57 days in United States Itinerary

57 days in United States Itinerary

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57 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Portland
1
Vancouver
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Bakersfield
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Tucson
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Las Cruces
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
6
Taos
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + taxi:  7​h 30​min
7
Branson
— 4 nights
+3
taxi + Fly + foot + bus:  4​h
8
Houston
— 5 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Vicksburg
— 5 nights
10
Savannah
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
11
Cape Canaveral
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  6​h
12
Indianapolis
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  7​h 15​min
13
Lancaster
— 1 night
+3
train + foot + train + Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Portland

4
nights
Vancouver

Vancouver ©
Vancouver is a city on the north bank of the Columbia River in the U.S. Shop till you drop at The Berry Patch and The Myrtlewood Factory Outlet. Esther Short Park and Vancouver National Historic Reserve will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Vancouver: Cannon Beach (Cannon Beach, Haystack Rock, & more), Seaside (Camp 18 Logging Museum & Restaurant & Seaside Inverted Experience) and International Police Museum (in Rockaway Beach). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Hug Point State Recreation Site, contemplate the long history of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, and stroll through Short Sands Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Vancouver trip planner .

Portland to Vancouver is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a train; or ride a tram. In March, daytime highs in Vancouver are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Bakersfield.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Seaside, Hug Point State Recreation Site, The Myrtlewood Factory Outlet, Short Sands Beach
Highlights from your plan
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site ©
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock

3
nights
Bakersfield

Bakersfield ©
Bakersfield is a city in California, United States, and the county seat of Kern County. Museum-lovers will appreciate West kern oil museum and Buck Owens' Crystal Palace. Discover out-of-the-way places like Old Mission Santa Barbara and The Sacred Space. Change things up with these side-trips from Bakersfield: Outlets at Tejon (in Arvin) and Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara County Courthouse, Jaffurs Wine Cellars, & more).

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Explore your travel options from Vancouver to Bakersfield with the Route module. In April, Bakersfield is a bit warmer than Vancouver - with highs of 79°F and lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Bakersfield

Shopping Tours Museums

Side Trips

Santa Barbara, West kern oil museum, Outlets at Tejon, The Sacred Space
Highlights from your plan
Outlets at Tejon ©
Outlets at Tejon
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
West kern oil museum ©
West kern oil museum

4
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Forum Shops at Caesars Palace and Downtown Container Park. Head to The Strip and The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetianfor some retail therapy. Go for a jaunt from Las Vegas to Boulder City to see Hoover Dam about 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, examine the collection at Pinball Hall of Fame, don't miss a visit to Bellagio Fountains, and have fun at Battlefield Vegas.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Bakersfield to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in April, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Tucson.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Parks Museums

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
Pinball Hall of Fame ©
Pinball Hall of Fame

5
nights
Tucson

Tucson ©
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like O.K. Corral and Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park. Popular historic sites such as Mission San Xavier del Bac and Tucson Arizona Temple are in your itinerary. Explore Tucson's surroundings by going to Quarles Art Gallery (in Benson) and Tubac (Tubac Art and Gifts, Lone Mountain Turquoise, & more). And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at Titan Missile Museum, get curious at Asarco Mineral Discovery Center, take in the exciting artwork at Del Sol International Shops, and see the interesting displays at Pima Air & Space Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Tucson online visit planner .

Fly from Las Vegas to Tucson in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Tucson is 1 hour. In April in Tucson, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 53°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Las Cruces.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums Shopping Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Tubac, Sahuarita, Tombstone, Quarles Art Gallery
Highlights from your plan
O.K. Corral ©
O.K. Corral
Titan Missile Museum ©
Titan Missile Museum

3
nights
Las Cruces

Las Cruces ©
Las Cruces, also known as "The City of the Crosses", is the seat of Doña Ana County, New Mexico, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Deming Luna Mimbres Museum and Geronimo Springs Museum. Museum-lovers will get to explore Basin Range Volcanics Geolapidary Museum Deming and The Zuhl Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Las Cruces: Dukatt ’71 (in Truth or Consequences), War Eagles Air Museum (in Santa Teresa) and McGinn's PistachioLand (in Alamogordo). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Old Mesilla Village, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of San Albino, get to know the fascinating history of New Mexico Rails-to-Trails, and don't miss a visit to Recycled Roadrunner Sculpture.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Las Cruces driving holiday website .

