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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South Bend
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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 find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Columbus trip itinerary maker site.

Leesburg to Columbus is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In May in Columbus, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 54°F at night. On the 16th (Sun), you'll travel 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.
You've now added The Gateway Arch to your itinerary. On the 16th (Sun), enjoy breathtaking views from The Gateway Arch.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Saint Louis trip planner.

You can fly from Columbus to Saint Louis in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Columbus to Saint Louis. In May, daily temperatures in Saint Louis can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough 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 17th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Gilcrease Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Tulsa travel planner.

You can fly from Saint Louis to Tulsa in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly 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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): cruise along Route 66. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): make a trip to Cadillac Ranch and then explore the stunning scenery at Palo Duro Canyon State Park.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Amarillo trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Tulsa to Amarillo in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tulsa in May, Amarillo is slightly colder at night with lows of 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Amarillo

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

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.
On the 20th (Thu), admire nature's wide array of creatures at ABQ BioPark Zoo and then explore the striking landscape at Petroglyph National Monument.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Albuquerque tour itinerary app.

Drive from Amarillo to Albuquerque in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amarillo to Albuquerque due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Albuquerque are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Historic Sites

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santa Fe: Cochiti Pueblo (Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument & Canyon Trail). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, examine the collection at Museum of International Folk Art, visit Canyon Road, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Santa Fe online trip planner.

You can drive from Albuquerque to Santa Fe in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Albuquerque in May, plan for little chillier nights in Santa Fe, with lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive 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, steep yourself in history at Kit Carson Home & Museum, see the interesting displays at La Hacienda del los Martinez, and cruise along High Road to Taos.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Taos road trip app.

You can drive from Santa Fe to Taos in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Santa Fe in May, with highs in Taos at 67°F and lows at 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) 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. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): witness a stunning natural landmark at Bath House (Hot Springs) @ The Springs Resort & Spa, admire the sheer force of Treasure Falls, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Pagosa Springs trip maker website.

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, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Nature · Parks · 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.
On the 28th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Cliff Palace, delve into the distant past at Balcony House, then delve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House, and finally hike along Nordenskiold #16 Trail.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Mesa Verde National Park trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Pagosa Springs to Mesa Verde National Park in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and car; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi. When traveling from Pagosa Springs in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Mesa Verde National Park: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cortez.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites · Parks · Trails · 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.
Planning Cortez trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

You can drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Cortez in an hour. In May, daytime highs in Cortez are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. On the 29th (Sat), you'll travel to Canyonlands National Park.

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): get great views at Green River Overlook, take in the dramatic natural features at Island in the Sky, then explore the striking landscape at Mesa Arch, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Pothole Point Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Upheaval Dome, then trek along White Rim Trail, and then get great views at Grand View Point Overlook.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Canyonlands National Park trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Cortez to Canyonlands National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Cortez in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 49°F in Canyonlands National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to drive 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 31st (Mon), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Arches National Park. There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park, stroll through Hurrah Pass Road, and take in the dramatic natural features at Turret Arch.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Moab trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Canyonlands National Park to Moab by car takes about 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Moab can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough 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.
On the 3rd (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Tabernacle, ponder the world of politics at Utah State Capitol, and then take in the exciting artwork at Art at the Main Gallery.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Salt Lake City itinerary website.

You can drive from Moab to Salt Lake City in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Moab in June, you will find days in Salt Lake City are a bit cooler (89°F), and nights are about the same (62°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight 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 4th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Laurance Rockefeller Preserve, take in the exciting artwork at Rare Jackson Hole Gallery, don't miss a visit to Town Square, then make a trip to Jackson Hole Shootout, and finally don't miss a visit to Antler Arches of Jackson. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Wildlife Art, then surround yourself with nature on Wildlife Expeditions of Teton Science Schools, and then view the masterpieces at Made.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Jackson Hole online day trip planner.

Fly from Salt Lake City to Jackson Hole in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salt Lake City in June, you will find days in Jackson Hole are a bit cooler (72°F), and nights are cooler (39°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · 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 6th (Sun), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grand Teton. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Sacred Heart, take a memorable drive along Signal Mountain Summit Road, then cruise along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, and finally trek along Jenny Lake Trail.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Grand Teton National Park vacation planning site.

Drive from Jackson Hole to Grand Teton National Park in an hour. June in Grand Teton National Park sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) 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: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Butte Overlook, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washburn.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in June; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 66°F and lows reach 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) 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.
Start your trip to Cody by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Cody in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, expect Cody to be somewhat warmer, temps between 75°F and 51°F. You'll set off for Buffalo on the 13th (Sun).

Things to do in Cody

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Museums

Buffalo

— 1 night
Buffalo is a city in Johnson County, Wyoming, United States. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): see the interesting displays at The Historic Occidental Hotel Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum, and then explore and take pictures at US Highway 16.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Buffalo trip planner.

Getting from Cody to Buffalo by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in June, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough 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 14th (Mon), get in on the family fun at Rushmore Tramway Adventures.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Rapid City online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Buffalo to Rapid City in 3 hours. Traveling from Buffalo in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Rapid City, with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride 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. To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Sioux Falls holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Rapid City to Sioux Falls takes 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. In June, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 58°F. You'll set off for Omaha on the 16th (Wed).

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.
On the 16th (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Lauritzen Gardens Omaha's Botanical Center and then look for gifts at Old Market Candy Shop.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Omaha trip itinerary planner.

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, Omaha is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to 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. Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Figge Art Museum, see the interesting displays at Buffalo Bill Museum, and then appreciate the history behind Atomic Cannon.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Davenport road trip planning website.

Getting from Omaha to Davenport by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. June in Davenport sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive 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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take in the waterfront at Navy Pier, then don't miss a visit to Millennium Park, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain. On your second day here, observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium and then engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Chicago travel planner.

Traveling by car from Davenport to Chicago takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in June, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to 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 20th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sacred Heart.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read South Bend trip planner.

Traveling by car from Chicago to South Bend takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to South Bend is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in June, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) 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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): explore the world behind art at The Cleveland Museum of Art and then admire the landmark architecture of Heinen's Downtown.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cleveland trip planning website.

Drive from South Bend to Cleveland in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Cleveland can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) 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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Photo Antiquities Museum of Photographic History and then see the interesting displays at Bicycle Heaven. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, then stop by Larrimor's, then traverse land and water with a duck tour, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washington.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Pittsburgh travel route builder.

You can drive from Cleveland to Pittsburgh in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Pittsburgh can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

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.