31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour planner

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Birmingham
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Dallas
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Austin
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San Antonio
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El Paso
— 1 night
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Phoenix
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San Diego
— 6 nights
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San Clemente
— 1 night
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
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Santa Fe
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Taos
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Golden
— 4 nights
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Saint Louis
— 5 nights
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Mountain View
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Little River

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Birmingham

— 1 day

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): make a trip to Alabama Veterans Memorial Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Birmingham trip itinerary maker tool.

Little River to Birmingham is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Little River to Birmingham, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July in Birmingham, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 72°F at night. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Dallas.
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Dallas

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at The Dallas World Aquarium, and then take a memorable tour with The Spirit of Dallas.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Dallas trip maker site.

Drive from Birmingham to Dallas in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Birmingham in July; daily highs in Dallas reach 96°F and lows reach 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Outdoors

Austin

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail and then get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Austin online vacation maker.

Traveling by car from Dallas to Austin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. July in Austin sees daily highs of 98°F and lows of 75°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Historic Sites · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

San Antonio

— 2 nights

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 29th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Main Plaza.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our San Antonio day trip planning site.

You can drive from Austin to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 98°F, and evening lows to 75°F. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to El Paso.

Things to do in San Antonio

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

El Paso

— 1 night
To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read El Paso road trip planning site.

Drive from San Antonio to El Paso in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Antonio to El Paso is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 97°F in July, and nighttime lows around 73°F. You'll set off for Phoenix on the 1st (Sun).

Things to do in El Paso

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Phoenix

— 1 night
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): gain some tasty knowledge on Lucidi Distilling Co. and then see Off-Road Tours.

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You can drive from El Paso to Phoenix in 7 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from El Paso in August: high temperatures in Phoenix hover around 105°F and lows are around 83°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

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San Diego

— 6 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.
Go for a jaunt from San Diego to Encinitas to see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Photographic Arts (MoPA), examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument.

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

Drive from Phoenix to San Diego in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Phoenix to San Diego, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Phoenix in August: highs in San Diego hover around 78°F, while lows dip to 68°F. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Sun) before leaving for San Clemente.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trip

San Clemente

— 1 night
San Clemente is a city in Orange County, California, United States. On the 8th (Sun), kick back and relax at San Clemente State Beach, then make a trip to Rainbow Sandals, and then take a leisurely stroll along San Clemente Pier.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the San Clemente trip tool.

Getting from San Diego to San Clemente by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. August in San Clemente sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 67°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Mon) before leaving for Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Clemente

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Las Vegas

— 3 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.
On the 9th (Mon), take in panoramic vistas at High Roller and then enjoy some diversion at Paris Las Vegas. On your second day here, explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then try to win big at Wynn Las Vegas, then stop by Barneys New York, and finally try to win big at Casino At The Venetian.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip maker.

You can drive from San Clemente to Las Vegas in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from San Clemente in August, expect nights in Las Vegas to be a bit warmer, around 77°F, while days are much hotter, around 101°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

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.
You've now added Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters to your itinerary. On the 12th (Thu), take an unforgettable tour with Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters, take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be much colder, temps between 80°F and 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Nature · Parks · Tours

Santa Fe

— 1 night

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.
On the 13th (Fri), get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, then steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza, and then admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe online journey builder.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Santa Fe in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August since evenings lows in Santa Fe dip to 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Taos.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Taos

— 1 night
Many residents have shunned fast-paced city living for Taos's laid-back vibe and blend of Spanish, Native American, and Anglo cultures.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at 203 Fine Art.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Taos travel planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Taos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, Taos is slightly colder than Santa Fe - with highs of 79°F and lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Golden.

Things to do in Taos

Shopping · Museums
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Golden

— 4 nights

Lowell of the West

Golden represents a former Wild West town that happens to be the burial place of William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Golden: Boulder (Celestial Seasonings Tea Factory, Pearl Street Mall, &more), Capital Prize Gold Mine Tour (in Georgetown) and Idaho Springs (River Rafting & Tubing & The Soap Shop). The adventure continues: go for a walk through Clear Creek Whitewater Park, catch some excitement at Colorado Railroad Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Lookout Mountain, and take an in-depth tour of Golden History Museum & Park.

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Traveling by car from Taos to Golden takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of bus, car, and tram. Traveling from Taos in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Golden, with lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Golden

Museums · Parks · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

Saint Louis

— 5 nights

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C. in the number of free activities available by spending your holiday exploring the city's central neighborhoods, famous for their restored century-old red-brick buildings.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saint Louis: Springfield (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum & Lincoln Home National Historic Site). There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at The Gateway Arch, stroll around Forest Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, and get thoroughly spooked out with STL Haunted History.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Saint Louis trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Golden to Saint Louis in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of tram and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Golden in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Saint Louis, with lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Mountain View.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Mountain View

— 1 night
Mountain View is the largest city in and the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): admire the majestic nature at Ozark Folk Center State Park, walk around Blanchard Springs Recreation Area, then Head underground at Blanchard Springs Caverns, and finally snap pictures at Swinging Bridge.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Mountain View route planner.

Getting from Saint Louis to Mountain View by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. In August, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Little River.

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks · Nature · Nightlife · Museums

Side Trip

Little River

Little River is a census-designated place (CDP) in Horry County, South Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then trot along with Wampee Stables.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Little River trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mountain View to Little River. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Mountain View in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Little River, with lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Little River

Outdoors · Tours

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.