39 days in United States Itinerary

39 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip 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
Drive
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Birmingham
— 1 night
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Nashville
— 3 nights
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Memphis
— 3 nights
Drive
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Oxford
— 1 night
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Clarksdale
— 1 night
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Vicksburg
— 1 night
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Natchez
— 2 nights
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Lafayette
— 1 night
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New Orleans
— 5 nights
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Anaheim
— 2 nights
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Keystone: Custer (Needles Eye Tunnel, Sylvan Lake, &more) and Crazy Horse Memorial (in Crazy Horse). And it doesn't end there: surround yourself with nature on Black Hills Helicopters, look for gifts at Goodtyme Photo, cruise along Needles Highway, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Presidential Trail.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Keystone online trip itinerary planner.

Las Vegas to Keystone is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, things will get much colder in Keystone: highs are around 25°C and lows about 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to New York City.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Central Park, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, contemplate the long history of 9/11 Memorial, and take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the New York City day trip planning website.

You can fly from Keystone to New York City in 8 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 2 hours. Traveling from Keystone in September, you will find days in New York City are a bit warmer (31°C), and nights are much hotter (22°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · 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. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Philadelphia: Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square) and Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library (in Winterthur). Next up on the itinerary: ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market, and admire the striking features of Boathouse Row.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Philadelphia itinerary builder site.

You can take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. September in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 20°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, ponder the world of politics at White House, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Washington DC online road trip planner.

You can take a train from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off 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.
To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read New Orleans vacation planner.

Fly from Washington DC to New Orleans in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Washington DC in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans, with lows around 33°C. You will leave for Birmingham on the 24th (Fri).

Things to do in New Orleans

Nightlife · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Birmingham

— 1 night

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Alabama Veterans Memorial Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Birmingham tour planning site.

You can drive from New Orleans to Birmingham in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Birmingham, with lows of 22°C. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nashville.
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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 trip includes some of its best attractions: get your game on at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), look for gifts at Smith Creek Moonshine, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and walk around Centennial Park.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Nashville day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Birmingham to Nashville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

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.
Step out of Memphis with an excursion to Horseshoe Tunica in Tunica--about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Graceland, get a new perspective on nature at Ducks Unlimited Waterfowling Heritage Center, get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street, and get engrossed in the history at Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Memphis road trip site.

You can drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Nashville in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Memphis, with lows of 23°C. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Fri) before leaving for Oxford.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Oxford

— 1 night
Oxford is a city in, and the county seat of, Lafayette County, Mississippi, United States. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): explore the world behind art at Southside Gallery, then look for gifts at Square Books, then contemplate the long history of Rowan Oak, and finally deepen your understanding at University of Mississippi.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Oxford visit planner.

Traveling by car from Memphis to Oxford takes 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Clarksdale.

Things to do in Oxford

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums

Clarksdale

— 1 night
Clarksdale is a city in Coahoma County, Mississippi, and seat of the county. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): examine the collection at The Delta Blues Museum, look for gifts at The Rock & Blues Museum, then view the masterpieces at Stan Streets Hambone Art Gallery, and finally don't miss a visit to The Crossroad.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Clarksdale using our trip planner.

Drive from Oxford to Clarksdale in 1.5 hours. In October in Clarksdale, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 15°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Vicksburg.

Things to do in Clarksdale

Museums · Shopping

Vicksburg

— 1 night
Vicksburg is the only city and county seat of Warren County, Mississippi, United States. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take in the history at Texas Monument, don't miss a visit to McRaven House, then browse the exhibits of U.S.S. Cairo Museum, and finally make a trip to Vicksburg Riverfront Murals.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Vicksburg day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Clarksdale to Vicksburg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Natchez.

Things to do in Vicksburg

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Natchez

— 2 nights
Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. On the 4th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Melrose. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary Basilica, then contemplate the long history of Longwood, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Natchez City Cemetery, and finally steep yourself in history at Stanton Hall.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Natchez online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Vicksburg to Natchez takes 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Lafayette.

Things to do in Natchez

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Lafayette

— 1 night
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): explore the activities along Lake Martin, paddle through the water with Champagne's Cajun Swamp Tours, then get to know the fascinating history of Acadian Village, and finally stroll the grounds of Cathedral of St John the Evangelist.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Lafayette trip builder site.

You can drive from Natchez to Lafayette in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Lafayette can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Lafayette

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Adventure

Side Trip

New Orleans

— 5 nights

The Big Easy

See some other sides of New Orleans: appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, see the interesting displays at Cabildo, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the New Orleans trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lafayette to New Orleans takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Lafayette, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 22°C. On the 12th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Anaheim.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Anaheim

— 2 nights

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
On your second day here, get in on the family fun at Disney California Adventure Park.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Anaheim itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Anaheim takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New Orleans to Anaheim. When traveling from New Orleans in October, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Anaheim: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.