48 days in United States Itinerary

48 days in United States Itinerary

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Tupelo
— 4 nights
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Irondale
— 1 night
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Greenville
— 2 nights
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Asheville
— 2 nights
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 5 nights
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Knoxville
— 2 nights
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Princeton
— 7 nights
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White Sulphur Springs
— 5 nights
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Three Rivers
— 1 day
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Keystone
— 3 nights
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Custer
— 1 day
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Spearfish
— 1 night
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Riverton
— 4 nights
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Pocatello
— 2 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 5 nights
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Las Vegas
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Tupelo

— 4 nights
Tupelo is the county seat and the largest city of Lee County, Mississippi. Get some cultural insight at Shiloh National Military Park and Beale Street. Your inner history buff will appreciate National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel and Sun Studio. Change things up with these side-trips from Tupelo: Cherry Mansion (in Savannah) and Memphis (Railroad & Trolley Museum, Stax Museum of American Soul Music, &more). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Tupelo Automobile Museum, contemplate the long history of Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum, make a trip to Vietnam Memorial Replica Wall, and take a memorable drive along Natchez Trace Pkwy.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Tupelo online day trip planner.

San Diego to Tupelo is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from San Diego to Tupelo due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from San Diego in April since evenings lows in Tupelo dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Irondale.

Things to do in Tupelo

Museums · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

Irondale

— 1 night
Irondale is a city in Jefferson County, Alabama, United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Turkey Creek Nature Preserve, take in the pleasant sights at Alabama Wildlife Center, and then grab your bike and head to Oak Mountain State Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Irondale day trip website.

Traveling by car from Tupelo to Irondale takes 2.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Greenville.

Things to do in Irondale

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Greenville

— 2 nights

Textile Center of the World

The largest city in "upstate" South Carolina, Greenville has grown around the natural wonders of waterfalls located in the downtown area.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): make a trip to Artisphere, then grab your bike and head to GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail, then admire the sheer force of Falls Park on the Reedy, and finally pause for some photo ops at Joel Roberts Poinsett Statue. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cowpens National Battlefield, snap pictures at Liberty Bridge, and then identify plant and animal life at Lake Conestee Nature Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Greenville trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Irondale to Greenville by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In May, daytime highs in Greenville are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Greenville

Parks · Nature · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

Asheville

— 2 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
On the 8th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Saint Lawrence, explore the striking landscape of The North Carolina Arboretum, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Cradle of Forestry, brush up on your military savvy at WNC Military History Museum, then delve into the lush surroundings at DuPont State Recreational Forest, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Lexington Glassworks.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Asheville online trip maker.

Drive from Greenville to Asheville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Greenville in May: high temperatures in Asheville hover around 75°F and lows are around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Asheville

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

— 5 nights

A Wondrous Diversity of Life

Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Noah Bud Ogle Cabin and Walker Sisters' Cabin. Take a break from the city and head to Roaring Fork and Cades Cove. The adventure continues: stroll through Alum Cave Trail, admire the sheer force of Laurel Falls, stroll around Chimneys Picnic Area, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Asheville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park with the Route module. In May in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Knoxville.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Knoxville

— 2 nights

Marble City

A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at East Tennesse Historical Society, look for all kinds of wild species at Ijams Nature Center, then do a tasting at Blue Slip Winery, then contemplate the long history of Historic Southern Railway Station, and finally stroll the grounds of Knoxville National Cemetery. On your second day here, make a trip to First Baptist Church, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, then examine the collection at Smoky Mountain Knife Works, and finally make a trip to Market Square.

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

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Knoxville. In May, daily temperatures in Knoxville can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Princeton.

Things to do in Knoxville

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Princeton

— 7 nights
Princeton, often referred to as the "Jewel of the South," is a city in and the county seat of Mercer County, West Virginia, United States. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Holy Trinity Episcopal Church and Laurel Hill - General J.E.B. Stuart Birthplace. Popular historic sites such as Sinking Creek Covered Bridge and Saint Mary's Episcopal Church are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Grayson Highlands State Park (in Mouth of Wilson), Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail (in Abingdon) and Floyd (Rocky Knob Recreational Area & Buffalo Mountain Natural Area Preserve). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Beaver Dam Creek Walking Trail, see the interesting displays at Princeton Railroad Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Wytheville's Smallest Church, and stroll the grounds of Spring Hill Cemetery.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Princeton day trip planning site.

Drive from Knoxville to Princeton in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Knoxville in May, expect nights in Princeton to be about the same, around 53°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to White Sulphur Springs.

