42 days in United States Itinerary

42 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States attractions planner

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New York City
— 8 nights
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San Antonio
— 8 nights
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Lafayette
— 3 nights
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New Orleans
— 7 nights
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Gulf Shores
— 5 nights
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Montgomery
— 2 nights
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Birmingham
— 2 nights
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Huntsville
— 4 nights
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Florence
— 2 nights
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New York City

— 8 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Attractions like Central Park and Statue of Liberty National Monument make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New York City: Great Neck Steppingstone Park (in Great Neck) and Bronx Zoo (in Bronx). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, and make a trip to Empire State Building.

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Copenhagen, Denmark to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Copenhagen to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Copenhagen in June, things will get a bit warmer in New York City: highs are around 31°C and lows about 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

San Antonio

— 8 nights

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Family-friendly places like SeaWorld and Barton Springs Pool will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Antonio: Austin (Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, Bullock Texas State History Museum, &more). There's lots more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, cool off at Splashtown, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, and have fun and explore at The DoSeum - San Antonio's Museum for Kids.

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Getting from New York City to San Antonio by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to San Antonio. Traveling from New York City in June, things will get a bit warmer in San Antonio: highs are around 39°C and lows about 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Lafayette.

Things to do in San Antonio

Theme Parks · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lafayette

— 3 nights
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Bring the kids along to South Louisiana Redfishing and Vermilionville. Explore Lafayette's surroundings by going to Nottoway Plantation (in White Castle) and Baton Rouge (Louisiana's Old State Capitol & Knock Knock Children's Museum). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Martin, stroll the grounds of Cathedral of St John the Evangelist, contemplate the long history of Acadian Village, and get outside with Lamson Park.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Lafayette road trip app.

Traveling by flight from San Antonio to Lafayette takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Antonio in July, plan for slightly colder days in Lafayette, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Lafayette

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

New Orleans

— 7 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Attractions like The National WWII Museum and Audubon Zoo make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, stroll around Audubon Park, see the interesting displays at Louisiana Children's Museum, and find something for the whole family at Carousel Gardens.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the New Orleans online tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Lafayette to New Orleans takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Lafayette in July, plan for slightly colder days in New Orleans, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Gulf Shores.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Gulf Shores

— 5 nights
Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. Bring the kids along to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Spas. Explore Gulf Shores' surroundings by going to Alligator Alley (in Summerdale) and Fairhope (Fairhope Avenue & Fairhoper's Community Park). There's still lots to do: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, view the masterpieces at Pottery Central World Headquarters, and get to know the resident critters at Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Gulf Shores day trip website.

You can drive from New Orleans to Gulf Shores in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in July: highs in Gulf Shores hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Montgomery.

Things to do in Gulf Shores

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Montgomery

— 2 nights
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. state of Alabama and is the county seat of Montgomery County. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, appreciate the history behind National Memorial for Peace and Justice, and then explore the world behind art at Legacy Museum. On your second day here, get outside with Coosa Outdoor Center, head outdoors with Coosa River Adventures,Inc, and then head outdoors with Lake Martin Recreation Area.

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You can drive from Gulf Shores to Montgomery in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Montgomery can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Montgomery

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Birmingham

— 2 nights

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Kelly Ingram Park, then make a splash at Spring Valley Beach, and then stroll around Palisades Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): get great views at Vulcan Park and Museum, then meet the residents at McWane Science Center, then take an in-depth tour of Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, and finally make a trip to Alabama Veterans Memorial Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Birmingham travel route planner.

You can drive from Montgomery to Birmingham in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Birmingham can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Huntsville.

Things to do in Birmingham

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Huntsville

— 4 nights

Rocket City

The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Kids Space and U.S. Space and Rocket Center. Venture out of the city with trips to Decatur (Point Mallard Waterpark & Wheeler Lake) and John Maner's Pro Fishing Guide Service (in Guntersville). Next up on the itinerary: get curious at Cook Museum of Natural Science, walk around Big Spring Park, learn about all things military at U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum, and see the interesting displays at The Weeden House Museum and Garden.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Huntsville trip planner.

You can drive from Birmingham to Huntsville in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July in Huntsville, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Huntsville

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Florence

— 2 nights
Florence is a city in and the county seat of Lauderdale County, Alabama, United States, in the state's northwest corner.According to the 2010 census, the city's population was 39,319.Florence is the largest and principal city of the Metropolitan Statistical Area known as "The Shoals" (which includes Muscle Shoals, Sheffield, and Tuscumbia metropolitan areas in Colbert and Lauderdale counties). Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of the Shoals, steep yourself in history at Ivy Green, then examine the collection at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, and finally explore the activities along Pickwick Lake.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Florence trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Huntsville to Florence by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Nature · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

Louisiana travel guide

4.3
Historic Walking Areas · Nightlife · Military Museums
The Pelican State
With a landscape of deltas, marshes, and swamps formed by the sediments of the Mississippi River, Louisiana is home to rich native plant and animal life, including rare species of tree frogs, ibis, and egrets. The state's urban areas, most notably the historical city of New Orleans, are some of its most popular attractions and boast a varied multicultural and multilingual heritage, strongly influenced by a mix of French, Spanish, Native American, and African cultures. Native Louisianans proudly cling to their distinctive dialects and musical traditions, offering visitors a chance to explore one of the most culturally diverse areas in North America. The homeland of both Cajun and Creole cuisines, Louisiana remains a top holiday destination for foodies from around the world.

Alabama travel guide

4.4
Dolphin & Whale Watching · Military Museums · Historic Sites
Heart of Dixie
Known as a focal point of the civil rights struggle in the 1960s, Alabama features diverse landscapes that include tall mountains, rolling hills, and gentle plains. Though still largely undiscovered by foreign visitors, Alabama offers tourists a chance to discover the distinct culture of the Deep South. In addition to well-preserved examples of antebellum architecture, this area also boasts an outstanding local cuisine, famous for traditional barbecue recipes passed down from generation to generation. Looking for outdoorsy things to do? Nature lovers on holiday can explore the state's beaches, rugged canyons, and lush river valleys.