59 days in Canada, United States, Caribbean & Europe Itinerary

59 days in Canada, United States, Caribbean & Europe Itinerary

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Fly to Calgary, Bus to Banff National Park
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Banff National Park, Canada
— 4 nights
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Drive to Calgary International Airport, Fly to Cortez Municipal Airport, Drive to Mesa Verde National Park
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Mesa Verde National Park, United States
— 2 nights
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Rocky Mountain National Park, United States
— 2 nights
Drive
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Evergreen, United States
— 1 night
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Oklahoma City, United States
— 2 nights
Drive
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Topeka, United States
Drive
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San Antonio, United States
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vicksburg, United States
— 1 day
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New Orleans, United States
— 3 nights
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Orlando, United States
— 2 nights
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Key West, United States
— 5 nights
Fly
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Eleuthera, Bahamas
— 3 nights
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Halifax, Canada
— 4 nights
Fly
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly
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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 4 nights
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Yellowstone National Park, United States
— 6 nights
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Sun Valley, United States
— 3 nights
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Boise, United States
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Banff National Park, Canada — 4 nights

Among the world's oldest national parks, Banff National Park serves as a World Heritage-listed mecca for cyclists, hikers, skiers, bird-watchers, mountain climbers, and anyone else with a passion for exploring vast untouched wildernesses.
You've now added Melissa's MisSteak to your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Bow Falls and Banff Legacy Trail. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cave and Basin National Historic Site and Canada House Art Gallery. There's still lots to do: trek along Hoodoos Trail, admire the masterpieces at Mountain Galleries at the Fairmont Banff Springs, examine the collection at Banff Park Museum, and gain insight at Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum.

Plan my day in Banff National Park using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Boise, USA to Banff National Park is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Boise in May; daily highs in Banff National Park reach 56°F and lows reach 30°F. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Tue) before leaving for Mesa Verde National Park.
Parks · Museums · Trails · Outdoors
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Mesa Verde National Park, United States — 2 nights

Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
On your second day here, explore the striking landscape at Square Tower House, contemplate the long history of Cliff Palace, then delve into the distant past at Balcony House, and finally see the interesting displays at Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Mesa Verde National Park travel route site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Banff National Park to Mesa Verde National Park. In May, Mesa Verde National Park is a bit warmer than Banff National Park - with highs of 72°F and lows of 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Rocky Mountain National Park.
Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive
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Rocky Mountain National Park, United States — 2 nights

Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): trek along Emerald Lake Trail, then trek along Lily Lake Trailhead, then see the interesting displays at Moraine Park Museum, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Many Parks Curve Overlook.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rocky Mountain National Park itinerary site.

Getting from Mesa Verde National Park to Rocky Mountain National Park by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and car; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. In May in Rocky Mountain National Park, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Evergreen.
Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Museums
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Evergreen, United States — 1 night

Evergreen is a census-designated place (CDP) and a U.S. Post Office in Jefferson County, Colorado, United States. On the 28th (Sat), walk around Bergen Peak, then see the interesting displays at Hiwan Heritage Park & Museum, and then take in the exciting artwork at Shadow Mountain Gallery.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Evergreen trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Rocky Mountain National Park to Evergreen takes 2.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Oklahoma City.
Museums · Shopping · Trails · Parks
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Oklahoma City, United States — 2 nights

Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
On the 30th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Pauls Episcopal Cathedral, then examine the collection at Oklahoma Firefighters Museum, and then examine the collection at National Softball Hall of Fame.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Oklahoma City trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Evergreen to Oklahoma City. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Evergreen to Oklahoma City due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Evergreen in May, with highs in Oklahoma City at 79°F and lows at 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can go by car to Topeka.
Museums · Historic Sites
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Topeka, United States

Topeka is the capital city of the U.S. state of Kansas and the seat of Shawnee County. Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): get a sense of history and politics at Cedar Crest and then admire the masterpieces at Mulvane Art Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Topeka holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Oklahoma City to Topeka takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Topeka are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow time for the flight to San Antonio.
Museums · Historic Sites
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San Antonio, United States — 2 nights

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Do some cultural sightseeing at National Museum of the Pacific War and St. Mary's Catholic Church. Step off the beaten path and head to Grape Creek Vineyards on Main and Briscoe Western Art Museum. And it doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, admire all the interesting features of The Alamo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Mission Trail, and see the interesting displays at Witte Museum.

For maps and tourist information, read San Antonio online trip maker.

