39 days in United States Itinerary

39 days in United States Itinerary

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Nashville
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Sandusky
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Detroit
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Chicago
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Oshkosh
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Minneapolis
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Keystone
— 2 nights
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Missoula
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Jackson Hole
— 2 nights
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Bryce Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
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Moab
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Navajo Dam
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Taos
— 1 night
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Tulsa
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Memphis
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Jackson
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New Orleans
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Nashville

— 2 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.
Visiting Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park and Stand-Up Paddleboarding will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lotz House Museum and Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Lane Motor Museum, catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, and look for gifts at Savannah's Candy Kitchen.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Nashville trip planner.

Charlotte to Nashville is an approximately 7.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Charlotte to Nashville is minus 1 hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to fly to Sandusky.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sandusky

— 1 day
Sandusky positively bustles in the summertime due to its famed amusement park.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lagoon Deer Park, then enjoy the sea views from Port Clinton Lighthouse, then see the interesting displays at Merry-Go-Round Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Eleutheros Cooke House and Garden.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Sandusky attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Sandusky takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Sandusky. When traveling from Nashville in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Sandusky, with highs around 80°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Detroit.

Things to do in Sandusky

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Detroit

— 1 night

The Motor City

Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): head off the coast to Belle Isle Park, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Belle Isle Aquarium, take in nature's colorful creations at Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sweetest Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church, and finally look for gifts at Shinola Bicycles.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Detroit trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Sandusky to Detroit takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Detroit can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to fly to Chicago.

Things to do in Detroit

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Chicago

— 1 night

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 7th (Mon): get in on the family fun at Fox in a Box Chicago, then contemplate the waterfront views at Chicago River, then get to know the fascinating history of Chicago Riverwalk, and finally grab your bike and head to Lakefront Trail.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Chicago travel route planning site.

Drive from Detroit to Chicago in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Oshkosh.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Oshkosh

— 1 night
Oshkosh is a city in Winnebago County, Wisconsin, United States, located where the Fox River enters Lake Winnebago from the west. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): gain insight at University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, then admire the masterpieces at Paine Art Center and Gardens, then cool off at Pollock Community Water Park, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Raphael the Archangel Catholic Church.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Oshkosh online holiday planner.

You can drive from Chicago to Oshkosh in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In June, daily temperatures in Oshkosh can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Oshkosh

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Minneapolis

— 1 night

The City of Lakes

Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
On the 9th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Nokomis, stroll through Mill Ruins Park, then take in the dramatic scenery at St. Anthony Falls, and finally grab your bike and head to Grand Rounds Scenic Byway.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Minneapolis road trip site.

Getting from Oshkosh to Minneapolis by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. In June, daily temperatures in Minneapolis can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Keystone.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Keystone

— 2 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.
The Museum @ Black Hills Institute and Keystone Historical Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Iron Mountain Road and Little Devil's Tower Trail. There's still lots to do: hike along Presidential Trail, stop by Granite Sports, explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and explore the activities along Grace Coolidge Creek.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Keystone trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Minneapolis to Keystone takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Minneapolis in June, things will get a bit cooler in Keystone: highs are around 73°F and lows about 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Missoula.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Missoula

— 3 nights
Missoula is a city in the U.S. state of Montana and is the county seat of Missoula County. Get outdoors at Fishing Charters & Tours and Silver Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center and Museum of Mountain Flying. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at A Carousel for Missoula, explore the world behind art at Missoula Art Museum, tee off at Larchmont Golf Course, and examine the collection at Children's Museum Missoula.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Missoula online travel planner.

Fly from Keystone to Missoula in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In June in Missoula, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Missoula

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Jackson Hole

— 2 nights
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Mangelsen Images of Nature, get engrossed in the history at Jackson Hole Historical Society & Museum, don't miss a visit to Antler Arches of Jackson, then don't miss a visit to Town Square, then don't miss a visit to Jackson Hole Shootout, and finally view the masterpieces at Rare Jackson Hole Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): shop like a local with Thal Glass Studio, then make a trip to Wild By Nature Gallery, and then view the masterpieces at Made.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Jackson Hole route planner.

