9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States visit planner

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Decorah
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Springfield
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Saint Louis
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Paducah
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Nashville
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Birmingham
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Jackson
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New Orleans
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Beaumont
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Houston
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San Antonio
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Austin
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Dallas
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Oklahoma City
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Branson
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Kansas City
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Decorah

— 1 day
Decorah is a city in and the county seat of Winneshiek County, Iowa, United States. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Dunnings Spring Park, trek along Trout Run Trail, then look for all kinds of wild species at Decorah Fish Hatchery, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Toppling Goliath Brewing Company.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Decorah online trip itinerary maker.

Cedar Rapids to Decorah is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in June, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Springfield.

Things to do in Decorah

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Springfield

— 1 night

Flower City

Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
On the 28th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Lincoln Home National Historic Site.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Springfield day trip planner.

You can drive from Decorah to Springfield in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Decorah in June, expect Springfield to be a bit warmer, temps between 85°F and 65°F. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Springfield

Museums · Historic Sites
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Saint Louis

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): get to know the resident critters at Saint Louis Zoo and then examine the collection at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Saint Louis trip planning site.

You can drive from Springfield to Saint Louis in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In June in Saint Louis, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Paducah.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums

Paducah

— 1 night
Paducah is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of McCracken County, Kentucky, United States. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Floodwall Murals.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Paducah trip builder website.

Drive from Saint Louis to Paducah in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in June, and nighttime lows around 67°F. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Nashville.

Nashville

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Nashville day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Paducah to Nashville in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in June, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can go by car to Birmingham.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums

Birmingham

— 1 night

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
On the 30th (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of Kelly Ingram Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Birmingham trip maker site.

Drive from Nashville to Birmingham in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 70°F. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Jackson.

Things to do in Birmingham

Parks · Historic Sites
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Jackson

Jackson, officially the City of Jackson, is the capital city and largest urban center of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): stop by Lemuria Books and then find something for the whole family at DEFY Jackson (High Heaven).

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Jackson online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Birmingham to Jackson in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In June in Jackson, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 71°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car to New Orleans.

Things to do in Jackson

Shopping · Theme Parks

Side Trip

New Orleans

— 1 night

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 1st (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral and then stop by Faulkner House Books.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our New Orleans tour planner.

You can drive from Jackson to New Orleans in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from Jackson in June, you will find days in New Orleans are little chillier (83°F), and nights are a bit warmer (83°F). You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Beaumont.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Shopping

Beaumont

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): contemplate the long history of Saint Anthony Cathedral Basilica.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Beaumont online journey maker.

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Beaumont takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from New Orleans in July, you will find days in Beaumont are a bit warmer (92°F), and nights are little chillier (74°F). On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Houston.

Things to do in Beaumont

Historic Sites
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Houston

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Cockrell Butterfly Center.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Houston day trip tool.

You can drive from Beaumont to Houston in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Houston are 95°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. On the 2nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Houston

Childrens Museums · Parks · Museums · Wildlife
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San Antonio

— 1 night

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.
Plan my day in San Antonio using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Houston to San Antonio by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In July, daytime highs in San Antonio are 98°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Sat) before leaving for Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Shopping
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Austin

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, admire the striking features of St. Mary's Cathedral, and then explore the activities along Barton Springs Pool.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Austin holiday planner.

Getting from San Antonio to Austin by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July in Austin, expect temperatures between 98°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Dallas.

Things to do in Austin

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Dallas

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Top O'Hill Terrace.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Dallas trip maker website.

Drive from Austin to Dallas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 96°F in July, and nighttime lows around 78°F. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Sun) before leaving for Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Dallas

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Oklahoma City

The Big Friendly

Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Oklahoma City trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Dallas to Oklahoma City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Dallas in July, Oklahoma City is little chillier at night with lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Branson.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums
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Branson

— 1 night

Live Entertainment Capital of the World

Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Branson day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Oklahoma City to Branson takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Oklahoma City in July, you will find days in Branson are a bit cooler (87°F), and nights are about the same (68°F). You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Kansas City.

Things to do in Branson

Historic Sites
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Kansas City

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.
On the 5th (Mon), admire the natural beauty at The Ewing and Muriel Kauffman Memorial Garden.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kansas City online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Branson to Kansas City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In July in Kansas City, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kansas City

Parks

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.