41 days in United States Itinerary

41 days in United States Itinerary

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Columbus
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Saint Louis
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Tulsa
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Amarillo
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Albuquerque
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Santa Fe
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Taos
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Pagosa Springs
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Mesa Verde National Park
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Cortez
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Canyonlands National Park
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Moab
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Salt Lake City
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Jackson Hole
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Grand Teton National Park
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Yellowstone National Park
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Cody
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Buffalo
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Rapid City
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Sioux Falls
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Omaha
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Davenport
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Chicago
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Columbus

— 1 night

The Discovery City

More than just one of the nation's top business centers, Columbus is a mixture of many different parts of America, situated at the spot where the so-called "Bible Belt" meets the varied cultures of the Great Plains and Appalachia.
To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Columbus trip builder site.

Leesburg to Columbus is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Columbus can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. On the 12th (Wed), you're off to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Columbus

Parks · Outdoors · Nightlife · Museums

Saint Louis

— 1 night

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C. in the number of free activities available by spending your holiday exploring the city's central neighborhoods, famous for their restored century-old red-brick buildings.
The Gateway Arch has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take in panoramic vistas at The Gateway Arch.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Saint Louis vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Columbus to Saint Louis in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Columbus to Saint Louis is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in May, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Tulsa.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Gilcrease Museum.

To find out how to plan a trip to Tulsa, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Saint Louis to Tulsa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Tulsa sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Amarillo.

Things to do in Tulsa

Museums · Parks
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Amarillo

— 2 nights

Yellow Rose of Texas

Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
On the 14th (Fri), admire all the interesting features of Route 66. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Cadillac Ranch and then explore the stunning scenery at Palo Duro Canyon State Park.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Amarillo trip builder tool.

Fly from Tulsa to Amarillo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Amarillo when traveling from Tulsa in May, with lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Amarillo

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Albuquerque

— 1 night

Duke City

Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): meet the residents at ABQ BioPark Zoo and then take in the dramatic natural features at Petroglyph National Monument.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Albuquerque tour itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Amarillo to Albuquerque takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Amarillo to Albuquerque is minus 1 hour. May in Albuquerque sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Santa Fe

— 3 nights

City Different

Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Fe: Cochiti Pueblo (Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument & Canyon Trail). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, see the interesting displays at Museum of International Folk Art, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Santa Fe trip maker tool.

Drive from Albuquerque to Santa Fe in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Albuquerque in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 43°F in Santa Fe. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Taos.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Taos

— 3 nights
Many residents have shunned fast-paced city living for Taos's laid-back vibe and blend of Spanish, Native American, and Anglo cultures.
Taos is known for historic sites, scenic drive, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, take a memorable drive along High Road to Taos, admire the masterpieces at Millicent Rogers Museum, and contemplate the long history of Kit Carson Home & Museum.

To find ratings and other tourist information, you can read our Taos visit planning tool.

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Taos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Santa Fe in May, things will get a bit cooler in Taos: highs are around 67°F and lows about 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Taos

Historic Sites · Museums · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Pagosa Springs

— 1 night
Pagosa Springs is a municipality that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in, Archuleta County, Colorado, United States. On the 23rd (Sun), witness a stunning natural landmark at Bath House (Hot Springs) @ The Springs Resort & Spa, admire the sheer force of Treasure Falls, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Pagosa Springs planner.

Drive from Taos to Pagosa Springs in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Pagosa Springs can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks · Nature · Spas

Mesa Verde National Park

— 1 day
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Cliff Palace, delve into the distant past at Balcony House, then explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House, and finally trek along Nordenskiold #16 Trail.

You can plan Mesa Verde National Park trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can drive from Pagosa Springs to Mesa Verde National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and car; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi. While traveling from Pagosa Springs, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Mesa Verde National Park, ranging from highs of 72°F to lows of 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cortez.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites · Trails · Parks · Outdoors

Cortez

— 1 night
As the closest town to a national park known for its archeological dwellings, Cortez sits along ancient trails that native Puebloan tribes have used for millennia.
To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Cortez itinerary maker site.

Drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Cortez in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in May, and nighttime lows around 38°F. You'll set off for Canyonlands National Park on the 25th (Tue).

Things to do in Cortez

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Canyonlands National Park

— 2 nights
Canyonlands National Park features myriad canyons and buttes that the Colorado River, Green River, and their tributaries have carved over millions of years in hues of red and orange.
On the 25th (Tue), get great views at Green River Overlook, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Island in the Sky, then take in the dramatic natural features at Mesa Arch, and finally trek along Pothole Point Trail. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Upheaval Dome, hike along White Rim Trail, and then take some stellar pictures from Grand View Point Overlook.

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You can drive from Cortez to Canyonlands National Park in 3 hours. Traveling from Cortez in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Canyonlands National Park, with lows of 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Moab

— 2 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Step out of Moab to go to Arches National Park and see Delicate Arch, which is approximately 38 minutes away. On the 27th (Thu), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Arches National Park. There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park, explore the landscape on two wheels at Hurrah Pass Road, and explore the striking landscape at Turret Arch.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Moab travel route builder tool.

