49 days in United States Itinerary

49 days in United States Itinerary

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Austin
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New Orleans
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Jackson
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Memphis
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Denver
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Los Angeles
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Salt Lake City

— 2 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.
Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Timpanogos Cave National Monument, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Utah, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salt Lake Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Salt Lake City sightseeing planner.

Kelowna, Canada to Salt Lake City is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kelowna to Salt Lake City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Salt Lake City can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

Las Vegas

— 3 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Let the collections at Titanic and Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas capture your imagination. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Valley of Fire State Park and The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort. Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Helicopter Tours in Boulder City, about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, buy something for everyone on your list at The Forum Shops at Caesars, stop by Las Vegas North Premium Outlets, and take a stroll through The Strip.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Salt Lake City to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Salt Lake City to Las Vegas. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Salt Lake City in August; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 45°C and lows reach 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Oklahoma City

— 1 night

The Big Friendly

Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): stop by Bricktown, see the interesting displays at SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Rink Antique Gallery, and finally appreciate the history behind Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Lincoln County Historical Society & Museum of Pioneer History, see the interesting displays at Seaba Station Motorcycle Museum, contemplate the long history of The Old Round Barn, then admire the masterpieces at National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Quail Springs Mall.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Oklahoma City travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Oklahoma City in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In August, Oklahoma City is little chillier than Las Vegas - with highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Dallas.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dallas

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take a stroll through Sundance Square, steep yourself in history at Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, and then examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Perot Museum of Nature and Science, then examine the collection at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, and finally do a tasting at Times Ten Cellars.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Dallas trip planner.

Getting from Oklahoma City to Dallas by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Oklahoma City in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Dallas, with lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries

Side Trip

Austin

— 3 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
You'll explore and learn at National Museum of the Pacific War and LBJ Presidential Library. Step out of the city life by going to Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail and Enchanted Rock State Natural Area. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Austin: Fredericksburg (Charles Beckendorf Gallery & Agave Gallery Fine Art), Copper Shade Tree Gallery (in Round Top) and Texas Cotton Gin Museum (in Burton). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, look for gifts at Austin Books & Comics, and grab your bike and head to Barton Creek Greenbelt.

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Traveling by car from Dallas to Austin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 43°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Austin

Museums · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.
On the 16th (Fri), examine the collection at Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, then learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, then see the interesting displays at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, and finally take a stroll through Royal Street. On your second day here, appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Assumption Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, then look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, and finally make a trip to French Quarter.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read New Orleans online journey planner.

You can fly from Austin to New Orleans in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Austin, expect little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Jackson.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Jackson

— 2 nights
Jackson, officially the City of Jackson, is the capital city and largest urban center of the U.S. On the 18th (Sun), head outdoors with Trustmark Park, then stroll around Flowood Nature Park, then browse the different shops at Renaissance at Colony Park, and finally view the masterpieces at Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center, steep yourself in history at Medgar Evers Home, browse the exhibits of U.S.S. Cairo Museum, then view the masterpieces at Attic Gallery, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Jackson trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Jackson takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. When traveling from New Orleans in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Jackson: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Jackson

Museums · Shopping · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.
On the 20th (Tue), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Memphis Zoo, look for all kinds of wild species at Lichterman Nature Center, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Elmwood Cemetery, and finally contemplate the long history of Sun Studio. Keep things going the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Parkin Archeological State Park, then see where the action happens at AutoZone Park, then stop by A. Schwab, and finally pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Memphis online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Jackson to Memphis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, see the interesting displays at Lane Motor Museum, look for gifts at Hatch Show Print, then examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and finally examine the collection at The George Jones. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Tennessee State Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Frist Art Museum, and then explore the activities along Radnor Lake State Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Nashville day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Memphis to Nashville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Nashville are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kansas City.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Kansas City

— 3 nights

City of Fountains

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.
Appreciate the collections at Pony Express Museum and Jesse James Birthplace Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Union Station and Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum. Explore Kansas City's surroundings by going to Smithville Lake (in Smithville), Burr Oak Woods Conservation Area (in Blue Springs) and Glore Psychiatric Museum (in Saint Joseph). There's still lots to do: stop by Missouri Star Quilt Company and let little ones run wild at Loose Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kansas City tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Nashville to Kansas City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Kansas City can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Kansas City

Parks · Museums · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Denver

— 3 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.
Get some cultural insight at Denver Art Museum and 16th Street Mall. Get in touch with nature at River Rafting & Tubing and Dinosaur Ridge. Change things up with these side-trips from Denver: Pearl Street Mall (in Boulder), Outlets at Castle Rock (in Castle Rock) and St Mary's Glacier (in Idaho Springs). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, admire the majestic nature at Cherry Creek State Park, and explore the striking landscape at Roxborough State Park.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Denver online tour itinerary maker.

