44 days in United States Itinerary

44 days in United States Itinerary

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Portland
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Seattle
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Helena
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Denver
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Minneapolis
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Chicago
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Dallas
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Memphis
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Nashville
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New Orleans
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Atlanta
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Dahlonega
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Aiken
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Savannah
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Richmond
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Niagara Falls
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San Luis Obispo

— 2 nights
San Luis Obispo, or SLO for short, is a city in the U.S. state of California, located roughly midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco on the Central Coast. On the 4th (Mon), learn about winemaking at Adelaida Vineyards & Winery, then do a tasting at Law Estate Wines, then learn about winemaking at Niner Wine Estates, and finally do a tasting at Castoro Cellars. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of History Center and Museum of San Luis Obispo County, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bob Jones City to Sea Bike Trail, then kick back and relax at Pismo State Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Avila Main Beach.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our San Luis Obispo tour builder site.

San Diego to San Luis Obispo is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from San Diego in April, plan for little chillier nights in San Luis Obispo, with lows around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Portland.

Things to do in San Luis Obispo

Parks · Outdoors · Wineries · Beaches

Side Trips

Portland

— 2 nights

City of Roses

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
On the 7th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, walk around Hoyt Arboretum, then stop by Multnomah Village, and finally take in the views from Tilikum Crossing. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Columbia River Highway, stop by Powell's City of Books, and then admire the majestic nature at Tryon Creek State Natural Area.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Portland online vacation planner.

Getting from San Luis Obispo to Portland by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Luis Obispo in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Portland: temperatures range from 63°F by day to 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Seattle

— 2 nights

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): gain insight at University of Washington, enjoy the sand and surf at Idylwood Beach Park, admire the natural beauty at Washington Park Arboretum, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market. Keep things going the next day: stroll the grounds of Tahoma National Cemetery and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Defiance Park.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Portland to Seattle in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in April, and nighttime lows around 46°F. On the 10th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Helena.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Helena

— 2 nights
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. state of Montana and the county seat of Lewis and Clark County. Escape the urban bustle at Montana Fishing Outfitters and First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at Reeder's Alley and Original Governor's Mansion. When in Helena, make a side trip to see Blackfoot Pathways:Sculpture in the Wild in Lincoln, approximately Lincoln away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Holter Museum of Art, sample the tasty concoctions at Ten Mile Creek Brewery, and take in the exciting artwork at Archie Bray Foundation.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Helena road trip site.

Getting from Seattle to Helena by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Helena is 1 hour. Traveling from Seattle in April, plan for little chillier nights in Helena, with lows around 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can fly to Denver.

Things to do in Helena

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

Side Trips

Denver

— 1 night

Mile-High City

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.
On the 14th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Center for Colorado Women's History, examine the collection at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Denver online travel route planner.

You can fly from Helena to Denver in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Denver are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Denver

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Minneapolis

— 2 nights

The City of Lakes

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.
Get outdoors at The Raptor Center and Summit Avenue. Get some historical perspective at Landmark Center and Minnesota State Capitol. Step out of Minneapolis to go to Maple Plain and see Baker Park Reserve, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Minneapolis Institute of Art, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mill Ruins Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of St. Mary, and get curious at The Bakken Museum.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Minneapolis trip planner.

Getting from Denver to Minneapolis by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. While traveling from Denver, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Minneapolis, ranging from highs of 54°F to lows of 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Chicago.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Chicago

— 2 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
The Art Institute of Chicago and Money Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank will appeal to museum buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lakefront Trail and Garfield Park Conservatory. Venture out of the city with trips to Edward L. Ryerson Conservation Area (in Riverwoods), Riverwalk Lot (in Naperville) and Busse Woods Trail System (in Elk Grove Village). There's much more to do: take a stroll through The Loop, admire the striking features of Holy Name Cathedral, ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain, and get to know the fascinating history of Chicago Riverwalk.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Chicago vacation planning site.

Getting from Minneapolis to Chicago by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April in Chicago, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to fly to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Chicago

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Saint Louis

— 2 nights

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.
On the 22nd (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, steep yourself in history at Campbell House Museum, see the interesting displays at Inside the Economy Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank, then examine the collection at National Blues Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat): take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Transportation, then look for all kinds of wild species at World Bird Sanctuary, then explore the engaging exhibits at Myseum, and finally identify plant and animal life at The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint Louis journey planner.

You can fly from Chicago to Saint Louis in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Chicago in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Saint Louis: highs are around 67°F and lows about 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Dallas.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Dallas

— 1 night

Big D

One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
On the 24th (Sun), see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, admire the masterpieces at Nasher Sculpture Center, then admire the masterpieces at Crow Collection of Asian Art, then see the interesting displays at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, and finally trek along Katy Trail. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Frontiers of Flight Museum, then steep yourself in history at Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park, and then take a stroll through Bishop Arts District.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Dallas trip planner.

You can fly from Saint Louis to Dallas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Saint Louis in April: high temperatures in Dallas hover around 77°F and lows are around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Memphis.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Memphis

— 2 nights

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Elmwood Cemetery, then steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, then admire the masterpieces at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, and finally don't miss a visit to Beale Street.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Memphis holiday planning tool.

