60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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Fly
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Glacier National Park
Drive
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Livingston
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 1 day
Drive
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Grand Teton National Park
Drive
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Jackson Hole
Fly
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Salt Lake City
Fly to Grand Junction, Drive to Arches National Park
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Arches National Park
— 1 day
Drive
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Moab
Drive
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Telluride
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
Drive
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Sedona
Drive
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Phoenix
Fly
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Denver
Fly
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Santa Fe
— 1 day
Fly
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Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Fly
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Dallas
Drive
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Austin
Drive
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San Antonio
Drive
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Houston
— 2 nights
Fly to Alexandria, Taxi to Natchez
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Natchez
— 1 day
Drive
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New Orleans
— 1 day
Fly
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Fort Lauderdale
— 1 day
Train
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Everglades National Park
— 1 day
Train
24
Miami
— 1 day
Fly
25
Key West
— 1 day
Fly
26
Cape Canaveral
Drive
27
Orlando
— 1 day
Drive
28
St. Augustine
Drive to Orlando Sanford, Fly to Great Smoky Mountains National Park
29
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 1 day
Bus
30
Asheville
— 1 day
Drive
31
Atlanta
Drive
32
Birmingham
— 1 day
Drive
33
Memphis
Drive
34
Franklin
— 1 day
Drive
35
Nashville
— 1 day
Drive
36
Louisville
— 1 day
Drive
37
Indianapolis
— 1 day
Fly
38
Charleston
— 1 day
Drive
39
Hilton Head
— 1 day
Drive
40
Savannah
— 1 day
Fly to Norfolk, Drive to Corolla
41
Corolla
— 1 day
Drive to Norfolk, Fly to Newark
42
New York City
— 1 day
Drive
43
Manchester
— 1 day
Drive
44
Boston
— 1 day
Drive
45
Newport
Drive
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Provincetown
Drive
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Portland
— 1 day
Drive
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Acadia National Park
— 1 day
Drive
49
Bar Harbor
Fly
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Nantucket
Fly
51
Washington DC
— 1 day
Drive
52
St. Michaels
— 1 day
Drive
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Cape May
Drive
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Lancaster
Drive
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Ithaca
— 1 day
Drive
56
Niagara Falls
— 1 day
Drive
57
Detroit
Fly
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Chicago
Fly
59
Kansas City
— 1 day
Fly
60
Minneapolis
Fly
61
Keystone
— 1 day
Drive
62
Deadwood
Fly
63
Aspen
— 16 nights
Drive
64
Vail
Drive
65
Steamboat Springs
— 1 day
Fly
66
San Francisco
— 1 day
Drive
67
Sonoma
Drive
68
South Lake Tahoe
Drive
69
Yosemite National Park
— 1 day
Drive
70
Monterey
Drive
71
Big Sur
— 1 day
Drive
72
Santa Barbara
— 1 day
Drive
73
Santa Monica
Drive
74
Los Angeles
— 1 day
Drive
75
San Diego
— 1 day
Drive
76
Palm Springs
Drive
77
Joshua Tree National Park
Fly
78
Portland
Drive
79
The Dalles
— 1 night
Drive
80
Hood River
Drive

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Glacier National Park

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.
On the 12th (Sat), explore the activities along Swiftcurrent Falls and then trek along Iceberg Lake Trail.

To find out how to plan a trip to Glacier National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

Seattle to Glacier National Park is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Glacier National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seattle in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 45°F in Glacier National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Livingston.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Livingston

Livingston is a city and the county seat of Park County, Montana, United States. To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Livingston itinerary maker tool.

Explore your travel options from Glacier National Park to Livingston with the Route module. June in Livingston sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 46°F at night. On the 12th (Sat), you're off to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Livingston

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Yellowstone National Park

— 1 day

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at North Rim Trail and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park itinerary builder.

