60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Keystone
— 3 nights
Fly
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Phoenix
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Page
— 1 night
Drive
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Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Moab
— 3 nights
Drive
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Torrey
— 1 night
Drive
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Bryce
— 1 night
Drive
10
Springdale
— 2 nights
Drive
11
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
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Beatty
— 1 night
Drive
13
Mammoth Lakes
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Monterey
— 1 night
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Cambria
— 1 night
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Santa Barbara
— 1 night
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San Diego
— 3 nights
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Phoenix
— 1 night
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New York City
— 5 nights
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Philadelphia
— 2 nights
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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Nashville
— 1 night
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25
Memphis
— 2 nights
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Clarksdale
— 1 night
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Vicksburg
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Natchez
— 1 night
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New Orleans
— 4 nights
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Birmingham
— 1 night
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31
Nashville
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 1 night

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Keystone

— 3 nights

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.
Get some cultural insight at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs and Twisted Pine Winery. Visiting Little Devil's Tower Trail and Black Elk Peak will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Keystone: Hot Springs (Angostura Recreation Area & Pioneer Museum). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, look for gifts at Granite Sports, get a new perspective on nature at The Museum @ Black Hills Institute, and putt your heart out at Holy Terror Mini Golf.

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Los Angeles to Keystone is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Keystone: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 8°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Tue) before leaving for Phoenix.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Phoenix

— 1 night
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): examine the collection at Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Phoenix planner.

Fly from Keystone to Phoenix in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, Phoenix is much hotter than Keystone - with highs of 43°C and lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon, steep yourself in history at Grand Canyon Railway Depot, take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio, then examine the collection at Kolb Studio, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point. Keep things going the next day: walk around Indian Garden, examine the collection at Yavapai Geology Museum, then explore and take pictures at East Rim Drive, then get great views at Shoshone Point, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Moran Point.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Phoenix to Grand Canyon National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Phoenix in September, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 28°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Childrens Museums

Page

— 1 night

Center of Canyon Country

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Powell Museum, then explore the striking landscape of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, and then have fun at Gunfighter Canyon.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Page sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Page in 4 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, with highs in Page at 35°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Page

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Museums

Monument Valley

— 1 night
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. On the 19th (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, stroll around Sandstone Tours, then see Off-Road Tours, and finally see the interesting displays at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum..

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Monument Valley trip maker.

Traveling by car from Page to Monument Valley takes 2.5 hours. In September, Monument Valley is slightly colder than Page - with highs of 32°C and lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Mesa Verde National Park

— 1 night
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
On the 20th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Park Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spruce Canyon Trail, see the interesting displays at Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum, take in the dramatic natural features at Square Tower House, then explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Far View Sites.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Mesa Verde National Park online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Mesa Verde National Park takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Monument Valley in September, expect little chillier with lows of 8°C in Mesa Verde National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Trails

Moab

— 3 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Get outdoors at Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Double Arch. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bret Edge Photography Gallery and Tom Till Gallery. Take a break from Moab with a short trip to Windows in Arches National Park, about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: hike along Scott Matheson Wetlands Preserve, see Off-Road Tours, examine the collection at Moab Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Park Avenue Trail.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Moab trip planning website.

You can drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Moab in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Moab, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Torrey.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Museums

Side Trip

Torrey

— 1 night
Torrey is a town located on State Route 24 in Wayne County, Utah, United States, 8mi from Capitol Reef National Park. Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Fruita Schoolhouse, explore the striking landscape at Water Pocket Fold, then steep yourself in history at Behunin Cabin, then trek along Sunset Point Trail, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Chimney Rock Trail.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Torrey online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Moab to Torrey in 3 hours. In September, Torrey is little chillier than Moab - with highs of 24°C and lows of 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Bryce.

Things to do in Torrey

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bryce

— 1 night
Serving as a gateway to the adjacent Bryce Canyon National Park, the tiny town of Bryce draws outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers all year round.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): trek along Navajo Loop Trail, take in breathtaking views at Sunset Point, then hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, then take in the dramatic natural features at Bryce Amphitheatre, and finally stop by Ruby's Inn.

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Traveling by car from Torrey to Bryce takes 2 hours. In September in Bryce, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Springdale.

