10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel route planner

Make it your trip
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Phoenix
— 2 nights
Fly
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Albuquerque
— 1 night
Fly
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Dallas
— 1 night
Fly to Fort Smith Regional Airport, Drive to Springdale
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Springdale
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nashville
— 2 nights
Fly
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Raleigh
— 1 night

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Phoenix

— 2 nights
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): have fun and explore at Children’s Museum of Phoenix, stroll through Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Basilica, trek along Echo Canyon Trail and Recreation Area, then take in the awesome beauty at Piestewa Peak, and finally see the interesting displays at Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Phoenix online journey planner.

San Diego to Phoenix is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego to Phoenix, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from San Diego in August: highs in Phoenix hover around 105°F, while lows dip to 83°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Albuquerque

— 1 night

Duke City

Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
On the 25th (Tue), look for gifts at The Candy Lady and then stroll through Wildlife West Nature Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Albuquerque tour itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Phoenix to Albuquerque in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Phoenix in August, expect Albuquerque to be a bit cooler, temps between 88°F and 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Dallas.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

Dallas

— 1 night

Big D

One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Children's Aquarium at Fair Park, then get outside with Trinity Forest Adventure Park, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally pause for some photo ops at John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Dallas road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Albuquerque to Dallas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Albuquerque to Dallas. Traveling from Albuquerque in August, things will get a bit warmer in Dallas: highs are around 96°F and lows about 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Springdale.

Things to do in Dallas

Outdoors · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trip

Springdale

— 2 nights
Springdale is the fourth-largest city in Arkansas, and is located in both Washington and Benton counties in Northwest Arkansas. On the 28th (Fri), Head underground at Bluff Dwellers Cave, then Head underground at Old Spanish Treasure Cave, then hike along Tanyard Creek Nature Trail, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Walmart Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll the grounds of Fayetteville Confederate Cemetery and then take an in-depth tour of Shiloh Museum of Ozark History.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Springdale travel app.

Explore your travel options from Dallas to Springdale with the Route module. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Dallas in August; daily highs in Springdale reach 85°F and lows reach 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Springdale

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Nashville

— 2 nights

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.
On the 30th (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then see a show at Grand Ole Opry, and finally glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Nashville, stop by Downtown Nashville, and then take a stroll through The District.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Nashville tour itinerary tool.

Getting from Springdale to Nashville by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Raleigh.

Things to do in Nashville

Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Raleigh

— 1 night

City of Oaks

For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): stroll around Historic Yates Mill County Park, then stroll through Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve, then admire the natural beauty at JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Fletcher Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Raleigh driving holiday planner.

Fly from Nashville to Raleigh in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in August, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Raleigh

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side 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.