Drive from Livingston to Yellowstone National Park in 5.5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Livingston in June: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 66°F and lows are around 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Grand Teton National Park

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 13th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Sacred Heart.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Grand Teton National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park takes 1.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June: highs in Grand Teton National Park hover around 72°F, while lows dip to 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Jackson Hole

The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Jackson Hole trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Grand Teton National Park to Jackson Hole takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in June, and nighttime lows around 39°F. You'll set off for Salt Lake City on the 13th (Sun).

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Salt Lake City

Crossroads of the West

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Salt Lake City road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Jackson Hole to Salt Lake City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Jackson Hole in June, you will find days in Salt Lake City are a bit warmer (89°F), and nights are warmer (62°F). You'll set off for Arches National Park on the 13th (Sun).

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Fun & Games

Arches National Park

— 1 day

A Red Rock Wonderland

Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
On the 14th (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Double Arch and then take in the dramatic natural features at Fiery Furnace.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Arches National Park trip tool.

Do a combination of flight and car from Salt Lake City to Arches National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of train and car. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Salt Lake City in June: highs in Arches National Park hover around 95°F, while lows dip to 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Nature · Trails · Parks · Outdoors

Moab

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 14th (Mon): stop by The T Shirt Shop and then stroll through Bike Fiend.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Moab sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Arches National Park to Moab in an hour. In June in Moab, expect temperatures between 95°F during the day and 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Telluride.

Things to do in Moab

Trails · Parks · Shopping · Outdoors

Telluride

The town of Telluride is the county seat and most populous town of San Miguel County in the southwestern portion of the U.S. state of Colorado. To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Telluride attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Moab to Telluride takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Moab in June, expect nights in Telluride to be slightly colder, around 49°F, while days are much colder, around 72°F. You will leave for Grand Canyon National Park on the 14th (Mon).

Things to do in Telluride

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

Grand Canyon National Park

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park route app.

You can drive from Telluride to Grand Canyon National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Telluride in June: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 42°F. You will leave for Sedona on the 15th (Tue).

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

Sedona

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 15th (Tue), cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) and then see Off-Road Tours.

Plan trip to Sedona with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, expect nights in Sedona to be much hotter, around 68°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 94°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Sedona

Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive

Phoenix

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. For photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Phoenix day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Phoenix takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Sedona in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Phoenix: highs are around 107°F and lows about 81°F. You will leave for Denver on the 15th (Tue).

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nightlife

Denver

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.
To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Denver trip builder app.

Fly from Phoenix to Denver in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Phoenix in June: high temperatures in Denver hover around 83°F and lows are around 55°F. You will leave for Santa Fe on the 15th (Tue).

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nightlife

Santa Fe

— 1 day

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): walk around Cathedral Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, contemplate the long history of Loretto Chapel, then take in the exciting artwork at Mama's Minerals, then explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and finally make a trip to Santa Fe Plaza.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Santa Fe tour itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Denver to Santa Fe in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Denver in June: highs in Santa Fe hover around 89°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Carlsbad Caverns National Park

The canyons, cacti, and thorny bushes of the southern New Mexico desert hide one of the U.S.'s great subterranean geological wonders, Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Carlsbad Caverns National Park driving holiday planning site.

Traveling by flight from Santa Fe to Carlsbad Caverns National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In June, Carlsbad Caverns National Park is a bit warmer than Santa Fe - with highs of 98°F and lows of 67°F. On the 16th (Wed), you're off to Dallas.

Things to do in Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Dallas

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.
To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Dallas road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to Dallas takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to Dallas is 1 hour. When traveling from Carlsbad Caverns National Park in June, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Dallas: temperatures range from 92°F by day to 75°F at night. On the 17th (Thu), you're off to Austin.

Things to do in Dallas

Nightlife · Fun & Games · Parks · Museums

Austin

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Austin road trip site.

You can drive from Dallas to Austin in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Austin are 93°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. On the 17th (Thu), you're off to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Nightlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

San Antonio

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk and then pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

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

Getting from Austin to San Antonio by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 93°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Houston.

Things to do in San Antonio

Shopping · Historic Sites

Houston

— 2 nights

Bayou City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): get a taste of the local shopping with The Strand and then explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Keep things going the next day: get curious at The Houston Museum of Natural Science and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Seawall.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Houston online itinerary maker.

