56 days in United States Itinerary

56 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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San Francisco
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San Jose
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Santa Cruz
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Monterey
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Big Sur
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San Simeon
— 1 night
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Solvang
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Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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San Diego
— 4 nights
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Anaheim
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Kenner
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New Orleans
— 5 nights
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Lafayette
— 2 nights
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Natchez
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Vicksburg
— 2 nights
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Clarksdale
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Memphis
— 3 nights
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Nashville
— 4 nights
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Gatlinburg
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Washington DC
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Philadelphia
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New York City
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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco online attractions planner.

Perth, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. Traveling from Perth to San Francisco, you'll gain 16 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in April, expect San Francisco to be little chillier, temps between 22°C and 12°C. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to San Jose.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wineries · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 10:

San Jose

— 1 night

Capital of Silicon Valley

The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Winchester Mystery House as well as 55 South. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): delve into the mystery of Winchester Mystery House and then get a taste of local nightlife at 55 South.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the San Jose day trip planning tool.

Drive from San Francisco to San Jose in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a subway. In April in San Jose, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 11°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in San Jose

Historic Sites · Nightlife
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 10:

Santa Cruz

— 1 day
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
You've added Mystery Spot, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa Cruz Wharf, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 10th (Sun), delve into the mystery of Mystery Spot, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Seymour Marine Discovery Center, then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Cruz Wharf, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Cruz trip planner.

Getting from San Jose to Santa Cruz by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In April in Santa Cruz, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Theme Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 11:

Monterey

— 3 nights
Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. You've added Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey Bay, Old Fisherman's Wharf, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to San Carlos Cathedral, then contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Monterey Bay Aquarium, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Old Fisherman's Wharf.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Monterey trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Santa Cruz to Monterey by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 10°C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Big Sur.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 10 — 13:

Big Sur

— 1 day

Big Country of the South

A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Pfeiffer State Beach, Partington Cove and Point Sur State Historic Park. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): snap pictures at Bixby Bridge, visit a coastal fixture at Point Sur State Historic Park, stroll through Pfeiffer State Beach, then hike along Partington Cove, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Big Sur trip planning app.

Getting from Monterey to Big Sur by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. April in Big Sur sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 14:

San Simeon

— 1 night
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Piedras Blancas as well as San Simeon Pier. On the 13th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Piedras Blancas, then don't miss a visit to San Simeon Pier, and then take some stellar pictures from Ragged Point Overlook.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a San Simeon trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Big Sur to San Simeon takes 2 hours. Traveling from Big Sur in April, you will find days in San Simeon are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are little chillier (7°C). On the 14th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Solvang.

Things to do in San Simeon

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 14:

Solvang

Solvang is a city in Santa Barbara County, California. Your day by day itinerary now includes Hans Christian Andersen Park as well as Visitor Center. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): get into the urban bustle at Visitor Center, stop by Jule Hus, and then stroll around Hans Christian Andersen Park.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Solvang online holiday builder.

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Solvang takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Solvang are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Solvang

Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 15:

Santa Barbara

— 2 nights

The American Riviera

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Casa del Herrero, Funk Zone and Santa Barbara Trolley Tours. On the 14th (Thu), don't miss a visit to State Street Underpass and then take a leisurely stroll along Stearns Wharf.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara trip builder app.

Getting from Solvang to Santa Barbara by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Solvang in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Santa Barbara, with lows of 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 16:

Los Angeles

— 4 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Hollywood Sign, OUE Skyspace LA, Boardner's, and other attractions you added. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills) and Third Street Promenade (in Santa Monica). And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and browse the different shops at Two Rodeo Drive.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Santa Barbara in April, with lows around 15°C. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Nightlife · Shopping · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 16 — 20:

San Diego

— 4 nights

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Whaley House Museum as well as Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, go for a walk through Tuna Harbor Park, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Belching Beaver North Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the San Diego trip tool.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in San Diego can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 24:

Anaheim

— 3 nights

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Have a day of magic on the 26th (Tue) at Disneyland Park. There's more to do: get in on the family fun at Disney California Adventure Park and discover the magic at Downtown Disney District.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Anaheim trip planner.

You can drive from San Diego to Anaheim in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from San Diego in April, expect nights in Anaheim to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kenner.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 27:

Kenner

Kenner is the sixth-largest city in the U.S. State of Louisiana. You can plan Kenner trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Anaheim to Kenner. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Anaheim to Kenner. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Anaheim in April since evenings lows in Kenner dip to 19°C. On the 27th (Wed), you're off to New Orleans.

