36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner

Plan created by another user.Make it yours

Route & dates

Start: Manchester
Fly:  14 h 45 min
1
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Baton Rouge
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
Hot Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
4
Eureka Springs
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
5
Dallas
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Austin
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
San Antonio
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
8
Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h
9
Denver
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
10
Estes Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Manchester

4
nights
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.
Shop till you drop at Royal Street and Faulkner House Books. Do some cultural sightseeing at The National WWII Museum and Garden District. Take a break from New Orleans with a short trip to Nature & Wildlife Tours in Slidell, about 48 minutes away. Spend the 30th (Tue) exploring nature at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Lalaurie Mansion, examine the collection at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, and wander the streets of Frenchmen Street.

Plan my New Orleans trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

Manchester, UK to New Orleans is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Manchester to New Orleans. When traveling from Manchester in July, plan for a bit warmer days in New Orleans, with highs around 31°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can go by car to Baton Rouge.

Things to do in New Orleans

Wildlife Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Nature & Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District
French Quarter ©
French Quarter

4
nights
Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge ©
Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. Get a sense of the local culture at Nottoway Plantation and Houmas House Plantation and Gardens. Your inner history buff will appreciate Oakley Plantation at Audubon State Historic Site and Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site. Explore Baton Rouge's surroundings by going to Oak Alley Plantation (in Vacherie), St. Francisville United Methodist Church (in Saint Francisville) and Lafayette (Vermilionville, Acadian Village, &more). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge and get engrossed in the history at West Baton Rouge Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Baton Rouge trip planner.

You can drive from New Orleans to Baton Rouge in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans in July, you will find days in Baton Rouge are somewhat warmer (39°C), and nights are slightly colder (27°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Saint Francisville, Lafayette, Louisiana, Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, Oak Alley Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Nottoway Plantation ©
Nottoway Plantation
Oak Alley Plantation ©
Oak Alley Plantation
Houmas House Plantation and Gardens ©
Houmas House Plantation and Gardens

1
night
Hot Springs

Hot Springs ©
Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, steep yourself in history at Fordyce Bathhouse, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Anthony Chapel, and finally whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hot Springs planner.

Fly from Baton Rouge to Hot Springs in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. August in Hot Springs sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Adventure Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Anthony Chapel ©
Anthony Chapel
Fordyce Bathhouse ©
Fordyce Bathhouse
Zipline

3
nights
Eureka Springs

Eureka Springs ©
Nestled in the heart of the Ozark Mountains, the whole town of Eureka Springs is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Thorncrown Chapel and Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and The Birdcage will appeal to museum buffs. Take a break from Eureka Springs with a short trip to Museum of Native American History in Bentonville, about 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, pause for some photo ops at Christ of the Ozarks, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and learn about winemaking at Railway Winery @ Trestle 71-7.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, read our Eureka Springs trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Hot Springs to Eureka Springs takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Hot Springs in August: highs in Eureka Springs hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Bentonville, Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge ©
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art ©
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Museum of Native American History ©
Museum of Native American History

3
nights
Dallas

Dallas ©
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza and Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District. Get outdoors at Fort Worth Botanic Garden and Arbor Hills Nature Preserve. Change things up with these side-trips from Dallas: Fort Worth (Kimbell Art Museum & Tandy Leather Museum & Gallery). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Top O'Hill Terrace.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Dallas day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Eureka Springs to Dallas takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, Dallas is a bit warmer than Eureka Springs - with highs of 41°C and lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Dallas

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Fort Worth, Arbor Hills Nature Preserve, Top O'Hill Terrace
Highlights from your plan
Top O'Hill Terrace ©
Top O'Hill Terrace
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza ©
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
Kimbell Art Museum ©
Kimbell Art Museum

4
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Get some historical perspective at Texas State Capitol and Sitagu Buddha Vihara. Escape the urban bustle at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and Hamilton Pool Preserve. Venture out of the city with trips to LBJ Texas White House (in Johnson City) and Garrison Brothers Distillery (in Hye). There's lots more to do: take in the views from Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, get a taste of the local shopping with The Blanton Museum of Art, contemplate the long history of The Driskill, and grab your bike and head to Barton Creek Greenbelt.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Austin travel route builder website.

You can drive from Dallas to Austin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Austin are 43°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

LBJ Texas White House, Hamilton Pool Preserve, Garrison Brothers Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats ©
Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
Bullock Texas State History Museum
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Alamo and National Museum of the Pacific War. Popular historic sites such as Mission San Jose and Mission Concepcion are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from San Antonio: Fredericksburg (St. Mary's Catholic Church & Grape Creek Vineyards on Main). Pack the 17th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld. There's much more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, get to know the fascinating history of King William Historic District, and Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read San Antonio trip planner.

You can drive from Austin to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 43°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Theme Parks Nature

Side Trip

Fredericksburg
Highlights from your plan
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
National Museum of the Pacific War

4
nights
Colorado Springs

Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Take a break from the city and head to River Rafting & Tubing and White River National Forest. Change things up with these side-trips from Colorado Springs: Eleven Mile Canyon Recreation Area (in Lake George), Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center (in Divide) and Rocky Mountain Wildlife Foundation (in Guffey). There's much more to do: stroll around Garden of the Gods, find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, get your game on at Battlefield Colorado, and identify plant and animal life at North Cheyenne Canon Park.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Colorado Springs online trip planner.

You can fly from San Antonio to Colorado Springs in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from San Antonio in August, expect nights in Colorado Springs to be much colder, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Wildlife Adventure

Side Trips

Eleven Mile Canyon Recreation Area, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, White River National Forest, Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
National Museum of World War II Aviation ©
National Museum of World War II Aviation
Rocky Mountain Wildlife Foundation ©
Rocky Mountain Wildlife Foundation

4
nights
Denver

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Let the collections at Denver Botanic Gardens and Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center capture your imagination. Escape the urban bustle at River Rafting & Tubing and Summit Lake Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Denver: Castle Rock (Hidden Mesa Open Space & Trail & Gateway Mesa Open Space Park) and Clear Creek Canyon (in Georgetown). Next up on the itinerary: sample the fine beverages at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Denver day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Denver takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Denver are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Idaho Springs, Castle Rock, Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, Clear Creek Canyon
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Fishing Charters & Tours

3
nights
Estes Park

Estes Park ©
More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Images of Rocky Mountain National Park and Aspen and Evergreen Gallery. Escape the urban bustle at Photography Tours and Hallett Peak. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Estes Park: Trail Ridge Road (in Rocky Mountain National Park) and The Beach at Grand Lake (in Grand Lake). There's lots more to do: take a peaceful walk through Many Parks Curve Overlook, stop by Brownfield's, shop like a local with Bear Necessities & Cubs, and look for all kinds of wild species at Sheep Lakes.

Make your Estes Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Denver to Estes Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park, The Beach at Grand Lake
Highlights from your plan
Images of Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Images of Rocky Mountain National Park
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Aspen and Evergreen Gallery ©
Aspen and Evergreen Gallery

Similar Plans

42 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, kids, popular sights Preferences: May, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 60 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, kids, popular sights Preferences: October, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 47 days in Colorado BY A USER FROM EGYPT April, popular sights Preferences: April Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 34 days in Colorado BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, popular sights Preferences: February Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 52 days in Texas BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: May, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 44 days in California & Louisiana BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: September, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 21 days in Colorado BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, kids, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, kids Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 5 days in Texas BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, kids, beaches, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, kids, beaches Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 43 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, popular sights Preferences: March Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 34 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, popular sights Preferences: September Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 60 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM February, popular sights Preferences: February Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 60 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, popular sights Preferences: December Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more plans