11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States attractions planner

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Phoenix
— 2 nights
Fly
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Denver
— 1 night
Fly
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Memphis
— 4 nights
Drive
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Chattanooga
— 3 nights
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Phoenix

— 2 nights
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. On the 27th (Thu), stroll through KOLI Equestrian Center, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church, then head outdoors with Right On Target Clay Guides of AZ, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, indulge your taste buds at Lucidi Distilling Co., and then indulge your senses at Arizona Scenic Tours - Day Tours.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Phoenix trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Phoenix. In May, daytime highs in Phoenix are 93°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): examine the collection at National Ballpark Museum, then learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity United Methodist Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): indulge in some personalized pampering at Healing Waters Mind and Body Float Studio and then see the interesting displays at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Denver online route planner.

Traveling by flight from Phoenix to Denver takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Phoenix in May, expect Denver to be colder, temps between 66°F and 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Denver

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Spas · Museums

Side Trip

Memphis

— 4 nights

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Graceland and Sun Studio. Your inner history buff will appreciate National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel and The Peabody Ducks. Take a break from Memphis with a short trip to Horseshoe Tunica in Tunica, about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Beale Street, take in the spiritual surroundings of Full Gospel Tabernacle, and learn the secrets of beer at Tastin' 'Round Town.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Memphis travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Denver to Memphis takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to Memphis is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Denver in May, with highs in Memphis at 80°F and lows at 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

Side Trip

Chattanooga

— 3 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park and Chickamauga Battlefield. Visit Chattanooga National Cemetery and Forest Hills Cemetery for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to G3 Adventures (in Rising Fawn), Mash & Hops (in Cleveland) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Ocoee). Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Ruby Falls, cast your line with a fishing tour, sample the fine beverages at Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery, and take in the awesome beauty at Lookout Mountain.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Chattanooga trip planner.

Getting from Memphis to Chattanooga by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in June, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Tours

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.