57 days in Continental USA Itinerary

57 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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Gatlinburg
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Nashville
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Saint Louis
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Branson
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Kansas City
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Des Moines
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Minneapolis
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Duluth
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Niagara Falls
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Savannah
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Miami
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Key West
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Orlando
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Gatlinburg — 4 nights

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Explore Gatlinburg's surroundings by going to Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking & Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail), Helicopter Tours (in Sevierville) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford). Next up on the itinerary: sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, meet the residents at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, and learn about winemaking at Tennessee Homemade Wines.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Gatlinburg route maker tool.

Orlando to Gatlinburg is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Orlando in May: high temperatures in Gatlinburg hover around 79°F and lows are around 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Nashville.
Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries
Side Trips

Nashville — 4 nights

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Nashville is known for nightlife, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, contemplate the long history of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Nashville trip planning site.

Getting from Gatlinburg to Nashville by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and subway. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Gatlinburg to Nashville due to the time zone difference. In May in Nashville, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Saint Louis.
Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries
Side Trip

Saint Louis — 4 nights

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C. in the number of free activities available by spending your holiday exploring the city's central neighborhoods, famous for their restored century-old red-brick buildings.
Explore Saint Louis' surroundings by going to Henry's Rabbit Ranch (in Staunton) and Springfield (Lincoln Memorial Garden & Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, relax in the rural setting at Grant’s Farm, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, and walk around Forest Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Saint Louis, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Nashville to Saint Louis takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Saint Louis can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Branson.
Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Tours
Side Trips

Branson — 4 nights

Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Branson is known for nightlife, theme parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Table Rock Lake, get a new perspective on nature at Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum, find something for the whole family at Silver Dollar City, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Branson planning website.

Drive from Saint Louis to Branson in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kansas City.
Parks · Tours · Nature · Museums
Side Trips

Kansas City — 4 nights

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.
Go for a jaunt from Kansas City to Weston to see Holladay Distillery about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at National WWI Museum and Memorial, browse the collection at Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum, admire the masterpieces at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and admire the natural beauty at The Ewing and Muriel Kauffman Memorial Garden.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kansas City trip maker app.

Getting from Branson to Kansas City by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in June, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Des Moines.
Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Wineries
Side Trips

Des Moines — 4 nights

Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Iowa. Venture out of the city with trips to Historical Village, Vermeer Windmill & Scholte House (in Pella), The Freedom Rock (in Menlo) and Winterset (Winterset City Park & John Wayne Birthplace & Museum). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at High Trestle Trail Bridge, get a sense of history and politics at Capitol Building, grab your bike and head to Raccoon River Valley Trail, and trek along Brown's Woods.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Des Moines online trip planner.

Getting from Kansas City to Des Moines by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Kansas City in June since evenings lows in Des Moines dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to fly to Minneapolis.
Trails · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Minneapolis — 3 nights

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.
Minneapolis is known for fun & games, museums, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake of the Isles, make a trip to Minnehaha Falls, admire the natural beauty at Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, and admire the sheer force of Minnehaha Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Minneapolis planning app.

You can fly from Des Moines to Minneapolis in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Des Moines in June: highs in Minneapolis hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Duluth.
Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games
Side Trips

Duluth — 2 nights

Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
On the 18th (Sat), view the masterpieces at Lake Superior Art Glass and then get to know the fascinating history of Lakewalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Hawk Ridge and then take a memorable drive along Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Duluth online attractions planner.

You can fly from Minneapolis to Duluth in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Minneapolis in June; daily highs in Duluth reach 65°F and lows reach 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to fly to Niagara Falls.
Nature · Museums · Shopping · Classes

Niagara Falls — 4 nights

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S. half of the famous waterfall that straddles the border between Canada and the United States.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Niagara Falls: The Wadsworth Homestead (in Geneseo), The Strong National Museum of Play (in Rochester) and Buffalo (Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park & Forest Lawn). There's much more to do: get outside with Niagara Jet Adventures, admire the striking features of Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House, observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium of Niagara, and try your luck at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Niagara Falls journey planning site.

Getting from Duluth to Niagara Falls by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Duluth to Niagara Falls, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, Niagara Falls is somewhat warmer than Duluth - with highs of 77°F and lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to fly to Savannah.
Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Savannah — 4 nights

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Savannah: Hilton Head (Hilton Head Island Bike Trails & Dolphin & Whale Watching). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Savannah Historic District, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Congregation Mickve Israel, take an in-depth tour of Pin Point Heritage Museum, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Savannah online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Niagara Falls to Savannah takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Niagara Falls in June, expect Savannah to be a bit warmer, temps between 89°F and 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to fly to Miami.
Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Parks
Side Trip

Miami — 3 nights

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Get out of town with these interesting Miami side-trips: Key Largo (Island Dolphin Care & Scuba & Snorkeling). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, get a taste of the local shopping with Lincoln Road, explore the engaging exhibits at Miami Children's Museum, and kick back and relax at South Beach.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Miami trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Savannah to Miami in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Miami are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can fly to Key West.
Shopping · Museums · Outdoors · Tours
Side Trips

Key West — 6 nights

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Step out of Key West with an excursion to SpaTerre at Little Palm Island Resort in Little Torch Key--about 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, explore the gorgeous colors at Vandenberg Wreck, take a memorable drive along The Overseas Highway, and take a leisurely stroll along Mallory Square.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Key West online vacation planner.

