45 days in United States Itinerary

45 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel planner

Make it your trip
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Dallas
— 3 nights
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New Orleans
— 5 nights
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Lafayette
— 2 nights
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Natchez
— 2 nights
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Vicksburg
— 2 nights
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Clarksdale
— 1 night
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Memphis
— 3 nights
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Nashville
— 3 nights
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 2 nights
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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Philadelphia
— 3 nights
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New York City
— 5 nights
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Boston
— 2 nights
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Chicago
— 3 nights
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Keystone
— 4 nights
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Dallas

— 3 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Dallas: Fort Worth (Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District & Tandy Leather Museum & Gallery). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, see the interesting displays at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, make a trip to Grassy Knoll, and pause for some photo ops at Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Dallas online holiday planner.

Perth, Australia to Dallas is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 14 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Dallas can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to New Orleans.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

New Orleans

— 5 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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, get a dose of the wild on Happiness Bayou Tours, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Audubon Zoo, and see the interesting displays at New Orleans Museum of Art.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our New Orleans vacation planner.

Getting from Dallas to New Orleans by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Dallas in April, plan for slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Lafayette.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Lafayette

— 2 nights
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. You've now added Cajun Food Tours to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): go all around town with Cajun Food Tours and then appreciate the history behind Urns of Justice. Keep things going the next day: stroll the grounds of Cathedral of St John the Evangelist, appreciate the extensive heritage of Vermilionville, and then get curious at Lafayette Science Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Lafayette trip planner.

You can drive from New Orleans to Lafayette in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from New Orleans in April, you will find days in Lafayette are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are little chillier (18°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Natchez.

Things to do in Lafayette

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Childrens Museums

Natchez

— 2 nights
Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. You've now added The Natchez Trace Parkway to your itinerary. On the 24th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary Basilica, then steep yourself in history at Stanton Hall, and then stroll the grounds of Natchez City Cemetery. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Melrose.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Natchez online itinerary planner.

Drive from Lafayette to Natchez in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Expect little chillier evenings in Natchez when traveling from Lafayette in April, with lows around 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Tue) before leaving for Vicksburg.

Things to do in Natchez

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive

Vicksburg

— 2 nights
Vicksburg is the only city and county seat of Warren County, Mississippi, United States. On the 26th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Old Courthouse, don't miss a visit to Vicksburg Riverfront Murals, then witness the site of a historic battle at Texas Monument, and finally make a trip to McRaven House. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of U.S.S. Cairo Museum, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Vicksburg National Cemetery, and then steep yourself in history at Windsor Ruins.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Vicksburg online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Natchez to Vicksburg takes 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Vicksburg are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Clarksdale.

Things to do in Vicksburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Clarksdale

— 1 night
Clarksdale is a city in Coahoma County, Mississippi, and seat of the county. Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): examine the collection at The Delta Blues Museum, then stop by The Rock & Blues Museum, then view the masterpieces at Stan Streets Hambone Art Gallery, and finally make a trip to The Crossroad.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Clarksdale online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Vicksburg to Clarksdale takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Vicksburg in April, you will find days in Clarksdale are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can go by car to Memphis.

Things to do in Clarksdale

Museums · Shopping

Memphis

— 3 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.
When in Memphis, make a side trip to see Horseshoe Tunica in Tunica, approximately Tunica away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, make a trip to The Peabody Ducks, snap pictures at Big River Crossing, and see the interesting displays at Railroad & Trolley Museum.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Memphis day trip planning site.

You can drive from Clarksdale to Memphis in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trip

Nashville

— 3 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.
Nashville is known for nightlife, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, stop by Downtown Nashville, stop by Carter Vintage Guitars, and take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

For ratings and tourist information, read our Nashville trip planner.

Traveling by car from Memphis to Nashville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

— 2 nights

A Wondrous Diversity of Life

Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): admire all the interesting features of Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking, then hike along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork. On your second day here, walk around Chimneys Picnic Area, then pause for some photo ops at Rockefeller Memorial, then explore and take pictures at Newfound Gap Road, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Clingmans Dome.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from Nashville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. In May in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Nature

Washington DC

— 4 nights
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC trip planning site.

Fly from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Washington DC sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Philadelphia

— 3 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
Change things up with a short trip to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square (about 52 minutes away). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Pennsylvania, admire the striking features of City Hall Visitor Center, and stroll around Franklin Square.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Philadelphia route planner.

Traveling by train from Washington DC to Philadelphia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trips

New York City

— 5 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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument, and admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read New York City road trip website.

Getting from Philadelphia to New York City by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Philadelphia in May, expect nights in New York City to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to fly to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Boston

— 2 nights

Beantown

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): traverse land and water with a duck tour, get a taste of the local shopping with Faneuil Hall Marketplace, then wander the streets of North End, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, then admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden, then stroll the grounds of Granary Burying Ground, and finally walk around Boston Common.

To see photos and tourist information, you can read our Boston vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Boston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from New York City in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Boston, with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can fly to Chicago.

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Chicago

— 3 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, admire the landmark architecture of 360 Chicago Observation Deck, meet the residents at Lincoln Park Zoo, and engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago online road trip planner.

You can fly from Boston to Chicago in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Chicago is minus 1 hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Keystone.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods

Keystone

— 4 nights

Home Of Mount Rushmore

Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Keystone: Custer (Wildlife Loop Road, Sylvan Lake, &more). Pack the 25th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Rushmore Tramway Adventures. There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park, go deep underground at Big Thunder Gold Mine, and get great views at Breezy Point Picnic Area.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Keystone travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Keystone takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Chicago in May; daily highs in Keystone reach 17°C and lows reach 3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Keystone

Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

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.