40 days in Continental USA Itinerary

40 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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40 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Start: Pittsburgh
Drive:  9​h 15​min
1
Nags Head
— 7 nights
Drive:  10​h 15​min
2
Atlanta
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
3
Vicksburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Flower Mound
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Amarillo
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
6
Denver
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
7
Arches National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
8
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
10
Reno
— 1 night
Drive:  14​h 15​min
11
Bozeman
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
12
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  8​h 30​min
13
Deadwood
— 1 night
Drive:  10​h
14
Minneapolis
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
15
Wisconsin Dells
— 1 night
Drive:  11​h
16
Pittsburgh
— 1 night
End: Pittsburgh

7
nights
Nags Head

Nags Head ©
Nags Head is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wright Brothers National Memorial and Historic Edenton State Historic Site. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Bodie Island Lighthouse and Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nags Head: Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge (in Manteo) and Corolla (Currituck Banks Reserve, Currituck Beach, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Jockey's Ridge State Park, relax in the rural setting at Island Farm, get all the equipment you need at Ocean Atlantic Rentals, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Nags Head sightseeing planner.

Pittsburgh to Nags Head is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Pittsburgh in June since evenings lows in Nags Head dip to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Nags Head

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Corolla, Manteo, Kill Devil Hills, The Monument to a Century of Flight, Parasailing & Paragliding
Highlights from your plan
Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Jockey's Ridge State Park ©
Jockey's Ridge State Park
Bodie Island Lighthouse ©
Bodie Island Lighthouse

3
nights
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Fox Theatre and then admire the majestic nature at Stone Mountain Park.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Atlanta day trip app .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Nags Head to Atlanta takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. In July in Atlanta, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 72°F at night. On the 9th (Tue), you're off toVicksburg.

Things to do in Atlanta

#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Stone Mountain Park, Tellus Science Museum, Silver Comet Trail
Highlights from your plan
Stone Mountain Park ©
Stone Mountain Park
Tellus Science Museum ©
Tellus Science Museum
Fox Theatre ©
Fox Theatre

2
nights
Vicksburg

Vicksburg ©
Vicksburg is the only city and county seat of Warren County, Mississippi, United States. To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Vicksburg attractions planner.

You can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus from Atlanta to Vicksburg in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Atlanta to Vicksburg. July in Vicksburg sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Flower Mound.

Things to do in Vicksburg

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Jackson
Highlights from your plan
Medgar Evers Home ©
Medgar Evers Home
Mississippi Civil Rights Museum ©
Mississippi Civil Rights Museum
Mississippi Children's Museum ©
Mississippi Children's Museum

2
nights
Flower Mound

Flower Mound ©
Flower Mound is an incorporated town located in Denton and Tarrant counties in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Stonebriar Community Church, examine the collection at National Videogame Museum, and then get to know the fascinating history of Grapevine Historic Main Street District. Here are some ideas for day two: cool off at NRH2O Family Water Park and then contemplate the waterfront views at Grapevine Lake.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Flower Mound route builder tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Vicksburg to Flower Mound. In July, daily temperatures in Flower Mound can reach 96°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Amarillo.

Things to do in Flower Mound

#Theme Parks, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trips

Grapevine, Frisco, NRH2O Family Water Park
Highlights from your plan
NRH2O Family Water Park ©
NRH2O Family Water Park
National Videogame Museum ©
National Videogame Museum
Stonebriar Community Church ©
Stonebriar Community Church

1
night
Amarillo

Amarillo ©
Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Bill's Backyard Classics and then take an in-depth tour of Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Route 66 Historic District, examine the collection at Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum, and then explore the world behind art at Amarillo Museum of Art.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Amarillo holiday maker app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Flower Mound to Amarillo. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Flower Mound in July since evenings lows in Amarillo dip to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Amarillo

#Museums, #Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum
Highlights from your plan
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum ©
Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum ©
Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum
Amarillo Museum of Art ©
Amarillo Museum of Art

3
nights
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): listen to music at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then meet the residents at Denver Zoo, and then get curious at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): ski along the peaceful trails at Cherry Creek State Park, then explore the galleries of Argo Gold Mill and Tunnel, and then contemplate the long history of Dinosaur Ridge.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Denver holiday maker app .

Getting from Amarillo to Denver by combination of flight and train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amarillo to Denver due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amarillo in July, expect Denver to be little chillier, temps between 87°F and 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Denver

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Museums

Side Trips

Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, Dinosaur Ridge, Cherry Creek State Park, Argo Gold Mill and Tunnel
Highlights from your plan
Dinosaur Ridge ©
Dinosaur Ridge
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo

1
night
Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©
Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
On the 17th (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Broken Arch, don't miss a visit to Wolfe Ranch, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Turret Arch. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch, trek along Double Arch, then take a memorable drive along Arches National Park Scenic Drive, and finally explore the striking landscape at Courthouse Towers.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Arches National Park trip planner .

