44 days in Continental USA Itinerary

44 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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44 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
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
4
Flower Mound
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Carlsbad
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
6
Albuquerque
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
8
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
9
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
10
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
11
Coloma
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
12
Nevada City
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
13
Reno
— Few hours
Fly:  5​h
14
Twin Falls
— 7 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
15
Bozeman
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
16
Minneapolis
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
17
Wisconsin Dells
— 1 night
Drive:  11​h
18
Pittsburgh
— 1 night
End: Pittsburgh

7
nights
Nags Head

Nags Head ©
Most visitors take a trip to Nags Head to enjoy the beach, but this Outer Banks town offers more than just waterside entertainment.
Kids will enjoy Jockey's Ridge State Park and Carova Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge and Currituck Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Nags Head: Corolla (Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education & Currituck Banks Reserve), Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge (in Manteo) and Edenton (1886 Roanoke River Lighthouse & Historic Edenton State Historic Site). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sea views from Bodie Island Lighthouse, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, experience rural life at Island Farm, and relax and rejuvenate at Life on a Sandbar.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Nags Head online holiday 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. Traveling from Pittsburgh in June, Nags Head is a bit warmer at night with lows of 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Nags Head

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Manteo, Corolla, Kill Devil Hills, Edenton, Carova Beach
Highlights from your plan
Bodie Island Lighthouse ©
Bodie Island Lighthouse
Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Jockey's Ridge State Park ©
Jockey's Ridge State Park

3
nights
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Georgia Aquarium. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Georgia Aquarium. On the next day, admire the striking features of Fox Theatre and then immerse yourself in nature at Stone Mountain Park.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Atlanta online visit planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Nags Head to Atlanta in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. In July, daytime highs in Atlanta are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. On the 9th (Tue), you'll travel to Vicksburg.

Things to do in Atlanta

Trails Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

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

1
night
Vicksburg

Vicksburg ©
Vicksburg is the only city and county seat of Warren County, Mississippi, United States. To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Vicksburg trip 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. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. July in Vicksburg sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Flower Mound.

Things to do in Vicksburg

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Old Courthouse ©
Old Courthouse
Attic Gallery ©
Attic Gallery

2
nights
Flower Mound

Flower Mound ©
Flower Mound is an incorporated town located in Denton and Tarrant counties in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): tee off at Tour 18 Dallas, hike along Coppell Nature Park, and then enjoy some diversion at Urban Air Trampoline Park.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, use the Flower Mound online travel route planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Vicksburg to Flower Mound. July in Flower Mound sees daily highs of 96°F and lows of 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Amarillo.

Things to do in Flower Mound

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Urban Air Trampoline Park, Coppell Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
Coppell Nature Park ©
Coppell Nature Park
Tour 18 Dallas ©
Tour 18 Dallas

2
nights
Carlsbad

Carlsbad ©
Carlsbad is a city in and the county seat of Eddy County, New Mexico, United States. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): Head underground at Slaughter Canyon Cave and then explore the activities along Green Lake. On your second day here, get interesting insight from Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Lion's Tail, and then explore the striking landscape at Hall of The White Giant.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Carlsbad tour itinerary maker app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Flower Mound to Carlsbad. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Flower Mound in July, Carlsbad is a bit cooler at night with lows of 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Highlights from your plan
Slaughter Canyon Cave ©
Slaughter Canyon Cave
Lion's Tail ©
Lion's Tail

2
nights
Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Capilla de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe, get engrossed in the history at Albuquerque Museum, get a new perspective on nature at New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, then take in the spiritual surroundings of San Felipe de Neri Church, then see the interesting displays at National Hispanic Cultural Center, and finally make a trip to Madonna of the Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Albuquerque Biological Park, then see the interesting displays at American International Rattlesnake Museum, then do a tasting at Casa Rondena Winery, and finally take an in-depth tour of Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Albuquerque visit planner.

Traveling by car from Carlsbad to Albuquerque takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Carlsbad in July, you will find days in Albuquerque are slightly colder (91°F), and nights are about the same (67°F). On the 16th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Albuquerque Museum ©
Albuquerque Museum
San Felipe de Neri Church ©
San Felipe de Neri Church

2
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 17th (Wed), add some entertainment to your itinerary with Hopi House and then take some stellar pictures from Powell Point. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park planner .

