40 days in United States Itinerary

40 days in United States Itinerary

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Philadelphia
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Asheville
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Augusta
— 2 nights
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Charleston
— 3 nights
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Savannah
— 3 nights
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Birmingham
— 2 nights
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Little Rock
— 1 night
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Bentonville
— 2 nights
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El Paso
— 1 night
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Tombstone
— 1 night
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Tucson
— 1 night
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San Diego
— 2 nights
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Portland
— 2 nights
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Seattle
— 6 nights
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Missoula
— 1 night
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Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
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Chicago
— 3 nights
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Portland
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Philadelphia

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.
For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Philadelphia trip itinerary maker site.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Philadelphia. In May in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 56°F at night. On the 29th (Fri), you're off to Asheville.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks · Nightlife · Fun & Games · Shopping

Asheville

— 1 night

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): get a taste of the local shopping with Center for Craft, get a taste of the local shopping with Asheville Gallery of Art, view the masterpieces at Philip DeAngelo Studio, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Wedge Brewing Company, then take in the exciting artwork at St.Claire Art, and finally view the masterpieces at Blue Spiral 1.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Asheville tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Philadelphia to Asheville in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Augusta.

Things to do in Asheville

Museums · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries

Augusta

— 2 nights
Augusta–Richmond County is a consolidated city-county on the central eastern border of the U.S. state of Georgia, and located on the Savannah River, at the head of its navigable portion. Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): explore the different monuments and memorials at Magnolia Cemetery, pause for some photo ops at Signer's Monument, pause for some serene contemplation at The Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, then pause for some photo ops at James Brown Statue, then appreciate the history behind Confederate Monument - Augusta, and finally contemplate the long history of Ezekiel Harris House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): see the interesting displays at Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History and then steep yourself in history at Sacred Heart Cultural Center.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Augusta trip planner.

Getting from Asheville to Augusta by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Asheville in May: high temperatures in Augusta hover around 84°F and lows are around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Augusta

Historic Sites · Museums

Charleston

— 3 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Explore hidden gems such as The Charleston Museum and Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist. St. Michael's Church and Circular Congregational Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim, contemplate the long history of Joseph Manigault House, admire the landmark architecture of Unitarian Church in Charleston, and don't miss a visit to McLeod Plantation Historic Site.

Plan trip to Charleston with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Augusta to Charleston in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In June in Charleston, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games

Savannah

— 3 nights

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Get some historical perspective at Green-Meldrim House and Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Webb Military Museum and Lafayette Square. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum Inc., admire the masterpieces at SCAD Museum of Art, sample the tasty concoctions at Service Brewing Company, and sample the fine beverages at Ghost Coast Distillery.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Savannah trip planning tool.

Getting from Charleston to Savannah by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Savannah are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Birmingham.

Things to do in Savannah

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Historic Sites

Birmingham

— 2 nights

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral of St. Paul, then grab your bike and head to Rotary Trail, then examine the collection at Alabama Sports Hall of Fame and Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Civil Rights District. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Negro Southern League Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Good People Brewing Company, and then see the interesting displays at Southern Museum of Flight.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Birmingham road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Savannah to Birmingham takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In June, daily temperatures in Birmingham can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Little Rock.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks

Little Rock

— 1 night

The Rock

Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
On the 10th (Wed), pause for some photo ops at Testament: The Little Rock Nine Monument, stroll the grounds of Mount Holly Cemetery, then contemplate the long history of Arkansas Governor's Mansion, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Reed's Bridge Battlefield.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Little Rock holiday site.

Getting from Birmingham to Little Rock by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Little Rock are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to fly to Bentonville.

Things to do in Little Rock

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bentonville

— 2 nights
Primarily known as the home of Walmart’s corporate headquarters, Bentonville embodies small-town America.
On the 11th (Thu), stop by The Spice & Tea Exchange, then cool off at Lawrence Plaza Ice Rink and Splash Park, then explore the world behind art at 21c Museum, and finally make a trip to The Buckyball. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Compton Gardens and Conference Center, then trek along Slaughter Pen Hollow Multi-Use Trail System, and then take an in-depth tour of The Walmart Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Bentonville road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Little Rock to Bentonville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In June, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to El Paso.

Things to do in Bentonville

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Outdoors

El Paso

— 1 night
On the 13th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Magoffin Home State Historic Site, stroll around San Jacinto Plaza, then take an in-depth tour of El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Center, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick Cathedral, and finally admire the landmark architecture of The Lhakhang.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the El Paso holiday planner.

You can fly from Bentonville to El Paso in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bentonville to El Paso due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bentonville in June, expect El Paso to be a bit warmer, temps between 99°F and 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Tombstone.

