60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
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Atlanta
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Orlando
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Savannah
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Las Vegas

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Las Vegas: Clark County Heritage Museum (in Henderson) and Hoover Dam (in Boulder City). There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and have fun at Gun Garage.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas travel route builder website.

Sydney, Australia to Las Vegas is an approximately 20-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Las Vegas. Traveling from Sydney in May, expect Las Vegas to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Fun & Games · Casinos · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 6:

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Denver

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.
Explore Denver's surroundings by going to Carousel of Happiness (in Nederland) and Flatirons (in Boulder). Next up on the itinerary: sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, examine the collection at Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Denver trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Denver takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Denver. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, things will get cooler in Denver: highs are around 22°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 6 — 9:

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Colorado Springs

Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): cruise along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain and then contemplate the waterfront views at Manitou Springs Incline. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Garden of the Gods and then examine the collection at Penrose Heritage Museum.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs route planner.

Getting from Denver to Colorado Springs by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in May, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 9 — 11:

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Hot Springs

Valley of the Vapors

Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): get outside with Cedar Glades, pause for some serene contemplation at Anthony Chapel, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Garvan Woodland Gardens. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Fordyce Bathhouse and then get to know the fascinating history of Bathhouse Row.

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Traveling by flight from Colorado Springs to Hot Springs takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Colorado Springs in May, things will get a bit warmer in Hot Springs: highs are around 30°C and lows about 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Birmingham.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 11 — 13:

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Birmingham

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Vulcan Park and Museum, see the interesting displays at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, and then admire the natural beauty at Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and then sample some tasty brews at Red Clay Tours.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Birmingham trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hot Springs to Birmingham takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Atlanta.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks
Find places to stay May 13 — 15:

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Atlanta

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Atlanta: LaGrange (Biblical History Center & Hills & Dales Estate) and VIP Southern Tours (in Sautee Nacoochee). There's much more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Georgia Aquarium, walk around Piedmont Park, admire the majestic nature at Chastain Park, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Atlanta online trip maker.

Getting from Birmingham to Atlanta by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Birmingham to Atlanta. In May, daytime highs in Atlanta are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks · Tours · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 15 — 19:

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Key West

Conch Republic

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Key West: Bahia Honda State Park (in Big Pine Key) and SpaTerre at Little Palm Island Resort (in Little Torch Key). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, get a taste of the local shopping with Alan S. Maltz Gallery, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Key West online day trip planner.

Fly from Atlanta to Key West in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Atlanta in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Key West, with lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Key West

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 19 — 24:

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Orlando

Theme Park Capital of the World

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.
Have a day of magic on the 25th (Tue) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 29th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Discovery Cove. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort, discover the magic at Magic Kingdom Park, and cool off at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.

Plan trip to Orlando with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Key West to Orlando by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Orlando when traveling from Key West in May, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
Find places to stay May 24 — 30:

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Savannah

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Step out of Savannah to go to Jekyll Island and see Jekyll Island Trail System, which is approximately 1h 45 min away. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Savannah Historic District, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, and learn about all things military at National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Savannah trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Orlando to Savannah in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May, Savannah is a bit cooler than Orlando - with highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Baltimore.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 3:

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Baltimore

City of Firsts

A major center for tourism and travel, Baltimore is famous as the city where amateur poet Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics for the United States' national anthem.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): try your luck at Horseshoe Casino, sample the fine beverages at Sagamore Spirit Distillery, and then admire the natural beauty at Sherwood Gardens. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at The Walters Art Museum, then examine the collection at S.S. John W. Brown, and then brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Naval Academy.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Baltimore trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Savannah to Baltimore takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Wilmington.

Things to do in Baltimore

Museums · Casinos · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 3 — 5:

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Wilmington

Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): get outside with Mt. Cuba Center, then take an in-depth tour of Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, and then get engrossed in the history at Hagley Museum And Library. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the majestic nature at Brandywine Creek State Park, walk around Fisherman’s Park, and then take a leisurely stroll along Havre de Grace Promenade.

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Traveling by train from Baltimore to Wilmington takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Baltimore in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Wilmington, with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to New Haven.

Things to do in Wilmington

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 5 — 7:

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New Haven

New Haven, in the U.S. On the 8th (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Hill-Stead Museum, admire the masterpieces at New Britain Museum of American Art, and then relax and rejuvenate at Massage Savvy. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Yale University Art Gallery, then learn more about the world around you at Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, and then admire the majestic nature at Chatfield Hollow State Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our New Haven trip planner.

Traveling by car from Wilmington to New Haven takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. While traveling from Wilmington, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in New Haven, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Boston.

Things to do in New Haven

Museums · Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 7 — 9:

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Boston

Beantown

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sandwich Glass Museum (in Sandwich) and Cape Cod Canal (in Buzzards Bay). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, get curious at Museum of Science, walk around Boston Public Garden, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Auburn Cemetery.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Boston attractions planner.

