12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Brooklyn
Drive:  9​h 15​min
Columbus
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
Nashville
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 15​min
Branson
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
Lincoln
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 15​min
Badlands National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
Fort Collins
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
Moab
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
End: Laguna Niguel

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Columbus

Columbus ©
More than just one of the nation's top business centers, Columbus is a mixture of many different parts of America, situated at the spot where the so-called "Bible Belt" meets the varied cultures of the Great Plains and Appalachia.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): get curious at Center of Science and Industry (COSI), browse the eclectic array of goods at North Market Farmer's Market, then take a stroll through Easton Town Center, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Columbus road trip planning tool .

Brooklyn to Columbus is an approximately 4-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brooklyn in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Columbus, with lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Columbus

#Shopping, #Childrens Museums, #Museums
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North Market Farmer's Market ©
North Market Farmer's Market
Room Escape Games

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Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally see a show at Grand Ole Opry.

Before you visit Nashville, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Columbus to Nashville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Columbus to Nashville is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Columbus in September: highs in Nashville hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Branson.

Things to do in Nashville

#Museums, #Nightlife, #Fun & Games
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Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Room Escape Games
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

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Branson

Branson ©
Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Branson tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Nashville to Branson by combination of flight and bus takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in September, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Lincoln.
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Dancing Water Fountain ©
Dancing Water Fountain

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Lincoln

Lincoln ©
Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): get a sense of history and politics at Nebraska State Capitol and then admire the striking features of Saint Mary Catholic Church. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Sunken Gardens, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lincoln Children's Zoo, and then explore and take pictures at Memorial Stadium.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Lincoln trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Branson to Lincoln in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Lincoln can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Lincoln

#Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Outdoors
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Lincoln Children's Zoo ©
Lincoln Children's Zoo
Memorial Stadium ©
Memorial Stadium
Saint Mary Catholic Church ©
Saint Mary Catholic Church

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Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park ©
Although Badlands National Park's name might not be the most inviting, its landscape of pinnacles, eroded buttes, spires, and an expansive, pristine mixed-grass prairie remain enticing.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): buy something for everyone on your list at Wall Drug, then look for all kinds of wild species at Roberts Prairie Dog Town, and then take a memorable drive along Loop Road. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Delta-09 Missile Silo, explore the striking landscape at Big Badlands Overlook, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Badlands Wall.

Plan a Badlands National Park trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and taxi from Lincoln to Badlands National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Lincoln to Badlands National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lincoln in September, Badlands National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Fort Collins.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

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Roberts Prairie Dog Town ©
Roberts Prairie Dog Town
Big Badlands Overlook ©
Big Badlands Overlook
Wall Drug ©
Wall Drug

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Fort Collins

Fort Collins
Fort Collins is the Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Larimer County, Colorado, United States. For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Fort Collins vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Badlands National Park to Fort Collins takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle. In September, daytime highs in Fort Collins are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. You will leave for Moab on the 19th (Wed).

Things to do in Fort Collins

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

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Moab

Moab
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): hike along Negro Bill Canyon Trail and then see the sky in a new way at RedRock Astronomy.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Moab tour planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Fort Collins to Moab takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in September, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Moab

#Outdoors, #Trails, #Parks

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Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 20th (Thu), get great views at Mather Point, hike along South Kaibab Trail, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

Plan a Grand Canyon National Park trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Moab to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 6 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Moab in September: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 75°F and lows are around 43°F. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Mather Point ©
Mather Point

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
To plan Las Vegas vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September: highs in Las Vegas hover around 93°F, while lows dip to 71°F. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Zoos & Aquariums, #Outdoors, #Parks
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Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains