54 days in United States Itinerary

54 days in United States Itinerary

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Make it your trip
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Huntsville
— 5 nights
Fly to Midland/Odessa, Drive to Big Bend National Park
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Big Bend National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 10 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to New Orleans
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New Orleans
— 8 nights
Fly
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Zion National Park
— 6 nights
Fly
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Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Colorado Springs
— 6 nights
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Drive to Denver International Airport, Fly to Boise Air Terminal/Gowen Field, Drive to Shoshone
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Shoshone
— 1 day
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Pacific Beach
— 5 nights
Drive to William R Fairchild International Airport, Fly to Huntsville International Carl T Jones Field

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Huntsville

— 5 nights

Rocket City

The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Huntsville: G3 Adventures (in Rising Fawn), Chattanooga National Cemetery (in Chattanooga) and Birmingham (Alabama Veterans Memorial Park, Red Clay Tours, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the history at Lotz House Museum, contemplate the long history of Carter Gin Assault Site Park, pause for some photo ops at Huntsville Madison County Veterans Memorial, and brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Huntsville tour itinerary planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Huntsville. In April in Huntsville, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 52°F at night. On the 10th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Big Bend National Park.

Things to do in Huntsville

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Big Bend National Park

— 5 nights
Situated where the Rio Grande River takes a big southerly dip in West Texas, Big Bend National Park covers a massive expanse of desert, woodlands, and grasslands full of rivers, limestone canyons, and high mountains. Nearly 2,000 species of plant and animal life call this place home.
When in Big Bend National Park, make a side trip to see Barton Warnock Environmental Education Center in Terlingua, approximately Terlingua away. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Chisos Mountains, stroll through Pine Canyon Trail, trek along Lost Mine Trail, and explore the striking landscape at The Balanced Rock.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Big Bend National Park road trip planning app.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Huntsville to Big Bend National Park takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, Big Bend National Park is somewhat warmer than Huntsville - with highs of 87°F and lows of 59°F. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Big Bend National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park

— 10 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
When in Grand Canyon National Park, make a side trip to see Eagle Point in Hualapai Reservation, approximately Hualapai Reservation away. On the 19th (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along Rim Trail, stroll through South Kaibab Trail, and make a trip to Grand Canyon Village.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Big Bend National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 15 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Big Bend National Park to Grand Canyon National Park is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Big Bend National Park in April, things will get cooler in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 62°F and lows about 26°F. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to New Orleans.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

New Orleans

— 8 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: get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Audubon Zoo, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, and surround yourself with nature on Happiness Bayou Tours.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our New Orleans online journey planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to New Orleans by combination of bus and flight takes about 11.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to New Orleans is 1 hour. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in New Orleans, with highs around 71°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Zion National Park

— 6 nights
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Spend the 6th (Thu) exploring nature at Zion National Park. Spend the 8th (Sat) exploring nature at The Narrows. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Canyon Overlook Trail, take in breathtaking views at Pine Creek Canyon, hike along Angel's Landing, and make a trip to Observation Point.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Zion National Park trip planner.

Getting from New Orleans to Zion National Park by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from New Orleans to Zion National Park is minus 1 hour. Traveling from New Orleans in May, expect nights in Zion National Park to be much colder, around 41°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Glacier National Park

— 3 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.
Glacier National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier, explore the activities along Swiftcurrent Falls, get great views at Jackson Glacier Overlook, and take in the awesome beauty at Swiftcurrent Mountain.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Glacier National Park sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Zion National Park to Glacier National Park takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Zion National Park in May, expect nights in Glacier National Park to be about the same, around 38°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Colorado Springs

— 6 nights
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Change things up with these side-trips from Colorado Springs: Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum (in Golden), Denver (Beer Tastings & Tours, Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, &more) and Flatirons (in Boulder). There's lots more to do: stroll around Garden of the Gods, brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation, take in the exciting artwork at Commonwheel Artists Co-op, and examine the collection at Penrose Heritage Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs online trip builder.

Getting from Glacier National Park to Colorado Springs by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Shoshone.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Shoshone

— 1 day
Shoshone is the county seat and largest city of Lincoln County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take in breathtaking views at Black Magic Canyon.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Shoshone day trip planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Colorado Springs to Shoshone. In May in Shoshone, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time for travel to Pacific Beach.

Things to do in Shoshone

Nature · Parks

Pacific Beach

— 5 nights
Pacific Beach is a census-designated place (CDP) in Grays Harbor County, Washington, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pacific Beach: Olympic National Park (Mount Olympus, Olympic National Park, &more) and Merriman Falls (in Quinault). Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Pacific Beach State Park and stop by Sandphifer Gallery.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Pacific Beach online day trip planner.

You can drive from Shoshone to Pacific Beach in 11.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Shoshone to Pacific Beach due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Shoshone, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Pacific Beach, ranging from highs of 61°F to lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Pacific Beach

Nature · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
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.