37 days in United States Itinerary

37 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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Albuquerque
— 1 night
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Oklahoma City
— 1 night
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Memphis
— 2 nights
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Pigeon Forge
— 2 nights
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Blacksburg
— 1 night
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Richmond
— 14 nights
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Charleston
— 1 night
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Louisville
— 1 night
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Saint Louis
— 2 nights
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Kansas City
— 1 night
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Denver
— 4 nights
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Durango
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Albuquerque

— 1 night

Duke City

Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, then stroll through Petroglyph National Monument, and then get curious at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Albuquerque Biological Park, and then see the interesting displays at The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Albuquerque trip planning app.

Phoenix to Albuquerque is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Phoenix in June, things will get little chillier in Albuquerque: highs are around 93°F and lows about 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to fly to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Tours

Oklahoma City

— 1 night

The Big Friendly

Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): engage your brain at Science Museum Oklahoma, appreciate the history behind Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph Old Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Oklahoma City trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Albuquerque to Oklahoma City in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Albuquerque to Oklahoma City. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in June, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to fly to Memphis.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Memphis

— 2 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.
On the 30th (Wed), examine the collection at Graceland, get to know the resident critters at Memphis Zoo, and then browse the exhibits of Ducks Unlimited Waterfowling Heritage Center. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, then steep yourself in history at The Peabody Ducks, and finally look for gifts at Lansky.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Memphis trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Oklahoma City to Memphis in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Memphis sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 71°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Fri) before leaving for Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Pigeon Forge

— 2 nights

Center of Fun in the Smokies

A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
On the 3rd (Sat), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, examine the collection at Titanic Museum Attraction, find something for the whole family at Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster, then experience the excitement of Rocky Top Mountain Coaster, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Parrot Mountain & Gardens.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Pigeon Forge trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Memphis to Pigeon Forge takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Memphis to Pigeon Forge due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Memphis in July, Pigeon Forge is slightly colder at night with lows of 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Blacksburg.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Blacksburg

— 1 night
Blacksburg is an incorporated town in Montgomery County, Virginia, United States, with a population of 42,620 at the 2010 census. On the 4th (Sun), hike along Huckleberry Trail, Head underground at Dixie Caverns, and then examine the collection at Smithfield Plantation.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Blacksburg visit planner.

Getting from Pigeon Forge to Blacksburg by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Pigeon Forge in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Blacksburg, with lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Richmond.

Things to do in Blacksburg

Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

Richmond

— 14 nights

The River City

The capital city of Virginia, Richmond has diverse architecture, a large collection of monuments, and world-class museums that reveal the city's important role in American history.
Venture out of the city with trips to Washington DC (National Building Museum, National Portrait Gallery, &more), Virginia Beach (Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum, Virginia Beach Boardwalk, &more) and National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle). The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, admire the masterpieces at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, get engrossed in the history at Historic Jamestowne, and don't miss a visit to Colonial Williamsburg.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Richmond vacation maker tool.

You can drive from Blacksburg to Richmond in 3.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Blacksburg in July, with highs in Richmond at 90°F and lows at 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Charleston.

Things to do in Richmond

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Charleston

— 1 night
Charleston is the capital and the largest city in the U.S. state of West Virginia, and the county seat of Kanawha County. On the 20th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at West Virginia State Museum, ponder the world of politics at West Virginia State Capitol, then get to know the fascinating history of Capitol Street, and finally take a peaceful walk through Kanawha State Forest.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Charleston online trip maker.

You can drive from Richmond to Charleston in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of train, subway, and flight. In July, Charleston is little chillier than Richmond - with highs of 85°F and lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Charleston

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Louisville

— 1 night

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
On the 21st (Wed), examine the collection at Kentucky Derby Museum, explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern, and then stop by Art Eatables.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Louisville travel route planning website.

Getting from Charleston to Louisville by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly; or take a bus. July in Louisville sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums · Nature · Parks · Shopping

Saint Louis

— 2 nights

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C. in the number of free activities available by spending your holiday exploring the city's central neighborhoods, famous for their restored century-old red-brick buildings.
Step out of Saint Louis with an excursion to Six Flags St Louis in Eureka--about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, examine the collection at City Museum, relax in the rural setting at Grant’s Farm, and engage your brain at Saint Louis Science Center.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint Louis vacation maker site.

You can drive from Louisville to Saint Louis in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Louisville to Saint Louis. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can fly to Kansas City.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Kansas City

— 1 night
The city meets the Great Plains in Kansas City City, Kansas.
For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kansas City online travel route planner.

You can fly from Saint Louis to Kansas City in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. On the 25th (Sun), you'll travel to Denver.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Denver

— 4 nights

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Venture out of the city with trips to Pikes Peak - America's Mountain (in Cascade), Idaho Springs (River Rafting & Tubing & Summit Lake Park) and Colorado Springs (Garden of the Gods & Cheyenne Mountain Zoo). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans, admire the masterpieces at Museo De Las Americas, look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and take a memorable drive along Mount Evans Scenic Byway.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Denver trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Kansas City to Denver by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Durango.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Durango

— 3 nights
Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Durango: Mesa Verde National Park (Nordenskiold #16 Trail & Cliff Palace). There's much more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, view the masterpieces at Earthen Vessel Gallery, see Off-Road Tours, and make a trip to Historic Downtown Durango.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Durango trip builder.

You can fly from Denver to Durango in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Durango when traveling from Denver in July, with lows around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Historic Sites

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.