46 days in United States Itinerary

46 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner

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Lassen Volcanic National Park
— 2 nights
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Ashland
— 3 nights
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Crater Lake National Park
— 1 day
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Portland
— 4 nights
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Boise
— 3 nights
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Salt Lake City
— 3 nights
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Boulder
— 5 nights
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Denver
— 4 nights
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Santa Fe
— 4 nights
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Albuquerque
— 2 nights
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Truth or Consequences
— 2 nights
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Tucson
— 2 nights
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Sedona
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
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Shuttle to Page, AZ-Colorado River Discovery Office, Shuttle to St. George. UT-Mavericks, Shuttle to Zion National Park
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Zion National Park
— 3 nights
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Long Beach
— 3 nights
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Lassen Volcanic National Park

— 2 nights
In Lassen Volcanic National Park, steaming volcanic mountains give way to alpine meadows filled with wildflowers and pristine mountain lakes.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): trek along Warner Valley Trailhead, contemplate the waterfront views at Boiling Springs Lake, then contemplate the waterfront views at Juniper Lake, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Fantastic Lava Beds. Here are some ideas for day two: get a new perspective on nature at Loomis Museum, then contemplate the geological forces at Lassen Peak , then admire the sheer force of Mill Creek Falls, and finally explore the striking landscape at Devil's Kitchen.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Lassen Volcanic National Park travel route planner.

San Francisco to Lassen Volcanic National Park is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also drive. Traveling from San Francisco in March, Lassen Volcanic National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ashland.

Things to do in Lassen Volcanic National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Ashland

— 3 nights
Ashland is a city in Jackson County, in the State of Oregon. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Lillie Belle Farms. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ashland: Lost Creek Covered Bridge (in Eagle Point) and Jacksonville Cemetery (in Jacksonville). The adventure continues: glide through natural beauty at Mt. Ashland Ski Area, view the masterpieces at Gathering Glass Studio, awaken your taste buds at Main Street Adventure Tours, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Ashland.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Ashland trip builder.

Traveling by car from Lassen Volcanic National Park to Ashland takes 3.5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Lassen Volcanic National Park in March, with highs in Ashland at 61°F and lows at 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Ashland

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Side Trips

Crater Lake National Park

— 1 day
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): trek along Watchman Peak, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Garfield Peak, and then hike along Sun Notch Trail.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Crater Lake National Park travel route app.

Drive from Ashland to Crater Lake National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. March in Crater Lake National Park sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 39°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Portland

— 4 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Columbia River Highway and Food Tours. Go for a jaunt from Portland to Corbett to see Vista House about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stop by Powell's City of Books, immerse yourself in nature at Tryon Creek State Natural Area, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Portland Oregon Temple & Visitors' Center, and snap pictures at Tilikum Crossing.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Portland journey planner.

You can drive from Crater Lake National Park to Portland in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and train. In March in Portland, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 41°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Wed) before leaving for Boise.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Boise

— 3 nights

City of Trees

From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
On the 11th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Cathedral, then find something for the whole family at Wahooz Family Fun Zone, then stroll around Eagle Island State Park, and finally look for gifts at Cinder Wines. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Idaho State Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Boise River Greenbelt, and then take in the exciting artwork at Boise Art Glass.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Boise travel planner.

Drive from Portland to Boise in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Portland to Boise, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Portland in March, plan for slightly colder nights in Boise, with lows around 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Boise

Shopping · Parks · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

Salt Lake City

— 3 nights

Crossroads of the West

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Deer Valley Resort and Natural History Museum of Utah. Get out of town with these interesting Salt Lake City side-trips: Park City (Park City Mountain Resort & Ski Butlers Park City). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salt Lake Temple, walk around Memory Grove Park, admire the natural beauty at Temple Square, and examine the collection at Land Cruiser Heritage Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Salt Lake City trip planner.

You can drive from Boise to Salt Lake City in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Boulder.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Boulder

— 5 nights

Berkeley of the Rockies

Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
Explore hidden gems such as Benson Park Sculpture Garden and Mount Sanitas Trail. Change things up with these side-trips from Boulder: Coyote Ridge Natural Area (in Fort Collins) and Loveland Museum/Gallery (in Loveland). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Flatirons, take a stroll around Dairy Arts Center, look for all kinds of wild species at Humane Society of Boulder Valley, and deepen your understanding at NOAA's Earth System Research Laboratory.