You can drive from Canyonlands National Park to Moab in 1.5 hours. May in Moab sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Moab

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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Salt Lake City

— 1 night

Crossroads of the West

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Tabernacle, then ponder the world of politics at Utah State Capitol, and then take in the exciting artwork at Art at the Main Gallery.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Salt Lake City road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Moab to Salt Lake City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and train. In May, daytime highs in Salt Lake City are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can fly to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Jackson Hole

— 3 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.
On the 31st (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Laurance Rockefeller Preserve, view the masterpieces at Rare Jackson Hole Gallery, then make a trip to Town Square, then make a trip to Jackson Hole Shootout, and finally make a trip to Antler Arches of Jackson. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Wildlife Art, then get a dose of the wild on Wildlife Expeditions of Teton Science Schools, and then look for gifts at Made.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Jackson Hole vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Salt Lake City to Jackson Hole in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salt Lake City in May, expect Jackson Hole to be little chillier, temps between 60°F and 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Grand Teton National Park

— 2 nights

Mountains of the Imagination

The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
On the 2nd (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Sacred Heart, then cruise along Signal Mountain Summit Road, then take a memorable drive along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, and finally trek along Jenny Lake Trail.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Grand Teton National Park trip planner.

Drive from Jackson Hole to Grand Teton National Park in an hour. In June, daytime highs in Grand Teton National Park are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Yellowstone National Park

— 4 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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washburn, and take in the dramatic natural features at Blue Star Spring.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park day trip website.

Traveling by car from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 1.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in June: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 66°F and lows are around 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cody.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Cody

— 1 night

Preferred Gateway to Yellowstone

A genuine cowboy city, Cody is famous for its nightly rodeos and its proximity to the protected wilderness areas of the world's first national park, now designated as one of the country's World Heritage Sites.
To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Cody tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Cody takes 2.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June: high temperatures in Cody hover around 75°F and lows are around 51°F. On the 9th (Wed), you'll travel to Buffalo.

Things to do in Cody

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Tours

Buffalo

— 1 night
Buffalo is a city in Johnson County, Wyoming, United States. On the 9th (Wed), see the interesting displays at The Historic Occidental Hotel Museum, take an in-depth tour of Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum, and then admire all the interesting features of US Highway 16.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Buffalo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cody to Buffalo takes 3.5 hours. June in Buffalo sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Buffalo

Museums · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Rapid City

— 1 night

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
On the 10th (Thu), get in on the family fun at Rushmore Tramway Adventures.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Rapid City attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Buffalo to Rapid City takes 3 hours. Traveling from Buffalo in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Rapid City, with lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Rapid City

Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Sioux Falls

— 1 night
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. state of South Dakota. Find out how to plan Sioux Falls trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Drive from Rapid City to Sioux Falls in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rapid City to Sioux Falls due to the time zone difference. June in Sioux Falls sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 58°F at night. You'll set off for Omaha on the 12th (Sat).

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks · Museums · Nature · Fun & Games

Omaha

— 1 night

Gateway to the West

A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Lauritzen Gardens Omaha's Botanical Center and then stop by Old Market Candy Shop.

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

Traveling by car from Sioux Falls to Omaha takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Sioux Falls in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Omaha, with lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Davenport.

Things to do in Omaha

Parks · Shopping

Davenport

— 1 night
Davenport is the county seat of Scott County in Iowa and is the largest of the Quad Cities, a metropolitan area with a population estimate of 382,630 and a CSA population of 474,226, making it the 90th largest CSA in the nation. On the 13th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Figge Art Museum, examine the collection at Buffalo Bill Museum, and then appreciate the history behind Atomic Cannon.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Davenport trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Omaha to Davenport takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In June in Davenport, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 62°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Chicago.

Things to do in Davenport

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chicago

— 2 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): take in the waterfront at Navy Pier, then walk around Millennium Park, then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Shedd Aquarium and then engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Chicago trip builder.

Getting from Davenport to Chicago by car takes about 3 hours. June in Chicago sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to South Bend.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums

South Bend

— 1 night
South Bend is a city in and the county seat of St. Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sacred Heart.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our South Bend sightseeing planning site.

You can drive from Chicago to South Bend in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to South Bend due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cleveland.

Things to do in South Bend

Historic Sites

Cleveland

— 1 night

Forest City

A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
On the 17th (Thu), explore the world behind art at The Cleveland Museum of Art and then contemplate the long history of Heinen's Downtown.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cleveland route planning app.

Traveling by car from South Bend to Cleveland takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Cleveland are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Cleveland

Museums · Historic Sites

Pittsburgh

— 2 nights

City of Bridges

Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Photo Antiquities Museum of Photographic History and then examine the collection at Bicycle Heaven. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: observe the fascinating underwater world at Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, look for gifts at Larrimor's, then get a variety of perspectives on a duck tour, and finally visit Mount Washington.

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You can drive from Cleveland to Pittsburgh in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in June, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

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.