Getting from Kansas City to Denver by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Kansas City in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Denver, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Albuquerque

— 5 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Pecos National Historical Park and Valles Caldera National Preserve. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum and New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Albuquerque: Santa Fe (The Harrell House Bug Museum, San Miguel Chapel, &more), El Santuario de Chimayo (in Chimayo) and Bradbury Science Museum (in Los Alamos). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Felipe de Neri Church, admire the masterpieces at Albuquerque Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Albuquerque Old Town, and have fun and explore at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Albuquerque trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Denver to Albuquerque takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Denver in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Albuquerque, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Phoenix

— 2 nights
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. On the 4th (Wed), relax in the rural setting at Queen Creek Olive Mill, then stop by Old Town Scottsdale, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden. On the next day, walk around Lake Pleasant Regional Park, then examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, and then browse the different shops at Scottsdale Fashion Square.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Phoenix holiday planning website.

Traveling by flight from Albuquerque to Phoenix takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Albuquerque in September, expect Phoenix to be a bit warmer, temps between 43°C and 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

San Diego

— 2 nights

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
On the 6th (Fri), admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, steep yourself in history at Casa de Estudillo, and then take a leisurely stroll along Seaport Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at La Jolla Shores Park, then steep yourself in history at Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial, and then explore the striking landscape at Point Loma.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the San Diego journey planner.

You can fly from Phoenix to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Phoenix to San Diego due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Phoenix in September: highs in San Diego hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Los Angeles

— 2 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 8th (Sun), revel in the low prices at Citadel Outlets, then browse the different shops at Universal CityWalk Hollywood, then stop by LA Farmers' Market, and finally shop like a local with The Grove. Here are some ideas for day two: shop like a local with Third Street Promenade, appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, then kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip app.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in September, you will find days in Los Angeles are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sacramento.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

Sacramento

— 2 nights

River City

The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Old Sacramento Schoolhouse Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Sacramento Historic City Cemetery, then admire the landmark architecture of Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park, then wander the streets of Old Town Auburn, and finally look for gifts at Westfield Galleria at Roseville. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at California State Railroad Museum, explore the world behind art at Crocker Art Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Effie Yeaw Nature Center, then take in nature's colorful creations at California State Capitol Museum, and finally examine the collection at Old Sacramento Waterfront.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Sacramento trip maker.

Getting from Los Angeles to Sacramento by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 17°C in Sacramento. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Sacramento

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ferry Building Marketplace and City Lights Booksellers. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bodega Dunes and Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve. Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to Bodega Bay to see Pinnacle Gulch Coastal Access Trail about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Marin Headlands, see the interesting displays at Exploratorium, trek along Mori Point, and look for all kinds of wild species at Fort Funston National Park.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read San Francisco online trip builder.

You can drive from Sacramento to San Francisco in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Sacramento in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Silver Falls State Park and Powell's City of Books. Get outdoors at Fort Clatsop National Memorial and Timberline Lodge and Ski Area. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portland: Manzanita Beach (in Manzanita), The Oregon Garden (in Silverton) and Hug Point State Recreation Site (in Arch Cape). It doesn't end there: contemplate the geological forces at Mount Hood and browse the fresh offerings at Esther Short Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Portland driving holiday planner.

Fly from San Francisco to Portland in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.
On the 19th (Thu), stroll the grounds of Tahoma National Cemetery, identify plant and animal life at Lake Wilderness Arboretum, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Snoqualmie Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Pioneer Square, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and finally stroll around Picnic Point Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Seattle trip builder site.

Getting from Portland to Seattle by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In September in Seattle, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · 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.