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Do you want to turn your next vacation road trip into an unforgettable adventure? Use the American Road® Magazine Itinerary page to plan your next road trip. You'll discover things to do, sights to see, places to stay, and routes to explore. Start preparation for your next road trip by clicking on the sponsored itineraries below:

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 NORTHEAST



SOUTHEAST

The Southern Dozen! Whether by two wheels or by four, these routes will show you the best that Johnson City, Tennessee and the surrounding area has to offer. Amazing scenery, beautiful photo ops, country music, abundant history and that’s just a few of the things you’ll discover! Choose your travel route or more than one route based on the mileage and potential stops along the way. Start your adventure! Download PDF Itinerary



DeSoto County MS - Fun at Every TurnDown home fun and southern hospitality are at every turn in northwest Mississippi in DeSoto County. Ride back in history along the Blues Trail, pull over for a taste of the local flavor at one of our world-famous restaurants or stop to shop at our eclectic boutiques and retail centers.
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Drive the open roads to Nature’s paradise, Levy County, Florida. Visit Florida’s Goethe State Forest to hike, camp and enjoy the wild orchids. Continue your road trip to the Gulf Coast for spectacular views and a visit to Shell Mound Archaeological Park. A stop in Cedar Key is a must, for great food, museums and historic exhibits. Take time along the way to do some wildlife viewing, including bird watching. Download Itinerary PDF

Make Greenville, Tennessee your vacation spot! You’ll truly find something to entertain everyone in your group! The second oldest town in Tennessee boasts of a rich historical past and breathtaking mountain views. Find the 5 best things to do, the 5 best places to eat, a list of year-round festivals and more in Greenville’s itinerary! Download Itinerary PDF

“The Power of Possibility” in Tupelo, Mississippi!” From buffalo parks and 12 million dollar car collections, to one of the country’s most popular national parks and the birthplace of Elvis. This is where people make a connection—to each other and to Tupelo! Make Tupelo yours by planning the perfect trip. Download PDF Itinerary

Visit Vicksburg, Mississippi and you’ll find “The Key to the South.” Vicksburg is a place bursting at the seams with local culture, character, art, entertainment and outdoor adventure. With sweeping views of the Mississippi River, Vicksburg perfectly blends Southern culture and heritage with exciting modern-day attractions. To experience it all, plan to stay! Download PDF Itinerary

Levy County, FLORIDA is rich and fertile, producing a wide variety of agricultural products. Right at the peak of summer the most colorful and satisfying product is harvested, sweet and juicy WATERMELONS! The 62nd Annual Chiefland Watermelon Festival-June 4, 2016 is sponsored by the Chiefland Woman’s Club. Bring the entire family or cruise in just the two of you for a fun filled day of watermelons, watermelons, watermelons! This fun-filled festival includes; Tour de Melon Bike Ride, Watermelon Weigh-In, an Old Fashioned Parade, Arts and Craft vendors, local food vendors and a truck load of free, ice cold watermelon sliced and ready for you! Download PDF Itinerary

Get your Day Trippin' here. Have you walked in the footsteps of Civil War Soldiers at FortPillow? Can you imagine yourself in the 19th century living among beautiful antebellum homes and architecture in La Grange? Did Alex Haley’s words inspire you to trace your heritage? Plan your Day Trippin' in West Tennessee. Download PDF Itinerary

 



CRUISE THE ROADS CORVETTES COME HOME FOR in Bowling Green, Kentucky
where the National Corvette Museum, GM Corvette Assembly Plant, Corsair Distillery, and other first-class attractions offer a fully loaded weekend of fun. Located between Nashville, TN and Louisville, KY just 30 minutes from Mammoth Cave National Park, one visit and you'll see we're geared for fun! Download PDF Itinerary


Head west … western South Carolina that is! Thoroughbred Country is nestled between Interstates 20 and 95 in western SC. Discover museums rich in history, art galleries, cultural festivals, Civil War sites, antiques, guided tours, unique restaurants, and comfortable lodging. Canoeing and golfing also await you. Free vacation planner available. Download PDF Itinerary

Louisiana

Your Louisiana Adventure begins on the Cajun Coast! Discover all the Cajun Coast has to offer: Drive the Bayou Teche Scenic Byway and see 400 historic properties. Enjoy Cajun food, fun and music at some of the Nation’s best festivals. Go gamming, ride a riverboat, explore a museum and countless other activities and attractions. Download PDF Itinerary

St. Tammany Parish offers scenic beauty and memory-making experiences! You’ll find picturesque green spaces, a diverse culinary scene, an eclectic collection of galleries and boutiques, one-of- a-kind attractions and festivals all year long. Customize your stay, as you explore the Louisiana Northshore through the personalities of each charming town. Download PDF Itinerary

