60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

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Grand Rapids
— 4 nights
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Indianapolis
— 3 nights
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Louisville
— 6 nights
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Nashville
— 6 nights
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Birmingham
— 2 nights
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Chattanooga
— 6 nights
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Knoxville
— 6 nights
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 7 nights
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Greensboro
— 1 night
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Charlotte
— 5 nights
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Atlanta
— 5 nights
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Montgomery
— 3 nights
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Pensacola
— 5 nights
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Grand Rapids

— 4 nights

Furniture City

The second largest city in Michigan and a hub of furniture manufacturing, Grand Rapids bears the nickname "Furniture City." However, the destination's original name came from the rapids of the Grand River that once ran through the downtown area.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Grand Rapids Children's Museum, Ludington State Park, Holland State Park Beach, and other attractions you added. Venture out of the city with trips to US 131 Motorsports Park (in Martin), Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access (in Hart) and Gilmore Car Museum (in Hickory Corners). There's much more to do: ride a horse along Stony Lake Stables, admire the striking features of Meyer May House, examine the collection at Montague Museum, and walk around Whirlpool Compass Fountain.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Grand Rapids trip planner.

New York City to Grand Rapids is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Grand Rapids when traveling from New York City in July, with lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Indianapolis

— 3 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Fort Harrison State Park, Indiana Medical History Museum, Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, and other attractions you added. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Indianapolis: Exotic Feline Rescue Center (in Centerpoint), Urban Vines Winery & Brewery Co. (in Westfield) and The Miller House and Garden (in Columbus). There's lots more to do: have fun and explore at Children's Museum of Indianapolis, examine the collection at Rhythm! Discovery Center, and contemplate the waterfront views at Morse Reservoir.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Indianapolis road trip planning website.

Drive from Grand Rapids to Indianapolis in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. July in Indianapolis sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Louisville.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Louisville

— 6 nights

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lexington (Kentucky Horse Park & Unique Horse Farm Tours), Ark Encounter (in Williamstown) and Holiday World & Splashin' Safari (in Santa Claus). Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern, get to know the resident critters at Louisville Zoo, learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Copper & Kings American Brandy Distillery.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Louisville visit planner.

Traveling by car from Indianapolis to Louisville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Louisville can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums · Parks · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Nashville

— 6 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.
Ryman Auditorium has been added to your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nashville: Mammoth Cave (in Mammoth Cave National Park) and Sumner Crest WInery (in Portland). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, and admire the natural beauty at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Nashville online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Louisville to Nashville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Louisville to Nashville. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in July, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Birmingham

— 2 nights

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Birmingham Zoo as well as Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. On the 7th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, get to know the resident critters at Birmingham Zoo, then observe the fascinating underwater world at McWane Science Center, and finally deepen your understanding of the past and present with Red Clay Tours. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Alabama Veterans Memorial Park, then see the interesting displays at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at First United Methodist Church.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Birmingham trip app.

Drive from Nashville to Birmingham in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Birmingham are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Breweries & Distilleries

Chattanooga

— 6 nights

Dynamo of Dixie

Once saddled with the reputation of being one of the country's dirtiest cities, Chattanooga now boasts a pedestrian-friendly downtown with a network of leafy waterfront trails and free electric shuttles.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum as well as Creative Discovery Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chattanooga: River Rafting & Tubing (in Ocoee) and G3 Adventures (in Rising Fawn). The adventure continues: observe the fascinating underwater world at Tennessee Aquarium, cast your line with a fishing tour, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery, and snap pictures at Walnut Street Bridge.

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

You can drive from Birmingham to Chattanooga in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Knoxville.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks · Tours · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Knoxville

— 6 nights

Marble City

A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Knoxville: Sevierville (Eagle Springs Winery & Helicopter Tours), The Birthplace of Country Music Museum (in Bristol) and Tennessee Hills Distillery (in Jonesborough). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of East Tennesse Historical Society, stroll through High Ground Park & River Bluff Wildlife Area, experience rural life at The Fruit and Berry Patch, and stop by Smoky Mountain Knife Works.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Knoxville road trip planning website.

Drive from Chattanooga to Knoxville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. August in Knoxville sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Knoxville

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

— 7 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.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is known for parks, nature, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, tour the pleasant surroundings at Roaring Fork, hike along Alum Cave Trail, and cruise along Newfound Gap Road.

To find out how to plan a trip to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Knoxville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park with the Route module. In August, daily temperatures in Great Smoky Mountains National Park can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Greensboro.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Greensboro

— 1 night
Greensboro is a city in the U.S. state of North Carolina. International Civil Rights Center & Museum has been added to your itinerary. On the 28th (Sat), see the interesting displays at International Civil Rights Center & Museum, then cool off at Wet'n Wild Emerald Pointe, and then engage your brain at Greensboro Science Center.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Greensboro trip itinerary maker website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Greensboro. In August, daytime highs in Greensboro are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Charlotte.

Things to do in Greensboro

Museums · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums

Charlotte

— 5 nights

The Queen City

A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
Your day by day itinerary now includes North Carolina Zoo as well as Hendrick Motorsports Complex. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Charlotte: Zipline (in Lake Lure) and Greenville (Liberty Bridge & Falls Park on the Reedy). And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Carowinds, sample the tasty concoctions at NoDa Brewing Company, walk around Freedom Park, and get outside with The Green.

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Traveling by car from Greensboro to Charlotte takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to fly to Atlanta.

Things to do in Charlotte

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Atlanta

— 5 nights

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Your list of things to see and do now includes National Center for Civil and Human Rights, College Football Hall of Fame, CNN Studio Tours, and other attractions. Get out of town with these interesting Atlanta side-trips: Anna Ruby Falls (in Helen) and Stone Mountain Park (in Stone Mountain). There's much more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Georgia Aquarium, don't miss a visit to The King Center, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and ponder the world of politics at Georgia State Capitol.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Atlanta trip maker tool.

Fly from Charlotte to Atlanta in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Atlanta are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to fly to Montgomery.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks · Tours · Museums · Nightlife

Side Trips

Montgomery

— 3 nights
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. state of Alabama and is the county seat of Montgomery County. Your day by day itinerary now includes Freedom Rides Museum as well as Montgomery Zoo. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at National Memorial for Peace and Justice, explore the world behind art at Legacy Museum, get engrossed in the history at Rosa Parks Museum, and engage your brain at W.A. Gayle Planetarium.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Montgomery online holiday maker.

Traveling by flight from Atlanta to Montgomery takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Atlanta to Montgomery. In September, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Pensacola.

Things to do in Montgomery

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Pensacola

— 5 nights

Western Gate to the Sunshine State

Surrounded on three sides by water, Pensacola offers access to white-sand beaches and emerald-green ocean unspoiled by large resorts.
Venture out of the city with trips to Navarre Beach (in Navarre) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Orange Beach). Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at National Naval Aviation Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Henderson Beach State Park, head off the coast to Santa Rosa Island, and take a tour of USS Oriskany.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Pensacola tour itinerary app.

Drive from Montgomery to Pensacola in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Pensacola

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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.