46 days in United States Itinerary

46 days in United States Itinerary

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46 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  4​h
1
Chicago
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Milwaukee
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Minneapolis
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Kansas City
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Oklahoma City
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Dallas
— 3 nights
bus:  45​min
7
Fort Worth
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Austin
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
San Antonio
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h
10
Houston
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
11
Beaumont
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
12
Baton Rouge
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
13
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
14
Jackson
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
15
Memphis
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
16
Detroit
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Nashville

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lake Michigan and Beer Tastings & Tours. Step out of Chicago with an excursion to Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe--about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, walk around Millennium Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, and get curious at Museum of Science and Industry.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Chicago road trip site .

Buffalo to Chicago is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buffalo to Chicago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Chicago are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Milwaukee.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trips

Chicago Botanic Garden, Lake Michigan
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Chicago ©
The Escape Game Chicago
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Lake Michigan ©
Lake Michigan

3
nights
Milwaukee

Milwaukee ©
Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bookworm Gardens and Milwaukee Art Museum. When in Milwaukee, make a side trip to see Geneva Lake Shore Path in Lake Geneva, approximately 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, see the interesting displays at Harley-Davidson Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Lakefront Brewery, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of St. Josaphat.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Milwaukee attractions planner .

Take a train from Chicago to Milwaukee in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chicago in May, expect Milwaukee to be a bit cooler, temps between 66°F and 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Museums Parks Tours

Side Trips

Bookworm Gardens, Geneva Lake Shore Path
Highlights from your plan
Bookworm Gardens ©
Bookworm Gardens
Harley-Davidson Museum ©
Harley-Davidson Museum
Milwaukee Art Museum ©
Milwaukee Art Museum

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Extreme Sandbox and Munsinger Gardens. Step out of Minneapolis with an excursion to Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chanhassen--about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Minneapolis Institute of Art, take an in-depth tour of Mill City Museum, test your team's savvy at The Escape Game, and walk around Minnehaha Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Minneapolis trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Milwaukee to Minneapolis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kansas City.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, FlyOver America, Munsinger Gardens, Extreme Sandbox, Cathedral of Saint Paul
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game ©
The Escape Game
Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Extreme Sandbox ©
Extreme Sandbox

3
nights
Kansas City

Kansas City ©
The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and Union Station. Take a break from Kansas City with a short trip to Kansas State Capitol Building in Topeka, about 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead, get your game on at Blade & Timber, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kansas City trip planner.

You can fly from Minneapolis to Kansas City in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, Kansas City is somewhat warmer than Minneapolis - with highs of 76°F and lows of 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums Fun & Games Parks

Side Trips

Kansas State Capitol Building, Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, Blade & Timber Axe Throwing, Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead
Highlights from your plan
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art ©
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Harry S. Truman Library and Museum ©
Arabia Steamboat Museum ©
Arabia Steamboat Museum

3
nights
Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City ©
Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
Explore hidden gems such as Museum of Osteology and Bricktown. Take a break from Oklahoma City with a short trip to Oklahoma Route 66 Museum in Clinton, about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, engage your brain at Science Museum Oklahoma, browse the exhibits of Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Myriad Botanical Gardens.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Oklahoma City trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kansas City to Oklahoma City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Oklahoma City are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can go by car to Dallas.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trip

Oklahoma Route 66 Museum
Highlights from your plan

3
nights
Dallas

Dallas ©
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Escape Game Dallas and The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. Step out of Dallas to go to McKinney and see Historic Downtown McKinney, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Perot Museum of Nature and Science, enjoy breathtaking views from Reunion Tower, pause for some photo ops at Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District, and walk around Klyde Warren Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Dallas trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Oklahoma City to Dallas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Dallas when traveling from Oklahoma City in May, with lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Fort Worth.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Grapevine, Historic Downtown McKinney
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Dallas ©
The Escape Game Dallas
Perot Museum of Nature and Science ©
Perot Museum of Nature and Science

3
nights
Fort Worth

Fort Worth ©
Advertising itself as the place where the American West begins, Fort Worth stubbornly clings to its cowboy roots, making it a distinctly different town from most other urban centers of its size.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kimbell Art Museum and Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Explore Fort Worth's surroundings by going to Fossil Rim Wildlife Center (in Glen Rose) and Granbury Town Square (in Granbury). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Amon Carter Museum of American Art, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick Cathedral, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Fort Worth Zoo, and ponder the world of politics at Bureau of Engraving and Printing.

Discover how to plan a Fort Worth trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Dallas to Fort Worth by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a train. June in Fort Worth sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Austin.

Things to do in Fort Worth

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Granbury Town Square, Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
Highlights from your plan
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center ©
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
Kimbell Art Museum ©
Kimbell Art Museum
Fort Worth Botanic Garden ©
Fort Worth Botanic Garden

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nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Escape Game Austin and Enchanted Rock State Natural Area. Change things up with these side-trips from Austin: Garrison Brothers Distillery (in Hye), Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site (in Stonewall) and Willow City Loop (in Fredericksburg). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at LBJ Presidential Library, admire the striking features of The Driskill, and get great views at Mount Bonnell.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Austin day trip planning app .

