I tried to include state capitols when there was something of interest to visit. I could not find much reason to visit Trenton (NJ), Hartford (CT), Augusta (ME), Jackson (MS), and Little Rock (AK). The later two had Civil Rights sites of interest, but I determined from the outset I was not going to visit everything. I did my best to diversify the experience with food, museums, art galleries, historic sites, and nature. Moreover, if I visited any more state capitols, it meant less time in other places like major cities: Portland, Seattle, Chicago, and Philadelphia, or National Parks. During the trip, I also got to visit many people including friends and family, so there were many complexities about how to spend our time during the trip. It generally worked out really well, we found a reasonable balance.
Hope you get to find a way to incorporate these travels into your teaching!
I will definitely include some ideas, resources, and lessons learned after visiting the Civil Rights Movement sites and the Legacy Museum in Montgomery.