57 days in United States Itinerary

57 days in United States Itinerary

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Cleveland
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Milwaukee
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Dubuque
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Minneapolis
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Glacier National Park
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Portland
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San Francisco
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Las Vegas
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Albuquerque
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Santa Fe
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Colorado Springs
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Denver
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Omaha
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Austin
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Indianapolis
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Louisville
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Burlington
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Portland
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Cleveland

— 4 nights

Forest City

A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Cleveland Museum of Art and A Christmas Story House. Escape the urban bustle at Main Street Beach and Vermilion River Reservation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cleveland: Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens (in Akron), Hale Farm and Village (in Bath) and Beaver Marsh (in Cuyahoga Falls). And it doesn't end there: stroll the grounds of Lake View Cemetery, steep yourself in history at Wade Memorial Chapel, browse the eclectic array of goods at West Side Market, and get to know the resident critters at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Cleveland travel route planner.

London, UK to Cleveland is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Cleveland is minus 5 hours. Traveling from London in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Cleveland: highs are around 28°C and lows about 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Milwaukee.

Things to do in Cleveland

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Milwaukee

— 2 nights

Brew City

Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): get a new perspective on nature at Milwaukee Public Museum, then examine the collection at Harley-Davidson Museum, and then take a stroll through Historic Third Ward. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Milwaukee Art Museum, then kick back and relax at Atwater Park & Beach, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Lakefront Brewery.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Milwaukee travel planner.

You can fly from Cleveland to Milwaukee in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cleveland to Milwaukee. September in Milwaukee sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Dubuque.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Dubuque

— 1 night
Dubuque is the county seat of Dubuque County, Iowa, United States, located along the Mississippi River. On the 8th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Heritage Trail, make a trip to Fenelon Place Elevator Co., and then browse the exhibits of National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Dubuque online trip maker.

You can drive from Milwaukee to Dubuque in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Dubuque

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Trails

Minneapolis

— 4 nights

The City of Lakes

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.
Appreciate the collections at Minneapolis Institute of Art and Wings of the North Air Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Mill City Museum and Cathedral of Saint Paul. Change things up with these side-trips from Minneapolis: National Eagle Center (in Wabasha), Chocolate Shoppe (in Mantorville) and Pottery Museum of Red Wing (in Red Wing). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Minnehaha Park, explore the landscape on two wheels at Mill Ruins Park, contemplate the long history of Sibley Historic Site, and buy something for everyone on your list at Mall of America.

Discover how to plan a Minneapolis trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Dubuque to Minneapolis in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Minneapolis are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Glacier National Park

— 4 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.
Visiting Going-to-the-Sun Road and Grinnell Glacier will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Logan Pass and Highline Trail. Spend the 15th (Wed) exploring nature at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McDonald, hike along Granite Park Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Iceberg Lake Trail, and take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Glacier National Park online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Minneapolis to Glacier National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Minneapolis in September, with highs in Glacier National Park at 24°C and lows at 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Portland

— 4 nights

City of Roses

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Powell's City of Books and Cannon Beach Gallery. Visiting Multnomah Falls and Cannon Beach will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portland: Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum (in McMinnville), Oneonta Gorge (in Cascade Locks) and Haystack Rock (in Cannon Beach). The adventure continues: sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, get to know the resident critters at Washington Park, and take a peaceful walk through The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Portland travel website.

You can fly from Glacier National Park to Portland in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Glacier National Park to Portland. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Glacier National Park in September, with highs in Portland at 28°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Alcatraz Island and Walt Disney Family Museum. Get outdoors at Marin Headlands and Lands End. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral, and examine the collection at Musee Mecanique.

Take the guesswork out of planning a San Francisco vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Portland to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Las Vegas

— 4 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Counts Kustoms and Shelby American Inc. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Strip and The Neon Museum. There's much more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, try your luck at Wynn Las Vegas, get engrossed in the history at Titanic, and take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Las Vegas trip planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in September, with highs in Las Vegas at 39°C and lows at 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods

Albuquerque

— 2 nights

Duke City

Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): get a new perspective on nature at New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, then explore the striking landscape at Petroglyph National Monument, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): see the interesting displays at The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at ABQ BioPark Zoo, and then learn more about the world around you at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Albuquerque driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Albuquerque in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of shuttle and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Albuquerque is 1 hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in September; daily highs in Albuquerque reach 33°C and lows reach 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Loretto Chapel and Santa Fe Plaza. Popular historic sites such as The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi and Canyon Road are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Museum of International Folk Art, admire the masterpieces at San Miguel Chapel, and gain insight with New Mexico History Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Albuquerque to Santa Fe in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Santa Fe when traveling from Albuquerque in September, with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours

Colorado Springs

— 2 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.
On the 4th (Mon), take in the dramatic scenery at Helen Hunt Falls and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): stroll around Red Rock Canyon Open Space, then walk around Garden of the Gods, and then expand your understanding of the military at United States Air Force Academy.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Colorado Springs itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Colorado Springs takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Colorado Springs are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Denver

— 3 nights

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Get outdoors at Mount Evans and River Rafting & Tubing. Discover out-of-the-way places like Denver Botanic Gardens and Denver Art Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Denver: Estes Park (Peak to Peak Scenic Byway & Off-Road Tours). Next up on the itinerary: look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Denver trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Denver by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Omaha.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Omaha

— 2 nights

Gateway to the West

A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at The Durham Museum, then listen to music at Henry Doorly Zoo, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Old Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): take in the views from Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge and then explore the world behind art at Joslyn Art Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Omaha trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Denver to Omaha takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Denver to Omaha. October in Omaha sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Austin.

Things to do in Omaha

Museums · Parks · Nightlife · Neighborhoods

Austin

— 4 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Museum of the Pacific War and LBJ Presidential Library. Get outdoors at Barton Springs Pool and Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats. Explore Austin's surroundings by going to San Marcos Premium Outlets (in San Marcos), San Antonio (San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral & Mission Trail) and Fredericksburg (Fort Martin Scott & Grape Creek Vineyards). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail and admire the landmark architecture of The Driskill.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Austin holiday site.

Traveling by flight from Omaha to Austin takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Omaha in October; daily highs in Austin reach 34°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Austin

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Indianapolis

— 4 nights

Circle City

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum and Children's Museum of Indianapolis. Museum-lovers will get to explore Indianapolis Museum of Art and The Eiteljorg Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Urban Vines Winery & Brewery Co. (in Westfield), Exotic Feline Rescue Center (in Centerpoint) and Nashville (Salt Creek Trail & Brown County State Park). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Central Canal, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint John Evangelist Catholic Church, and get in on the family fun at Indiana State Fairgrounds.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Indianapolis planning website.

Getting from Austin to Indianapolis by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Austin to Indianapolis due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Austin in October: high temperatures in Indianapolis hover around 22°C and lows are around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Louisville.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Louisville

— 3 nights

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Step off the beaten path and head to Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory and Churchill Downs. Appreciate the collections at Kentucky Derby Museum and Muhammad Ali Center. Get out of town with these interesting Louisville side-trips: Woodford Reserve Distillery (in Versailles), Charlestown State Park (in Charlestown) and Kentucky Horse Park (in Lexington). There's more to do: admire the majestic nature at Falls of the Ohio State Park.

Before you visit Louisville, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Indianapolis to Louisville by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. October in Louisville sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Burlington.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums · Nature · Parks · Casinos

Side Trips

Burlington

— 1 night
Burlington is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Vermont and the seat of Chittenden County. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): hike along Burlington Bike Path, then make a trip to Church Street Marketplace, and then see the interesting displays at Shelburne Museum.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Burlington tour itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Louisville to Burlington takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Louisville in October, things will get little chillier in Burlington: highs are around 19°C and lows about 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Burlington

Parks · Trails · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trip

Portland

— 2 nights

The Forest City

Maine's biggest and perhaps most vibrant city, Portland was established as a fishing village in 1633 and grew to become New England's largest port.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): visit a coastal fixture at Portland Head Light, then kick back and relax at Wells Beach, and then enjoy the sea views from Nubble Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Perkins Cove, get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ogunquit Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Portland day trip app.

Traveling by car from Burlington to Portland takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

— 3 nights
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. On the 25th (Mon), hike along Ocean Path, enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Beach, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): take a memorable drive along Park Loop Road, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Shore Path.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Bar Harbor driving holiday planning app.

Getting from Portland to Bar Harbor by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In October, daily temperatures in Bar Harbor can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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.