Things to do in Princeton

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

White Sulphur Springs

— 5 nights
White Sulphur Springs is a city in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, United States. Visit Greenbrier River Trail and Greenbrier Government Relocation Facility for their historical value. Visiting The Greenbrier and Blue Bend Recreation Area will get you outdoors. Explore White Sulphur Springs' surroundings by going to Marlinton (Watoga State Park, Cranberry Mountain Nature Center, &more), Falling Springs Waterfall (in Covington) and Hot Springs (Homestead Old Course & Cascades Golf Course at The Homestead). There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at The Salt Cave and Spa, try to win big at The Casino Club at the Greenbrier, grab your bike and head to Greenbrier River Trail, and explore the fascinating underground world of Organ Cave.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our White Sulphur Springs road trip planning site.

You can drive from Princeton to White Sulphur Springs in 2 hours. Traveling from Princeton in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 48°F in White Sulphur Springs. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Three Rivers.

Things to do in White Sulphur Springs

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Three Rivers

— 1 day
Three Rivers is a city in St. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): play a few rounds at Island Hills Golf Club, then trek along Lake Wobegon Trail, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Corey Lake Orchards.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Three Rivers trip app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from White Sulphur Springs to Three Rivers. In May in Three Rivers, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Three Rivers

Outdoors · Wineries · Trails · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Keystone

— 3 nights

Home Of Mount Rushmore

Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Get some cultural insight at Prairie Berry Winery and Keystone Historical Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Presidential Trail. There's much more to do: get a new perspective on nature at The Museum @ Black Hills Institute, go deep underground at Big Thunder Gold Mine, see the interesting displays at National Presidential Wax Museum, and explore the world behind art at Gutzon Borglum Historical Center.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Keystone travel planner.

Explore your travel options from Three Rivers to Keystone with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Three Rivers to Keystone is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Three Rivers in May, things will get a bit cooler in Keystone: highs are around 59°F and lows about 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Custer.

Things to do in Keystone

Museums · Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Custer

— 1 day
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
On the 3rd (Thu), admire all the interesting features of Wildlife Loop Road, immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park, then take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel, and finally explore the activities along Sylvan Lake.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Custer day trip site.

You can drive from Keystone to Custer in an hour. In June, daily temperatures in Custer can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Spearfish.

Things to do in Custer

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Spearfish

— 1 night
Spearfish is a city in Lawrence County, South Dakota, United States. To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Spearfish online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Custer to Spearfish takes 1.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. In June, daytime highs in Spearfish are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. On the 4th (Fri), you're off to Riverton.

Things to do in Spearfish

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Nature

Riverton

— 4 nights
Riverton is a city in Fremont County, Wyoming, United States. Get in touch with nature at The Star Plunge and Hot Springs State Park. Get some cultural insight at Wind River Heritage Center and Wyoming Dinosaur Center. Change things up with these side-trips from Riverton: Shoshone Tribal Cultural Center (in Fort Washakie), Wind River Canyon (in Thermopolis) and Sinks Canyon State Park (in Lander). There's still lots to do: see what you can catch with Wind River Flyfitter, contemplate the long history of South Pass City State Historic Site, and take an in-depth tour of Dubois Museum: Wind River Historical Center.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Riverton online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Spearfish to Riverton takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Spearfish in June: highs in Riverton hover around 82°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Pocatello.

Things to do in Riverton

Museums · Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Pocatello

— 2 nights
Pocatello is the county seat and largest city of Bannock County, with a small portion on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation in neighboring Power County, in the southeastern part of the U.S. state of Idaho. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Chesterfield Townsite, then take in the natural beauty of Lava Hot Springs, and then look for gifts at Poky Popcorn Shop. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Trinity Episcopal Church, then examine the collection at Idaho Potato Museum, and then admire the sheer force of Idaho Falls River Walk.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Pocatello itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Riverton to Pocatello takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June in Pocatello, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Pocatello

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Glacier National Park

— 5 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Grinnell Glacier and Lake McDonald. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Swiftcurrent Falls, trek along Trail of the Cedars, admire the verdant scenery at Logan Pass, and admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park online tour itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Pocatello to Glacier National Park with the Route module. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Pocatello in June: highs in Glacier National Park hover around 75°F, while lows dip to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Las Vegas

— 1 night

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, then don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Glacier National Park to Las Vegas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Glacier National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, Las Vegas is much warmer than Glacier National Park - with highs of 103°F and lows of 77°F. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.