10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States attractions planner

Make it your trip
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San Antonio
— 1 night
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Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
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Denver
— 1 night
Fly
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Wichita
— 1 night
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Pigeon Forge
— 2 nights
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Orlando
— 3 nights

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San Antonio

— 1 night

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
On the 25th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, take in the pleasant sights at The San Antonio River Walk, then contemplate the long history of The Alamo, and finally take in the history at Mission Espada. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the history at Mission San Juan, then steep yourself in history at Mission San Jose, and then admire the architecture and history at Mission Concepcion.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read San Antonio road trip site.

Orlando to San Antonio is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Orlando in December, expect San Antonio to be little chillier, temps between 66°F and 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Glenwood Springs

— 1 night
Glenwood Springs occupies a scenic location at the junction of the Colorado River and the Roaring Fork River, halfway between Vail and Aspen along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
You've now added Thermal Spas to your itinerary. On the 27th (Sun), trek along Hanging Lake Trail, explore the activities along Hanging Lake, and then test the waters at a local thermal spa.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Glenwood Springs trip itinerary planner.

Fly from San Antonio to Glenwood Springs in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from San Antonio in December; daily highs in Glenwood Springs reach 26°F and lows reach 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks · Spas · Outdoors · Nature

Denver

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo, then take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, then explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, and finally snap pictures at Denver Millennium Bridge.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Denver online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Glenwood Springs to Denver in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. While traveling from Glenwood Springs, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Denver, ranging from highs of 43°F to lows of 19°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Wichita.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Wichita

— 1 night
On the 29th (Tue), stop by Nifty Nut House and then take in nature's colorful creations at Botanica: The Wichita Gardens.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Wichita trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Denver to Wichita in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Denver to Wichita, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Denver in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Wichita, with lows around 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Wichita

Parks · Shopping

Pigeon Forge

— 2 nights

Center of Fun in the Smokies

A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
On the 30th (Wed), whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, learn about winemaking at Tennessee Homemade Wines, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Whiskey Barrelhouse, then sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, and finally learn about winemaking at Sugarland Cellars. Keep things going the next day: cruise along Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky, then revel in the low prices at Tanger Outlets Sevierville, then look for gifts at Christmas Place, and finally get in on the family fun at Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Pigeon Forge holiday planning app.

Traveling by flight from Wichita to Pigeon Forge takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Wichita to Pigeon Forge. Traveling from Wichita in December, expect Pigeon Forge to be somewhat warmer, temps between 53°F and 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Wineries · Shopping · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Orlando

— 3 nights

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Stetson Mansion and Tree of Life. Take a break from Orlando with a short trip to Blue Spring State Park in Orange City, about 44 minutes away. Have a day of magic on the 2nd (Sat) at Walt Disney World Resort. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe, look for gifts at World of Disney, and get curious at SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Orlando trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Pigeon Forge to Orlando takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Traveling from Pigeon Forge in December, expect Orlando to be much hotter, temps between 77°F and 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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.

Kansas travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Zoos · Entertainment Centers
The Sunflower State
Generally considered the geographical center of the country, Kansas is a state rich in history, having served as home to diverse Native American tribes for thousands of years before European settlement. Once called "Bleeding Kansas" because of violent clashes between abolitionists and pro-slavery settlers, Kansas now carries the nickname the "Sunflower State," earned because of its massive production of sunflowers, corn, wheat, and sorghum. In addition to agriculture, the state is also known as an aviation hub. Sightseeing is easy, as wide-open spaces dominate the landscape of the western two-thirds of the state, which includes some of the only remaining native tallgrass prairie in the nation. Eastern Kansas contains rolling hills and most of the major cities, which draw tourism with their lively art, nightlife, and music scenes.

Tennessee travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Distilleries · Theaters
The Volunteer State
Divided by law, geography, and custom into three major regions, represented by the three stars on state's flag, Tennessee boasts a distinctive musical heritage that includes elements of bluegrass, country-western, and blues. With a countryside as diverse as its people, Tennessee includes landscapes ranging from a mountainous region in the east to the lowlands of the west, with gently rolling hills in the middle. For a well-rounded vacation, you can hike remote mountain trails in the morning and explore the crowded bars of Nashville in the evening. Visit the urban attractions, such as Elvis Presley's former residence in Memphis, but don't miss a chance to spend some time in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, situated in the eastern part of the state.