Drive from Tucson to Las Cruces in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Tucson in April: high temperatures in Las Cruces hover around 77°F and lows are around 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Taos.

Things to do in Las Cruces

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Truth or Consequences, Deming, New Mexico Rails-to-Trails, War Eagles Air Museum, McGinn's PistachioLand
Highlights from your plan
Deming Luna Mimbres Museum ©
Deming Luna Mimbres Museum
War Eagles Air Museum ©
War Eagles Air Museum

4
nights
Taos

Taos ©
Many residents have shunned fast-paced city living for Taos's laid-back vibe and blend of Spanish, Native American, and Anglo cultures.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Tierra Wools and Las Comadres. Discover out-of-the-way places like Bandelier National Monument and Rio Grande Gorge Bridge. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Taos: Stations of the Cross Shrine (in San Luis), Ghost Ranch (in Abiquiu) and Santo Nino Chapel (in Chimayo). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Fort Garland Museum, view the masterpieces at Two Graces Gallery, revel in the low prices at Taos Rockers Mineral & Fossil Outlet, and get a taste of the local shopping with Taos Clay Studio.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Taos holiday planner.

You can drive from Las Cruces to Taos in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. Traveling from Las Cruces in April, things will get a bit cooler in Taos: highs are around 61°F and lows about 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Branson.

Things to do in Taos

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Rottenstone Pottery, Stations of the Cross Shrine, Santo Nino Chapel, Fort Garland Museum, Bandelier National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Fort Garland Museum ©
Fort Garland Museum
Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument

4
nights
Branson

Branson ©
Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Thorncrown Chapel and The Walmart Museum. Head to Branson Landing and Zarks Fine Design Galleryfor some retail therapy. Change things up with these side-trips from Branson: Eureka Springs (Iris at the Basin Park, The Birdcage, & more), Museum of Native American History (in Bentonville) and Fort Leonard Wood (US Army Military Police Corps Museum, Fort Leonard Wood Museum, & more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Gay Perdita Sinclair Station Route 66 Memorabalia, identify plant and animal life at Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery, explore the activities along Table Rock Lake, and savor the flavors at Heather Hill Farms.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Branson online itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and taxi from Taos to Branson takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Taos to Branson. In April, Branson is somewhat warmer than Taos - with highs of 67°F and lows of 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Branson

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Eureka Springs, Fort Leonard Wood, Bentonville, Heather Hill Farms, Gay Perdita Sinclair Station Route 66 Memorabalia
Highlights from your plan
The Walmart Museum ©
The Walmart Museum
Thorncrown Chapel ©
Thorncrown Chapel
Museum of Native American History ©
Museum of Native American History

5
nights
Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Copper Shade Tree Gallery and Washington-on-the-Brazos. Museum-lovers will appreciate George Bush Presidential Library and Museum and The Houston Museum of Natural Science. Change things up with these side-trips from Houston: West Columbia (Columbia Historical Museum & Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site), Chappell Hill Historical Society Museum (in Chappell Hill) and Blue Bell Creameries (in Brenham). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church High Hill, look for gifts at Potter Country Store, and explore the world behind art at The Menil Collection.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Houston trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Branson to Houston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or drive. In May, Houston is somewhat warmer than Branson - with highs of 84°F and lows of 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Vicksburg.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

West Columbia, Schulenburg, George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, Copper Shade Tree Gallery, Washington-on-the-Brazos
Highlights from your plan
Copper Shade Tree Gallery ©
Copper Shade Tree Gallery
Columbia Historical Museum ©
Columbia Historical Museum

5
nights
Vicksburg

Vicksburg ©
Vicksburg is the only city and county seat of Warren County, Mississippi, United States. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Vicksburg National Military Park and Rosalie Mansion. U.S.S. Cairo Museum and Southern Heritage Air Foundation will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vicksburg: Natchez (Natchez City Cemetery, Stanton Hall, & more) and First Presbyterian Church of Port Gibson (in Port Gibson). Next up on the itinerary: shop like a local with Attic Gallery, appreciate the history behind Texas Monument, don't miss a visit to McRaven House, and stroll through Catfish Row Children's Art Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Vicksburg tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Houston to Vicksburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. Traveling from Houston in May, expect little chillier with lows of 62°F in Vicksburg. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Savannah.