You can fly from Topeka to San Antonio in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Topeka in June, expect San Antonio to be somewhat warmer, temps between 93°F and 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Vicksburg.
Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Shopping
Side Trip
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Vicksburg, United States — 1 day

Vicksburg is the only city and county seat of Warren County, Mississippi, United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): ponder the world of politics at Old Courthouse, contemplate the long history of McNutt House Tour, then contemplate the long history of Martha Vick House, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Vicksburg trip planner.

You can fly from San Antonio to Vicksburg in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Antonio in June, plan for little chillier days in Vicksburg, with highs around 88°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to New Orleans.
Historic Sites
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New Orleans, United States — 3 nights

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Garden District and The National WWII Museum. The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA and Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Nature & Wildlife Tours in Slidell (about 48 minutes away). There's much more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Lafayette Cemetery No.1, don't miss a visit to French Quarter, examine the collection at New Orleans Museum of Art, and pause for some serene contemplation at Immaculate Conception Church.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the New Orleans route builder app.

Traveling by car from Vicksburg to New Orleans takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Vicksburg in June, expect nights in New Orleans to be somewhat warmer, around 83°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 83°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Orlando.
Side Trips
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Orlando, United States — 2 nights

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Universal Orlando Resort as well as Walt Disney World Resort. Madame Tussauds Orlando and SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology will appeal to museum buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe and Spas.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Orlando trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Orlando takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Traveling from New Orleans in June, you will find days in Orlando are a bit warmer (91°F), and nights are little chillier (73°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Key West.
Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
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Key West, United States — 5 nights

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fort Zachary Taylor and U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum and Fort East Martello Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Dolphin Research Center (in Grassy Key) and Marathon (Sombrero Reef & Old Seven Mile Bridge). And it doesn't end there: see the vivid underwater world at Vandenberg Wreck, stroll through Smathers Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mary Star of the Sea, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Key West trip planner.

Drive from Orlando to Key West in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Key West when traveling from Orlando in June, with lows around 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can fly to Eleuthera.
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Eleuthera, Bahamas — 3 nights

The long, thin island of Eleuthera has plenty of coast, built up in places and left wild and rural in others.
We've included these beaches for you: French Leave Beach and Winding Bay. Get in touch with nature at Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve and Fishing Charters & Tours. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Tarpum Bay and explore the fascinating underground world of Cathedral Cave (Spider Cave).

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Eleuthera online route maker.

Traveling by flight from Key West to Eleuthera takes 6.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Halifax.
Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Beaches
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Halifax, Canada — 4 nights

The largest city on Canada's eastern coastline, Halifax boast a rich maritime history and occupies a strategically important location with one of the world's greatest natural harbors.
Peggy's Cove Lighthouse and York Redoubt National Historic Site will appeal to history buffs. Let the collections at Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 and Shearwater Aviation Museum capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Halifax side-trips: Gaspereau Vineyards (in Gaspereau), William E. deGarthe Memorial Provincial Park (in Peggy's Cove) and Peggy Of The Cove (in Glen Margaret). There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, learn about winemaking at Luckett Vineyards, and steep yourself in history at Grand Pre National Historic Site.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Halifax route planner.

Explore your travel options from Eleuthera to Halifax with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Eleuthera to Halifax. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in June, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Paris.
Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Shopping
Side Trips
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Paris, France — 2 nights

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Popular historic sites such as Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe are in your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Île de la Cité and Ile Saint-Louis. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, explore the world behind art at Atelier des Lumieres, make a trip to Louvre Museum, and shop like a local with Champs-Elysees.

To find out how to plan a trip to Paris, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Halifax to Paris in 9.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Halifax to Paris is 5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Halifax in June: highs in Paris hover around 74°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Prague.
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Prague, Czech Republic — 2 nights

Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Lobkowicz Palace and Powder Tower. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral and Narodni Galerie Praha. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Vrtba Garden, admire the landmark architecture of Prague Astronomical Clock, and take in the views from Charles Bridge.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Prague attractions tool.

You can fly from Paris to Prague in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in June, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to fly to Reykjavik.
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Reykjavik, Iceland — 4 nights

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Hallgrimskirkja and Cemetery Holavallagardur will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at National Museum of Iceland and The Icelandic Punk Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Duushus Museum in Keflavik (about 48 minutes away). There's still lots to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, step off the mainland to explore Videy Island, and admire all the interesting features of Ring Road.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik route planner.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Reykjavik takes 7 hours. Traveling from Prague to Reykjavik, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Prague in July, plan for much colder days and little chillier nights in Reykjavik: temperatures range from 58°F by day to 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Yellowstone National Park.
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Yellowstone National Park, United States — 6 nights

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like S Rim Trail and Uncle Tom's Trail. Visiting Old Faithful and Grand Prismatic Spring will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: take in the natural beauty of Fountain Paint Pot, admire all the interesting features of Grand Loop Road, explore the striking landscape at Biscuit Basin, and explore the striking landscape of Aurum Geyser.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park visit site.