You can drive from San Antonio to Houston in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or fly. June in Houston sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 75°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Natchez.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Natchez

— 1 day
Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary Basilica, make a trip to Longwood, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Natchez City Cemetery, and finally contemplate the long history of Stanton Hall.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Natchez online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Houston to Natchez in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Houston in June; daily highs in Natchez reach 87°F and lows reach 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to New Orleans.

Things to do in Natchez

Historic Sites

New Orleans

— 1 day

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, then admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral, and finally get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip tool.

Getting from Natchez to New Orleans by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in New Orleans when traveling from Natchez in June, with lows around 83°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Fort Lauderdale.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Shopping

Fort Lauderdale

— 1 day

Venice of America

Known as the "Venice of America" because of its extensive network of navigable waterways, Fort Lauderdale welcomes over 10 million annual visitors, most of them attracted by the city's popular beaches and marinas.
On the 22nd (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Lauderdale Beach, get engrossed in the history at Stranahan House, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Fort Lauderdale day trip website.

You can fly from New Orleans to Fort Lauderdale in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from New Orleans in June, you will find days in Fort Lauderdale are somewhat warmer (89°F), and nights are little chillier (77°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Everglades National Park.

Things to do in Fort Lauderdale

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Everglades National Park

— 1 day

Largest Subtropical Wilderness in the United States

A vast expanse of pristine wetlands, Everglades National Park holds the distinction of being the largest tropical wilderness in the U.S. Overflow from Lake Okeechobee into the Florida Bay formed these wetlands, which are home to manatees, American crocodiles, Florida panthers, and an array of wading birds, land birds, and birds of prey.
On the 23rd (Wed), step off the mainland to explore Long Pine Key, then look for all kinds of wild species at Anhinga Trail, and then trek along Gumbo Limbo Trail.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Everglades National Park trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by train from Fort Lauderdale to Everglades National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. June in Everglades National Park sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 79°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Everglades National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife

Miami

— 1 day

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
On the 24th (Thu), get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District, then stroll through South Beach, then take a stroll through Lincoln Road, and finally enjoy some diversion at Lock & Load Miami.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Miami trip builder site.

Traveling by train from Everglades National Park to Miami takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. June in Miami sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Miami

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Key West

— 1 day

Conch Republic

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, then see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then make a trip to Duval Street, and finally fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Key West road trip app.

You can fly from Miami to Key West in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Cape Canaveral.

Things to do in Key West

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Cape Canaveral

Cape Canaveral is a city in Brevard County, Florida. To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cape Canaveral online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Key West to Cape Canaveral takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Key West in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Cape Canaveral, with lows of 73°F. On the 26th (Sat), you'll travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Cape Canaveral

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure

Orlando

— 1 day

Theme Park Capital of the World

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.
On the 26th (Sat), find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Orlando trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Cape Canaveral to Orlando in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and shuttle. June in Orlando sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks
Highlights from your trip

St. Augustine

St. For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the St. Augustine tour planning tool.

Traveling by car from Orlando to St. Augustine takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in St. Augustine sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

— 1 day

A Wondrous Diversity of Life

Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Laurel Falls, then look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork, and then hike along Grotto Falls Parking.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip maker site.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from St. Augustine to Great Smoky Mountains National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from St. Augustine in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, with lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Asheville.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Asheville

— 1 day

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
On the 28th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Saint Lawrence, take in nature's colorful creations at The North Carolina Arboretum, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Asheville fast, fun, and easy.

Getting from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Asheville by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Atlanta.

Things to do in Asheville

Nature · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

Atlanta

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Atlanta journey builder.

You can drive from Asheville to Atlanta in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from Asheville in June, Atlanta is a bit warmer at night with lows of 70°F. On the 28th (Mon), you're off to Birmingham.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks · Outdoors · Nightlife · Fun & Games

Birmingham

— 1 day

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, take some stellar pictures from Vulcan Park and Museum, then see the interesting displays at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Alabama Veterans Memorial Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Birmingham route planner.

