of the Holy Cross, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Sedona route planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Santa Fe to Sedona takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sedona when traveling from Santa Fe in August, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to fly to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Los Angeles

— 4 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.
Popular historic sites such as Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park) and Third Street Promenade (in Santa Monica). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, get a taste of the local shopping with The Grove, and look for gifts at Amoeba Music.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planning tool.

Fly from Sedona to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Sedona in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Shopping · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alcatraz Island and Filbert Street Stairs. Family-friendly places like Golden Gate Bridge and Dolphin & Whale Watching will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Exploratorium, tour the pleasant surroundings at Marshall’s Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Fort Funston National Park, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

Plan a San Francisco trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Francisco by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in August: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 26°C and lows are around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

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.

Georgia travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Aquariums · Parks
The Peach State
Founded in 1733, Georgia was one of the original 13 colonies that became the United States. Much more geographically diverse than most visitors realize, the state features a scenic seacoast, high mountain peaks, and large urban centers, with broad rural areas in between. Once famous mostly for historical attractions memorializing the Civil War era and the Civil Rights Movement, Georgia now draws tourists from around the world with its rich musical tradition and distinctive cuisine. Start your Georgian adventure in Atlanta, the state's economic powerhouse, and then road trip to the coastal barrier islands, nature preserves, and chic vacation resorts.

Mississippi travel guide

3.4
Casinos · Historic Sites · History Museums
The Magnolia State
Still relatively unspoiled by mass tourism, Mississippi epitomizes rich history and offers warm hospitality to those who vacation here. The Mississippi River forms most of its western border, so it's no surprise that this mighty waterway shapes the lives of people calling the "Magnolia State" their home. The river influences everything from the food they eat to the music they listen to. Perhaps the easiest way to discover Mississippi is to take a drive on the 715 km (444 mi) long national parkway, which follows a route used since pre-colonial times that's famous for its scenic beauty and attractions of historical interest. At the end of the parkway sits a town packed with nearly 600 antebellum homes.

Texas travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · History Museums · Shopping
The Lone Star State
Thanks to its size and geologic features, Texas contains diverse landscapes that closely resemble both the south and southwest of the United States. Though most people associate Texas with tracts of barren land, deserts cover only about 10 percent of the state, with most of its big population centers located in areas once covered by prairies, grasslands, and forests. As you travel from one end of Texas to the other, observe the changing terrain that ranges from coastal piney woods and swamps in the east to the mountains of the west, with rolling plains and rugged hills in the center. For a bit of urban sightseeing visit some of the state's large cities such as Houston, Dallas, or Austin, or immerse yourself in the nation's history by adding famous attractions like The Alamo to your itinerary. Take plenty of time to mingle with the locals, famous for their hospitality, generosity, and fiercely independent spirit.

New Mexico travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Geologic Formations · Historic Walking Areas
Land of Enchantment
New Mexico is a land of distinctive regional cuisine and a thriving art scene, centered around the state's cosmopolitan urban centers. Once a Spanish colony claimed by 16th-century conquistadores, New Mexico remains the home of a large Spanish-speaking population and plenty of historical places to visit. The state also contains many Native American communities, sheltering a traditional way of life irretrievably lost in most other places in the country. With large tracts of sparsely inhabited land, the state is a great vacation destination for those who want to discover one of the world's last truly untamed regions, interspersed by only a few ancient pueblos and centuries-old missionary churches.

Arizona travel guide

4.3
Canyons · Hiking Trails · Lookouts
The Grand Canyon State
Known as the "Grand Canyon State," Arizona boasts dense forests, deep gorges, sprawling national parks, and modern ski resorts. Native American reservations take up about a quarter of the state, housing several tribes and offering visitors a chance to discover the varied cultures of the country's indigenous population. A patchwork of diverse tourist attractions, Arizona features exclusive golf courses and upscale shops, as well as cactus-covered canyons and stretches of desolate desert straight out of old Westerns, perfect for a vacation far from the city bustle. Though the state still clings to its Old West flavor, its busy college towns packed with young students from around the world exude a cosmopolitan atmosphere.

California travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.