Things to do in El Paso

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Tombstone

— 1 night

Town Too Tough to Die

Founded in 1877 as a mining camp, Tombstone became one of the most storied towns of the "Wild West." As one of the last frontier boomtowns in the United States, Tombstone prospered between 1880 and 1890, attracting cattle rustlers and outlaws.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Gunfighter Hall of Fame, get your game on at Old Tombstone Western Theme Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Tree Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Tombstone's Historama, then learn about winemaking at Silver Strike Winery, and finally look for gifts at Arlene's S.W. Silver & Gold.

Plan trip to Tombstone with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from El Paso to Tombstone takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. While traveling from El Paso, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Tombstone, ranging from highs of 94°F to lows of 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Tucson.

Things to do in Tombstone

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Tucson

— 1 night

Old Pueblo

One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): brush up on your military savvy at Arizona History Museum, then see the interesting displays at Franklin Auto Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Augustine Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Tucson travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Tombstone to Tucson takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. When traveling from Tombstone in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Tucson, with highs around 101°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to San Diego.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

San Diego

— 2 nights

America's Finest City

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 16th (Tue): see the interesting displays at San Diego Model Railroad Museum, then get outside with West Coast Multihulls, then cool off at Harbor and Shelter Islands, and finally kick back and relax at Ocean Dog Beach. On the next day, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take in the history at Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcala, and then get your game on at AxeVentures.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the San Diego trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Tucson to San Diego by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Tucson to San Diego is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Tucson, expect colder days and little chillier nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Portland.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Portland

— 2 nights

City of Roses

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
On the 18th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at First Presbyterian Church, examine the collection at Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center, then walk around Japanese American Historical Plaza, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Lone Fir Pioneer Cemetery.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Portland travel route builder tool.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Portland takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Portland, with lows around 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Seattle

— 6 nights

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Living Computers: Museum + Labs and Bruce Lee Grave Site are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Seattle Mariner Baseball and Columbia Center. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Queen Anne Hill, stop by Theo Chocolate, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Old Stove Brewing, and shop like a local with Fremont.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Seattle travel route planning app.

You can drive from Portland to Seattle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In June in Seattle, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow time for the flight to Missoula.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors

Missoula

— 1 night
Missoula is a city in the U.S. state of Montana and is the county seat of Missoula County. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): get a new perspective on nature at Montana Natural History Center, grab your bike and head to Silver Park, let little ones run wild at McCormick Park, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Jumbo North Peak Trail, and finally do a tasting at Ten Spoon Vineyard and Winery.

Make your Missoula itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Seattle to Missoula takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Missoula. Expect slightly colder evenings in Missoula when traveling from Seattle in June, with lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Missoula

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Fun & Games

Glacier National Park

— 2 nights

Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
On the 27th (Sat), explore the activities along Bullhead Lake and then contemplate the waterfront views at Fishercap Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at McDonald Creek, get to know the fascinating history of Garden Wall, and then take some stellar pictures from Jackson Glacier Overlook.

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Drive from Missoula to Glacier National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. June in Glacier National Park sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 45°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Yellowstone National Park

— 3 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Get in touch with nature at West Thumb Geyser Basin and Firehole Canyon Drive. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Grand Loop Road and Biscuit Basin. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Firehole River, witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, admire the sheer force of Mystic Falls Trail, and explore the striking landscape at Artists Paintpots.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Glacier National Park in June, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 66°F and lows at 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Chicago.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Chicago

— 3 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 2nd (Thu), brush up on your military savvy at Pritzker Military Museum & Library, then get your game on at Ragnarok Axe Throwing, then steep yourself in history at Glessner House, and finally steep yourself in history at The Rookery Building. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Money Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank, admire the landmark architecture of Marina City, admire the striking features of Tribune Tower, then examine the collection at American Writers Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Peter's Church.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Chicago trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, taxi, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago is 1 hour. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Chicago, with highs around 83°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Portland.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games

Portland

— 3 nights

The Forest City

Maine's biggest and perhaps most vibrant city, Portland was established as a fishing village in 1633 and grew to become New England's largest port.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Of The Immaculate Conception, explore the different monuments and memorials at Eastern Cemetery, do a tasting at Maine Mead Works, raise your glass at Maine Craft Distilling, then stop by Lisa-Marie's Made in Maine, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Lone Pine Brewing Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the collection at Portland Public Library, sample the tasty concoctions at Bissell Brothers Brewing Company, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Austin Street Brewery, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Foundation Brewing Company, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at New England Distilling, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Geary Brewing Company.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Portland trip planner.

Getting from Chicago to Portland by car takes about 18.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Portland. Traveling from Chicago in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Portland, with lows of 61°F. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Portland

Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife

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.