60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday planner

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Keystone
— 1 night
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Las Vegas
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Springdale
— 2 nights
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Bryce
— 1 night
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Torrey
— 1 night
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Moab
— 3 nights
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
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Monument Valley
— 1 night
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Page
— 1 night
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 4 nights
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Death Valley National Park
Drive
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Beatty
— 1 night
Drive
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Mammoth Lakes
— 1 night
Unknown
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 4 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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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
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San Diego
— 4 nights
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New York City
— 5 nights
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Philadelphia
— 2 nights
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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New Orleans
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Birmingham
— 1 night
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Nashville
— 3 nights
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Memphis
— 3 nights
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Clarksdale
— 1 night
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Vicksburg
— 1 night
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Natchez
— 1 night
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New Orleans
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Keystone

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): get a new perspective on nature at The Museum @ Black Hills Institute, browse for treasures at The Farmer's Daughter, then get engrossed in the history at South Dakota State Railroad Museum, then explore the activities along Horse Thief Lake, and finally explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Keystone trip planner.

Expect a daytime high around 31°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Keystone

Museums · Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Las Vegas

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Keystone to Las Vegas takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Keystone in July, expect Las Vegas to be much hotter, temps between 47°C and 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Springdale.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums
Highlights from your trip

Springdale

— 2 nights
Located just outside Zion National Park, Springdale's 600 residents welcome thousands of visitors a year to their tiny town.
On the 23rd (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Watchman Trail, take in the exciting artwork at Worthington Gallery, and then view the masterpieces at David J West Gallery.

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

You can drive from Las Vegas to Springdale in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and bus; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Las Vegas in July, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Springdale: temperatures range from 40°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bryce.

Things to do in Springdale

Trails · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

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 (Sun): hike along Navajo Loop Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Sunset Point, hike along Queen's Garden Trail, then take in breathtaking views at Ponderosa Canyon, then see a world frozen in time at Widtsoe Ghost Town, and finally shop like a local with Ruby's Inn.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Bryce trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Springdale to Bryce in 2 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Springdale in July: high temperatures in Bryce hover around 32°C and lows are around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Torrey.

Things to do in Bryce

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Torrey

— 1 night
Torrey is a town located on State Route 24 in Wayne County, Utah, United States, 8mi from Capitol Reef National Park. On the 26th (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Fruita Schoolhouse, explore the striking landscape at Water Pocket Fold, contemplate the long history of Behunin Cabin, then hike along Sunset Point Trail, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Chimney Rock Trail.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Torrey vacation site.

You can drive from Bryce to Torrey in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Torrey can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Torrey

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Moab

— 3 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bret Edge Photography Gallery and Gallery Moab LCA. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Moab Rock Shop and Tom Till Gallery. And it doesn't end there: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch, don't miss a visit to Utah Scenic Byway 279 Rock Art Sites, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Fiend.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Moab trip builder site.

You can drive from Torrey to Moab in 3 hours. In July, Moab is somewhat warmer than Torrey - with highs of 42°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can drive to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trip

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 30th (Fri), delve into the distant past at Far View Sites, explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House, don't miss a visit to Park Point, hike along Spruce Canyon Trail, then see the interesting displays at Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Square Tower House.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Mesa Verde National Park day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Moab to Mesa Verde National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Moab in July: high temperatures in Mesa Verde National Park hover around 38°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Trails

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. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, then see Off-Road Tours, and then examine the collection at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum..

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Monument Valley travel planner.

You can drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Monument Valley in 3.5 hours. In July in Monument Valley, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Page.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

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.
On the 1st (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Powell Museum, pause for some photo ops at Rainbow Bridge National Monument, explore the activities along Lake Powell, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lone Rock Beach, and finally have fun at Gunfighter Canyon.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Page trip planner.

