37 days in United States Itinerary

37 days in United States Itinerary

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Indianapolis
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Kansas City
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Denver
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Thermopolis
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Salt Lake City
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Reno
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San Francisco
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Santa Maria
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Santa Barbara
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San Diego
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Las Vegas
— 4 nights
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Albuquerque
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Oklahoma City
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Austin
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San Antonio
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Houston
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New Orleans
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Panama City Beach
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Savannah
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Indianapolis

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): examine the collection at The Eiteljorg Museum, then hike along Indianapolis Cultural Trail, and then stroll through Sodalis Nature Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Indianapolis journey planner.

Cary to Indianapolis is an approximately 7-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Cary in June: highs in Indianapolis hover around 82°F, while lows dip to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can fly to Kansas City.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

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Kansas City

— 1 night

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 19th (Sat), brush up on your military savvy at Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum, then wander the streets of Country Club Plaza, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Parkville Nature Sanctuary, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cinder Block Brewery.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Kansas City road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Indianapolis to Kansas City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Indianapolis in June, Kansas City is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 69°F. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Sun) before leaving for Denver.

Things to do in Kansas City

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Denver

— 2 nights

Mile-High City

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.
On the 20th (Sun), explore the activities along Crown Hill Park and then get engrossed in the history at Golden History Museum & Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Denver road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Kansas City to Denver takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kansas City to Denver, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kansas City in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Denver, with lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to fly to Thermopolis.

Things to do in Denver

Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Thermopolis

— 4 nights
Thermopolis is the largest town in, and the county seat of Hot Springs County, Wyoming, United States. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kirwin Ghost Town and Meeteetse Museums. Step out of the city life by going to Gooseberry Badlands Scenic Overlook & Trail and Bighorn Mountains. Get out of town with these interesting Thermopolis side-trips: Shell Falls (in Sheridan), Washakie Museum & Cultural Center (in Worland) and Greybull (Red Gulch Dinosaur Tracksite, Devil's Kitchen, &more). There's still lots to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Ten Sleep Brewing Co., steep yourself in history at Legend Rock Petroglyph Site, take in the natural beauty of The Star Plunge, and get engrossed in the history at Hot Springs County Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Thermopolis trip maker.

Getting from Denver to Thermopolis by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Denver in June, things will get little chillier in Thermopolis: highs are around 68°F and lows about 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Thermopolis

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Salt Lake City

— 2 nights

Crossroads of the West

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): trek along The Living Room Trail, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Utah, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Madeleine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Tabernacle, and finally steep yourself in history at Assembly Hall. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Temple Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salt Lake Temple, then see what you can catch with Rocky Mountain Outfitters, and finally make a trip to Park City Main Street Historic District.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Thermopolis to Salt Lake City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Thermopolis in June, plan for warmer days in Salt Lake City, with highs around 89°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Reno.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Reno

— 1 night

Biggest Little City in the World

A sea of casinos in the high desert of the Sierra Nevadas, Reno capitalizes on gaming and nightlife.
On the 28th (Mon), try your luck at Casino at Silver Legacy Resort, then examine the collection at National Automobile Museum, then try to win big at Peppermill Casino, and finally make a trip to Reno Arch.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Reno trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Salt Lake City to Reno in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Salt Lake City in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 57°F in Reno. On the 29th (Tue), you're off to San Francisco.

Things to do in Reno

Fun & Games · Casinos · Museums

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Alcatraz Island and SoMa are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll get in some beach time at San Gregorio State Beach and Dunes Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Half Moon Bay (Cowell Ranch State Beach & Miramar Beach), Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve (in Moss Beach) and Stinson Beach (in Stinson Beach). There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, make a trip to Lombard Street, and immerse yourself in nature at Marin Headlands.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Reno to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Reno in June, plan for a bit cooler days in San Francisco, with highs around 71°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Santa Maria.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Maria

— 1 night
Santa Maria is a city near the Southern California coast in Santa Barbara County. On the 2nd (Fri), experience rural life at The Luffa Farm, do a tasting at Laetitia Vineyard and Winery, stroll through Pismo State Beach, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Monarch Butterfly Grove.

