41 days in United States Itinerary

41 days in United States Itinerary

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41 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Allentown
Drive:  10​h 30​min
1
Knoxville
— 15 nights
Drive:  11​h 30​min
2
New Orleans
— 3 nights
3
Roswell
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Alamogordo
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
5
Phoenix
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Sedona
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  11​h
8
Denver
— 4 nights
9
Saint Louis
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
10
Louisville
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h 15​min
End: Allentown

15
nights
Knoxville

Knoxville ©
A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
Explore hidden gems such as Grotto Falls Trail and Roaring Fork. Get a sense of the local culture at Museum of the Cherokee Indian and Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Knoxville: Laurel Falls (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park), Sevierville (Forbidden Caverns & Smoky Mountain Deer Farm & Exotic Petting Zoo) and Rockin' Raceway Arcade (in Pigeon Forge). There's still lots to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, appreciate the extensive heritage of Natural Arch Scenic Area, putt your heart out at Hillbilly Golf, and admire the majestic nature at Cumberland Falls State Resort Park.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Knoxville trip planner .

Allentown to Knoxville is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Allentown in June, expect nights in Knoxville to be about the same, around 66°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 86°F. You'll set off for New Orleans on the 23rd (Sun).

Things to do in Knoxville

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg, Sevierville, Rockin' Raceway Arcade, Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
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Forbidden Caverns ©
Forbidden Caverns
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Grotto Falls Parking ©
Grotto Falls Parking

3
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
On the 3rd (Wed), partake in some friendly competition at Escape My Room New Orleans, examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, and then get outside with Ultimate Swamp Adventures. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable tour with Tours, explore the world behind art at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our New Orleans trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Knoxville to New Orleans takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Knoxville to New Orleans is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Knoxville in July, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 80°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Roswell.

Things to do in New Orleans

Outdoors Museums Adventure

Side Trip

Ultimate Swamp Adventures
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Escape My Room New Orleans ©
Escape My Room New Orleans
Kayaking & Canoeing
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum

2
nights
Roswell

Roswell ©
Famed as the site of a purported UFO crash in 1947, the Roswell of today offers much more than alien research opportunities.
Escape the urban bustle at Lower Pecos River and Singing Road. Let the collections at International UFO Museum and Research Center and Tokay Beaded Art capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Historical Center for Southeast New Mexico, get outside with Mescalero Sands North Dune OHV Area, admire the majestic nature at Bottomless Lakes State Park, and look and learn at Roswell Museum & Art Center.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Roswell trip itinerary tool .

You can fly from New Orleans to Roswell in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in July: highs in Roswell hover around 97°F, while lows dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Alamogordo.

Things to do in Roswell

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Lower Pecos River, Singing Road
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Lower Pecos River ©
Lower Pecos River

2
nights
Alamogordo

Alamogordo ©
Alamogordo is the seat of Otero County, New Mexico, United States. You've now added White Sands Missle Range Museum to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): learn about all things military at White Sands Missle Range Museum and then take in the dramatic natural features at White Sands National Monument.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Alamogordo online sightseeing planner .

You can take a bus from Roswell to Alamogordo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daily temperatures in Alamogordo can reach 94°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. On the 10th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Alamogordo

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

White Sands National Monument
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White Sands National Monument ©
White Sands National Monument
White Sands Missle Range Museum ©
White Sands Missle Range Museum

3
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Get in touch with nature at Camelback Mountain and Desert Botanical Garden. Discover out-of-the-way places like Heard Museum and Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Arizona Capitol Museum, steep yourself in history at The Rosson House Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Basilica, and take an in-depth tour of Phoenix Police Museum.

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

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Alamogordo to Phoenix takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Alamogordo in July, expect Phoenix to be somewhat warmer, temps between 106°F and 85°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Franciscan Renewal Center
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Heard Museum ©
Heard Museum
Camelback Mountain ©
Camelback Mountain
Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson ©
Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson

3
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park and Village Gallery of Local Artists are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Fay Canyon Trail and Bell Rock. Explore Sedona's surroundings by going to Clarkdale (Tuzigoot National Monument, Arizona Copper Art Museum, & more) and Montezuma Well (in Rimrock). It doesn't end there: trek along Doe Mountain Trail.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Sedona trip planner .

You can drive from Phoenix to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a shuttle. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Phoenix in July, with highs in Sedona at 92°F and lows at 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Clarkdale, Montezuma Well
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Fay Canyon Trail ©
Fay Canyon Trail
Montezuma Well ©
Montezuma Well
Doe Mountain Trail ©
Doe Mountain Trail

1
night
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): make a trip to Powell Point, take some stellar pictures from Maricopa Point, take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio, then see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, then take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Yavapai Point.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sedona in July, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 84°F and lows at 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio

4
nights
Denver

Denver ©
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.
Visit Molly Brown House Museum and 16th Street Mall for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Denver Art Museum and Byers-Evans House. Venture out of the city with trips to Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum (in Golden) and Mount Falcon Castle Trail (in Morrison). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Ghost Catholic Church, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, and sample the fine beverages at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Denver online sightseeing planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Denver in 7 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Denver when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, with lows around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum, Mount Falcon Castle Trail
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Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum
Molly Brown House Museum ©
Molly Brown House Museum
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens

2
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Sachs Butterfly House, then examine the collection at City Museum, then examine the collection at National Blues Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Transportation, admire the landmark architecture of Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Park, 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.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Saint Louis online route planner .

Getting from Denver to Saint Louis by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Denver to Saint Louis due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Denver in July since evenings lows in Saint Louis dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Sachs Butterfly House
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Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
City Museum ©
City Museum
The National Museum of Transportation ©

2
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
On the 25th (Thu), stroll around Falls of the Ohio State Park, steep yourself in history at Locust Grove, then steep yourself in history at Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle), and finally get a taste of the local shopping with 21c Museum Hotel.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Louisville trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Saint Louis to Louisville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Saint Louis to Louisville. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Louisville

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Falls of the Ohio State Park
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Falls of the Ohio State Park ©
Falls of the Ohio State Park
Locust Grove ©
Locust Grove

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