50 days in United States Itinerary

50 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel route planner

Make it your trip
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Dallas
— 2 nights
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New Orleans
— 5 nights
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Lafayette
— 2 nights
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Natchez
— 2 nights
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Vicksburg
— 2 nights
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Clarksdale
— 1 night
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Memphis
— 3 nights
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Nashville
— 3 nights
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Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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Philadelphia
— 3 nights
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New York City
— 5 nights
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Chicago
— 3 nights
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Keystone
— 4 nights
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Anaheim
— 3 nights
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San Diego
— 4 nights
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Dallas

— 2 nights

Big D

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.
On the 8th (Fri), pause for some photo ops at John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Dallas trip itinerary maker website.

Perth, Australia to Dallas is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -14 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in April, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to New Orleans.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks · Museums

Side Trip

New Orleans

— 5 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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Garden District, stroll around New Orleans City Park, make a trip to Jackson Square, and identify plant and animal life at Happiness Bayou Tours.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the New Orleans trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Dallas to New Orleans in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Dallas in April, plan for little chillier days in New Orleans, with highs around 25°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Lafayette.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Lafayette

— 2 nights
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. On the 15th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Acadian Village, appreciate the history behind Urns of Justice, then get to know the fascinating history of Vermilionville, and finally stroll the grounds of Cathedral of St John the Evangelist. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Acadian Cultural Center, then get engrossed in the history at Acadian Memorial, then explore the activities along Lake Martin, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Martin Rookery.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Lafayette sightseeing site.

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Lafayette takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from New Orleans in April, expect nights in Lafayette to be slightly colder, around 18°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Natchez.

Things to do in Lafayette

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Natchez

— 2 nights
Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary Basilica, then steep yourself in history at Rosalie Mansion, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Natchez City Cemetery, and finally steep yourself in history at Stanton Hall. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Melrose.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Natchez trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lafayette to Natchez takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Lafayette in April, Natchez is slightly colder at night with lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Vicksburg.

Things to do in Natchez

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Vicksburg

— 2 nights
Vicksburg is the only city and county seat of Warren County, Mississippi, United States. On the 19th (Tue), ponder the world of politics at Old Courthouse, then explore the galleries of U.S.S. Cairo Museum, then take in the history at Texas Monument, and finally snap pictures at Vicksburg Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the different monuments and memorials at Vicksburg National Cemetery, then contemplate the long history of Windsor Ruins, and then don't miss a visit to Vicksburg Riverfront Murals.

For ratings and more tourist information, read our Vicksburg trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Natchez to Vicksburg in 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Vicksburg are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Clarksdale.

Things to do in Vicksburg

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Clarksdale

— 1 night
Clarksdale is a city in Coahoma County, Mississippi, and seat of the county. On the 21st (Thu), don't miss a visit to The Crossroad, take in the exciting artwork at Stan Streets Hambone Art Gallery, then view the masterpieces at Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art, and finally see the interesting displays at The Delta Blues Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Clarksdale road trip planning site.

Getting from Vicksburg to Clarksdale by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and car. While traveling from Vicksburg, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Clarksdale, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Clarksdale

Museums · Shopping

Memphis

— 3 nights

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Memphis: Horseshoe Tunica (in Tunica) and Collierville TN Historic District (in Collierville). There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, explore the world behind art at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, see the interesting displays at Graceland, and browse the exhibits of Stax Museum of American Soul Music.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Memphis trip tool.

Getting from Clarksdale to Memphis by car takes about 1.5 hours. In April in Memphis, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Casinos

Side Trips

Nashville

— 3 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.
Nashville is known for nightlife, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the history at Lotz House Museum, steep yourself in history at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, and see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Nashville online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Memphis to Nashville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In April in Nashville, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Gatlinburg

— 3 nights

The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Gatlinburg is known for breweries & distilleries, zoos & aquariums, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, trek along Alum Cave Trail, meet the residents at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, and stroll around Chimneys Picnic Area.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Gatlinburg travel app.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Gatlinburg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to Gatlinburg is 1 hour. In April in Gatlinburg, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Washington DC

— 4 nights
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Tidal Basin, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, meet the residents at National Zoological Park, and take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip planner.

Fly from Gatlinburg to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Philadelphia

— 3 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Philadelphia: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library (in Winterthur) and Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, don't miss a visit to 30th Street Station, contemplate the long history of Logan Circle, and walk around Franklin Square.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Philadelphia travel route planner.

Traveling by train from Washington DC to Philadelphia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Casinos

Side Trips

New York City

— 5 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, don't miss a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our New York City trip maker site.

You can take a train from Philadelphia to New York City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Philadelphia in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in New York City: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to fly to Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Chicago

— 3 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain, take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fourth Presbyterian Church.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Chicago online travel planner.

Getting from New York City to Chicago by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Chicago is minus 1 hour. In May, daytime highs in Chicago are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Keystone.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Keystone

— 4 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 out of town with these interesting Keystone side-trips: Wind Cave National Park (Wind Cave National Park & Elk Mountain Nature Trail), Mammoth Site of Hot Springs (in Hot Springs) and Custer (Wildlife Loop Road, Needles Eye Tunnel, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, take some stellar pictures from Breezy Point Picnic Area, go deep underground at Big Thunder Gold Mine, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Presidential Trail.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Keystone trip site.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Keystone takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Chicago to Keystone, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in May, expect Keystone to be little chillier, temps between 17°C and 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Anaheim.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Anaheim

— 3 nights

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Step out of Anaheim to go to Long Beach and see Aquarium of the Pacific, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park, discover the magic at Disney California Adventure Park, experience the excitement of Radiator Springs Racers, and make a trip to Downtown Disney District.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, read our Anaheim road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Keystone to Anaheim in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Keystone, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Anaheim, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks · Parks · Fun & Games · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

San Diego

— 4 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.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, examine the collection at San Diego Air & Space Museum, kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove, and pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument.

Find out how to plan San Diego trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Anaheim to San Diego takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Anaheim in May, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are slightly colder, around 25°C. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Theme Parks

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.