51 days in Continental USA Itinerary

51 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States planner

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Fly
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New York City
— 2 nights
Train to Airport Terminal B, Fly to Chincoteague Island
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Chincoteague Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Williamsburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Charlottesville
— 2 nights
Fly
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Arlington
— 2 nights
Fly
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Savannah
— 2 nights
Fly
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Pigeon Forge
— 2 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Bus
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Petrified Forest National Park
— 2 nights
Fly to Reno, Bus to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Bus to Reno, Fly to Yellowstone National Park
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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Centennial
— 1 night
Drive
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Devils Tower
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cody
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grand Teton National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Moab
— 3 nights
Drive
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Monument Valley
— 3 nights
Drive to Cortez, Fly to Oklahoma City
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Oklahoma City
— 2 nights
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Lawton
— 3 nights
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Dallas
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New York City

— 2 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.
Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at New York Public Library, examine the collection at Ground Zero Museum Workshop, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, then appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Chapel, and finally stroll around World Trade Center's Liberty Park.

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London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from London in July, with highs in New York City at 35°C and lows at 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Chincoteague Island

— 2 nights
Famous for a wild breed of horses--Chincoteague Ponies--Chincoteague Island embraces the mystery of some of North America’s oldest inhabitants.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): get lost in a book at Chincoteague Island Library, examine the collection at Delmarva Discovery Center, then take an in-depth tour of Sturgis One Room School Museum, and finally grab your bike and head to Bike Depot. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Chincoteague Cultural Alliance, look for gifts at Wine Cheese & More, then get outside with Donald J. Leonard, then view the masterpieces at Tryfan Gallery, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Chincoteague Island trip planner.

Getting from New York City to Chincoteague Island by combination of train and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Chincoteague Island are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Williamsburg

— 2 nights

Colonial Capital

Founded in 1632 as a fortified settlement on the high ground between two rivers, Williamsburg served as a colonial capital of Virginia for over 80 years.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Governor's Palace, then contemplate the long history of Jamestown Settlement, then get a taste of the local shopping with A Touch of Earth, and finally immerse yourself in nature at York River State Park. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Virginia Musical Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Bede Catholic Church, get engrossed in the history at Colonial Williamsburg Wetherburn Tavern, then steep yourself in history at George Wythe House, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, and finally view the masterpieces at Williamsburg Art Gallery.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Williamsburg travel route planner.

You can drive from Chincoteague Island to Williamsburg in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Williamsburg can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Nature

Charlottesville

— 2 nights

Hoo-Ville

Situated at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville is perhaps best known as the home of three of the United States' founding fathers, including Thomas Jefferson.
On the 8th (Wed), explore the engaging exhibits at Virginia Discovery Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Comforter Roman Catholic Church, then shop like a local with McGuffey Art Center, and finally view the masterpieces at C'ville Arts: A Cooperative Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Monticello, then steep yourself in history at Mulberry Row, then do a tasting at Trump Winery, and finally contemplate the long history of James Monroe's Highland.

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You can drive from Williamsburg to Charlottesville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Charlottesville when traveling from Williamsburg in July, with lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Arlington.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Arlington

— 2 nights

National History, Local Flavor

Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, browse the exhibits of Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop, contemplate the long history of Mary Washington House, then take an in-depth tour of The Rising Sun Tavern, and finally contemplate the long history of Kenmore Plantation and Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): make a trip to John F. Kennedy Grave Site, pause for some photo ops at Women in Military Service for America Memorial, steep yourself in history at Arlington House - The Robert E. Lee Memorial, then pause for some photo ops at Air Force Memorial, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Arlington trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Charlottesville to Arlington by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and subway. In July, daily temperatures in Arlington can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Savannah.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Savannah

— 2 nights

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take a stroll through Savannah Historic District, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mickve Israel Temple, take in nature's colorful creations at Andrew Low House, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Colonial Park Cemetery, and finally examine the collection at American Prohibition Museum. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Juliette Gordon Low's Birthplace, take an in-depth tour of Old Fort Jackson, learn about all things military at Webb Military Museum, then explore the world behind art at Telfair Academy, and finally walk around Forsyth Park.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Savannah trip planner.

You can fly from Arlington to Savannah in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of subway and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Pigeon Forge

— 2 nights

Center of Fun in the Smokies

A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Old Forge Distillery, then see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum Attraction, then learn about winemaking at Mountain Valley Winery, and finally get in on the family fun at The Coaster at Goats on the Roof. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, then see the interesting displays at Alcatraz East Crime Museum, and then learn about winemaking at Mill Bridge Winery.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Pigeon Forge travel route builder app.

