40 days in Continental USA Itinerary

40 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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New Orleans
— 2 nights
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Nashville
— 3 nights
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Memphis
— 3 nights
4
Chicago
— 1 night
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
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Kayenta
— 1 night
7
Page
— 3 nights
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Sedona
— 5 nights
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Los Angeles
— 1 day
10
San Diego
— 2 nights
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Indianapolis
— 1 day
12
Savannah
— 3 nights
13
Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
14
Marathon
— 2 nights
15
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights

2
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District and then contemplate the long history of Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the New Orleans day trip planner.

Birmingham, UK to New Orleans is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. While traveling from Birmingham, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wildlife

Side Trips

Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, Crosby Arboretum
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site ©
Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site
Crosby Arboretum ©
Crosby Arboretum

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nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Lotz House Museum and Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage and The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe. Change things up with a short trip to Edgar Evins State Park in Silver Point (about 1h 20 min away). It doesn't end there: take a stroll through Downtown Nashville and see a show at Grand Ole Opry.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Nashville online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from New Orleans to Nashville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from New Orleans in May, you will find days in Nashville are somewhat warmer (31°C), and nights are slightly colder (17°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lotz House Museum, Edgar Evins State Park
Highlights from your plan
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Edgar Evins State Park ©
Edgar Evins State Park

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nights
Memphis

Memphis ©
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.
Get some historical perspective at Alex Haley House Museum and Parker Pioneer Homestead. Explore hidden gems such as Mississippi River State Park and Parkin Archeological State Park. It doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Memphis trip planner.

Getting from Nashville to Memphis by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Memphis

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Parkin Archeological State Park, Alex Haley House Museum, Mississippi River State Park, Parker Pioneer Homestead
Highlights from your plan
Mississippi River State Park ©
Mississippi River State Park
Alex Haley House Museum ©
Alex Haley House Museum
Parker Pioneer Homestead ©
Parker Pioneer Homestead

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night
Chicago

Chicago
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Chicago trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Memphis to Chicago takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Memphis in May, with highs in Chicago at 25°C and lows at 13°C. On the 19th (Sun), you're off to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Nightlife · Parks · Fun & Games

4
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Jenny Lake Trail and Firehole Canyon Drive. Escape the urban bustle at Grand Loop Road and Lake Butte Overlook. Step out of Yellowstone National Park with an excursion to Jenny Lake in Moran--about 1h 30 min away. There's more to do: get impressive views of Mud Volcano and witness a stunning natural landmark at West Thumb Geyser Basin.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park online itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, shuttle, bus, and car. Traveling from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in May, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be much colder, around -3°C, while days are slightly colder, around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Kayenta.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Jenny Lake Trail, Jenny Lake
Highlights from your plan
Jenny Lake Trail ©
Jenny Lake Trail
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
Firehole Canyon Drive ©
Firehole Canyon Drive

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Kayenta

Kayenta ©
Kayenta is a U.S. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Navajo National Monument and then explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kayenta day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Kayenta takes 13 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May; daily highs in Kayenta reach 30°C and lows reach 15°C. On the 25th (Sat), you're off to Page.

Things to do in Kayenta

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Navajo National Monument, Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Highlights from your plan
Navajo National Monument ©
Navajo National Monument
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park

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nights
Page

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Escape the urban bustle at River Rafting & Tubing and Paria Canyon Wilderness Area. Discover out-of-the-way places like Paria River Canyon and Northern Arizona Guide Service. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Lower Antelope Canyon, stroll through Horseshoe Bend, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Page trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Kayenta to Page in 2 hours. May in Page sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Page

Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Marble Canyon, Paria River Canyon, Paria Canyon Wilderness Area
Highlights from your plan
Paria River Canyon ©
Paria River Canyon
Lower Antelope Canyon ©
Lower Antelope Canyon
Paria Canyon Wilderness Area
Paria Canyon Wilderness Area

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nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Visiting Montezuma Well and Riordan Mansion State Historic Park will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park and V-Bar-V Heritage Site. Venture out of the city with trips to Prescott (Whiskey Row & Lynx Lake Recreation Area), Flagstaff (Historic Downtown and Railroad District & Museum of Northern Arizona) and Gold King Mine Museum and Ghost Town (in Jerome). There's more to do: hike along Fay Canyon Trail.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Sedona online holiday maker.

Traveling by car from Page to Sedona takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In May, daytime highs in Sedona are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Flagstaff, Prescott, Rimrock, Gold King Mine Museum and Ghost Town
Highlights from your plan
Riordan Mansion State Historic Park ©
Riordan Mansion State Historic Park
V-Bar-V Heritage Site ©
V-Bar-V Heritage Site
Montezuma Well ©
Montezuma Well

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip app.

You can fly from Sedona to Los Angeles in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sedona to Los Angeles is minus 1 hour. In June, Los Angeles is slightly colder than Sedona - with highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C. On the 2nd (Sun), you're off to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Outdoors · Tours

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San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego, then explore the striking landscape at Point Loma, and then examine the collection at Old Town Model Railroad Depot.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the San Diego attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Indianapolis.

Things to do in San Diego

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Point Loma ©
Point Loma
Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego
Old Town Model Railroad Depot ©
Old Town Model Railroad Depot

1
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Indianapolis

Indianapolis
Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Indianapolis trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Indianapolis takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from San Diego to Indianapolis is 3 hours. While traveling from San Diego, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Indianapolis, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 20°C. You'll set off for Savannah on the 4th (Tue).

Things to do in Indianapolis

Parks · Museums · Nightlife

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nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fort Pulaski National Monument and Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Savannah Historic District and Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. Venture out of the city with trips to Hilton Head (Coligny Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching, &more). The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at Bonaventure Cemetery.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Savannah day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Indianapolis to Savannah takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Indianapolis in June; daily highs in Savannah reach 37°C and lows reach 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Hilton Head, Tybee Island
Highlights from your plan
Fort Pulaski National Monument ©
Fort Pulaski National Monument
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails ©
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails

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nights
Gatlinburg

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Escape the urban bustle at Cades Cove and Blue Ridge Pkwy. Get out of town with these interesting Gatlinburg side-trips: River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford) and Clingmans Dome (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park). Next up on the itinerary: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky, see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum Attraction, and meet the residents at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Gatlinburg trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Savannah to Gatlinburg takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Savannah in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Gatlinburg, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Marathon.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Outdoors · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Blue Ridge Pkwy, River Rafting & Tubing, Titanic Museum Attraction
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove
Clingmans Dome ©
Clingmans Dome

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Marathon

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Get some cultural insight at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center and Fort Zachary Taylor. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory. Change things up with a short trip to Truman Little White House in Key West (about 1h 15 min away). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, stroll through Sombrero Beach, and kick back and relax at Bahia Honda State Park.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Marathon travel route planning tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Gatlinburg to Marathon takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Marathon when traveling from Gatlinburg in June, with lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Key West, Scuba & Snorkeling, Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center ©
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center
Scuba & Snorkeling

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 15th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Salt Creek Interpretive Trail, then contemplate the long history of Harmony Borax Works, and then play a few rounds at Furnace Creek Golf Course.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Death Valley National Park road trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Marathon to Death Valley National Park takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. When traveling from Marathon in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Death Valley National Park, with highs around 43°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge ©
Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
Harmony Borax Works ©
Harmony Borax Works
Salt Creek Interpretive Trail ©
Salt Creek Interpretive Trail

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