You can drive from Monument Valley to Page in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Monument Valley in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Page: highs are around 39°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Parks · Nature · Museums · Beaches

Side 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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): stroll around Indian Garden, take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon, admire the striking features of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, get great views at Lookout Studio, then examine the collection at Kolb Studio, and finally take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): get curious at Yavapai Geology Museum, take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then get great views at Shoshone Point, and finally take in breathtaking views at Moran Point.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Page to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Page in August: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 31°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Las Vegas

— 4 nights

Sin City

Museum-lovers will appreciate Titanic and The Neon Museum. Get in touch with nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Get out of town with these interesting Las Vegas side-trips: Willow Beach (in Fort Mohave) and Spring Mountains Visitor Center (in Mount Charleston). Enjoy Las Vegas some more: get to know the fascinating history of The Strip, see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and wander the streets of The LINQ Promenade.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas travel website.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. In August, Las Vegas is much hotter than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 45°C and lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Death Valley National Park

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Mosaic Canyon.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park journey planning tool.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Death Valley National Park, with lows of 24°C. On the 8th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Beatty.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks

Beatty

— 1 night
Beatty is an unincorporated town along the Amargosa River in Nye County in the U.S. state of Nevada. On the 8th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Beatty Museum & Historical Society and then contemplate the long history of Bullfrog-Rhyolite Cemetery.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Beatty sightseeing app.

Drive from Death Valley National Park to Beatty in an hour. In August in Beatty, expect temperatures between 43°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Beatty

Museums · Historic Sites

Mammoth Lakes

— 1 night
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at McGee Creek, play a few rounds at Sierra Star Golf Club, tour the pleasant surroundings at Earthquake Fault, then hike along Mammoth Crest Trail, and finally stop by Footloose Sports in Mammoth Lakes.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Mammoth Lakes trip planner.

Traveling by car from Beatty to Mammoth Lakes takes 3.5 hours. When traveling from Beatty in August, plan for slightly colder days in Mammoth Lakes, with highs around 32°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Glacier Point and El Capitan. 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 tour the pleasant surroundings at Yosemite Valley Loop Trail.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Mammoth Lakes to Yosemite National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In August in Yosemite National Park, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lands End and Musee Mecanique. Get a sense of the local culture at Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Walt Disney Family Museum, admire the masterpieces at Legion of Honor, take a stroll through Union Square, and stroll through Baker Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online travel planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, you will find days in San Francisco are little chillier (26°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (17°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Colton Hall Museum, immerse yourself in nature at Monterey State Historic Park, admire the masterpieces at Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe, then admire the landmark architecture of The Old Monterey Jail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Path of History, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Breakwater.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Monterey tour planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Monterey takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Monterey can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cambria.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Trails

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). Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): do a tasting at Harmony Cellars, learn about winemaking at Moonstone Cellars, admire the majestic nature at Leffingwell Landing, then look for gifts at Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Piedras Blancas.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cambria online vacation builder.

You can drive from Monterey to Cambria in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. When traveling from Monterey in August, plan for much hotter days in Cambria, with highs around 40°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Cambria

Parks · Wildlife · Wineries · Beaches

Side Trips

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 19th (Thu): explore the engaging exhibits at Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, see the interesting displays at Reagan Ranch Center, learn about winemaking at Margerum Wine Company Tasting Room, then admire the masterpieces at Santa Barbara Museum of Art, and finally stop by Italian Pottery Outlet.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Santa Barbara trip app.

You can drive from Cambria to Santa Barbara in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Cambria in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Santa Barbara: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Museums · Wineries · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Los Angeles

— 5 nights

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.
Visit Crystal Cove and Main Beach for some beach relaxation. The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens and Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Ruth Mayer Gallery (in Laguna Beach) and Fashion Island (in Newport Beach). The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Getty Center, get curious at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, explore the world behind art at Norton Simon Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles planning tool.

