11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel planner

Make it your trip
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Phoenix
— 2 nights
Fly to Atlanta, Bus to Chattanooga
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Chattanooga
— 2 nights
Drive to Knoxville, Fly to Denver
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Denver
— 4 nights
Fly
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Memphis
— 1 night
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Phoenix

— 2 nights
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): get outside with Right On Target Clay Guides of AZ, then see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, and then examine the collection at Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson. On your second day here, get a dose of the wild on Arizona Scenic Tours - Day Tours, then gain some tasty knowledge on Lucidi Distilling Co., and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Phoenix trip builder website.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Phoenix. In May, plan for daily highs up to 93°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Chattanooga

— 2 nights

Dynamo of Dixie

Once saddled with the reputation of being one of the country's dirtiest cities, Chattanooga now boasts a pedestrian-friendly downtown with a network of leafy waterfront trails and free electric shuttles.
Change things up with these side-trips from Chattanooga: G3 Adventures (in Rising Fawn) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Ocoee). There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of Chattanooga National Cemetery, steep yourself in history at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, stop by The Spice & Tea Exchange of Chattanooga, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Tennessee Aquarium.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Chattanooga trip maker website.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Phoenix to Chattanooga takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Phoenix in May; daily highs in Chattanooga reach 81°F and lows reach 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks · Nature · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Denver

— 4 nights

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.
Explore Denver's surroundings by going to 300 Days of Shine (in Monument), Carousel of Happiness (in Nederland) and Colorado Springs (U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum & Garden of the Gods). Next up on the itinerary: go deep underground at Capital Prize Gold Mine Tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity United Methodist Church, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, and admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Denver road trip website.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Chattanooga to Denver takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Chattanooga to Denver due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chattanooga in June, things will get little chillier in Denver: highs are around 83°F and lows about 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Denver

Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Memphis

— 1 night

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Graceland and then make a trip to Beale Street. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, then contemplate the long history of The Peabody Ducks, then pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and finally admire the masterpieces at Withers Collection Museum & Gallery.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Memphis trip maker site.

You can fly from Denver to Memphis in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to Memphis is 1 hour. In June, Memphis is somewhat warmer than Denver - with highs of 89°F and lows of 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites

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.