Fly from Savannah to Pigeon Forge in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Savannah in July, expect little chillier with lows of 24°C in Pigeon Forge. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): examine the collection at Kolb Studio, shop like a local with Lookout Studio, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, then take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, and finally engage your brain at Yavapai Geology Museum. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cruise along Point Imperial Drive, then admire the landmark architecture of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, and then take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park travel route app.

Getting from Pigeon Forge to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 11 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Pigeon Forge in July since evenings lows in Grand Canyon National Park dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to catch the bus to Petrified Forest National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Nature · Parks · Museums · Scenic Drive

Petrified Forest National Park

— 2 nights
Petrified Forest National Park presents a surreal landscape of large deposits of petrified wood.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Painted Desert. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): admire nature's extreme beauty at Painted Desert and then look for all kinds of wild species at Long Logs Loop. On your second day here, stroll through Blue Mesa, learn more about the world around you at Rainbow Forest Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Agate House.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Petrified Forest National Park trip maker site.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Petrified Forest National Park by bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Petrified Forest National Park can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Petrified Forest National Park

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Yosemite National Park

— 2 nights
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Get in touch with nature at Glacier Point and May Lake Trailhead. Explore hidden gems such as Vernal Fall and Lembert Dome. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, take some stellar pictures from Valley View, and identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park journey planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Petrified Forest National Park to Yosemite National Park in 9.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Petrified Forest National Park to Yosemite National Park is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Petrified Forest National Park in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Yellowstone National Park

— 5 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Uncle Tom's Trail. Step out of the city life by going to Old Faithful and Grand Loop Road. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Hellroaring Creek Trailhead, take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, get impressive views of Monument Geyser Basin, and admire all the interesting features of Firehole Lake Drive.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park online driving holiday planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, shuttle, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, expect Yellowstone National Park to be little chillier, temps between 26°C and 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Centennial.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Centennial

— 1 night
Centennial is a census-designated place (CDP) in Albany County, Wyoming, United States. Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): take a memorable drive along Snowy Range Road. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Medicine Bow Peak, then admire all the interesting features of Snowy Range Scenic Byway, and then view the masterpieces at Country Junction.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Centennial trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Centennial by car takes about 7.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, with highs in Centennial at 32°C and lows at 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Devils Tower.

Things to do in Centennial

Scenic Drive · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Devils Tower

— 2 nights
A trip to Devils Tower proves equally suitable for adrenaline addicts and nature enthusiasts on the lookout for unique geological formations.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Devils Tower National Monument, see the interesting displays at Hulett Museum, and then explore the world behind art at Rogue's Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the majestic nature at Keyhole State Park, take an in-depth tour of West Texas Trail Museum, and then make a trip to Aladdin General Store.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Devils Tower trip tool.

You can drive from Centennial to Devils Tower in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Centennial in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Devils Tower, with lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to drive to Cody.

Things to do in Devils Tower

Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Cody

— 2 nights

Preferred Gateway to Yellowstone

A genuine cowboy city, Cody is famous for its nightly rodeos and its proximity to the protected wilderness areas of the world's first national park, now designated as one of the country's World Heritage Sites.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Homesteader Museum, see the interesting displays at Cody Firearms Museum, then see the interesting displays at Buffalo Bill Center of the West, and finally see the interesting displays at Tecumseh's Old West Miniature Village and Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Paul Stock Nature Trail, then examine the collection at Cody Dug Up Gun Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at Draper Natural History Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Whitney Western Art Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cody trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Devils Tower to Cody takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. July in Cody sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Cody

Museums · Shopping · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park

— 3 nights

Mountains of the Imagination

The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
On the 3rd (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Snake River, explore the striking landscape at Glacier View Turnout, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Teton Point Turnout, then get great views at Snake River Overlook, then trek along Hermitage Point, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Elk Ranch Flats Turnout, Grand Teton National Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Leigh Lake, then explore the activities along Lake Solitude, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Group, and finally take in breathtaking views at Cascade Canyon.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Teton National Park vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Cody to Grand Teton National Park takes 4 hours. Traveling from Cody in August, expect little chillier with lows of 7°C in Grand Teton National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow time for the flight to Moab.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Moab

