39 days in United States Itinerary

39 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel planner

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Dallas
— 3 nights
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Nashville
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Birmingham
— 1 night
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New Orleans
— 5 nights
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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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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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Philadelphia
— 3 nights
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New York City
— 5 nights
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Keystone
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Dallas

— 3 nights

Big D

One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Explore Dallas' surroundings by going to Fort Worth (Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District & Tandy Leather Museum & Gallery). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, steep yourself in history at Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District, examine the collection at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, and don't miss a visit to Grassy Knoll.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Dallas online trip itinerary planner.

Perth, Australia to Dallas is an approximately 24-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 14 hours traveling from Perth to Dallas. In April, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Nashville.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Nashville

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.
To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Nashville vacation planner.

Fly from Dallas to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dallas in April, Nashville is a bit cooler at night with lows of 11°C. On the 17th (Sun), you'll travel to Birmingham.

Things to do in Nashville

Parks · Nightlife · Tours · Outdoors

Birmingham

— 1 night

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): examine the collection at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum and then don't miss a visit to Alabama Veterans Memorial Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Birmingham trip itinerary website.

Drive from Nashville to Birmingham in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can fly to New Orleans.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums

New Orleans

— 5 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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, see the interesting displays at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, get a dose of the wild on Happiness Bayou Tours, and stroll the grounds of Lafayette Cemetery No.1.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the New Orleans travel app.

You can fly from Birmingham to New Orleans in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Birmingham in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in New Orleans, with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Lafayette.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Lafayette

— 2 nights
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Cajun Food Tours has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): squeeze the most out of the city with Cajun Food Tours and then pause for some photo ops at Urns of Justice. On the next day, stroll the grounds of Cathedral of St John the Evangelist, then get to know the fascinating history of Vermilionville, and then engage your brain at Lafayette Science Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Lafayette travel route planner.

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Lafayette takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from New Orleans in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Lafayette, with highs around 30°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (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. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary Basilica, then contemplate the long history of Stanton Hall, and then stroll the grounds of Natchez City Cemetery. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Melrose.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Natchez trip simple and quick.

Drive from Lafayette to Natchez in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Lafayette in April, Natchez is slightly colder at night with lows of 15°C. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Vicksburg.

Things to do in Natchez

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Vicksburg

— 2 nights
Vicksburg is the only city and county seat of Warren County, Mississippi, United States. On the 27th (Wed), ponder the world of politics at Old Courthouse, make a trip to Vicksburg Riverfront Murals, then stroll around Texas Monument, and finally make a trip to McRaven House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at U.S.S. Cairo Museum, stroll the grounds of Vicksburg National Cemetery, and then contemplate the long history of Windsor Ruins.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Vicksburg trip planning site.

Getting from Natchez to Vicksburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Vicksburg can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive to Clarksdale.

Things to do in Vicksburg

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Clarksdale

— 1 night
Clarksdale is a city in Coahoma County, Mississippi, and seat of the county. Kick off your visit on the 29th (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 traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Clarksdale tour itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Vicksburg to Clarksdale in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Vicksburg in April, you will find days in Clarksdale are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Horseshoe Tunica in Tunica (about 46 minutes away). The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, get to know the resident critters at Memphis Zoo, don't miss a visit to Graceland, and examine the collection at Railroad & Trolley Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Memphis road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Clarksdale to Memphis takes 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Nashville

— 3 nights

Music City U.S.A.

See even more of Nashville: examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, see a show at Grand Ole Opry, admire the striking features of Nashville Parthenon, and admire the natural beauty at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Nashville fast, fun, and easy.

Drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks

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: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, and learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC vacation planner.

You can fly from Nashville to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nashville to Washington DC, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Washington DC are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Philadelphia

— 3 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
Explore Philadelphia's surroundings by going to Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square) and Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library (in Winterthur). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, stop by Society Hill, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, and hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia travel route planner.

You can take a train from Washington DC to Philadelphia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can catch the train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

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: stroll through Central Park, make a trip to Grand Central Terminal, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, and appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the New York City trip builder tool.

You can take a train from Philadelphia to New York City in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Philadelphia in May, you will find days in New York City are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Keystone.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Keystone: Custer (Wildlife Loop Road, Sylvan Lake, &more). Pack the 19th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Rushmore Tramway Adventures. There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, examine the collection at National Presidential Wax Museum, immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park, and view the masterpieces at Insideout.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Keystone vacation website.

Getting from New York City to Keystone by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Keystone. Traveling from New York City in May, things will get slightly colder in Keystone: highs are around 17°C and lows about 3°C. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Keystone

Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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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.