10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States planner

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Des Moines
Drive
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Pierre
Drive
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Bismarck
— 1 night
Drive
4
Spearfish
— 1 night
Drive
5
Cheyenne
Drive
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Denver
— 1 night
Drive
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Alamosa
Fly
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Oklahoma City
— 1 night
Fly
9
Hot Springs
— 1 night
Drive
10
Little Rock
— 1 night
Fly
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Nashville
— 1 day
Drive
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Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
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Harrisburg
— 1 night
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Des Moines

Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Iowa. Discover how to plan a Des Moines trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Hartford to Des Moines is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Hartford to Des Moines, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 67°F. You will leave for Pierre on the 22nd (Thu).

Things to do in Des Moines

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Pierre

Pierre is the capital of the state of South Dakota and the county seat of Hughes County. For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Pierre trip planner.

Getting from Des Moines to Pierre by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: fly. Traveling from Des Moines in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 61°F in Pierre. You'll set off for Bismarck on the 22nd (Thu).

Things to do in Pierre

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Nature

Bismarck

— 1 night
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. state of North Dakota and the county seat of Burleigh County. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): walk around General Sibley Park & Campground, meet the residents at The Dakota Zoo, and then pause for some photo ops at Sakakawea Statue.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Bismarck trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pierre to Bismarck takes 3.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Bismarck are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Spearfish.

Things to do in Bismarck

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Spearfish

— 1 night
Spearfish is a city in Lawrence County, South Dakota, United States. Plan a Spearfish trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Bismarck to Spearfish in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. In July, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 58°F. On the 24th (Sat), you're off to Cheyenne.

Things to do in Spearfish

Museums · Parks · Nature · Fun & Games

Cheyenne

Cheyenne is the capital and most populous city of the US state of Wyoming and the county seat of Laramie County. To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cheyenne trip maker site.

You can drive from Spearfish to Cheyenne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In July, daytime highs in Cheyenne are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. You'll set off for Denver on the 24th (Sat).

Things to do in Cheyenne

Parks · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

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.
On the 24th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Molly Brown House Museum and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Denver day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Cheyenne to Denver takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Denver are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. You will leave for Alamosa on the 25th (Sun).

Things to do in Denver

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Alamosa

Alamosa is a city under Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Alamosa County, Colorado, United States. To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Alamosa online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Denver to Alamosa takes 4 hours. Traveling from Denver in July, Alamosa is slightly colder at night with lows of 48°F. You will leave for Oklahoma City on the 25th (Sun).

Things to do in Alamosa

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Oklahoma City

— 1 night

The Big Friendly

Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
On the 26th (Mon), wander the streets of Bricktown and then appreciate the history behind Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Oklahoma City online visit planner.

Explore your travel options from Alamosa to Oklahoma City with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Alamosa to Oklahoma City. When traveling from Alamosa in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Oklahoma City: temperatures range from 93°F by day to 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Neighborhoods · Museums

Hot Springs

— 1 night

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 27th (Tue): explore the activities along Lake Ouachita, then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Anthony Chapel.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Hot Springs road trip planner.

Getting from Oklahoma City to Hot Springs by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In July in Hot Springs, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Little Rock.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Adventure
Highlights from your trip

Little Rock

— 1 night

The Rock

Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Little Rock online travel route planner.

You can drive from Hot Springs to Little Rock in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. July in Little Rock sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 72°F at night. On the 28th (Wed), you're off to Nashville.

Things to do in Little Rock

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Fun & Games

Nashville

— 1 day

Music City U.S.A.

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 28th (Wed): take a stroll through Downtown Nashville, then see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and then catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Nashville online holiday planner.

You can fly from Little Rock to Nashville in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Nashville are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Neighborhoods · Nightlife

Gatlinburg

— 2 nights

The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
On the 29th (Thu), whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Ramsey Cascades. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): examine the collection at Hollywood Star Cars Museum, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Gatlinburg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Gatlinburg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. July in Gatlinburg sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can fly to Harrisburg.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Adventure · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Harrisburg

— 1 night
Harrisburg is the capital city of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States, and the county seat of Dauphin County. Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): find something for the whole family at Hersheypark.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Harrisburg itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Gatlinburg to Harrisburg in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Harrisburg

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.