Today, only a short drive from New Orleans and Baton Rouge, the historic farmsteads, homes, restaurants and inns of Plantation Parade invite you to tour, shop, dine, sleep and enjoy the full richness and diversity of our Great River Road. Plan your journey now. Our itineraries are designed to help you “map” your route, plan your visit to the past and learn of the region’s rich heritage and way of life. Download PDF Itinerary

Welcome to New Orleans Plantation Country, one of America’s most memorable travel destinations. Between the historic, Louisiana cities of New Orleans and Baton Rouge, countless stories live within the walls and grounds of our ten area plantations. Enjoy our delicious Cajun and Creole cuisine, exhilarating swamp tours, comfortable accommodations and all the richness of Louisiana’s vibrant culture. Plan your history-making adventure today and have your own stories to tell. Download PDF Itinerary

Live the Bayou Life! Visit Bayou Lafourche and experience a different kind of life, with Cajun culture, food and fishing. Just 45 minutes from New Orleans. Taste world-renowned Cajun cooking and take in historic sites. See alligators on a swamp tour or fish your limit. VisitLafourche.com
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St. Landry Parish (La.) Logo St. Landry Parish, Louisiana is gumbo for your soul! St. Landry Parish is located in central southwest Louisiana in Cajun Country. With I-49 and LA Hwy. 190 intersecting in the middle of the parish, making your way to quaint communities is simple and stress free. History lives here! As St. Landry Parish is the site of one of the oldest European settlements in Louisiana, le Poste des Opelousas, an administrative territory established by the French in 1720, its' cuisine naturally reflects its dramatic history and diverse cultures. Download PDF Itinerary

Creole Nature Trail—Beyond the interstate . . . beyond the excitement of Louisiana's cities . . . lies a world of natural beauty and abundance whose people preserve the very heart of Louisiana's cultures. This is a land that beckons to everyone with a sense of adventure. This is Louisiana's Outback a place where prairie melts into marsh, where the Gulf of Mexico laps against natural sand beaches, where rare oak cheniers are shaped by salty winds. Here, birds, butterflies and waterfowl flock in the millions-as they have for thousands of years-lured from afar by the unbroken promise of much needed rest and plentiful food. This outdoor wonderland is year-round fun for the whole family! Visit our website for more information. Download PDF Itinerary

The Myths & Legends Byway—the best kept secret in Louisiana!
Explore Louisiana’s Myths & Legends Byway--a 178-mile drive of Western Louisiana based on tall tales, true stories, and legends. Today, visitors will find the festivals that make Louisiana famous, lush pine forests, historic cemeteries, unique museums, mysterious waterways, and friendly hospitable people ready to share their stories. Download PDF Itinerary


 MIDWEST

Springfield, Illinois--your always legendary getaway! Visit Abraham Lincoln's hometown for an inspiring getaway. In Springfield, you can explore the legend of Abraham Lincoln, experience the nostalgia of Route 66, shop in unique boutiques and enjoy a romantic weekend for two. With cozy bed and breakfasts, fresh local fare, and plenty to see and do, you're in for a treat when you get away to Springfield!
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Chicagoland's Biggest Playground Chicagoland's Biggest Playground. Get your kicks on Route 66 – in the I&M Canal Heritage Corridor! Fill up your touring vehicle tank with gas and get ready for a kickin’ good time down the infamous Route 66, America’s Main Street! There are many iconic stops on Route 66 in the Corridor that you won’t want to miss. Download PDF Itinerary

 

 

Illinois Route 66 Scenic Byway: Route 66 is the 'Mother Road' & Illinois is where is all begins. From the majestic skyline of Chicago to the Mighty Mississippi, you'll experience the romance of the road and discover the legendary people and places that have given millions of travelers their 'kicks on Route 66. Download PDF Itinerary

Enjoy well deserved time with friends and family, a visit to Historic Corydon and Harrison County, Indiana is a perfect overnight getaway. Explore Indiana’s underground, visit wineries, spend the day gaming or get a lesson in history. After a full day of adventure retire in one of our fine hotels or discover the cozy charm of a bed and breakfast or a scenic hideaway. Help Indiana celebrate her 200th birthday in 2016 in her first state capitol. Download PDF Itinerary

Enjoy the Outdoors & Route 66 Fun in Lebanon, Missouri.
We have more to do than one day can hold. You may need a week! If you love the outdoors and some Route 66 history as well as unique shopping, racing and great home cooked food, you have found your getaway.
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Wisconsin

Wisconsin Harbor Towns Association (WHTA) is proud to represent our 18 member communities. Dotted along 1,100 magnificent miles of scenic coastline, from sophisticated cities to quaint fishing villages, Wisconsin's harbor towns feature a unique smorgasbord of outdoor recreation, museums, shopping, arts, dining and relaxing scenery. The WHTA, a non-profit organization of these communities, was formed in the summer of 2000. We invite you to enjoy yourself on and along the waters we call home. Download PDF Itinerary