Things to do in Bryce

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Springdale

— 2 nights
Located just outside Zion National Park, Springdale's 600 residents welcome thousands of visitors a year to their tiny town.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Checkerboard Mesa, cruise along Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pa'rus Trail, then hike along Watchman Trail, and finally take in the exciting artwork at David J West Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Worthington Gallery, explore the stunning scenery at Hidden Canyon, then hike along Riverside Walk, then trek along Temple of Sinawava Trail, and finally hike along Kayenta Trail.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Springdale trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Bryce to Springdale by car takes about 2 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bryce in September: high temperatures in Springdale hover around 34°C and lows are around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Springdale

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · 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.
Popular historic sites such as The Strip and Chloride, Arizona are in your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Valley of Fire State Park and Counts Kustoms. Explore Las Vegas' surroundings by going to Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection (in Laughlin), Historic Route 66 Museum (in Kingman) and Mouse's Tank (in Overton). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Shelby American Inc, identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, explore the galleries of Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah, and ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Springdale to Las Vegas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Springdale in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 39°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Beatty.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Beatty

— 1 night
Beatty is an unincorporated town along the Amargosa River in Nye County in the U.S. state of Nevada. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Beatty Museum & Historical Society, look for gifts at Death Valley Nut & Candy, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Daylight Pass, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Bullfrog-Rhyolite Cemetery.

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You can drive from Las Vegas to Beatty in 2 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Beatty, with lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Beatty

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Mammoth Lakes

— 1 night
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. On the 3rd (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at McGee Creek, trek along Mammoth Crest Trail, then trek along Earthquake Fault, then play a few rounds at Sierra Star Golf Club, and finally gear up at Footloose Sports in Mammoth Lakes.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Mammoth Lakes trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Beatty to Mammoth Lakes by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Beatty in October, expect nights in Mammoth Lakes to be much colder, around -2°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife

Yosemite National Park

— 3 nights
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.
Visiting Glacier Point and Tioga Pass will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Yosemite Falls and Vernal Fall. There's still lots to do: hike along Panorama Trail, make a trip to Yosemite Village, take in the exciting artwork at Ansel Adams Gallery, and stroll through May Lake Trailhead.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park driving holiday planner.

Traveling by bus from Mammoth Lakes to Yosemite National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October in Yosemite National Park, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and -2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
We've included these beaches for you: China Beach and Marshall’s Beach. Do your shopping at Ferry Building Marketplace and Union Square. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, admire the masterpieces at Legion of Honor, and hike along Lands End.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Monterey

— 1 night
Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. On the 10th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Carlos Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Breakwater, enjoy the sand and surf at McAbee Beach, then appreciate the history behind The Cannery Row Monument, then learn about winemaking at A Taste of Monterey-Wine Market & Bistro, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Monterey trip planning website.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Monterey takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Cambria.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Cambria

— 1 night
Cambria is a seaside village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1). On the 11th (Sun), take in the exciting artwork at Artifacts Gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Moonstone Beach, immerse yourself in nature at Leffingwell Landing, then enjoy the sand and surf at Piedras Blancas, and finally stop by Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cambria trip planning tool.

Getting from Monterey to Cambria by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. While traveling from Monterey, expect somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Cambria, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Cambria

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Barbara

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): wander the streets of State Street Underpass, walk around Arroyo Burro County Beach Park, identify plant and animal life at Douglas Family Preserve, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Historic La Arcada Courtyard, then stop by Italian Pottery Outlet, and finally do a tasting at Margerum Wine Company Tasting Room.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Santa Barbara online holiday planner.

You can drive from Cambria to Santa Barbara in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Cambria, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Santa Barbara, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can fly to San Diego.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

San Diego

— 3 nights

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.
Get in touch with nature at Pacific Beach and La Jolla Cove. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fort Rosecrans Cemetery and Moonlight State Beach. Get out of town with these interesting San Diego side-trips: South Carlsbad State Beach (in Carlsbad) and Del Mar City Beach (in Del Mar). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Point Loma, enjoy the sand and surf at Windansea Beach, stroll through Mission Beach Park, and browse the different shops at Fashion Valley.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the San Diego road trip planning app.

You can fly from Santa Barbara to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Barbara in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 20°C in San Diego. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to fly to Phoenix.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Phoenix

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Phoenix Police Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Basilica, then steep yourself in history at Rosson House Museum, then see the interesting displays at Heard Museum, and finally learn about winemaking at Aridus Wine Company.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Phoenix route planner.