Traveling by car from New Haven to Boston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 9 — 14:

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Portland

The Forest City

Maine's biggest and perhaps most vibrant city, Portland was established as a fishing village in 1633 and grew to become New England's largest port.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): visit a coastal fixture at Nubble Lighthouse, get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Allagash Brewing Company. Here are some ideas for day two: gain some tasty knowledge on The Maine Brew Bus.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Portland trip maker app.

Getting from Boston to Portland by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Boston in June since evenings lows in Portland dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Louisville.

Things to do in Portland

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 14 — 16:

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Louisville

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Explore Louisville's surroundings by going to Lexington (James E. Pepper Distillery, Keeneland, &more), Versailles (Pin Oak Stud & Sun Valley Farm) and Salato Wildlife Education Center (in Frankfort). There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern, gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kentucky Artisan Distillery, and experience rural life at Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Louisville trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Portland to Louisville takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Portland in June: high temperatures in Louisville hover around 35°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Fargo.

Things to do in Louisville

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 16 — 20:

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Fargo

Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): contemplate the long history of Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Drekker Brewing Company. On your second day here, tee off at Edgewood Golf, don't miss a visit to Fargo Air Museum, and then deepen your understanding at North Dakota State University.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Fargo online route planner.

You can fly from Louisville to Fargo in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Louisville to Fargo, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Louisville in June: high temperatures in Fargo hover around 30°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Bozeman.

Things to do in Fargo

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 20 — 22:

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Bozeman

Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): take an exotic tour of Yellowstone Safari Company, then take an in-depth tour of Gallatin History Museum, and then examine the collection at American Computer & Robotics Museum.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Bozeman driving holiday planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Fargo to Bozeman takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Fargo in June, Bozeman is slightly colder at night with lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Boise.

Things to do in Bozeman

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 23:

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Boise

City of Trees

From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Morrison-Knudsen Nature Center, hike along Boise River Greenbelt, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Ridge to River Trail System. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Cathedral, then identify plant and animal life at Hulls Gulch Nature Trail, and then immerse yourself in nature at Lucky Peak State Park.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Boise trip builder.

Getting from Bozeman to Boise by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and shuttle. Traveling from Bozeman in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Boise: highs are around 34°C and lows about 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Boise

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 25:

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Anchorage

The City of Lights and Flowers

Home to nearly half of Alaska's population, the port city of Anchorage covers a staggering area of over 4,900 sq km (1,900 sq mi) surrounded by mountains.
On the 26th (Sat), walk around Kincaid Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): get great views at Westchester Lagoon, engage your brain at Imaginarium Discovery Center, and then glide through natural beauty at Hillside Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Anchorage online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Boise to Anchorage by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Alaska Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Boise in June; daily highs in Anchorage reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 27:

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

Colorado travel guide

4.4
River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.

Arkansas travel guide

4.4
State Parks · Historic Sites · Art Museums
The Natural State
With a diverse geography including mountains in the north, dense broadleaf forests in the south, and fertile lowlands in the east, Arkansas is aptly nicknamed the "Natural State." Still largely undiscovered by foreign tourists, the state hides a world of little-known lakes and rivers. Arkansas also includes vast state parks, offering visitors on vacation outstanding camping facilities in the middle of pristine natural areas sheltering blue herons, warblers, and bald eagles. Often stereotyped as little more than poor hillbilly country, Arkansas boasts a surprisingly diverse array of cultural attractions, including numerous museums, theaters, and cutting-edge sports venues. To learn about the real culture of Arkansas, explore its outstanding cuisine, traditional festivals, and lively music scene.

Alabama travel guide

4.2
Dolphin & Whale Watching · Military Museums · Specialty Museums
Heart of Dixie
Known as a focal point of the civil rights struggle in the 1960s, Alabama features diverse landscapes that include tall mountains, rolling hills, and gentle plains. Though still largely undiscovered by foreign visitors, Alabama offers tourists a chance to discover the distinct culture of the Deep South. In addition to well-preserved examples of antebellum architecture, this area also boasts an outstanding local cuisine, famous for traditional barbecue recipes passed down from generation to generation. Looking for outdoorsy things to do? Nature lovers on holiday can explore the state's beaches, rugged canyons, and lush river valleys.

Georgia travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Aquariums
The Peach State
Founded in 1733, Georgia was one of the original 13 colonies that became the United States. Much more geographically diverse than most visitors realize, the state features a scenic seacoast, high mountain peaks, and large urban centers, with broad rural areas in between. Once famous mostly for historical attractions memorializing the Civil War era and the Civil Rights Movement, Georgia now draws tourists from around the world with its rich musical tradition and distinctive cuisine. Start your Georgian adventure in Atlanta, the state's economic powerhouse, and then road trip to the coastal barrier islands, nature preserves, and chic vacation resorts.

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.

Maryland travel guide

4.1
Casinos · Specialty Museums · Aquariums
The Old Line State
Perhaps best known as the birthplace of religious and political freedom in the United States, Maryland retains the spirit of colonial America, with stately 18th-century villages and historical landmarks. Although it's one of the nation's smallest states, there is no shortage of things to do here and you may find your itinerary fills up quickly. Make time in your vacation to tour Maryland's diverse landscape, which includes mountain peaks, picturesque Atlantic coastline, and the bustling city of Baltimore. Military buffs will enjoy touring the state's four Civil War Trails, where you can follow the footsteps of U.S. soldiers, or visiting the port city of Annapolis, home to the United States Naval Academy.

