50 days in United States Itinerary

50 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour planner

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Lakeland
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Lakeland
— 2 nights
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Gainesville
— 2 nights
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Gainesville
— 2 nights
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Chattanooga
— 3 nights
Drive
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Effingham
— 1 night
Drive
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Winona
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sioux Falls
— 1 night
Drive
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Badlands National Park
— 1 night
Fly
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Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Fly
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Canyonlands National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly
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Tucson
— 4 nights
Drive
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Sedona
— 4 nights
Drive
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Winslow
— 1 night
Drive
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Santa Fe
— 3 nights
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Midland
— 2 nights
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Dallas
— 3 nights
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New Orleans
— 3 nights

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Lakeland

— 2 nights
On the 6th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Polk Museum of Art, then walk around Common Ground Park, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Morton. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Munn Park, make a trip to Lake Mirror, then admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright at Florida Southern College, and finally admire the natural beauty at Hollis Garden.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Lakeland route planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Lakeland. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in March, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Lakeland.

Things to do in Lakeland

Parks · Museums · Nature

Lakeland

— 2 nights
Go for a jaunt from Lakeland to Lake Wales to see Bok Tower Gardens about 52 minutes away. Explore Lakeland further: look for all kinds of wild species at Circle B Bar Reserve, walk around Common Ground Park, don't miss a visit to Lake Mirror, and explore the activities along Lake Morton.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Lakeland trip planner.

Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Gainesville.

Things to do in Lakeland

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Gainesville

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): learn more about the world around you at Florida Museum of Natural History, look for all kinds of wild species at Butterfly Rainforest, then admire the masterpieces at Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Swamp Head Brewery. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation, trek along La Chua Trail, then admire the majestic nature at Paynes Prairie, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Sweetwater Wetlands Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Gainesville trip planner.

Getting from Lakeland to Gainesville by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Lakeland in March, plan for a bit cooler nights in Gainesville, with lows around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Gainesville.

Things to do in Gainesville

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Nature

Gainesville

— 2 nights
On the 13th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation, make a trip to Solar Walk, then take in nature's colorful creations at Butterfly Rainforest, then learn more about the world around you at Florida Museum of Natural History, and finally identify plant and animal life at University of Florida Bat House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the majestic nature at Paynes Prairie, identify plant and animal life at Sweetwater Wetlands Park, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Swamp Head Brewery.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Gainesville route planning app.

Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Gainesville

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Chattanooga

— 3 nights

Dynamo of Dixie

Once saddled with the reputation of being one of the country's dirtiest cities, Chattanooga now boasts a pedestrian-friendly downtown with a network of leafy waterfront trails and free electric shuttles.
Change things up with a short trip to G3 Adventures in Rising Fawn (about 32 minutes away). There's much more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Tennessee Aquarium, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lookout Mountain, Head underground at Raccoon Mountain Caverns, and admire the sheer force of Ruby Falls.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Chattanooga visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Gainesville to Chattanooga takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from Gainesville in March, expect Chattanooga to be little chillier, temps between 63°F and 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Effingham.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Effingham

— 1 night
Effingham is the largest city in, and the county seat of, Effingham County, Illinois, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): trek along TREC Calico Trail, learn about winemaking at Tuscan Hills Winery, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cross at the Crossroads.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Effingham online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Chattanooga to Effingham in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Chattanooga to Effingham is minus 1 hour. In March, Effingham is little chillier than Chattanooga - with highs of 51°F and lows of 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Winona.

Things to do in Effingham

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Winona

— 2 nights
Winona is a city in and the county seat of Winona County, in the state of Minnesota. On the 19th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Winona County Historical Society, then explore the world behind art at Minnesota Marine Art Museum, then see the interesting displays at Winona National Bank, and finally cruise along Garvin Heights City Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Buena Vista Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at National Eagle Center, and then take a memorable drive along Great River Road.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Winona road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Effingham to Winona takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Effingham in March, things will get slightly colder in Winona: highs are around 41°F and lows about 24°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Winona

Museums · Scenic Drive · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Sioux Falls

— 1 night
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. state of South Dakota. On the 21st (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph Cathedral, explore the engaging exhibits at Stockyards Ag Experience, then stroll around Falls Park, and finally stroll through Sioux Falls Bike Trails.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sioux Falls trip maker app.