Traveling by flight from Missoula to Jackson Hole takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and taxi. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Missoula in June, with highs in Jackson Hole at 72°F and lows at 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow time for the flight to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Museums · Shopping

Bryce Canyon National Park

— 1 night
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
On the 19th (Sat), hike along Bristlecone Loop, go for a walk through Paria View, then stop by Ruby's Inn, then trek along Navajo Loop Trail, and finally trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Jackson Hole to Bryce Canyon National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. When traveling from Jackson Hole in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Bryce Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 40°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Shopping

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 20th (Sun), stop by Hopi House, then admire the landmark architecture of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, then examine the collection at Kolb Studio, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): get curious at Yavapai Geology Museum, then stroll around Indian Garden, then explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park attractions planner.

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in June, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are a bit warmer (85°F), and nights are about the same (42°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Childrens Museums

Moab

— 2 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 22nd (Tue), hike along Balanced Rock Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Delicate Arch, then look for gifts at Gearheads Outdoor Store, and finally stroll through Park Avenue Trail. Keep things going the next day: see Off-Road Tours, view the masterpieces at Tom Till Gallery, then take in the dramatic natural features at Gemini Bridges, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Bret Edge Photography Gallery.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Moab road trip app.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Moab takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of bus and car. In June, Moab is a bit warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 95°F and lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Navajo Dam.

Things to do in Moab

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Navajo Dam

— 3 nights
Visit Aztec Ruins National Monument and Una Vida for their historical value. Explore hidden gems such as Navajo Lake State Park (Pine) and Aztec Museum and Pioneer Village. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Navajo Dam: Fajada Butte (in Nageezi), Aztec Sandstone Arches (in Aztec) and Ignacio (Southern Ute Museum and Cultural Center & Sky Ute Casino).

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Navajo Dam travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Moab to Navajo Dam in 4 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Moab in June, with highs in Navajo Dam at 85°F and lows at 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Taos.

Things to do in Navajo Dam

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Taos

— 1 night
Many residents have shunned fast-paced city living for Taos's laid-back vibe and blend of Spanish, Native American, and Anglo cultures.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): make a trip to Taos County Courthouse Murals, then make a trip to Taos Plaza, then take in the exciting artwork at Taos Clay Studio, and finally steep yourself in history at Blumenschein Home & Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Taos trip builder.

You can drive from Navajo Dam to Taos in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Tulsa.

Things to do in Taos

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Tulsa

— 1 night

Buckle of the Bible Belt

Sometimes known as the "Buckle of the Bible Belt," Tulsa is the second largest city in Oklahoma.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Atlas Life Building, then examine the collection at Tulsa Art Deco Museum, then stop by Blue Dome District, and finally get outside with Guthrie Green. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Trinity Episcopal Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Family Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Tulsa Geoscience Center, and finally admire the striking features of Philtower.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Tulsa road trip website.

Fly from Taos to Tulsa in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Taos to Tulsa, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Taos, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Tulsa, ranging from highs of 89°F to lows of 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to fly to Memphis.

Things to do in Tulsa

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

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), have fun and explore at The Children's Museum of Memphis, get engrossed in the history at Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum, then enjoy some music at The Orpheum Theatre, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, then examine the collection at Metal Museum, then browse the exhibits of Stax Museum of American Soul Music, and finally contemplate the long history of Sun Studio.

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

Getting from Tulsa to Memphis by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Memphis are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Jackson.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Nightlife

Jackson

— 4 nights
Jackson, officially the City of Jackson, is the capital city and largest urban center of the U.S. state of Mississippi. You'll explore and learn at Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and Old Capitol Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Canton Christmas Festival and Russell C Davis Planetarium. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Museum of Mississippi History, steep yourself in history at Old Greyhound Bus Station, get to know the fascinating history of Farish Street Historical District, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Andrew's Cathedral.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Jackson trip planner.

Getting from Memphis to Jackson by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. July in Jackson sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 73°F at night. On the 5th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Jackson

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, explore the world behind art at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, then look for gifts at Boutique du Vampyre, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Immaculate Conception Church.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our New Orleans holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Jackson to New Orleans takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Jackson in July: highs in New Orleans hover around 80°F, while lows dip to 80°F. On the 7th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Montgomery.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Montgomery

— 2 nights
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. state of Alabama and is the county seat of Montgomery County. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): examine the collection at The MOOseum, get engrossed in the history at Alabama Department of Archives and History, get engrossed in the history at Equal Justice Initiative, then pause for some photo ops at Hank Williams Statue, and finally admire the masterpieces at Legacy Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Civil Rights Memorial Center and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Montgomery road trip app.

Fly from New Orleans to Montgomery in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from New Orleans in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Montgomery: temperatures range from 91°F by day to 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Montgomery

Museums · Historic Sites

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.