Things to do in Kenner

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 27 — 28:

New Orleans

— 5 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes 1850 House Museum and Store, Frenchmen Street, Cabildo, and other attractions you added. Next up on the itinerary: visit Garden District, see the interesting displays at New Orleans Museum of Art, brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, and make a trip to French Quarter.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the New Orleans travel route planner.

New Orleans is just a stone's throw from Kenner. When traveling from Kenner in April, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lafayette.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 27 — May 2:

Lafayette

— 2 nights
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. You've now added Cajun Food Tours to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St John the Evangelist.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Lafayette trip itinerary planner.

Drive from New Orleans to Lafayette in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from New Orleans in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Lafayette: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 22°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Natchez.

Things to do in Lafayette

Historic Sites · Tours · Childrens Museums · Museums
Find places to stay May 2 — 4:

Natchez

— 1 night
Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. You've now added The Natchez Trace Parkway to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): stroll through Melrose, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary Basilica, then steep yourself in history at Stanton Hall, and finally stroll the grounds of Natchez City Cemetery.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Natchez trip planner.

You can drive from Lafayette to Natchez in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and car. Expect little chillier evenings in Natchez when traveling from Lafayette in May, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Vicksburg.

Things to do in Natchez

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 4 — 5:

Vicksburg

— 2 nights
Vicksburg is the only city and county seat of Warren County, Mississippi, United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): snap pictures at Vicksburg Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to McRaven House, then stroll through Texas Monument, then get engrossed in the history at U.S.S. Cairo Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Vicksburg Riverfront Murals.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Vicksburg travel route planner.

You can drive from Natchez to Vicksburg in 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Vicksburg can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Clarksdale.

Things to do in Vicksburg

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 5 — 7:

Clarksdale

— 1 night
Clarksdale is a city in Coahoma County, Mississippi, and seat of the county. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): look for gifts at The Rock & Blues Museum, then don't miss a visit to The Crossroad, and then examine the collection at The Delta Blues Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Clarksdale trip planning app.

Getting from Vicksburg to Clarksdale by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and car. In May, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 19°C. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Memphis.

Things to do in Clarksdale

Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay May 7 — 8:

Memphis

— 3 nights

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Step out of Memphis to go to Tunica and see Horseshoe Tunica, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, examine the collection at Railroad & Trolley Museum, don't miss a visit to The Peabody Ducks, and admire the masterpieces at Withers Collection Museum & Gallery.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Memphis road trip planning website.

You can drive from Clarksdale to Memphis in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in May, and nighttime lows around 19°C. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 8 — 11:

Nashville

— 4 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.
Nashville is known for nightlife, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: witness the site of a historic battle at Lotz House Museum, see the interesting displays at RCA Studio B, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Nashville travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Memphis to Nashville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. May in Nashville sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 17°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Sun) before leaving for Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 11 — 15:

Gatlinburg

— 3 nights

The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park has been added to your itinerary. There's lots more to do: sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, examine the collection at Titanic Museum Attraction, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Gatlinburg travel planning site.

You can drive from Nashville to Gatlinburg in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Gatlinburg due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Gatlinburg are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Knoxville.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 15 — 18:

Knoxville

Marble City

A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Knoxville online travel planner.

You can drive from Gatlinburg to Knoxville in 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Knoxville can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. On the 18th (Wed), you'll travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Knoxville

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Tours
Find places to stay May 18 — 19:

Washington DC

— 4 nights
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum, and get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Knoxville to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Washington DC sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Sun) before leaving for Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks
Find places to stay May 18 — 22:

Philadelphia

— 3 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
Change things up with a short trip to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square (about 52 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, try your luck at Harrah's Philadelphia, get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, and make a trip to 30th Street Station.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia trip planner.

Traveling by train from Washington DC to Philadelphia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Wed) before leaving for New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Casinos

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 22 — 25:

New York City

— 5 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Central Park, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, and go for a walk through The High Line.

Planning New York City trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to New York City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Philadelphia in May, plan for slightly colder days in New York City, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 25 — 30:

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, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, admire the striking features of Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, make a trip to Buckingham Fountain, and get curious at Museum of Science and Industry.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago trip planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Chicago takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Chicago due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Chicago can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 2:

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.