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Traveling by car from San Francisco to Santa Maria takes 4.5 hours. July in Santa Maria sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Santa Maria

Parks · Outdoors · Wineries · Wildlife

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Santa Barbara

— 1 night

The American Riviera

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): kick back and relax at Carpinteria State Beach, see what you can catch with Santa Barbara Sportfishing Charter, then take a memorable drive along State Street Underpass, then get a dose of the wild on Santa Barbara Safaris, and finally stroll through Douglas Family Preserve.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Barbara trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Santa Maria to Santa Barbara takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to San Diego.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Wineries

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San Diego

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Windansea Beach. On the next day, stroll through Mission Beach Park, then examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove, and finally kick back and relax at Children's Pool.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read San Diego online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Santa Barbara to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Barbara in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 68°F in San Diego. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Las Vegas

— 4 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Get some cultural insight at The Strip and The Neon Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Las Vegas side-trips: Spring Mountains Visitor Center (in Mount Charleston), Willow Beach (in Fort Mohave) and Grapevine Mesa Joshua Trees (in Meadview). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Mob Museum, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, push the limits with an extreme tour, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Las Vegas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from San Diego, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 104°F to lows of 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can fly to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Albuquerque

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): get a new perspective on nature at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ojito Wilderness, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Albuquerque Old Town. On the next day, kick back and relax at Tingley Beach, then trek along Boca Negra Canyon, then explore the striking landscape at Petroglyph National Monument, and finally engage your brain at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Albuquerque online travel planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Albuquerque in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of shuttle and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Albuquerque due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in July, with highs in Albuquerque at 91°F and lows at 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Oklahoma City

— 1 night

The Big Friendly

Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
On the 13th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Skydance Bridge, get a new perspective on nature at SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology, appreciate the history behind Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, stop by Bricktown, then get outside with Oklahoma City Riversport, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Hefner Lake & Park.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Oklahoma City road trip planning app.

You can fly from Albuquerque to Oklahoma City in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Albuquerque to Oklahoma City. In July in Oklahoma City, expect temperatures between 93°F during the day and 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to fly to Austin.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Austin

— 2 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Step out of the city life by going to Bike and Brew ATX and Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bullock Texas State History Museum and Texas State Capitol. Get out of town with these interesting Austin side-trips: Hahne Estates Winery (in Johnson City), Hye (Calais Winery & Garrison Brothers Distillery) and Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site (in Stonewall). There's lots more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Barton Springs Pool, take in the views from Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, raise your glass at 6th Street, and shop like a local with South Congress Avenue.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Austin online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Oklahoma City to Austin takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 98°F in July, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Main Plaza.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read San Antonio trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Austin to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in San Antonio are 98°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Houston.

Things to do in San Antonio

Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Historic Sites

Houston

— 1 night

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.
On the 18th (Sun), tee off at Hermann Park, explore the galleries of Cockrell Butterfly Center, and then explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum Houston.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Houston day trip site.

You can fly from San Antonio to Houston in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July in Houston, expect temperatures between 95°F during the day and 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to fly to New Orleans.

Things to do in Houston

Childrens Museums · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

New Orleans

— 2 nights

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.
On your second day here, relax and rejuvenate at The Sweat Social, get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, then learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, then see the top attractions with Happiness Bayou Tours, and finally take a stroll through Frenchmen Street.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our New Orleans trip planner.

Fly from Houston to New Orleans in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Houston in July, plan for little chillier days in New Orleans, with highs around 80°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in New Orleans

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Panama City Beach

— 3 nights

World's Most Beautiful Beaches

Boasting 43 km (27 mi) of white sandy beaches and plenty of sunshine, Panama City Beach is an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday.
Get a sense of the local culture at Panama City Beach Winery and The Panama City Publishing Company Museum & Visitor Center. Relax by the water at Panama City Beach and Henderson Beach State Park. Explore Panama City Beach's surroundings by going to Miramar Beach (Emerald Coast Wine Cellars & Waterfront Gifts and Art), Fort Walton Beach (Air Force Armament Museum & Okaloosa Island) and Grayton Beach State Park (in Grayton Beach). The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Andrews State Park, head off the coast to Shell Island, and kick back and relax at Santa Rosa Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Panama City Beach sightseeing planner.

You can drive from New Orleans to Panama City Beach in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference when traveling from New Orleans to Panama City Beach is 1 hour. While traveling from New Orleans, expect somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Panama City Beach, ranging from highs of 90°F to lows of 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can fly to Savannah.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Savannah

— 1 night

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. John the Baptist.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Savannah trip planner.

You can fly from Panama City Beach to Savannah in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 74°F. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

United States travel guide

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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.