44 days in United States Itinerary

44 days in United States Itinerary

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Asheville
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Nashville
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Saint Louis
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Kansas City
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Lincoln
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Cheyenne
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Ogden
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Boise
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The Dalles
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Coeur d'Alene
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Glacier National Park
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Great Falls
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Jordan
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Bismarck
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West Fargo
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Saint Paul
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Wausau
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Ludington
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Charlevoix
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Toledo
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Charleston
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Asheville

— 1 night

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): view the masterpieces at St.Claire Art, look for gifts at Asheville Bee Charmer, and then take a stroll through Asheville Drum Circle.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Asheville road trip site.

Fuquay-Varina to Asheville is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Fuquay-Varina in July: high temperatures in Asheville hover around 84°F and lows are around 65°F. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nashville.

Things to do in Asheville

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Nashville

— 2 nights

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Frist Art Museum and then get to know the fascinating history of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through The District, see the interesting displays at The George Jones, and then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Nashville trip planner.

You can drive from Asheville to Nashville in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and subway. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Asheville in July: highs in Nashville hover around 90°F, while lows dip to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Neighborhoods · Adventure · Tours

Saint Louis

— 2 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.
On the 20th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis and then stop by Lafayette Square. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at City Museum, then browse the exhibits of Inside the Economy Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of Saint Louis King Of France (The Old Cathedral ).

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Saint Louis trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Nashville to Saint Louis takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to fly to Kansas City.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Kansas City

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): engage your brain at Science City, see the interesting displays at Museum of Illusions, and then steep yourself in history at Union Station. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at LEGOLAND Discovery Center, admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Kansas City, and then take a stroll through Brookside.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kansas City trip builder site.

Fly from Saint Louis to Kansas City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Lincoln.

Things to do in Kansas City

Theme Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Lincoln

— 2 nights
Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. state of Nebraska and the county seat of Lancaster County. On the 24th (Fri), get a sense of history and politics at Nebraska State Capitol and then admire the striking features of Saint Mary Catholic Church. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Licorice International, have fun and explore at Lincoln Children's Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Nebraska State Holocaust Memorial, and finally take an in-depth tour of Nebraska History Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Lincoln trip planner.

You can drive from Kansas City to Lincoln in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Kansas City in July, Lincoln is little chillier at night with lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cheyenne.

Things to do in Lincoln

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Cheyenne

— 2 nights
Cheyenne is the capital and most populous city of the US state of Wyoming and the county seat of Laramie County. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Cheyenne Depot Museum, then admire the striking features of Historic Governors' Mansion, then stop by The Wrangler, and finally appreciate the history behind Cheyenne Big Boots. Keep things going the next day: get a sense of history and politics at Wyoming State Capitol, get engrossed in the history at Wyoming State Museum, and then stroll the grounds of Lakeview Cemetery.

To find out how to plan a trip to Cheyenne, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Lincoln to Cheyenne takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Lincoln in July, plan for little chillier nights in Cheyenne, with lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can fly to Ogden.

Things to do in Cheyenne

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Ogden

— 2 nights
Ogden is a city and the county seat of Weber County, Utah, United States, approximately 10mi east of the Great Salt Lake and 40mi north of Salt Lake City. Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ogden Nature Center, then don't miss a visit to The Stump, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Brigham City Tabernacle. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: brush up on your military savvy at John M. Browning Firearms Museum, make a trip to Union Station, and then hike along Ogden River Parkway.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Ogden trip planner.

You can fly from Cheyenne to Ogden in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, Ogden is somewhat warmer than Cheyenne - with highs of 92°F and lows of 66°F. You will leave for Boise on the 30th (Thu).

Things to do in Ogden

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Boise

— 2 nights

City of Trees

From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
On the 30th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Hulls Gulch Nature Trail.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Boise trip maker.

You can fly from Ogden to Boise in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Boise are 94°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to The Dalles.

Things to do in Boise

Wildlife · Parks · Theme Parks · Nature

Side Trips

The Dalles

— 3 nights
The Dalles is the county seat and largest city of Wasco County, Oregon, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Stonehenge Memorial and Tom McCall Nature Preserve. Get some cultural insight at Columbia Hills State Park and Fire Museum in City Hall. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Schreiner Farms, contemplate the waterfront views at Dalles Dam, brush up on your military savvy at Fort Dalles Museum and Anderson Homestead, and walk around Sorosis Park.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the The Dalles holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Boise to The Dalles takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Boise to The Dalles due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in August, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Coeur d'Alene.

Things to do in The Dalles

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Coeur d'Alene

— 3 nights
Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. Kids will appreciate attractions like Coeur d'Alene Lake and Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tubbs Hill Nature Trails and North Idaho Centennial Trail. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Mineral Ridge National Recreation Trail, look for gifts at KnitKnit, view the masterpieces at The Art Spirit Gallery, and see the interesting displays at Northwest Tattoo Museum & Tattooing.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Coeur d'Alene trip maker tool.