You can drive from Fort Worth to Austin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 93°F in June, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Fredericksburg, Garrison Brothers Distillery, Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area ©
Willow City Loop ©
Willow City Loop

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San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at National Museum of the Pacific War and Main Street. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Antonio: Fredericksburg (Grape Creek Vineyards, Wildseed Farms, & more). There's lots more to do: shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Main Plaza, and steep yourself in history at The Alamo.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our San Antonio trip planner.

Getting from Austin to San Antonio by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. June in San Antonio sees daily highs of 93°F and lows of 74°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to Houston.

Things to do in San Antonio

Museums Tours Shopping

Side Trip

Fredericksburg
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
Wildseed Farms ©
Wildseed Farms
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk

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nights
Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Houston Museum of Natural Science and Bishop's Palace. Change things up with these side-trips from Houston: Galveston (Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, The Seawall, & more). And it doesn't end there: have some family-friendly fun at Escape Hunt, explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, examine the collection at Houston Museum District, and admire the sheer force of Water Wall.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Houston trip planner .

Traveling by bus from San Antonio to Houston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in June, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Beaumont.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Galveston
Highlights from your plan
Escape Hunt ©
Escape Hunt
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
The Seawall ©
The Seawall

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night
Beaumont

Beaumont ©
Beaumont is a city in and the county seat of Jefferson County, Texas in the United States, within the Beaumont–Port Arthur Metropolitan Statistical Area. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Tyrrell Historical Library, examine the collection at Fire Museum of Texas, then look for all kinds of wild species at Gator Country, and finally explore the world behind art at Clifton Steamboat Museum.

You can plan Beaumont trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by car from Houston to Beaumont takes 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Beaumont are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Baton Rouge.

Things to do in Beaumont

Museums Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Clifton Steamboat Museum ©
Clifton Steamboat Museum
Gator Country ©
Gator Country
Fire Museum of Texas ©
Fire Museum of Texas

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Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge ©
Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. On the 16th (Tue), ponder the world of politics at State Capitol Welcome Center, examine the collection at Louisiana's Old State Capitol, then steep yourself in history at The Old Governor's Mansion, and finally get lost in a book at East Baton Rouge Parish Library. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with The 13th Gate, walk around Riverfront Plaza, then examine the collection at USS Kidd, then make a trip to Louisiana Memorial Plaza, and finally explore the activities along University Lake.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Baton Rouge trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Beaumont to Baton Rouge in 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Baton Rouge are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to New Orleans.

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Museums Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Louisiana's Old State Capitol ©
Louisiana's Old State Capitol
USS Kidd ©
USS Kidd
State Capitol Welcome Center ©
State Capitol Welcome Center

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nights
New Orleans

New Orleans
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Whitney Plantation and Escape My Room New Orleans. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum, admire the landmark architecture of St. Louis Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read New Orleans road trip website .

Traveling by bus from Baton Rouge to New Orleans takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Baton Rouge in June, plan for little chillier days in New Orleans, with highs around 83°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 83°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Jackson.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Whitney Plantation
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation

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Jackson

Jackson ©
Jackson, officially the City of Jackson, is the capital city and largest urban center of the U.S. Explore hidden gems such as Vicksburg National Military Park and Longwood. Change things up with these side-trips from Jackson: Natchez (Rosalie Mansion, St. Mary Basilica, & more) and Vicksburg (U.S.S. Cairo Museum, Old Courthouse, & more). It doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to St. Andrew's Cathedral.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Jackson trip itinerary planner.

Drive from New Orleans to Jackson in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. When traveling from New Orleans in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Jackson, with highs around 89°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Jackson

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Natchez, Vicksburg
Highlights from your plan
Vicksburg National Military Park ©
Vicksburg National Military Park
U.S.S. Cairo Museum ©
U.S.S. Cairo Museum
Longwood ©
Longwood

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Memphis

Memphis ©
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Room Escape Games and The Delta Blues Museum. The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Memphis Zoo, try to win big at Southland Park Gaming and Racing, gain insight at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, and get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Memphis trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Jackson to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June in Memphis, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Detroit.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

The Delta Blues Museum, Southland Park Gaming and Racing
Highlights from your plan
Stax Museum of American Soul Music ©
Stax Museum of American Soul Music
Memphis Zoo ©
Memphis Zoo
Room Escape Games

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Detroit

Detroit ©
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Henry Ford and Greenfield Village. Get out of town with these interesting Detroit side-trips: Toledo (Toledo Zoo & Toledo Museum of Art), Heritage Park (in Canton) and Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum & Decode Ann Arbor). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, take a leisurely stroll along Detroit RiverFront, admire the striking features of The Guardian Building, and pause for some photo ops at Monument to Joe Louis.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Detroit trip maker app .

You can fly from Memphis to Detroit in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Memphis to Detroit is 1 hour. Traveling from Memphis in June, expect Detroit to be a bit cooler, temps between 79°F and 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Ann Arbor, Toledo, Dearborn, Heritage Park
Highlights from your plan
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts
Toledo Museum of Art ©
Toledo Museum of Art

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