Things to do in Vicksburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Natchez, Southern Heritage Air Foundation, First Presbyterian Church of Port Gibson
Highlights from your plan
Vicksburg National Military Park ©
Vicksburg National Military Park
Longwood ©
Longwood
U.S.S. Cairo Museum ©
U.S.S. Cairo Museum

4
nights
Savannah

Savannah
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum and Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters will appeal to museum buffs. Visit Fort Pulaski National Monument and City Market for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Hilton Head (Coastal Discovery Museum & Spas & Wellness). Next up on the itinerary: take an unorthodox tour of Olde Pink House, learn about all things military at Old Fort Jackson, contemplate the long history of Juliette Gordon Low's Birthplace, and get to know the fascinating history of Savannah Historic District.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Savannah online visit planner .

You can fly from Vicksburg to Savannah in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Vicksburg to Savannah, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May in Savannah, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cape Canaveral.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Tybee Island, Hilton Head, National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force
Highlights from your plan
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
Fort Pulaski National Monument ©
Fort Pulaski National Monument
Olde Pink House ©
Olde Pink House

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nights
Cape Canaveral

Cape Canaveral ©
Cape Canaveral is a city in Brevard County, Florida. Discover out-of-the-way places like Fishing Charters & Tours and Cape Canaveral Lighthouse. Appreciate the collections at NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and American Space Museum & Space Walk of Fame. When in Cape Canaveral, make a side trip to see Cape Canavarel National Cemetery in Scottsmoor, approximately 54 minutes away. There's more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum and examine the collection at U.S. Air Force Space & Missile Museum.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cape Canaveral driving holiday planning website .

You can drive from Savannah to Cape Canaveral in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Cape Canaveral

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Titusville, Cape Canavarel National Cemetery, Fishing Charters & Tours
Highlights from your plan
U.S. Air Force Space & Missile Museum ©
Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum ©
Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum

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Indianapolis

Indianapolis ©
Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
Step off the beaten path and head to Children's Museum of Indianapolis and The Original Treasure Mart. Museum-lovers will appreciate Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum and The Art Museum of Greater Lafayette. Get out of town with these interesting Indianapolis side-trips: Ernie Pyle World War II Museum (in Dana), Adams Mill (in Cutler) and Exit 76 Antique Mall (in Edinburgh). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Indianapolis Museum of Art and examine the collection at The Eiteljorg Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Indianapolis holiday app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Cape Canaveral to Indianapolis in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cape Canaveral in May, expect Indianapolis to be little chillier, temps between 73°F and 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Lancaster.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Exit 76 Antique Mall, The Art Museum of Greater Lafayette, Adams Mill, Ernie Pyle World War II Museum, The Original Treasure Mart
Highlights from your plan
Children's Museum of Indianapolis ©
Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum ©
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum
Indianapolis Museum of Art ©
Indianapolis Museum of Art

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night
Lancaster

Lancaster ©
The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
On the 24th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Hans Herr House Museum, see the interesting displays at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, then stop by Kitchen Kettle Village, then explore the wide array of goods at Good's Store, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Christiane David Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the eclectic array of goods at Lancaster Central Market, browse the fresh offerings at The Village Farm Market, then buy something for everyone on your list at Mad Hatter Antique Mall, and finally don't miss a visit to Erbs Covered Bridge.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Lancaster trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Indianapolis to Lancaster takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in May, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lancaster

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Good's Store, The Village Farm Market, Hans Herr House Museum, Erbs Covered Bridge, Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
Highlights from your plan
Kitchen Kettle Village ©
Kitchen Kettle Village
Hans Herr House Museum ©
Hans Herr House Museum
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania ©
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

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