You can fly from Miami to Key West in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Key West, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 81°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Orlando.
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Side Trip

Orlando — 5 nights

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Orlando day trip app.

Traveling by car from Key West to Orlando takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Orlando when traveling from Key West in July, with lows around 75°F. On the 15th (Fri), you'll travel back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Fun & Games · Tours

Tennessee travel guide

4.4
Distilleries · Specialty Museums · Theaters
The Volunteer State
Divided by law, geography, and custom into three major regions, represented by the three stars on state's flag, Tennessee boasts a distinctive musical heritage that includes elements of bluegrass, country-western, and blues. With a countryside as diverse as its people, Tennessee includes landscapes ranging from a mountainous region in the east to the lowlands of the west, with gently rolling hills in the middle. For a well-rounded vacation, you can hike remote mountain trails in the morning and explore the crowded bars of Nashville in the evening. Visit the urban attractions, such as Elvis Presley's former residence in Memphis, but don't miss a chance to spend some time in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, situated in the eastern part of the state.

Missouri travel guide

4.5
Theaters · Performances · Specialty Museums
The Show-Me State
Acquired from France as part of the famous Louisiana Purchase, Missouri offers visitors equal amounts of urban and rural tourist attractions, with a good sprinkling of lush valleys and meandering back roads ideal for leisurely road trips. The state has a highly varied geography, ranging from the till plains in the north to the rolling Ozark Mountains in the south. The state sits at the intersection of North America's three greatest rivers, creating fertile plains known for supporting extensive farms and ranches. Now generally considered part of the country's Midwest, most people used to count Missouri among the southern states, primarily due to its status as a slave state before the Civil War.

Iowa travel guide

4.1
Casinos · History Museums · Historic Sites
The Hawkeye State
Part of the American heartland, Iowa is marked by a strong agricultural heritage, with farmland encompassing around 90 percent of the state's land. However, a holiday in Iowa offers more than corn and cows: you'll also discover charming towns, beautiful lakes, and a handful of vibrant cities. Iowa City, a university town, provides a healthy dose of culture and nightlife, with a youthful and artistic vibe fueled by a sizable student population. A trip to some of Iowa's small towns provides a true American experience. Fortunately, the welcoming residents bear very little resemblance to the dour Iowans portrayed in Grant Wood's famous painting "American Gothic."

Minnesota travel guide

4.4
Room Escape Games · History Museums · Shopping Malls
The Land of 10,000 Lakes
Deriving its name from the Dakota word for "land of sky-tinted water," Minnesota is a land of pristine lakes, pockets of dense green forests, and sprawling prairieland. Spend your vacation exploring the state's diverse landscape for endless outdoor activity and a chance to see some of the area's national monuments, or take a trip to the bustling St. Paul-Minneapolis area, a network of commerce and cultural attractions, including the famous Mall of America.

Georgia travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Aquariums · Parks
The Peach State
Founded in 1733, Georgia was one of the original 13 colonies that became the United States. Much more geographically diverse than most visitors realize, the state features a scenic seacoast, high mountain peaks, and large urban centers, with broad rural areas in between. Once famous mostly for historical attractions memorializing the Civil War era and the Civil Rights Movement, Georgia now draws tourists from around the world with its rich musical tradition and distinctive cuisine. Start your Georgian adventure in Atlanta, the state's economic powerhouse, and then road trip to the coastal barrier islands, nature preserves, and chic vacation resorts.

Florida travel guide

4.3
Disney Parks & Activities · Beaches · Theme Parks
The Sunshine State
The “Sunshine State,” Florida became a favorite winter destination for the affluent crowd over a century ago. Today, the state attracts visitors from around the world with its golden beaches and modern theme parks. You can spend your entire vacation enjoying the state's highly developed seaside areas, but remember that some of Florida's best-kept secrets are in secluded locations. Visit the big cities and their comfortable resorts offering top-notch dining and nightlife, but leave some time to see the peninsula's swampy landscape, filled with wild creatures and native plants. Farther away from the tourist-packed urban areas, the untamed wetlands of Florida offer a selection of things to do, such as kayaking, boat rides, and numerous other outdoor activities.