Getting from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Barbara in August, things will get a bit warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 34°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

San Diego

— 4 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Carlsbad Village and Little Italy. Take a break from the city and head to Coronado Beach and Mission Beach Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Diego: Moonlight State Beach (in Encinitas), Del Mar City Beach (in Del Mar) and South Carlsbad State Beach (in Carlsbad). The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial, get some fabulous bargains at Las Americas Premium Outlets, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Pacific Beach.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the San Diego journey builder site.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are slightly colder, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Diego

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

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.
Brooklyn Heights Promenade and St. Patrick's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ground Zero Museum Workshop and Frick Collection. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, take a stroll through Greenwich Village, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read New York City online journey planner.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to New York City takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Diego to New York City due to the time zone difference. When traveling from San Diego in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in New York City: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours

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.
On the 3rd (Fri), examine the collection at Benjamin Franklin Museum, get engrossed in the history at National Liberty Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fireman's Hall, then contemplate the long history of Elfreth's Alley, and finally ponder the world of politics at City Hall Visitor Center. On your second day here, stop by Independence Mall, contemplate the long history of Independence Hall, pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center, then steep yourself in history at Washington Square Park, then take a stroll through Rittenhouse Square, and finally take in panoramic vistas at One Liberty Observation Deck.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Philadelphia trip planner.

You can take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Washington DC

— 4 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Smithsonian Institution Building and President Lincoln's Cottage. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Gallery of Art and National Air and Space Museum. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, admire the masterpieces at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, examine the collection at The National Archives Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Washington DC trip itinerary maker site.

You can take a train from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

New Orleans

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 9th (Thu): stroll the grounds of Lake Lawn Metairie, stop by Faubourg Marigny, and then look for gifts at Boutique du Vampyre.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our New Orleans trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New Orleans takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in New Orleans when traveling from Washington DC in September, with lows around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in New Orleans

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping

Birmingham

— 1 night

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Birmingham driving holiday planning app.

You can drive from New Orleans to Birmingham in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from New Orleans in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Birmingham, with lows around 22°C. You will leave for Nashville on the 10th (Fri).

Things to do in Birmingham

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Nightlife

Nashville

— 3 nights

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 traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Nashville trip planner.

Getting from Birmingham to Nashville by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In September in Nashville, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. You'll set off for Memphis on the 13th (Mon).

Things to do in Nashville

Nightlife · Tours · Parks · Outdoors

Memphis

— 3 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.
Get some cultural insight at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel and Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art. Get some historical perspective at Beale Street and Elmwood Cemetery. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, contemplate the long history of Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum, make a trip to Graceland, and stop by A. Schwab.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Memphis online route builder.

You can drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Nashville in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Memphis, with lows of 23°C. You'll set off for Clarksdale on the 16th (Thu).

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife · Shopping

Clarksdale

— 1 night
Clarksdale is a city in Coahoma County, Mississippi, and seat of the county. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art, then examine the collection at The Delta Blues Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Emmett Till museum Interpretive Center.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Clarksdale trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Memphis to Clarksdale in 1.5 hours. September in Clarksdale sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Vicksburg.

Things to do in Clarksdale

Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Vicksburg

— 1 night
Vicksburg is the only city and county seat of Warren County, Mississippi, United States. On the 17th (Fri), get a sense of history and politics at Old Courthouse, get a taste of the local shopping with Attic Gallery, then see the interesting displays at Biedenharn Coca-Cola Museum, then see the interesting displays at Yesterday's Children, and finally take an in-depth tour of Southern Heritage Air Foundation.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Vicksburg trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Clarksdale to Vicksburg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. In September, daytime highs in Vicksburg are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Natchez.

Things to do in Vicksburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Natchez

— 1 night
Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. On the 18th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Stratton Chapel Gallery, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary Basilica, then stop by Darby's Famous Fudge, and finally make a trip to Choctaw Hall.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Natchez trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Vicksburg to Natchez takes 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Natchez can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to New Orleans.

Things to do in Natchez

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New Orleans

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The Big Easy

On the 19th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Immaculate Conception Church, take in the exciting artwork at Jamie Hayes Gallery, then put a fun spin on your tour with Escape My Room New Orleans, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Garden District.

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You can drive from Natchez to New Orleans in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Natchez in September since evenings lows in New Orleans dip to 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

United States travel guide

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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.