You can fly from Reykjavik to Yellowstone National Park in 14.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Reykjavik to Yellowstone National Park is minus 7 hours. When traveling from Reykjavik in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 73°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Sun Valley.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Sun Valley, United States — 3 nights

Sun Valley is a resort city in Blaine County in central Idaho, in the western United States. Sun Valley Museum of History and Wood River Valley Ore Wagon Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Visiting Bald Mountain Trail and Sun Valley Resort will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Sun Valley Center for the Arts, take in the awesome beauty at Bald Mountain, explore the landscape on two wheels at Fisher Creek Trail, and hike along Adam's Gulch Loop.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Sun Valley road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Sun Valley takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, expect Sun Valley to be somewhat warmer, temps between 84°F and 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Boise.
Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Trails
Side Trips
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Boise, United States — 2 nights

From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
On the 16th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Wilson Springs Ponds, then learn about winemaking at Ste. Chapelle Winery, then learn about winemaking at Williamson Orchard & Vineyard, and finally learn about winemaking at Fujishin Family Cellars. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hulls Gulch Nature Trail, grab your bike and head to Ridge to River Trail System, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Payette Brewing Company, and finally learn about winemaking at Telaya Wine Co..

For other places to visit and tourist information, use the Boise journey planning app.

Traveling by car from Sun Valley to Boise takes 3 hours. Traveling from Sun Valley in July, things will get a bit warmer in Boise: highs are around 94°F and lows about 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.
Wineries · Parks · Wildlife · Trails
Side Trips
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Canada travel guide

4.6
Most people remember their holiday in Canada by the country's great outdoors, yet this sprawling land of hulking mountains and rocky coastlines also boasts numerous modern cities, home to some of the world's finest dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Made for leisurely road trips, North America's biggest country features vast landscapes still unspoiled by mass tourism. A tour of Canada reveals a place packed with diverse cultures, living in tolerance and enjoying one of the highest standards of living in the world. If the vastness of those natural landscapes overwhelms you at any point during your Canada vacation, head to the openhearted cities of Vancouver, Toronto, or Montreal, ideal destinations for art lovers, history buffs, shopaholics, fashionistas, and impassioned foodies.

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

Oklahoma travel guide

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Casinos · Monuments · Art Museums
The Sooner State
Boasting a rich Native American heritage and named after the Choctaw word for "Red People," Oklahoma remains home to about 40 native tribes who speak 25 distinct languages. Though the state remains one of the country's top producers of agricultural products, most of its inhabitants live within two metropolitan areas, Oklahoma City and Tulsa. The state is home to the 500-million-year-old Wichita Mountains, noted for being the site of the oldest national wildlife refuge in the United States. Explore the state's pristine natural areas while on vacation here, but be sure to leave plenty of time to tour its characteristic small towns, known for their food, music, and cultural festivals.

Kansas travel guide

4.3
The Sunflower State
Generally considered the geographical center of the country, Kansas is a state rich in history, having served as home to diverse Native American tribes for thousands of years before European settlement. Once called "Bleeding Kansas" because of violent clashes between abolitionists and pro-slavery settlers, Kansas now carries the nickname the "Sunflower State," earned because of its massive production of sunflowers, corn, wheat, and sorghum. In addition to agriculture, the state is also known as an aviation hub. Sightseeing is easy, as wide-open spaces dominate the landscape of the western two-thirds of the state, which includes some of the only remaining native tallgrass prairie in the nation. Eastern Kansas contains rolling hills and most of the major cities, which draw tourism with their lively art, nightlife, and music scenes.

Texas travel guide

4.3
The Lone Star State
Thanks to its size and geologic features, Texas contains diverse landscapes that closely resemble both the south and southwest of the United States. Though most people associate Texas with tracts of barren land, deserts cover only about 10 percent of the state, with most of its big population centers located in areas once covered by prairies, grasslands, and forests. As you travel from one end of Texas to the other, observe the changing terrain that ranges from coastal piney woods and swamps in the east to the mountains of the west, with rolling plains and rugged hills in the center. For a bit of urban sightseeing visit some of the state's large cities such as Houston, Dallas, or Austin, or immerse yourself in the nation's history by adding famous attractions like The Alamo to your itinerary. Take plenty of time to mingle with the locals, famous for their hospitality, generosity, and fiercely independent spirit.

