36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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36 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  12 h 30 min
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
4
Page
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
6
Farmington
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
7
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h 30 min
8
Abilene
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
9
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
10
Houston
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h
11
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Drive:  6 h 45 min
12
Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
13
Nashville
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
14
Kingsport
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 30 min
15
Richmond
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
16
Baltimore
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
17
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
18
New York City
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
19
Providence
— 4 nights
Train:  45 min
End: Boston

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Malibu Pier as well as Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles day trip site.

Zurich, Switzerland to Los Angeles is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 9 hours. When traveling from Zurich in March, plan for much hotter days in Los Angeles, with highs around 74°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 54°F. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Wed) before leaving for Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Malibu Pier
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Malibu Pier ©
Malibu Pier

1
night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dante's View as well as Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, and then get great views at Dante's View.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park day trip planner.

Drive from Los Angeles to Death Valley National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Los Angeles in March since evenings lows in Death Valley National Park dip to 43°F. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Thu) before leaving for Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes ©
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

1
night
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
You've now added Grand Canyon Skywalk to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Grand Canyon Skywalk.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip planner.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Las Vegas when traveling from Death Valley National Park in March, with lows around 52°F. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Fri) before leaving for Page.
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon Skywalk ©
Grand Canyon Skywalk

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Page

Page ©
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.
You've now added Upper Antelope Canyon to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): catch all the local highlights with Upper Antelope Canyon.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Page trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Page takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Page due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in March; daily highs in Page reach 65°F and lows reach 42°F. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Sat) before leaving for Monument Valley.

Things to do in Page

Tours
Highlights from your plan
Upper Antelope Canyon ©
Upper Antelope Canyon

1
night
Monument Valley

Monument Valley ©
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. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Forrest Gump Point as well as Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Monument Valley travel route planning tool.

You can drive from Page to Monument Valley in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Page in March, things will get little chillier in Monument Valley: highs are around 57°F and lows about 31°F. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Sun) before leaving for Farmington.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Forrest Gump Point
Highlights from your plan
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Forrest Gump Point ©
Forrest Gump Point

1
night
Farmington

Farmington
Farmington ' is a city in San Juan County in the US state of New Mexico. To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Farmington trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Farmington takes 3 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Farmington can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 29°F. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Farmington

Parks Outdoors Nature

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Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, and then walk around Cathedral Park. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Fe Cathedral Park and Monument, then steep yourself in history at Loretto Chapel, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Wiford Gallory and Sculpture Garden.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Santa Fe trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Farmington to Santa Fe in 3.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 30°F. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Abilene.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Wiford Gallory and Sculpture Garden ©

1
night
Abilene

Abilene
Abilene is a city in Taylor and Jones counties in West Texas, United States. For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Abilene trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Santa Fe to Abilene by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Santa Fe in March, with highs in Abilene at 71°F and lows at 45°F. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to San Antonio.

Things to do in Abilene

Museums Parks Historic Sites

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nights
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): contemplate the long history of The Alamo, find something for the whole family at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, and then take in the pleasant sights at The San Antonio River Walk. Here are some ideas for day two: get into the urban bustle at Tower of the Americas, then explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns, then walk around Friedrich Wilderness Park, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the San Antonio trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Abilene to San Antonio takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Abilene in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in San Antonio, with lows of 54°F. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Sat) before leaving for Houston.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
The Alamo ©
The Alamo

1
night
Houston

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

Getting from San Antonio to Houston by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in March, and nighttime lows around 57°F. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Houston

Fun & Games Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Houston ©
The Escape Game Houston
Water Wall ©
Water Wall

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New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read New Orleans day trip tool.

Fly from Houston to New Orleans in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Houston in March: highs in New Orleans hover around 61°F, while lows dip to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
New Orleans City Park ©
New Orleans City Park
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District

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Memphis

Memphis ©
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 3rd (Fri): browse the exhibits of Graceland, contemplate the long history of The Peabody Ducks, then contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street. On your second day here, meet the residents at Memphis Zoo and then pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Memphis visit planning app.

You can drive from New Orleans to Memphis in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Memphis when traveling from New Orleans in April, with lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 5th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, get your game on at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), and then steep yourself in history at Lotz House Museum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Nashville online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Nashville are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Kingsport.

Things to do in Nashville

Fun & Games Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill) ©
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe ©
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe

1
night
Kingsport

Kingsport ©
Kingsport is a city in Sullivan and Hawkins counties in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): explore the landscape on two wheels at The Kingsport Greenbelt and then identify plant and animal life at Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Kingsport online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Kingsport takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Kingsport due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Kingsport when traveling from Nashville in April, with lows around 44°F. On the 6th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Richmond.

Things to do in Kingsport

Parks Wildlife Trails
Highlights from your plan
Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium ©
Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium

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Richmond

Richmond ©
The capital city of Virginia, Richmond has diverse architecture, a large collection of monuments, and world-class museums that reveal the city's important role in American history.
On the 7th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Episcopal Church, admire the natural beauty at Maymont, and then admire the masterpieces at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Richmond trip planner.

You can drive from Kingsport to Richmond in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In April, daily temperatures in Richmond can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Baltimore.

Things to do in Richmond

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts ©
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Maymont ©
Maymont
St. John's Episcopal Church ©
St. John's Episcopal Church

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Baltimore

Baltimore ©
A major center for tourism and travel, Baltimore is famous as the city where amateur poet Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics for the United States' national anthem.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): walk around Patterson Park Pagoda, have some family-friendly fun at Urban Axes Baltimore, then sample the fine beverages at Sagamore Spirit Distillery, and finally try to win big at Horseshoe Casino. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Alphonsus Church, then explore the world behind art at The Walters Art Museum, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at National Aquarium.

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

Getting from Richmond to Baltimore by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. April in Baltimore sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Baltimore

Fun & Games Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Sagamore Spirit Distillery ©
Sagamore Spirit Distillery
Urban Axes Baltimore ©
Urban Axes Baltimore
Horseshoe Casino ©
Horseshoe Casino

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Liberty Bell Center, ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, then explore the world behind art at Rodin Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, and finally admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia sightseeing planner.

Take a train from Baltimore to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall

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New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Central Park, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, take in the pleasant sights at The High Line, and admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the New York City route planner.

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to New York City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in New York City sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 45°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Providence.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Providence

Providence ©
Providence has undergone a major upgrade in recent years, transforming from a rough-around-the-edges industrial city into an epicenter of culture.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Providence: Falmouth (Shining Sea Bikeway & St Barnabas Memorial Church), Mystic (Mystic Aquarium & Mystic Knotwork) and Foxwoods Resort Casino (in Mashantucket). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Jenney Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Roger Williams Park Zoo, admire the landmark architecture of Providence Performing Arts Center, and gain insight at Brown University.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Providence holiday planner.

Traveling by car from New York City to Providence takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. Traveling from New York City in April, Providence is a bit cooler at night with lows of 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Providence

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Falmouth, Plymouth, Mystic, Foxwoods Resort Casino
Highlights from your plan
Roger Williams Park Zoo ©
Roger Williams Park Zoo
Jenney Museum ©
Jenney Museum
St Barnabas Memorial Church ©
St Barnabas Memorial Church

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