41 days in United States Itinerary

41 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner

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Tucson
— 3 nights
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Monument Valley
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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Reno
— 2 nights
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Idaho Falls
— 1 night
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
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Jackson Hole
— 2 nights
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Denver
— 2 nights
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Kansas City
— 3 nights
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Saint Louis
— 2 nights
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Chicago
— 3 nights
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Indianapolis
— 2 nights
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Dayton
— 1 night
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Asheville
— 2 nights
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Charleston
— 3 nights
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Jacksonville
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Tucson

— 3 nights

Old Pueblo

One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
On your second day here, shop like a local with Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, get great views at Gates Pass, and then take in the history at Mission San Xavier del Bac.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Tucson trip planner.

Melbourne to Tucson is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Melbourne to Tucson due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 53°F in Tucson. On the 10th (Sat), you're off to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 10:

Monument Valley

— 2 nights
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. On the 11th (Sun), admire the majestic nature at Goosenecks State Park, then stroll through Wildcat Trail, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Monument Valley trip planning tool.

Do a combination of flight and car from Tucson to Monument Valley in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. Traveling from Tucson in April, things will get slightly colder in Monument Valley: highs are around 67°F and lows about 37°F. You will leave for Las Vegas on the 12th (Mon).

Things to do in Monument Valley

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 10 — 12:

Las Vegas

— 2 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.
For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Las Vegas takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Monument Valley in April, with highs in Las Vegas at 80°F and lows at 57°F. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Tours · Museums · Fun & Games · Casinos
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 14:

Yosemite National Park

— 3 nights
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): hike along Mariposa Grove, take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, and then don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail, then make a trip to Yosemite Village, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and finally admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in April, with highs in Yosemite National Park at 59°F and lows at 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Reno.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 17:

Reno

— 2 nights

Biggest Little City in the World

A sea of casinos in the high desert of the Sierra Nevadas, Reno capitalizes on gaming and nightlife.
Reno is known for casinos, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Automobile Museum, try your luck at Casino at the Eldorado, admire the natural beauty at Sierra Water Gardens, and make a trip to Reno Arch.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Reno trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Reno in 3.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in April: high temperatures in Reno hover around 67°F and lows are around 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Idaho Falls.

Things to do in Reno

Fun & Games · Casinos · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 19:

Idaho Falls

— 1 night
Idaho Falls is a city in and the county seat of Bonneville County, Idaho, United States, and is the largest city in Eastern Idaho. On the 20th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Idaho Potato Museum, have fun at Guns N Gear, then don't miss a visit to Snake River Greenbelt, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museum of Idaho.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Idaho Falls road trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Reno to Idaho Falls. Traveling from Reno to Idaho Falls, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Reno in April: high temperatures in Idaho Falls hover around 58°F and lows are around 32°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Idaho Falls

Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 19 — 21:

Yellowstone National Park

— 3 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the natural beauty of Mammoth Hot Springs, explore the striking landscape of Aurum Geyser, trek along Storm Point Trail, and make a trip to The 45th Parallel.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Idaho Falls to Yellowstone National Park takes 4 hours. In April, Yellowstone National Park is slightly colder than Idaho Falls - with highs of 42°F and lows of 17°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 24:

Jackson Hole

— 2 nights
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Group, then look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton, and then explore the striking landscape of Elk Ranch Flats Turnout, Grand Teton National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of the local shopping with Thal Glass Studio, take in the exciting artwork at Hines Goldsmiths, don't miss a visit to Town Square, examine the collection at National Museum of Wildlife Art, then take in the awesome beauty at Teton Point Turnout, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier View Turnout.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Jackson Hole trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole takes 2.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in April: high temperatures in Jackson Hole hover around 48°F and lows are around 26°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Denver.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 24 — 26:

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): get a new perspective on nature at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity United Methodist Church. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting and then contemplate the long history of Denver Union Station.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Denver vacation app.

Traveling by car from Jackson Hole to Denver takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Jackson Hole in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Denver: highs are around 59°F and lows about 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can fly to Kansas City.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 28:

Kansas City

— 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Kansas City Zoo, get your game on at Blade & Timber Axe Throwing, and then get your game on at Blade & Timber Axe Throwing. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Arabia Steamboat Museum, examine the collection at Museum of Illusions, then brush up on your military savvy at National WWI Museum and Memorial, and finally explore the world behind art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kansas City online itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Denver to Kansas City takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Denver in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Kansas City: highs are around 66°F and lows about 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 1:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): stop by Herbaria, stroll around Forest Park, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Saint Louis Art Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Missouri Botanical Garden, then see the interesting displays at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Top Notch Axe Throwing St. Louis.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint Louis day trip planner.

Getting from Kansas City to Saint Louis by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. May in Saint Louis sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Chicago.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games
Find places to stay May 1 — 3:

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: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, take a memorable tour with Tours, get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, and appreciate the history behind Cloud Gate.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Chicago online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Saint Louis to Chicago takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Saint Louis in May, with highs in Chicago at 71°F and lows at 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Chicago

Fun & Games · Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 3 — 6:

Indianapolis

— 2 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.
On the 6th (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Scottish Rite Cathedral, then have fun and explore at Children's Museum of Indianapolis, then explore the galleries of Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Ragnarok Axe Throwing. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Indianapolis Zoo, try your luck at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino, and then stop by Rocket Fizz.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Indianapolis trip planner.

Getting from Chicago to Indianapolis by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Indianapolis. In May in Indianapolis, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Dayton.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 6 — 8:

Dayton

— 1 night

Gem City

Home of airplane pioneers the Wright brothers, Dayton prides itself on its inventors, including Charles F. Kettering, inventor of the automobile self starter.
On the 8th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Carillon Historical Park, then examine the collection at National Museum of the US Air Force, and then head outdoors with Dayton Dragons Baseball.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Dayton online holiday builder.

Traveling by car from Indianapolis to Dayton takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Dayton are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Sun) before leaving for Asheville.

Things to do in Dayton

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay May 8 — 9:

Asheville

— 2 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at The North Carolina Arboretum, and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Asheville trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Dayton to Asheville in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Asheville are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Charleston.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours · Parks · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 9 — 11:

Charleston

— 3 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Charleston is known for parks, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour, and contemplate the long history of Fort Sumter National Monument.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Charleston road trip site.

Getting from Asheville to Charleston by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Asheville in May, expect Charleston to be somewhat warmer, temps between 81°F and 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Jacksonville.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 11 — 14:

Jacksonville

— 2 nights

The River City

The sprawling city of Jacksonville is not only Florida's most populous city, but also the largest city by land area in the continental United States.
On the 14th (Fri), get to know the resident critters at Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens and then look for all kinds of wild species at St. Augustine Wild Reserve. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary, immerse yourself in nature at Fort Clinch State Park, and then walk around Little Talbot Island State Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Jacksonville online tour itinerary maker.

You can drive from Charleston to Jacksonville in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and train. In May in Jacksonville, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 62°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Jacksonville

Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 14 — 16:

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.