37 days in United States Itinerary

37 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States visit planner

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Indianapolis
— 5 nights
Fly
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Portland
— 7 nights
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Monterey
— 7 nights
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Albuquerque
— 4 nights
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Jemez Springs
— 1 night
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Taos
— 3 nights
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Santa Fe
— 5 nights
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Carlsbad
— 4 nights
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Indianapolis

— 5 nights

Circle City

Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
Venture out of the city with trips to Louisville (Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, Churchill Downs, &more). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Indianapolis Zoo, don't miss a visit to USS Indianapolis Memorial, and stroll through Indianapolis Museum of Art.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Indianapolis trip itinerary maker app.

Washington to Indianapolis is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in May, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can fly to Portland.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Portland

— 7 nights

City of Roses

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portland: Oneonta Gorge (in Cascade Locks), Astoria Column (in Astoria) and Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Schreiner's Iris Gardens, look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, make a trip to Pittock Mansion, and identify plant and animal life at Volcano Lands - Private Tours.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Portland trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Indianapolis to Portland in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Indianapolis to Portland is minus 3 hours. May in Portland sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to fly to Monterey.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Monterey

— 7 nights
Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. Change things up with these side-trips from Monterey: Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park (in Felton), Santa Cruz (Pleasure Point Beach & Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History) and Shark Fin Cove (in Davenport). There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along 17-Mile Drive, learn the secrets of beer at Monterey Bay Food Tours, kick back and relax at Piedras Blancas, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Monterey Bay Aquarium.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Monterey road trip app.

Getting from Portland to Monterey by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Portland in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Monterey: temperatures range from 65°F by day to 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Albuquerque

— 4 nights

Duke City

Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Albuquerque: Bandelier National Monument (in Los Alamos) and Ojito Wilderness (in San Ysidro). The adventure continues: browse the exhibits of New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society, sample some tasty brews at Routes Bicycle Tours & Rentals, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Petroglyph National Monument, and stop by The Candy Lady.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Albuquerque trip planning website.

You can fly from Monterey to Albuquerque in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Monterey to Albuquerque is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Monterey in May: highs in Albuquerque hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Jemez Springs.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Jemez Springs

— 1 night
Jemez Springs is a village in Sandoval County, New Mexico, United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Valles Caldera National Preserve, then get impressive views of Jemez Mountains, and then take a memorable drive along Jemez Mountain Trail.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Jemez Springs trip planner.

Getting from Albuquerque to Jemez Springs by car takes about 1.5 hours. While traveling from Albuquerque, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Jemez Springs, ranging from highs of 82°F to lows of 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Taos.

Things to do in Jemez Springs

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Taos

— 3 nights
Many residents have shunned fast-paced city living for Taos's laid-back vibe and blend of Spanish, Native American, and Anglo cultures.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Taos: Angel Fire (Turquoise Trout & Vietnam Veterans Memorial). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Wild Rivers Recreation Area, view the masterpieces at Enchanted Circle Pottery, explore the ancient world of Taos Pueblo, and explore the world behind art at Millicent Rogers Museum.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Taos travel route planner.

You can drive from Jemez Springs to Taos in 2.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Jemez Springs in June since evenings lows in Taos dip to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Taos

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Fe

— 5 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Fe: Cochiti Pueblo (Canyon Trail & Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, and explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Santa Fe day trip planning website.

Getting from Taos to Santa Fe by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Taos in June; daily highs in Santa Fe reach 89°F and lows reach 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Carlsbad.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Carlsbad

— 4 nights
Carlsbad is a city in and the county seat of Eddy County, New Mexico, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Carlsbad: Carlsbad Caverns National Park (Giant Dome, Big Room, &more). The adventure continues: Head underground at Carlsbad Caverns National Park and admire all the interesting features of Walnut Canyon Desert Drive.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Carlsbad trip builder app.

Drive from Santa Fe to Carlsbad in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Santa Fe in June; daily highs in Carlsbad reach 98°F and lows reach 67°F. On the 16th (Wed), you're off to home.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.

New Mexico travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Geologic Formations · Historic Walking Areas
Land of Enchantment
New Mexico is a land of distinctive regional cuisine and a thriving art scene, centered around the state's cosmopolitan urban centers. Once a Spanish colony claimed by 16th-century conquistadores, New Mexico remains the home of a large Spanish-speaking population and plenty of historical places to visit. The state also contains many Native American communities, sheltering a traditional way of life irretrievably lost in most other places in the country. With large tracts of sparsely inhabited land, the state is a great vacation destination for those who want to discover one of the world's last truly untamed regions, interspersed by only a few ancient pueblos and centuries-old missionary churches.