Drive from The Dalles to Coeur d'Alene in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from The Dalles in August, things will get little chillier in Coeur d'Alene: highs are around 84°F and lows about 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Glacier National Park

— 3 nights

Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Take a break from the city and head to Going-to-the-Sun Road and Avalanche Lake. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Logan Pass and Virginia Falls. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Baring Falls, explore the activities along McDonald Creek, get great views at Jackson Glacier Overlook, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden Wall.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Glacier National Park visit planner.

Drive from Coeur d'Alene to Glacier National Park in 6 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Coeur d'Alene in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Glacier National Park, with lows around 48°F. On the 10th (Mon), you'll travel to Great Falls.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Great Falls

— 4 nights
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Kids will enjoy Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center and Malmstrom Museum and Air Park. Get in touch with nature at Giant Springs State Park and Valley View Garden Golf. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at C.M. Russell Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Ann Cathedral, make a splash at Electric City Water Park, and get engrossed in the history at Ursuline Centre.

Discover how to plan a Great Falls trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Glacier National Park to Great Falls in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in August, and nighttime lows around 51°F. On the 14th (Fri), you'll travel to Jordan.

Things to do in Great Falls

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Jordan

— 1 night
Jordan is a town in and the county seat of Garfield County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): deepen your understanding at PaleoWorld Research Foundation.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Jordan trip website.

You can drive from Great Falls to Jordan in 4 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Bismarck.

Bismarck

— 2 nights
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. state of North Dakota and the county seat of Burleigh County. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): see the interesting displays at North Dakota State Railroad Museum and then tee off at Hawktree Golf Club. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Buffalo Statue, then look for gifts at North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum, then get to know the resident critters at The Dakota Zoo, and finally grab your bike and head to Keelboat Park.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Bismarck trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Jordan to Bismarck takes 5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. In August, daytime highs in Bismarck are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to West Fargo.

Things to do in Bismarck

Museums · Shopping · Outdoors · Golf

Side Trip

West Fargo

— 2 nights
West Fargo is a city in Cass County, North Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Barnes County Historical Society, then cruise along Sheyenne River Valley National Scenic Byway, and then snap pictures at Hi-Line Railroad Bridge / Chautauqua Park. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Red River Valley Fairgrounds and then contemplate the long history of Bonanzaville.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the West Fargo itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bismarck to West Fargo in 3 hours. August in West Fargo sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Saint Paul.

Things to do in West Fargo

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Museums

Side Trip

Saint Paul

— 2 nights

Twin Cities

The capital of Minnesota, Saint Paul represents half of the "Twin Cities" and embraces the outdoors and urban culture.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): examine the collection at Jackson Street Roundhouse and then stroll around Mears Park. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Alexander Ramsey House, see the interesting displays at Schubert Club Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Landmark Center.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Saint Paul tour planning site.

Drive from West Fargo to Saint Paul in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Saint Paul are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Wausau.

Things to do in Saint Paul

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Wausau

— 2 nights
Wausau is a city in and the county seat of Marathon County, Wisconsin, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): see the interesting displays at Yawkey House Museum and then see the interesting displays at Woodson History Center. On the next day, walk around Isle of Ferns Park, then explore the world behind art at The Center for the Visual Arts, then look for gifts at Janke Book Store, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Bull Falls Brewery.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Wausau trip site.

You can drive from Saint Paul to Wausau in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in August, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ludington.

Things to do in Wausau

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries

Ludington

— 1 night
Ludington is a city in the state of Michigan. On the 23rd (Sun), let the kids burn off some steam at Summit Park.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Ludington travel planning site.

Getting from Wausau to Ludington by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Wausau to Ludington. August in Ludington sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Charlevoix.

Things to do in Ludington

Nature · Fun & Games · Parks
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Charlevoix

— 3 nights
Charlevoix is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Michigan Beach Park and North Point Nature Preserve. Get in touch with nature at Depot Beach and North Western State Trail. Go for a jaunt from Charlevoix to Harbor Springs to see Thorne Swift Nature Preserve about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the verdant scenery at Bear River Valley Recreation Area, catch all the local highlights with Mushroom House Tours, make a trip to Charlevoix Circle of Arts, and play a few rounds at Crooked Tree Golf Club.

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

Getting from Ludington to Charlevoix by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In August, daytime highs in Charlevoix are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Toledo.

Things to do in Charlevoix

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Toledo

— 1 night
Toledo is a city in and the county seat of Lucas County, Ohio, United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Toledo Museum of Art and then examine the collection at Glass Pavilion.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Toledo trip site.

You can drive from Charlevoix to Toledo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Charlevoix in August, you will find days in Toledo are a bit warmer (82°F), and nights are about the same (63°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Charleston.

Things to do in Toledo

Museums

Charleston

— 1 night
Charleston is the capital and the largest city in the U.S. state of West Virginia, and the county seat of Kanawha County. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): trek along Midland Trail Scenic Highway and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Little Creek Park.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Charleston trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Toledo to Charleston in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in August, and nighttime lows around 64°F. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Charleston

Outdoors · Trails · Parks

Side Trips

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United States travel guide

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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.