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and taxi from Denver to Arches National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and car; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Denver in July, with highs in Arches National Park at 97°F and lows at 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Arches National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Turret Arch ©
Turret Arch
Broken Arch ©
Broken Arch

3
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
You'll explore and learn at Titanic and Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Willow Beach and The Neon Museum. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, wander the streets of The Strip, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, and admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas online trip maker .

Getting from Arches National Park to Las Vegas by combination of car and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Arches National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Arches National Park in July, with highs in Las Vegas at 104°F and lows at 81°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Willow Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas ©
Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas

3
nights
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.
Santa Monica Pier and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum will appeal to history buffs. Kids will enjoy Running Horse Ranch and AllWater Charters & Boat Rentals. Venture out of the city with trips to Santa Monica Mountains (in Santa Monica) and Pacific Marine Mammal Center (in Laguna Beach). There's more to do: make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles online driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect much colder days and little chillier nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Reno.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, AllWater Charters & Boat Rentals, Running Horse Ranch, Pacific Marine Mammal Center
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica Mountains ©
Santa Monica Mountains
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

1
night
Reno

A sea of casinos in the high desert of the Sierra Nevadas, Reno capitalizes on gaming and nightlife.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Truckee River Walk.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Reno vacation builder site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Los Angeles to Reno in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of tram, flight, and bus; or drive. When traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Reno, with highs around 95°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Bozeman.

Things to do in Reno

#Outdoors, #Adventure, #Tours

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Burnt Cedar Beach
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Burnt Cedar Beach ©
Burnt Cedar Beach

3
nights
Bozeman

Bozeman ©
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Get in touch with nature at River Rafting & Tubing and Missouri Headwaters State Park. Museum-lovers will appreciate Gallatin History Museum and Livingston Depot Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bozeman: Big Sky (Grizzly Outfitters Ski & Backcountry Sports & Spas & Wellness). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Bozeman, explore the stunning scenery at Gallatin Canyon, and contemplate the waterfront views at Gallatin River.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Bozeman trip builder site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Reno to Bozeman takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Reno in July, with highs in Bozeman at 86°F and lows at 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Bozeman

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Big Sky, Missouri Headwaters State Park, Livingston Depot Center
Highlights from your plan
Missouri Headwaters State Park ©
Missouri Headwaters State Park
River Rafting & Tubing
Downtown Bozeman ©
Downtown Bozeman

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and then trek along Artist Point.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park road trip app .

You can drive from Bozeman to Yellowstone National Park in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Bozeman in July, expect Yellowstone National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 73°F and 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Deadwood.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Uncle Tom's Trail ©
Uncle Tom's Trail

1
night
Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): see the interesting displays at Museum of Geology, then see the interesting displays at The Journey Museum & Learning Center, and then get engrossed in the history at D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Thu): get curious at Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, examine the collection at National Presidential Wax Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Bear Country USA.

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You can do a combination of car, flight, and taxi from Yellowstone National Park to Deadwood in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July: high temperatures in Deadwood hover around 83°F and lows are around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Deadwood

#Museums, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trips

Rapid City, D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery, National Presidential Wax Museum, Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center
Highlights from your plan
Bear Country USA ©
Bear Country USA
Museum of Geology ©
Museum of Geology

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nights
Minneapolis

Minneapolis ©
Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
On the 2nd (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Minneapolis Institute of Art, kick back and relax at Round Lake Park and Beach, and then take a peaceful walk through Baker Park Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Square Lake Park and then wander the streets of Summit Avenue.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Minneapolis online driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Deadwood to Minneapolis in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Deadwood in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 64°F in Minneapolis. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Wisconsin Dells.

Things to do in Minneapolis

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Round Lake Park and Beach, Square Lake Park, Summit Avenue, Baker Park Reserve, French Regional Park
Highlights from your plan
French Regional Park ©
French Regional Park
Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Summit Avenue ©
Summit Avenue

1
night
Wisconsin Dells

Wisconsin Dells ©
Named after a nearby scenic gorge famous for its steep sandstone formations, Wisconsin Dells features more than 20 water parks, making it one of the most popular vacation areas in this region.
To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Wisconsin Dells planning website .

Getting from Minneapolis to Wisconsin Dells by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Traveling from Minneapolis in August, Wisconsin Dells is little chillier at night with lows of 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Wisconsin Dells

#Outdoors, #Adventure, #Tours
Highlights from your plan
Mr Marvel's Wondertorium ©
Mr Marvel's Wondertorium
H.H. Bennett Studio ©
H.H. Bennett Studio
Climbing Tours

1
night
Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh ©
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 6th (Tue): explore and take pictures at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, see the interesting displays at The Nationality Rooms, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Heinz Memorial Chapel, and finally admire the striking features of Hartwood Acres.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Pittsburgh sightseeing planning website .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Wisconsin Dells to Pittsburgh in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Wisconsin Dells to Pittsburgh. In August, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 63°F. On the 7th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Nature

Side Trip

Hartwood Acres
Highlights from your plan
The Nationality Rooms ©
The Nationality Rooms
Heinz Memorial Chapel ©
Heinz Memorial Chapel

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