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

Drive from Salt Lake City to Boulder in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salt Lake City in March, plan for a bit cooler nights in Boulder, with lows around 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Boulder

Parks · Trails · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors

Side Trips

Denver

— 4 nights

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Loveland Ski Area and Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour. And it doesn't end there: look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, explore the world behind art at Clyfford Still Museum, walk around Washington Park, and see the interesting displays at National Ballpark Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Denver online travel planner.

Denver is just a short distance from Boulder. In March, daily temperatures in Denver can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can fly to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Fe

— 4 nights

City Different

Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ski Santa Fe and Palace of the Governors. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of San Miguel Chapel, walk around Cathedral Park, examine the collection at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, and steep yourself in history at Loretto Chapel.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Santa Fe trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Denver to Santa Fe takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Denver, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Santa Fe, ranging from highs of 61°F to lows of 30°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Winter Sports

Albuquerque

— 2 nights

Duke City

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Rio Grande Nature Center State Park, then appreciate the history behind Coronado Historic Site, and then ride a horse along The Stables at Tamaya. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along La Luz Trail, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cibola National Forest, and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Albuquerque travel planner.

Getting from Santa Fe to Albuquerque by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Fe in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 38°F in Albuquerque. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Truth or Consequences.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Tours

Side Trips

Truth or Consequences

— 2 nights
Truth or Consequences is a spa city and the county seat of Sierra County, New Mexico, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Riverbend Hot Springs and Carole Wheeler Dog Park. Explore Truth or Consequences' surroundings by going to Deming Luna Mimbres Museum (in Deming), Winston (Pioneer Store Museum & Chloride) and Hatch Chile Express (in Hatch). And it doesn't end there: test the waters at Blackstone Hotsprings, stroll through Veterans Memorial Park, and stop by Dukatt ’71.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Truth or Consequences travel planner.

You can drive from Albuquerque to Truth or Consequences in 2.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Truth or Consequences can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Tucson.

Things to do in Truth or Consequences

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Tucson

— 2 nights

Old Pueblo

One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): examine the collection at The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, view the masterpieces at Madaras Gallery, then take in breathtaking views at Sabino Canyon, and finally learn about all things military at Museum of the Horse Soldier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sun): take in the architecture and design of University of Arizona and then explore the stunning scenery at Madera Canyon.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, read our Tucson itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Truth or Consequences to Tucson takes 5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Truth or Consequences in April since evenings lows in Tucson dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Sedona

— 2 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): trek along Fay Canyon Trail, then trek along Bear Mountain Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Sedona tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tucson to Sedona takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Tucson in April, things will get a bit cooler in Sedona: highs are around 72°F and lows about 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Grand Canyon National Park

— 3 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Explore hidden gems such as Bright Angel Trail and Grand Canyon Railway Depot. The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at East Rim Drive, explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, and admire the striking features of Lookout Studio.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park road trip app.

Drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sedona in April, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be much colder, around 26°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 62°F. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Zion National Park

— 3 nights
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
On the 10th (Sat), head outdoors with The Subway, stroll through Kayenta Trail, and then take in breathtaking views at Kolob Canyons. Here are some ideas for day two: take in breathtaking views at Hidden Canyon, trek along Watchman Trail, and then trek along Temple of Sinawava Trail.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Zion National Park online trip maker.

Traveling by shuttle from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April; daily highs in Zion National Park reach 69°F and lows reach 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Long Beach.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Long Beach

— 3 nights

Aquatic Capital of America

Long Beach has long been overshadowed by its bigger and more famous neighbor known as the City of Angels.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at San Clemente Coastal Trail and Long Beach Waterfront. Step out of Long Beach with an excursion to Crescent Bay Point Park in Laguna Beach--about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Rosie's Dog Beach, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stroll through Bluff Park, and go for a walk through Belmont Shore.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Long Beach trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Long Beach takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and tram; or do a combination of taxi, bus, train, and tram. Traveling from Zion National Park to Long Beach, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zion National Park in April, you will find days in Long Beach are a bit warmer (75°F), and nights are warmer (56°F). On the 15th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Long Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches

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.