Getting from San Diego to Phoenix by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from San Diego in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Phoenix: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to New York City.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trip

New York City

— 5 nights

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Speed Boats Tours and Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours. Let the collections at Ground Zero Museum Workshop and 9/11 Memorial capture your imagination. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Brooklyn Heights Promenade, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, take a stroll through Dumbo, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, read our New York City trip planner.

You can fly from Phoenix to New York City in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from Phoenix in October, plan for cooler days in New York City, with highs around 24°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 16°C. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Philadelphia

— 2 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): steep yourself in history at Washington Square Park, then steep yourself in history at Independence Hall, and then stop by Independence Mall. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Benjamin Franklin Museum, explore the galleries of Fireman's Hall, contemplate the long history of Elfreth's Alley, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, then take an in-depth tour of National Liberty Museum, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Reading Terminal Market.

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Take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Washington DC

— 3 nights
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.
Smithsonian Institution Building and Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens will appeal to history buffs. National Museum of African American History and Culture and National Portrait Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, admire the masterpieces at Smithsonian American Art Museum, examine the collection at The National Archives Museum, and shop like a local with National Gallery of Art - Sculpture Garden.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip app.

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to Washington DC takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Nashville.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Nashville

— 1 night

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.
To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Nashville holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Nashville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In October, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 28th (Wed), you'll travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Nightlife · Tours · Parks · Outdoors

Memphis

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, and then steep yourself in history at The Peabody Ducks. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum, stroll the grounds of Elmwood Cemetery, then examine the collection at Metal Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Memphis trip planner.

You can drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Memphis can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Clarksdale.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Clarksdale

— 1 night
Clarksdale is a city in Coahoma County, Mississippi, and seat of the county. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art, then take an in-depth tour of The Delta Blues Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Hopson Plantation Commissary.

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

Traveling by car from Memphis to Clarksdale takes 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Clarksdale are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can go by car to Vicksburg.

Things to do in Clarksdale

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Vicksburg

Vicksburg is the only city and county seat of Warren County, Mississippi, United States. Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Trinity.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Vicksburg online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Clarksdale to Vicksburg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. In October in Vicksburg, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 15°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Natchez.

Things to do in Vicksburg

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Natchez

— 1 night
Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): steep yourself in history at Choctaw Hall, then look for gifts at Darby's Famous Fudge, and then explore the world behind art at Stratton Chapel Gallery.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Natchez travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Vicksburg to Natchez in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in October, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to New Orleans.

Things to do in Natchez

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

New Orleans

— 4 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and Whitney Plantation will appeal to museum buffs. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Garden District and Oak Alley Plantation. Change things up with these side-trips from New Orleans: Baton Rouge (Mike the Tiger's Habitat, USS Kidd, &more). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at New Orleans Pharmacy Museum, sample the fine beverages at Old New Orleans Rum Distillery, test your problem-solving skills at Escape My Room New Orleans, and pause for some serene contemplation at Immaculate Conception Church.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our New Orleans trip maker site.

You can drive from Natchez to New Orleans in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Natchez in November, you will find days in New Orleans are a bit cooler (19°C), and nights are a bit warmer (19°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Birmingham.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Birmingham

— 1 night

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
On the 5th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Southern Museum of Flight, then get engrossed in the history at Negro Southern League Museum, and then get to know the fascinating history of Civil Rights District.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Birmingham driving holiday website.

You can fly from New Orleans to Birmingham in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from New Orleans in November, plan for slightly colder nights in Birmingham, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums · Historic Sites

Nashville

— 3 nights

Music City U.S.A.

Get outdoors at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Popular historic sites such as Belmont Mansion and McGavock Confederate Cemetery are in your itinerary. See some other sides of Nashville: get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, examine the collection at Patsy Cline Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Natchez Trace Parkway, and take a stroll through The District.

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Getting from Birmingham to Nashville by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Los Angeles

— 1 night

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.
On the 9th (Mon), get curious at California Science Center, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, and then take a stroll through Old Pasadena. On the next day, learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum, look for gifts at LA Farmers' Market, then examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Hollywood, and finally make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip website.

You can fly from Nashville to Los Angeles in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to Los Angeles is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Nashville in November, expect Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, temps between 28°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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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.