Wisconsin travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Water Parks · Zoos
The Badger State
Wisconsin is known as "America's Dairyland" because of its status as the nation's most famous producer of milk and cheese. A growing favorite with foreign tourists, the state is a perfect holiday destination for nature lovers, offering year-round outdoor activities like fishing, boating, kayaking, and hiking. Dotted with thousands of inland lakes and waterways alongside apple and cherry orchards, Wisconsin also offers numerous urban tourist attractions, its cities hosting renowned beer and art festivals each year.

Iowa travel guide

4.1
Casinos · Historic Sites · Specialty Museums
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."

Montana travel guide

4.8
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Wildlife Areas
The Crown of the Continent
With a population of only one million, Montana remains an untouched natural paradise of snowcapped peaks, expansive forests, and alpine lakes, dotted with Old West ghost towns, Indian reservations, and progressive urban communities. Appreciate the state's unique charm and beauty with a trip to Glacier National Park, where you can come face-to-face with Montana wildlife among its high peaks. Head to the state's largest cities, Billings and Missoula, for an array of historical attractions and cultural sightseeing.

New Mexico travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Geologic Formations · Historic Walking Areas
Land of Enchantment
New Mexico is a land of distinctive regional cuisine and a thriving art scene, centered around the state's cosmopolitan urban centers. Once a Spanish colony claimed by 16th-century conquistadores, New Mexico remains the home of a large Spanish-speaking population and plenty of historical places to visit. The state also contains many Native American communities, sheltering a traditional way of life irretrievably lost in most other places in the country. With large tracts of sparsely inhabited land, the state is a great vacation destination for those who want to discover one of the world's last truly untamed regions, interspersed by only a few ancient pueblos and centuries-old missionary churches.

Colorado travel guide

4.4
River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.

Nebraska travel guide

4.6
Aquariums · Shopping · History Museums
The Cornhusker State
Situated in the heartland of America, Nebraska is home to a large number of small rural communities and masses of farmland. The state's two main cities, Omaha and Lincoln, are abuzz with youthful energy and cultural delights. Your itinerary can include a trip to the cities' museums to learn about the state's past, or tours of the area's important pioneer and Native American sites. The state's central location means that it has been crossed by many trails, but it was the California Gold Rush of 1848-1855 that originally brought large numbers of non-indigenous people to the area. Scenic river valleys offer plenty of opportunities for outdoor vacation activities, while Nebraska's agricultural towns charm visitors with their all-American spirit.

Kentucky travel guide

4.5
Caves · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
The Bluegrass State
A diverse region of sprawling farmland and rich cultural heritage, Kentucky is the birthplace of American horse racing and home to the world-famous Kentucky Derby. While the cities of Lexington and Louisville experience the majority of the state's tourism, Kentucky is also a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts with its array of natural attractions, including the Cumberland Gap and the world's longest cave system at Mammoth Cave National Park. Take a tour through original Civil War battlefields to delve into the nation's history, or head to one of the many bourbon distilleries to learn more about Kentucky's most famous export.

Vermont travel guide

4.5
Gift & Specialty Shops · Ski Areas · Hiking Trails
The Green Mountain State
Known for its autumn foliage and maple syrup, Vermont is one of the country's smallest states in terms of both population and geographic area. Despite its small size and mostly rural character, the state boasts many picturesque places to visit, including Lake Champlain, one of the nation's largest freshwater bodies. Split in half by the Green Mountains--a popular holiday destination for hiking and skiing--Vermont features a rolling landscape dotted with farms and quaint towns known for their family-run inns, antique shops, and restaurants. Be sure to explore the state's many wild areas while on vacation, but beware of the so-called "mud season," a period of a few weeks when the state's unpaved roads become undrivable due to spring thaw.

Maine travel guide

4.6
Beaches · Lighthouses · Mountains
The Pine Tree State
The easternmost state in New England, Maine features an indented coastline and forested interior, carved eons ago by receding glaciers. Maine includes more lighthouses and quaint resort villages than you could ever hope to explore in a single trip, but the state is also one of the country's most sparsely populated, the majority of its land pristine and uninhabited wilderness. The temperate coastal regions, historically supported by fishing and lobstering, contain most of the state's urban centers and are the most popular spots in the state for holidays. The sea is the focus here, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that water plays an important role in the distinct character of the state, shaping its economy, tourism, cuisine, politics, sports, and art.