Merrill Wisconsin. Welcome to the doorway of the great Wisconsin Northwoods! Our four seasons come alive with picturesque beauty and natural year round activities. Nature’s gifts are abundant here with cranberry bogs, maple syrup production and a world renowned evergreen industry. Our motto is Location, Nature, People. Download PDF Itinerary

Minocqua-ItinPlan your visit to Minocqua, Wisconsin where fun is always in season! Home to the largest concentration of lakes in the world, the Minocqua area is an outdoor lover’s paradise. There’s more to do than just water activities, though; take a hike on one of dozens of trails, visit a local museum, dine at an authentic supper club and explore the many unique shops.
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Manitowoc and Two Rivers Coast for a while in Wisconsin’s Maritime Capital” and you will discover a rich maritime past. This shipbuilding hub has turned out a variety of ships, from haul schooners to WWII Submarines to pleasure crafts and Yachts. Be sure to visit the Wisconsin Maritime Museum and take a walk to the Manitowoc Breakwater Light. You can follow Mariners Trail to Two Rivers, a vibrant fishing and shipping hub. Charter a fishing boat or scuba dive numerous ship wrecks, all along pristine soft sand beaches.
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 PLAINS

Every road in Legendary North Dakota leads to an interesting discovery. Download our itinerary and you’ll have a go-to guide to great road trips along some of our state’s most popular routes — plus event listings including art shows, rodeos, fairs and more. Visit us at NDtourism.com!Download PDF Itinerary

 

 

Try Southwest Kansas and plan your trip to Garden City in Finney County! Be assured you’ll be treated like family. We invite you to come and experience all we have to offer! Enjoy engaging attractions, challenging golf courses and the world’s largest hand-dug pool! Try the best local eateries in the state and relax in cozy lodging. Include a local festival in your visit too!Download PDF Itinerary

Fargo-Moorhead, north of normal. A convenient stop in the center of North America, you may already know Fargo for its culture (Uffda!), hospitality, and eclectic shopping. But that’s just the start of what you can experience here. From a variety of restaurants to cultural events and historic treasures you will find no other place like Fargo, Moorhead and West. We’re just down the road! Located at the intersection of interstate highways I-94 and I-29, Fargo is an easy drive, from any direction. Download PDF Itinerary

Sheyenne River Valley Scenic BywayValley City, North Dakota—Farming, Railroads, Scandinavians! Jump into history, agriculture, geology, culture and nature in the Sheyenne Valley! This picturesque community has plenty to experience all year, including the Sheyenne River Valley Scenic Byway, historic bridges, parks, incredible outdoor recreation, and specialty shopping and dining. Download PDF Itinerary

 

Explore the Kansas Byways! Follow the paths of great expedition teams and adventurers to see where history happened along Kansas’ 11 distinctive byways. During your journey, visit museums and shops, enjoy local dining and cozy lodging to create your own byway experience.. Download PDF Itinerary

National Fiddler Hall of Fame Gala—The National Fiddler Hall of Fame proudly presents the 2016 Inductees at this Gala. Inductee Doug Kershaw will be the headliner and the evening will include a pre-show reception and after-show Fiddle Jam. Historic Memorial Hall in Independence, Kansas hosts the event on April 9th. Download PDF Itinerary

Lecompton, Kansas. This one day tour of the Territorial Capital of Kansas: Where Slavery Began to Die will provide visitors with an opportunity to visit a National Landmark, Kansas State Historic Site, National Register Site, and other historic locations. Relive this tumultuous time by participating in the "Bleeding Kansas" play during the tour. Download PDF Itinerary


 ROCKY MOUNTAIN

Park County and the South Park Heritage Area in Colorado — Be on top of it all, 10,000 feet above sea level! Plan your visit to discover a place like nowhere else. Experience outdoor recreation at its best: biking, hiking, skiing, fishing and more. Take a relaxing drive along peaceful back roads and spot elk herds and other wildlife. Explore the history, heritage, arts and culture of the South Park area. Download PDF Itinerary

Plan your trip to Laramie, Wyoming and discover “Real History” and “True Adventure.” Seeking adventure? There’s plenty of adrenaline for outdoor enthusiasts. History buff? Learn about the Legends of Laramie. Follow the roads less traveled with a Lincoln Highway road trip across Wyoming; see historic landmarks, roadside curiosities, wide open vistas and the majestic Rocky Mountains. Download PDF Itinerary

International Selkirk Loop LogoExplore the International Selkirk Loop. North America’s only International Scenic Byway, located in Northern Idaho, Eastern Washington, and Southeastern British Columbia. This itinerary contains a small handful of the suggested stops along the award winning All-American Road. Visit and discover the wonderful surprises that await you around every corner. Download PDF Itinerary