You can drive from Winona to Sioux Falls in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In March, daytime highs in Sioux Falls are 44°F, while nighttime lows are 24°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Badlands National Park

— 1 night
Although Badlands National Park's name might not be the most inviting, its landscape of pinnacles, eroded buttes, spires, and an expansive, pristine mixed-grass prairie remain enticing.
On the 22nd (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Badlands Wall and then explore and take pictures at Loop Road.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Badlands National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sioux Falls to Badlands National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Sioux Falls in March, you will find days in Badlands National Park are somewhat warmer (52°F), and nights are about the same (22°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Nature · Scenic Drive · Parks · Outdoors

Glacier National Park

— 2 nights

Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Swiftcurrent Mountain, head outdoors with Swiftcurrent Pass Hike, and then explore the activities along Bullhead Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with John's Lake Loop.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Glacier National Park online day trip planner.

You can fly from Badlands National Park to Glacier National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Badlands National Park in March: highs in Glacier National Park hover around 46°F, while lows dip to 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Yellowstone National Park

— 4 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Elephant Back Mountain, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Roaring Mountain, take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge Trail, and explore the striking landscape of Old Gardiner Road.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park online tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. In March, Yellowstone National Park is slightly colder than Glacier National Park - with highs of 36°F and lows of 10°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Canyonlands National Park

— 2 nights
Canyonlands National Park features myriad canyons and buttes that the Colorado River, Green River, and their tributaries have carved over millions of years in hues of red and orange.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): stroll through Pothole Point Trail, then take some stellar pictures from Grand View Point Overlook, then hike along White Rim Trail, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Monument Basin. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the stunning scenery at Orange Cliffs Overlook, take in the dramatic natural features at Island in the Sky, and then trek along Murphy Point Trail.

To see ratings and tourist information, read our Canyonlands National Park trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Canyonlands National Park takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, train, and car. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in March, expect Canyonlands National Park to be much warmer, temps between 62°F and 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Las Vegas

— 5 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City (about 50 minutes away). There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and join the crowd at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Canyonlands National Park to Las Vegas takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Canyonlands National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In March, Las Vegas is somewhat warmer than Canyonlands National Park - with highs of 74°F and lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Tucson.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Fun & Games · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tucson

— 4 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tucson: Shamrock Farms (in Stanfield) and Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter Observatory (in Mount Lemmon). And it doesn't end there: take in the exciting artwork at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, stroll around Tohono Chul, admire all the interesting features of Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway, and admire the natural beauty at Tucson Botanical Gardens.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tucson route planning tool.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Tucson in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Tucson. In April, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

Sedona

— 4 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Sedona is known for nature, historic sites, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see Off-Road Tours, explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock, hike along Broken Arrow Trail, and stroll through Oak Creek Canyon.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Sedona holiday 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. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Tucson in April, with highs in Sedona at 72°F and lows at 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Winslow.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Winslow

— 1 night
Winslow is a city in Navajo County, Arizona, United States. On the 13th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Old Trails Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at Meteor Crater & Barringer Space Museum, then walk around First Street Pathway Park, and finally stroll around Standin' on the Corner Park.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Winslow online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Winslow takes 2 hours. Traveling from Sedona in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Winslow, with lows around 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Winslow

Parks · Museums · Nature

Santa Fe

— 3 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Fe: Cochiti Pueblo (Canyon Trail & Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Absolute Nirvana Spa & Gardens, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, wander the streets of Canyon Road, and stop by Mama's Minerals.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Santa Fe road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Winslow to Santa Fe in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Winslow in April: highs in Santa Fe hover around 67°F, while lows dip to 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Midland.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trip

Midland

— 2 nights
Midland is a city in and the county seat of Midland County, Texas, United States, on the Southern Plains of the state's western area. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, then identify plant and animal life at I-20 Wildlife Preserve, then stop by Susie's South Forty Confections Inc., and finally contemplate the long history of George W. Bush Childhood Home. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Permian Basin Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then don't miss a visit to Meteor Crater, then delve into the distant past at Stonehenge Replica, and finally appreciate the history behind Chris Kyle "American Sniper" Memorial.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Midland vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Midland takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Santa Fe to Midland due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Santa Fe in April, things will get a bit warmer in Midland: highs are around 81°F and lows about 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Midland

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Dallas side-trips: Fort Worth (Kimbell Art Museum & Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, pause for some photo ops at John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza, examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cistercian Abbey.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Dallas trip itinerary tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Midland to Dallas. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in April, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

New Orleans

— 3 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: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, stroll the grounds of Lafayette Cemetery No.1, appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square, and look for gifts at Faulkner House Books.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our New Orleans online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Dallas to New Orleans takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Dallas in April, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 71°F by day to 71°F at night.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

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.