You can drive from Atlanta to Birmingham in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In June, daytime highs in Birmingham are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Memphis.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums · Parks

Memphis

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Memphis holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from Birmingham to Memphis takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Memphis are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. You will leave for Franklin on the 29th (Tue).

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nightlife

Franklin

— 1 day
More than just a charming Southern city, Franklin continues to receive accolades for its downtown Main Street district that has brings up words like "romantic," "small town," and "best place to visit" from numerous media sources.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Downtown Franklin, take in the history at Lotz House Museum, then see the interesting displays at Carter House, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at McGavock Confederate Cemetery.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Franklin fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by car from Memphis to Franklin takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Franklin can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Franklin

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Nashville

— 1 day

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 1st (Thu), sample the fine beverages at Smith Creek Moonshine, catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, then examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and finally examine the collection at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Nashville sightseeing planning app.

Nashville is very close to Franklin. In July, daytime highs in Nashville are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can go by car to Louisville.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Nightlife · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries

Louisville

— 1 day

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Louisville itinerary app.

Drive from Nashville to Louisville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 69°F. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll travel to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Louisville

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Indianapolis

— 1 day

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Indianapolis Zoo, then pause for some photo ops at Monument Circle, and then stop by Rocket Fizz.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Indianapolis travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Louisville to Indianapolis takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in July, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Charleston

— 1 day
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
On the 3rd (Sat), contemplate the long history of Nathaniel Russell House, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, and finally go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Charleston trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Indianapolis to Charleston in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Indianapolis in July, things will get a bit warmer in Charleston: highs are around 89°F and lows about 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Charleston

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Hilton Head

— 1 day
A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Hilton Head route app.

Getting from Charleston to Hilton Head by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Hilton Head can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. You'll set off for Savannah on the 4th (Sun).

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Shopping

Savannah

— 1 day

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
On the 4th (Sun), get a taste of the local shopping with Savannah Historic District, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, and then get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Savannah day trip planning website.

You can drive from Hilton Head to Savannah in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Savannah are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Corolla.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours · Shopping

Corolla

— 1 day
A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
On the 5th (Mon), glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then take an exotic tour of Back Country Safari Tours.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Corolla attractions planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Savannah to Corolla in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. July in Corolla sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Corolla

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure

Side Trip

New York City

— 1 day

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.
On the 6th (Tue), visit Times Square and then take in the pleasant sights at Central Park.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the New York City trip maker site.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Corolla to New York City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In July, daytime highs in New York City are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Manchester.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Neighborhoods

Manchester

— 1 day
Manchester is a town in, and one of two shire towns (county seats) of, Bennington County, Vermont, United States. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home, stop by Northshire Bookstore, then fly down the slopes at Bromley Mountain, and finally relax in the rural setting at North Meadow Farm.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Manchester road trip planning app.

You can drive from New York City to Manchester in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from New York City in July, expect Manchester to be little chillier, temps between 81°F and 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Boston.

Things to do in Manchester

Parks · Winter Sports · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Boston

— 1 day

Beantown

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): explore the different monuments and memorials at Granary Burying Ground, traverse land and water with a duck tour, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Boston trip planner.

Getting from Manchester to Boston by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Manchester in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Boston, with lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites

Newport

City by the Sea

With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Newport trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Boston to Newport in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Newport, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 66°F at night. On the 8th (Thu), you're off to Provincetown.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Provincetown

Birthplace of American Liberty

A small resort town with a year-round population of just 3,000, Provincetown draws nearly 60,000 annual visitors with its scenic beaches, art colonies, galleries, theaters, and shops.
For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Provincetown online trip planner.

You can drive from Newport to Provincetown in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July in Provincetown, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 64°F at night. You'll set off for Portland on the 9th (Fri).

Things to do in Provincetown

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Portland

— 1 day

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): visit a coastal fixture at Portland Head Light, take an in-depth tour of Victoria Mansion, then take advantage of the amenities at Old Orchard Beach, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Allagash Brewing Company.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Portland road trip planner.