Mississippi travel guide

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The Magnolia State
Still relatively unspoiled by mass tourism, Mississippi epitomizes rich history and offers warm hospitality to those who vacation here. The Mississippi River forms most of its western border, so it's no surprise that this mighty waterway shapes the lives of people calling the "Magnolia State" their home. The river influences everything from the food they eat to the music they listen to. Perhaps the easiest way to discover Mississippi is to take a drive on the 715 km (444 mi) long national parkway, which follows a route used since pre-colonial times that's famous for its scenic beauty and attractions of historical interest. At the end of the parkway sits a town packed with nearly 600 antebellum homes.

Florida travel guide

4.3
Disney Parks & Activities · Beaches · Theme Parks
The Sunshine State
The “Sunshine State,” Florida became a favorite winter destination for the affluent crowd over a century ago. Today, the state attracts visitors from around the world with its golden beaches and modern theme parks. You can spend your entire vacation enjoying the state's highly developed seaside areas, but remember that some of Florida's best-kept secrets are in secluded locations. Visit the big cities and their comfortable resorts offering top-notch dining and nightlife, but leave some time to see the peninsula's swampy landscape, filled with wild creatures and native plants. Farther away from the tourist-packed urban areas, the untamed wetlands of Florida offer a selection of things to do, such as kayaking, boat rides, and numerous other outdoor activities.

Bahamas travel guide

3.9
Beaches · Islands · Water & Amusement Parks
Part of an archipelago encompassing hundreds of islets and cays, Bahamas boast many pink beaches, which get their vibrant color from fractured seashells mixed with ordinary sand. For most pleasure seekers an ideal holiday in Bahamas consists of various sea activities, occasionally interrupted by tours of several cities, offering an eclectic music scene dominated by calypso, soca, and junkanoo genres. Romantic enough to attract newlyweds from around the globe, the islands are also a major center of eco-tourism, with visits to national parks and diving tours in colorful reefs among the most popular things to do in Bahamas.

Nova Scotia travel guide

4.5
Military Museums · History Museums · Gardens
Small in terms of land area, Nova Scotia nevertheless encompasses nearly 3,800 islands floating in the Atlantic just off Canada's mainland. A vacation in Nova Scotia is understandably an ocean-based experienced, allowing you to stay within 60 km (40 mi) of the water no matter where you choose to base your adventure. Stay near the ocean, and you'll find mostly lighthouses and small settlements living off lobster fishing. Drive or cycle inland, and the landscape changes dramatically, with pretty orchards and photogenic highlands dominating the geography everywhere you look. For urban amenities during your Nova Scotia holiday, look no farther than provincial capital Halifax, offering the region's biggest range of shopping, dining, and entertainment options.

Iceland travel guide

4.5
Waterfalls · Spas · Churches
Land of Fire and Ice
Experience the drama of this mountainous island in the North Atlantic, from glacial rivers to rushing waterfalls and geothermal hot spots. Iceland's cities, like its capital Reykjavik, are home to passionate natives who honor their Icelandic culture and history. Venture from the cities to experience the country's most powerful attraction: its breathtaking landscapes. Take a trip to one of the island's renowned national parks, see the effects of volcanic activity, and go for a dip in one of its many lakes. A haven for outdoor recreation, you can glacier hike, whitewater raft, and swim in natural pools.

Wyoming travel guide

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The Equality State
Still largely undiscovered by foreign tourism, Wyoming is anything but "the bunchgrass edge of the world," as a writer once called it. Though the state's geography includes mostly wide-open plains, swaths of high desert, and sweeping mountain ridges, it also contains many small towns filled with places to visit, such as historical buildings, museums, shops, and restaurants. A great place to discover the last vestiges of the Old West, Wyoming's tourist attractions include the country's first national park, Native American reservations, and a smattering of ghost towns from the early frontier days. As you travel across this "Cowboy State," remember that distances between towns can be vast, requiring more advance vacation planning than travel in more densely populated parts of the country.

Idaho travel guide

4.5
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Waterfalls
The Gem State
The mountainous state of Idaho houses some of the country's largest stretches of unspoiled nature. There are plenty of opportunities for adventurous holidays here, with rapids, canyons, snow-capped mountains, expansive lakes, and waterfalls higher than Niagara Falls. Those on vacation with access to a car can enjoy some of the most scenic drives in the nation while traversing Idaho's rugged landscape. Boise, the state's capital and most populous city, provides cultural attractions such as museums, galleries, and theater. The students of Boise State University contribute to the city's vibrant and growing nightlife scene.