48 days in United States Itinerary

48 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour itinerary planner

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Tampa
— 6 nights
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Denver
— 7 nights
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Badlands National Park
— 4 nights
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Deadwood
— 3 nights
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Keystone
— 3 nights
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Salt Lake City
— 6 nights
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San Francisco
— 11 nights
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New Orleans
— 7 nights
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Tampa

— 6 nights

Big Guava

Tampa ranks among the country's most livable cities, attracting newcomers with its growing economy and status as a major port on the Gulf of Mexico.
Venture out of the city with trips to Parasailing & Paragliding (in Madeira Beach), Orlando (Universal's Islands of Adventure, Universal Orlando Resort, &more) and St. Petersburg (Imagine Museum & Duncan McClellan Gallery). Pack the 17th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. It doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind 9/11 Fallen Heroes Memorial.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Tampa trip planning tool.

Miami to Tampa is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Tampa can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Tampa

Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Denver

— 7 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Denver side-trips: Hidee Gold Mine (in Central City), Colorado Springs (National Museum of World War II Aviation, Garden of the Gods, &more) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Idaho Springs). There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, see Off-Road Tours, and see the interesting displays at National Ballpark Museum.

To see photos and more tourist information, refer to the Denver road trip planning app.

You can fly from Tampa to Denver in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Tampa to Denver is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Tampa, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Denver, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Badlands National Park

— 4 nights
Although Badlands National Park's name might not be the most inviting, its landscape of pinnacles, eroded buttes, spires, and an expansive, pristine mixed-grass prairie remain enticing.
Step out of Badlands National Park with an excursion to Hurley Butte Horseback Riding in Interior--about 40 minutes away. Spend the 27th (Sun) exploring nature at Badlands National Park. And it doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along Loop Road, identify plant and animal life at Roberts Prairie Dog Town, hike along Castle Trail, and explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Badlands National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Denver to Badlands National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can go by car to Deadwood.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Deadwood

— 3 nights
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Take a break from Deadwood with a short trip to Roughlock Falls State Nature Area in Lead, about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Deadwood Trailhead George S. Mickelson Trail, get engrossed in the history at Adams Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Black Hill National Cemetery, and appreciate the history behind Mt Roosevelt Monument.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Deadwood day trip planner.

You can drive from Badlands National Park to Deadwood in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Badlands National Park to Deadwood is 1 hour. While traveling from Badlands National Park, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Deadwood, ranging from highs of 75°F to lows of 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Keystone.

Things to do in Deadwood

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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.
Explore Keystone's surroundings by going to Custer (Sylvan Lake, Needles Eye Tunnel, &more). There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, cruise along Iron Mountain Road, hike along Presidential Trail, and admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Keystone trip maker site.

You can drive from Deadwood to Keystone in 1.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Deadwood in July since evenings lows in Keystone dip to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Salt Lake City

— 6 nights

Crossroads of the West

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Change things up with these side-trips from Salt Lake City: Doughnut Falls (in North Salt Lake), Park City (Guardsman Pass Scenic Backway, Climbing Tours, &more) and Sundance (Wasatch Mountains, Stewart Falls, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Big Cottonwood Canyon, get a sense of history and politics at Utah State Capitol, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Tracy Aviary.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Salt Lake City trip planner.

You can fly from Keystone to Salt Lake City in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, Salt Lake City is somewhat warmer than Keystone - with highs of 95°F and lows of 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 11 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Ace It Bike Tours (in Windsor), Petaluma Seed Bank (in Petaluma) and Healdsburg (Jordan Vineyard & Winery, Alexander Valley Vineyards, &more). There's lots more to do: stroll through Alcatraz Island, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, engage your brain at Exploratorium, and browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco day trip tool.

You can fly from Salt Lake City to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Salt Lake City in July: highs in San Francisco hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 57°F. On the 22nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wineries · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

New Orleans

— 7 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: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square, walk around Audubon Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the New Orleans sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to New Orleans takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 2 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in July, you will find days in New Orleans are a bit warmer (80°F), and nights are warmer (80°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

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.