You can fly from Dallas to Memphis in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites · Museums

Nashville

— 2 nights

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): stroll through Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, explore the world behind art at Frist Art Museum, examine the collection at Patsy Cline Museum, then take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, and finally wander the streets of The District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Oaklands Mansion, witness the site of a historic battle at Stones River National Battlefield, then examine the collection at Lane Motor Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Cooter’s Museum and Store Nashville, and finally examine the collection at The George Jones.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Nashville holiday builder tool.

You can drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to New Orleans.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trip

New Orleans

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, explore the different monuments and memorials at Lafayette Cemetery No.1, then view the masterpieces at Jamie Hayes Gallery, then examine the collection at New Orleans Pharmacy Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Immaculate Conception Church. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, and then explore the world behind art at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the New Orleans trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Nashville to New Orleans takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nashville in April, plan for much warmer nights in New Orleans, with lows around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Atlanta.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Atlanta

— 2 nights

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): examine the collection at Delta Flight Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Swan House, then look for all kinds of wild species at Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Silver Comet Trail.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Atlanta trip itinerary planner.

Fly from New Orleans to Atlanta in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from New Orleans in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Atlanta: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Dahlonega.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Dahlonega

— 2 nights
The city of Dahlonega is the county seat of Lumpkin County, Georgia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Desoto Falls, steep yourself in history at Hardman Farm, admire the masterpieces at Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia, then get engrossed in the history at Sautee Nacoochee Center, and finally learn about winemaking at Cottage Vineyard and Winery. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Georgia Mountain Falconry, admire the sheer force of Sea Creek Falls, explore the striking landscape of Chattahoochee National Forest, then learn about winemaking at Accent Cellars, and finally trek along Lake Zwerner Trail.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Dahlonega online visit planner.

You can drive from Atlanta to Dahlonega in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In May, daytime highs in Dahlonega are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Aiken.

Things to do in Dahlonega

Parks · Nature · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Aiken

— 2 nights
Founded in 1835, the city of Aiken was named after William Aiken, the president of the South Carolina Railroad. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): tee off at Cedar Creek Golf Club, steep yourself in history at Redcliffe Plantation State, then look for all kinds of wild species at Carolina Bay Nature Preserve, and finally play a few rounds at Aiken Golf Club. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: sample the fine beverages at Carolina Moon Distillery, take an in-depth tour of Old Edgefield District Genealogy Society, see the interesting displays at Saluda County Museum, then stop by Cyndi's Sweet Shoppe, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary Help of Christians.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Aiken trip app.

Traveling by car from Dahlonega to Aiken takes 3.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Savannah.

Things to do in Aiken

Historic Sites · Golf · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Savannah

— 2 nights

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
On the 7th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum, contemplate the long history of Juliette Gordon Low's Birthplace, then stroll the grounds of Colonial Park Cemetery, then brush up on your military savvy at Webb Military Museum, and finally get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Sea Pines Forest Preserve, tour the pleasant surroundings at Folly Field Beach Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Cross, and finally stop by Old Town Bluffton.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Savannah online itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Aiken to Savannah takes 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Aiken in May since evenings lows in Savannah dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can fly to Richmond.

Things to do in Savannah

Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Richmond

— 2 nights

The River City

The capital city of Virginia, Richmond has diverse architecture, a large collection of monuments, and world-class museums that reveal the city's important role in American history.
On the 9th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site, then witness the site of a historic battle at Richmond National Battlefield Park, and then stroll the grounds of Hollywood Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, get engrossed in the history at Colonial Williamsburg Wetherburn Tavern, then contemplate the long history of George Wythe House, then steep yourself in history at Governor's Palace, and finally take in the history at Malvern Hill Battlefield.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Richmond tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Savannah to Richmond takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Savannah in May, things will get slightly colder in Richmond: highs are around 78°F and lows about 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to fly to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Richmond

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Niagara Falls

— 2 nights

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S. half of the famous waterfall that straddles the border between Canada and the United States.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica and St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish. Take a break from the city and head to Niagara Wine Trail USA and Devil's Hole State Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Tifft Nature Preserve (in Buffalo) and Penn Dixie Fossil Park & Nature Reserve (in Blasdell). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St Joseph's Cathedral, examine the collection at Niagara Power Project Visitors Center, take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls, and stroll through Niagara Gorge Trail.

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

Getting from Richmond to Niagara Falls by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Richmond in May, with highs in Niagara Falls at 70°F and lows at 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Salem.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Salem

— 2 nights

Witch City

Best known for its 1692 witch trials, Salem has a number of significant historical sites, a bustling downtown, and many witch-themed attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Peabody Essex Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Phillips House, stop by Emporium 32, then steep yourself in history at Saugus Iron Works, and finally kick back and relax at Nahant Beach. Keep things going the next day: walk around Breakheart Reservation, contemplate the long history of Munroe Tavern, then contemplate the long history of Buckman Tavern, then explore the galleries of Hancock-Clarke House, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Lexington Green.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Salem sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Niagara Falls to Salem takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in May, and nighttime lows around 48°F. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Salem

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.

Colorado travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.