Pahrump, Nevada GolfPahrump, Nevada is Your Base Camp To Adventure—easy to reach and hard to forget. It’s an hour west of Las Vegas, a city so famous it needs no introduction, and an hour east of Death Valley National Park, a place known for extremes. Pahrump truly is the heart of the desert and the perfect place to enjoy the best of Southern Nevada.
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West Wendover, your jewel in the desert! Discover the allure of West Wendover, Nevada! You'll find an exciting combination of towering first-class resorts, fast-paced casino action, superstar entertainment and an abundance of recreational opportunities. This quaint resort community sits on the Nevada/Utah border approximately 120 miles west of Salt Lake City, Utah on I-80, just a 90-minute drive away! "Watch the video" Download PDF Itinerary


 PACIFIC COAST

City of Brookings OregonBrookings, Oregon located on the Southern Oregon Coast, offers spectacular ocean views and many outdoor activities, with four National/State Parks just a few miles to the south. The Chetco River regon ís newest Wild and Scenic River awaits the adventurous visitor. Brookings also offers Azalea Park home of the Capella by the Sea and Chetco Point Park, with its unique coastline views and feeling that you have travelled to an island. Download PDF Itinerary


Country House InnsCountry House Inns where the genuine Oregon experience awaits you: "A cool cave with a warm hearth." Step back in time with a relaxing stay at one of the Great Lodges of the National Parks. Enjoy the Chateau's cozy dining room, featuring a menu of local meats, wines, and micro-brews. Download PDF Itinerary




Chateau at the Oregon CavesWelcome to the Chateau at the Oregon Caves, where the genuine Oregon experience awaits you: "A cool cave with a warm hearth." Step back in time with a relaxing stay at one of the Great Lodges of the National Parks. Enjoy the Chateau's cozy dining room, featuring a menu of local meats, wines, and micro-brews. Download PDF Itinerary

 

 

Roseburg is the heart of the scenic recreational paradise known as the Land of Umpqua. This land of authentic outdoor adventures and experiences is bordered by picturesque rivers, lush valleys and one of Oregon’s premier wine regions. From Oregon’s unspoiled coastline to the crystal clear waterfalls and lakes of the Cascades, the Land of Umpqua offers authentic adventures you simply won’t find anywhere else. Download PDF Itinerary

Explore the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region of Oregon! Spend pleasant days traversing serene pastoral byways. Visit over a dozen award-winning wineries on the Territorial Wine Trail, along the scenic stretch from just north of Eugene to Cottage Grove. Known as the “Covered Bridge Capital of the West,” Cottage Grove invites you to walk, drive or pedal through six historic covered bridges. Download PDF Itinerary

Whoever named the 7 Wonders of the World somehow overlooked the Wallowas and the Painted Hills in Eastern Oregon. Traveling to the Painted Hills, will reveal millions of years of history brilliantly displayed in the layers of earth, one color at a time. Your itinerary will guide you through all three units that comprise the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument. Download PDF Itinerary




The Coulee Corridor National Scenic Byway stretches 150 miles, from the City of Othello northward to Omak. Coulee may mean 'dry' in French, but water is what created the landscape that exists today. The massive Ice Age Floods carved out the towering cliff walls, wide valleys, and some of the most interesting rock formations and patterns found on the Planet Earth. In addition to the geologic scenery, the area is also a popular destination for bird watchers from around the globe. Whether you visit for one hour or one week, the Coulee Corridor is sure to give you a vacation unlike any other - See you soon! Download PDF Itinerary

The Palouse Scenic Byway. Don't forget your camera for your travel through a patchwork quilt of undulating hills, historic barns and majestic buttes with panoramic vistas. The colors of the seasons are vibrant, the rural farming communities friendly. Endless blue skies, miles of open road. It's worth the drive! Download PDF Itinerary


SOUTHWEST

Edmond, Oklahoma—right in the middle of historic Route 66. Where world-class sculptures are scattered like jewels throughout the city—dozens of them, lining the streets and tucked into corners, waiting to surprise you with unexpected beauty. Download PDF Itinerary

“Tucumcari Tonite!” We welcome you. Tucumcari is located in the Heart of the Mother Road, is the Gateway to New Mexico and is also known as the City of Murals. We invite travelers to enjoy our gracious hospitality as you visit “Tucumcari Tonite, Tomorrow and for a Lifetime!”
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 CANADA

International Selkirk Loop LogoExplore the International Selkirk Loop. North America’s only International Scenic Byway, located in Northern Idaho, Eastern Washington, and Southeastern British Columbia. This itinerary contains a small handful of the suggested stops along the award winning All-American Road. Visit and discover the wonderful surprises that await you around every corner. Download PDF Itinerary

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