Getting from Provincetown to Portland by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. July in Portland sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Acadia National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Beaches · Historic Sites · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Acadia National Park

— 1 day

First Eastern National Park

The first national park east of the Mississippi River, Acadia National Park draws visitors with its rugged landscape of ocean shoreline, low-slung granite mountains, dense woodlands, and pristine lakes.
For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Acadia National Park tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Portland to Acadia National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in July, and nighttime lows around 58°F. You will leave for Bar Harbor on the 10th (Sat).

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Bar Harbor

Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): go for a walk through Compass Harbor Trail, don't miss a visit to Land Bridge to Bar Island, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Shore Path.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Bar Harbor tour builder app.

Bar Harbor is very close to Acadia National Park. In July in Bar Harbor, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Nantucket.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Wildlife · Parks

Nantucket

Nantucket is an island about 30mi by ferry south from Cape Cod, in the American state of Massachusetts. For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Nantucket online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Bar Harbor to Nantucket takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Nantucket when traveling from Bar Harbor in July, with lows around 64°F. You will leave for Washington DC on the 10th (Sat).

Things to do in Nantucket

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Washington DC

— 1 day
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, and finally get a sense of history and politics at White House.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC online route builder.

Getting from Nantucket to Washington DC by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. In July, Washington DC is somewhat warmer than Nantucket - with highs of 89°F and lows of 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to St. Michaels.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums

St. Michaels

— 1 day
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): examine the collection at Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then do a tasting at Saint Michaels Winery, then sample the fine beverages at Lyon Rum Distillery, and finally view the masterpieces at Ouvert Gallery.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the St. Michaels holiday app.

Traveling by car from Washington DC to St. Michaels takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. In July in St. Michaels, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 71°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cape May.

Things to do in St. Michaels

Museums · Wineries · Tours · Outdoors

Cape May

The Nation's Oldest Seashore Resort

Cape May represents the other Jersey Shore--the one you don't see on TV--the one with a rich history and a refined, relaxed atmosphere.
To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cape May visit planning tool.

Drive from St. Michaels to Cape May in 3.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Cape May are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. On the 12th (Mon), you're off to Lancaster.

Things to do in Cape May

Outdoors · Fun & Games · Parks · Nightlife

Lancaster

Red Rose City

The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lancaster trip builder app.

Drive from Cape May to Lancaster in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Lancaster are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. You'll set off for Ithaca on the 13th (Tue).

Things to do in Lancaster

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Fun & Games

Ithaca

— 1 day
Ithaca is a city in the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region of New York. On the 13th (Tue), relax in the rural setting at Lively Run Dairy, immerse yourself in nature at Taughannock Falls State Park, then immerse yourself in nature at Robert Treman State Park, and finally admire the majestic nature at Buttermilk Falls State Park.

Plan a Ithaca trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Lancaster to Ithaca takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Lancaster in July since evenings lows in Ithaca dip to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Ithaca

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Niagara Falls

— 1 day

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S. half of the famous waterfall that straddles the border between Canada and the United States.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): meet the residents at Aquarium of Niagara, explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, take in panoramic vistas at Niagara Falls Observation Tower, then head outdoors with Niagara Jet Adventures, and finally appreciate the history behind Tuscarora Heroes Monument.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Niagara Falls travel planner.

Getting from Ithaca to Niagara Falls by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Niagara Falls can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Detroit.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Detroit

The Motor City

Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Detroit tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Niagara Falls to Detroit in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a train. In July in Detroit, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 65°F at night. You'll set off for Chicago on the 14th (Wed).

Things to do in Detroit

Parks · Nightlife · Outdoors · Museums

Chicago

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Chicago trip planning tool.

Getting from Detroit to Chicago by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July, daily temperatures in Chicago can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. On the 15th (Thu), you're off to Kansas City.

Things to do in Chicago

Nightlife · Parks · Fun & Games · Outdoors

Kansas City

— 1 day

City of Fountains

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at National WWI Museum and Memorial, then get engrossed in the history at Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cinder Block Brewery.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Kansas City trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Chicago to Kansas City by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chicago in July, you will find days in Kansas City are a bit warmer (89°F), and nights are about the same (72°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Minneapolis

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.
To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Minneapolis attractions planner.

You can fly from Kansas City to Minneapolis in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, Minneapolis is little chillier than Kansas City - with highs of 83°F and lows of 65°F. You will leave for Keystone on the 15th (Thu).

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks · Nightlife · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Keystone

— 1 day

Home Of Mount Rushmore

Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Keystone online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Minneapolis to Keystone takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Minneapolis in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Keystone, with lows around 53°F. You will leave for Deadwood on the 16th (Fri).

Things to do in Keystone

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Deadwood

Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. On the 16th (Fri), go deep underground at Broken Boot Gold Mine.

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

You can drive from Keystone to Deadwood in 1.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Deadwood can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Aspen.
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Aspen

— 16 nights

Rocky Mountain High

Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Aspen: Glenwood Springs (Roaring Fork Valley, Hanging Lake Trail, &more), West Elk Loop Scenic Byway (in Carbondale) and Rifle Falls (in Rifle). On the 22nd (Thu), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Aspen Mountain / Ajax. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells, deepen your understanding at Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, get interesting insight from Tours, and take in the dramatic natural features at Rocky Mountains.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Aspen trip maker app.

You can fly from Deadwood to Aspen in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Deadwood in July, Aspen is little chillier at night with lows of 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Vail.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Vail

Western White House of President Gerald Ford

Originally built as a base for Vail Ski Resort, the town of Vail has blossomed into its own destination, but still has less than 6,000 permanent residents.
To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Vail visit planning website.

Traveling by car from Aspen to Vail takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Aspen in August, you will find days in Vail are little chillier (62°F), and nights are about the same (46°F). On the 1st (Sun), you're off to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Vail

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Winter Sports

Steamboat Springs

— 1 day

Ski Town USA

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): admire the sheer force of Fish Creek Falls, admire the natural beauty at Yampa River Botanic Park, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Strawberry Park Hot Springs.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Steamboat Springs online route planner.

Traveling by car from Vail to Steamboat Springs takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. While traveling from Vail, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Steamboat Springs, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks · Nature

San Francisco

— 1 day

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner.

You can fly from Steamboat Springs to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Steamboat Springs to San Francisco is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Steamboat Springs in August, expect nights in San Francisco to be a bit warmer, around 59°F, while days are little chillier, around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Sonoma.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods

Sonoma

Set in the heart of one of the United States' most esteemed wine-producing regions, just 45 minutes from San Francisco, Sonoma boasts colonial Mexican architecture, including a mission.
For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sonoma travel itinerary planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Sonoma by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: highs in Sonoma hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 55°F. On the 3rd (Tue), you're off to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Sonoma

Wineries · Tours · Parks · Outdoors

South Lake Tahoe

High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our South Lake Tahoe itinerary website.

Getting from Sonoma to South Lake Tahoe by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Sonoma in August since evenings lows in South Lake Tahoe dip to 44°F. You will leave for Yosemite National Park on the 3rd (Tue).

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Winter Sports

Yosemite National Park

— 1 day
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, then don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and finally take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park route builder tool.

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park in 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Monterey

Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Monterey trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Monterey takes 5 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Monterey: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 57°F at night. You'll set off for Big Sur on the 5th (Thu).

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wineries

Big Sur

— 1 day

Big Country of the South

A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): snap pictures at Bixby Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Hawthorne Gallery, then admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, then enjoy the sand and surf at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Pfeiffer State Beach.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Big Sur trip maker app.

Drive from Monterey to Big Sur in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in August, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Santa Barbara

— 1 day

The American Riviera

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
On the 6th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara day trip site.