Delaware travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Theme Parks · History Museums
The First State
Nicknamed the "First State" for its role in ratifying the U.S. Constitution, Delaware is only 160 km (100 mi) long and about 80 km (49 mi) wide at its widest point. Despite its small size, the state is a patchwork of complex and diverse communities, with an industrialized north and rural south. More than just a tax-free shopping haven, the state features great sightseeing in its picturesque countryside interspersed with sleepy colonial villages and long sandy beaches. It also offers several organized trail systems that focus on things to do in the outdoors, including history, geocaching, culinary activities, and wine and spirits. Largely because of its size, Delaware remains one of the country's least-explored states.

Connecticut travel guide

4.3
Historic Sites · Aquariums · Theaters
The Constitution State
Perhaps best known for its renowned private and public universities, Connecticut was once home to the country's first law school and still boasts one of the oldest secondary schools in America. More than just a small state packed with students, Connecticut offers visitors a chance to explore some of New England's finest tourist attractions while on vacation, including lighthouses, beaches, theaters, museums, galleries, and restaurants. Despite its small size, the state also boasts two large casino complexes, both located on Native American reservations. Rich in history and natural beauty, Connecticut draws newcomers from around the world, with large Polish, Chinese, and Hispanic communities.

Massachusetts travel guide

4.3
History Museums · Art Museums · Historic Walking Areas
The Bay State
Known as the "Bay State" because of the three bays dominating its coastline, Massachusetts has played a significant cultural and commercial role through most of the country's history. An increasingly popular vacation destination for foreign travelers, Massachusetts offers numerous places to visit, ranging from historical sites to modern urban centers famous for their culinary, art, and nightlife scenes. With the majority of its population living in and around the city of Boston, in the 20th century Massachusetts went from a state largely dependent on fishing and agriculture to the country's leader in higher education, healthcare, high technology, and financial services. Home to renowned universities and research centers, the state's cities attract a young crowd of students, scientists, artists, and business professionals.

Maine travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Lighthouses · Mountains
The Pine Tree State
The easternmost state in New England, Maine features an indented coastline and forested interior, carved eons ago by receding glaciers. Maine includes more lighthouses and quaint resort villages than you could ever hope to explore in a single trip, but the state is also one of the country's most sparsely populated, the majority of its land pristine and uninhabited wilderness. The temperate coastal regions, historically supported by fishing and lobstering, contain most of the state's urban centers and are the most popular spots in the state for holidays. The sea is the focus here, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that water plays an important role in the distinct character of the state, shaping its economy, tourism, cuisine, politics, sports, and art.

Kentucky travel guide

4.5
Caves · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
The Bluegrass State
A diverse region of sprawling farmland and rich cultural heritage, Kentucky is the birthplace of American horse racing and home to the world-famous Kentucky Derby. While the cities of Lexington and Louisville experience the majority of the state's tourism, Kentucky is also a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts with its array of natural attractions, including the Cumberland Gap and the world's longest cave system at Mammoth Cave National Park. Take a tour through original Civil War battlefields to delve into the nation's history, or head to one of the many bourbon distilleries to learn more about Kentucky's most famous export.

North Dakota travel guide

4.6
National Parks · History Museums · Historic Sites
Geographic Center of the North American Continent
A primarily rural state, North Dakota is the ancient home of the Lakota tribe. Norwegian settlers once made up the European population, and one of the state's major attractions is the Norsk Høstfest, the largest Norwegian festival in the United States. The vast plains and never-ending sky inspire the many orchestras that call the state home. The spirituality of the music is second only to the spirituality of the people, as the state has the nation's highest percentage of churchgoing residents. The state's open fields are conducive to fishing, hunting, and winter activities.

Montana travel guide

4.8
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Wildlife Areas
The Crown of the Continent
With a population of only one million, Montana remains an untouched natural paradise of snowcapped peaks, expansive forests, and alpine lakes, dotted with Old West ghost towns, Indian reservations, and progressive urban communities. Appreciate the state's unique charm and beauty with a trip to Glacier National Park, where you can come face-to-face with Montana wildlife among its high peaks. Head to the state's largest cities, Billings and Missoula, for an array of historical attractions and cultural sightseeing.

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.

Alaska travel guide

4.6
Dolphin & Whale Watching · Geologic Formations · Wildlife Areas
The Last Frontier
The country's largest state, Alaska is also its least densely populated. America's final frontier, the state lies on the Arctic Circle and features some of the highest mountains in the United States. Today, several million people flock annually to the state's pristine wilderness areas, which shelter a diverse plant and animal life and offer a great selection of things to do. Tailor-made for adventurous types wishing to leave civilization behind, Alaska can also be an extremely expensive vacation destination, with few transportation options and much of its land accessible only by plane or helicopter.