— 3 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): hike along Park Avenue Trail, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Slickrock Bike Trail, and then see Off-Road Tours. Keep things going the next day: trek along Balanced Rock Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Windows, then explore the striking landscape at Double Arch, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Turret Arch.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Moab trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Grand Teton National Park to Moab takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, train, and car. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in August, expect Moab to be a bit warmer, temps between 39°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Moab

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Monument Valley

— 3 nights
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Get some historical perspective at Navajo National Monument and Pioneer Cemetery. Museum-lovers will appreciate Navajo Cultural Center and Goulding’s Trading Post Museum.. When in Monument Valley, make a side trip to see Comb Ridge in Bluff, approximately Bluff away. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, see Off-Road Tours, and take a memorable drive along Moki Dugway.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Monument Valley trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Moab to Monument Valley takes 3 hours. Traveling from Moab in August, expect Monument Valley to be little chillier, temps between 36°C and 17°C. On the 11th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Museums · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Oklahoma City

— 2 nights

The Big Friendly

Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): examine the collection at National Softball Hall of Fame, see the interesting displays at Oklahoma Firefighters Museum, then explore the galleries of Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph Old Cathedral. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of St Pauls Episcopal Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Harn Homestead, then admire the masterpieces at National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, and finally take in the views from Skydance Bridge.

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

You can do a combination of car and flight from Monument Valley to Oklahoma City in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Monument Valley in August, Oklahoma City is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lawton.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums · Historic Sites

Lawton

— 3 nights
The city of Lawton is the county seat of Comanche County, in the State of Oklahoma. On the 14th (Fri), don't miss a visit to The Holy City, then learn about all things military at General Tommy Franks Leadership Institute and Museum, and then examine the collection at Museum of the Western Prairie. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): examine the collection at Museum of the Great Plains, explore the different monuments and memorials at Geronimo's Grave, and then identify plant and animal life at Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Lawton road trip website.

You can drive from Oklahoma City to Lawton in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Dallas.

Things to do in Lawton

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza and Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum. Museum-lovers will get to explore The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum and Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Crow Collection of Asian Art, see the interesting displays at Frontiers of Flight Museum, steep yourself in history at Old Red Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Nasher Sculpture Center.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Dallas day trip site.

You can drive from Lawton to Dallas in 3 hours. Traveling from Lawton in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 30°C in Dallas. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Virginia travel guide

4.6
Historic Sites · Wineries & Vineyards · Gardens
Old Dominion
The home of the first permanent English colony in the New World, Virginia is a prime holiday destination for those looking to immerse themselves in American heritage. Proud of its colorful history, distinct culture, and southern drawl, Virginians see their state as the place where the imaginary line between the north and the south is drawn. With scenic beauties as diverse as its people, Virginia is a land of rolling hills, rugged mountains, lush valleys, dense forests, and secluded beaches along picturesque bays. Bordered on the east by the Atlantic and the west by the Appalachian Mountains, with rolling farmland in the middle, the state offers countless places to visit for history buffs, nature lovers, and passionate foodies.

Wyoming travel guide

4.7
Hot Springs · Wildlife Areas · River Rafting & Tubing
The Equality State
Still largely undiscovered by foreign tourism, Wyoming is anything but "the bunchgrass edge of the world," as a writer once called it. Though the state's geography includes mostly wide-open plains, swaths of high desert, and sweeping mountain ridges, it also contains many small towns filled with places to visit, such as historical buildings, museums, shops, and restaurants. A great place to discover the last vestiges of the Old West, Wyoming's tourist attractions include the country's first national park, Native American reservations, and a smattering of ghost towns from the early frontier days. As you travel across this "Cowboy State," remember that distances between towns can be vast, requiring more advance vacation planning than travel in more densely populated parts of the country.

Oklahoma travel guide

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Casinos · Monuments · Art Museums
The Sooner State
Boasting a rich Native American heritage and named after the Choctaw word for "Red People," Oklahoma remains home to about 40 native tribes who speak 25 distinct languages. Though the state remains one of the country's top producers of agricultural products, most of its inhabitants live within two metropolitan areas, Oklahoma City and Tulsa. The state is home to the 500-million-year-old Wichita Mountains, noted for being the site of the oldest national wildlife refuge in the United States. Explore the state's pristine natural areas while on vacation here, but be sure to leave plenty of time to tour its characteristic small towns, known for their food, music, and cultural festivals.