Traveling by car from Arches National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 6.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Arches National Park in July, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 84°F and lows at 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Nature Parks Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
North Rim Visitor Center ©
North Rim Visitor Center
Powell Point ©
Powell Point
Hopi House ©
Hopi House

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Shelby American Inc. Get outdoors at Lake Mead National Recreation Area and Willow Beach. Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection in Laughlin--about 1h 55 min away. The adventure continues: shop like a local with The Strip.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip app .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July: highs in Las Vegas hover around 104°F, while lows dip to 81°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Willow Beach, Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection ©
Shelby American Inc ©
Shelby American Inc

3
nights
Los Angeles

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll the grounds of Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum, then learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, then explore the world behind art at The Broad, and finally see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles online road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, expect nights in Los Angeles to be slightly colder, around 66°F, while days are much colder, around 83°F. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Broad ©
The Broad
Petersen Automotive Museum ©
Petersen Automotive Museum

1
night
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Grizzly Falls.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park holiday planning site .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and car. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to be about the same, around 66°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 98°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Coloma.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Grizzly Falls ©
Grizzly Falls

3
nights
Coloma

Coloma ©
Coloma is a census-designated place in El Dorado County, California, USA. Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park has been added to your itinerary.

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

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Coloma. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Coloma: temperatures range from 88°F by day to 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Nevada City.

Things to do in Coloma

Museums Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan

2
nights
Nevada City

Nevada City ©
Nevada City is the county seat of Nevada County, California, United States, located 60mi northeast of Sacramento and 28 miles north of Auburn. You've now added Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park to your itinerary. On the 27th (Sat), admire the majestic nature at Empire Mine State Historic Park, steep yourself in history at Bourn House, see the interesting displays at Golden Drift Museum, browse the collection at Doris Foley Historical Library, then get engrossed in the history at Firehouse Museum, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Nevada City route maker website .

Getting from Coloma to Nevada City by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Reno.

Things to do in Nevada City

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Empire Mine State Historic Park, Golden Drift Museum
Highlights from your plan
Empire Mine State Historic Park ©
Empire Mine State Historic Park
Golden Drift Museum ©
Golden Drift Museum
Firehouse Museum ©
Firehouse Museum

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hours
Reno

Reno
A sea of casinos in the high desert of the Sierra Nevadas, Reno capitalizes on gaming and nightlife.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum as well as Virginia and Truckee Railway. On the 26th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum, then tour in style with Virginia and Truckee Railway, then examine the collection at National Automobile Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Truckee River Walk.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Reno trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Fresno to Reno takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In July, Reno is slightly colder than Fresno - with highs of 95°F and lows of 62°F. On the 27th (Sat), you'll travel to Twin Falls.

Things to do in Reno

Outdoors Parks Tours

7
nights
Twin Falls

Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls is the county seat and largest city of Twin Falls County, Idaho, United States. You'll explore and learn at Sun Valley Center for the Arts and Bruneau Dunes Observatory. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Minidoka National Historic Site and Rock Creek Station and Stricker Homesite. Venture out of the city with trips to Ketchum (Fly Sun Valley, Gail Severn Gallery, & more), Snake River Canyon Overlook (in Mountain Home) and Cactus Petes Resort Casino (in Jackpot). Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Perrine Bridge, get engrossed in the history at Hagerman Valley Historical Society Museum, immerse yourself in nature at Massacre Rocks State Park, and hike along Snake River Canyon Trail.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Twin Falls trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Reno to Twin Falls takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Reno to Twin Falls. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in July, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bozeman.

Things to do in Twin Falls

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Ketchum, Minidoka National Historic Site, Bruneau Dunes Observatory, Snake River Canyon Overlook, Rock Creek Station and Stricker Homesite
Highlights from your plan
Massacre Rocks State Park ©
Massacre Rocks State Park
Minidoka National Historic Site ©
Minidoka National Historic Site

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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. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): get a new perspective on nature at Museum of the Rockies, then get engrossed in the history at American Computer Museum, and then stroll through Middle Cottonwood Trailhead.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Bozeman trip planner.

Getting from Twin Falls to Bozeman by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Twin Falls in August, Bozeman is little chillier at night with lows of 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Bozeman

Museums Childrens Museums Trails
Highlights from your plan
Museum of the Rockies ©
Museum of the Rockies
American Computer & Robotics Museum ©

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night
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 8th (Thu), admire the striking features of Foshay Tower, get engrossed in the history at Wells Fargo Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of St. Mary, and finally stroll through Mill Ruins Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Minneapolis sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Bozeman to Minneapolis in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Minneapolis when traveling from Bozeman in August, with lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Wisconsin Dells.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Museums Historic Sites Trails
Highlights from your plan
Wells Fargo Museum ©
Wells Fargo Museum
Basilica of St. Mary ©
Basilica of St. Mary
Mill Ruins Park ©
Mill Ruins Park

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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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): contemplate the long history of H.H. Bennett Studio and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Wisconsin Dells trip builder website .

Drive from Minneapolis to Wisconsin Dells in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Minneapolis in August, expect little chillier with lows of 59°F in Wisconsin Dells. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Wisconsin Dells

Adventure Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mr Marvel's Wondertorium ©
Mr Marvel's Wondertorium

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.
To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Pittsburgh day trip website .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Wisconsin Dells to Pittsburgh takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Wisconsin Dells to Pittsburgh, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Pittsburgh can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. On the 5th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks Museums Outdoors

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