Getting from Big Sur to Santa Barbara by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Big Sur in August: highs in Santa Barbara hover around 76°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites

Santa Monica

Fortunate People in a Fortunate Land

A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Santa Monica day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Santa Monica in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in August, and nighttime lows around 65°F. You will leave for Los Angeles on the 7th (Sat).

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nightlife

Los Angeles

— 1 day

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles day trip planner.

Los Angeles is just a stone's throw from Santa Monica. Traveling from Santa Monica in August, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 66°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 84°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks
Highlights from your trip

San Diego

— 1 day

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our San Diego trip planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 78°F by day to 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Palm Springs.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your trip

Palm Springs

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You can drive from San Diego to Palm Springs in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from San Diego in August: highs in Palm Springs hover around 107°F, while lows dip to 80°F. On the 8th (Sun), you're off to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Golf · Nature

Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
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Traveling by car from Palm Springs to Joshua Tree National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Palm Springs in August: highs in Joshua Tree National Park hover around 101°F, while lows dip to 76°F. You will leave for Portland on the 8th (Sun).

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Portland

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.
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Traveling by flight from Joshua Tree National Park to Portland takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in August, expect Portland to be a bit cooler, temps between 85°F and 60°F. You will leave for The Dalles on the 9th (Mon).

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Outdoors · Wineries · Tours

The Dalles

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The Dalles is the county seat and largest city of Wasco County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Stonehenge Memorial, admire the masterpieces at Maryhill Museum of Art, learn about winemaking at Sunshine Mill Winery, then see the interesting displays at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, and finally make a trip to The Dalles Murals. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): brush up on your military savvy at Fort Dalles Museum and Anderson Homestead, contemplate the waterfront views at The Dalles, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally see the interesting displays at Fire Museum in City Hall.

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You can drive from Portland to The Dalles in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Portland in August, plan for a bit warmer days in The Dalles, with highs around 91°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Hood River.

Things to do in The Dalles

Museums · Nature · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Hood River

The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Hood River trip planner.

Hood River is just a short distance from The Dalles. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from The Dalles in August: highs in Hood River hover around 81°F, while lows dip to 60°F. On the 10th (Tue), you're off to home.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

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.

Outer Banks travel guide

4.6
Lighthouses · Historic Sites · Piers & Boardwalks
A trip to Outer Banks takes visitors to a string of barrier islands just off the North Carolina coast. A holiday in Outer Banks is a chance to explore 320 km (200 mi) of state parks, open sea beaches, and wreck diving sites. It's also the perfect chance to visit Roanoke Island, England's original settlement in the New World. For those looking to add a bit of adrenaline to their experience, a vacation in Outer Banks delivers many different fishing options and methods, some of which hark back to the first European settlers in this part of the world.

Cape Cod travel guide

4.4
Beaches · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Specialty Museums
Located on the southern shore of Massachusetts, Cape Cod contains some 15 towns and two islands. The arm-shaped peninsula is a popular holiday destination throughout the year because of its historical attractions, art galleries, award-winning restaurants, and a scenic coastline dotted by sandy beaches. Start your sightseeing in Provincetown, located at the very tip of the cape and famous for being the site of the first Pilgrims' landing in 1620. From there you can hit up all of the Cape's other small towns, renowned for their comfortable bed and breakfasts and distinctive cuisine of fresh fish and oyster dishes. This maritime community features more than a dozen lighthouses. Part of experiencing the Cape means a trip to its two islands--which showcase several lighthouses and numerous restaurants.

Finger Lakes travel guide

4.5
Wineries & Vineyards · State Parks · Specialty Museums
New York's Wine Country
Defined by wine and water, the Finger Lakes region includes 11 elongated bodies of water spread over 130 km (80 mi) of rolling countryside in the northern section of the state of New York. In addition to the picturesque waterways, the Finger Lakes' main vacation attraction is its more than 100 wineries: the area is a top wine region, often referred to as the East Coast's answer to California's Napa Valley. Tour the wineries and recreational areas dotting the slopes above the lakes, but don't forget to include a trip or two to the region's vibrant towns, known for their lively culinary and nightlife scenes.