12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Raleigh
— Few hours
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Nashville
— 1 night
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Memphis
— Few hours
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Kansas City
— 1 day
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Badlands National Park
— 1 night
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Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
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Grand Teton National Park
— Few hours
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Salt Lake City
— 1 night
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Arches National Park
— 1 night
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Canyonlands National Park
— Few hours
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Dallas
— 1 night
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Austin
— Few hours
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San Antonio
— 1 night
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New Orleans
— 1 night
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Savannah
— 1 night

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Raleigh

Raleigh
For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Raleigh trip planner.

Durham to Raleigh is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In August in Raleigh, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 69°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Sun) before leaving for Nashville.

Things to do in Raleigh

Parks · Nightlife · Fun & Games

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Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Nashville day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Raleigh to Nashville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from Raleigh to Nashville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 69°F. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum

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Memphis

Memphis
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.
On the 2nd (Mon), make a trip to Beale Street.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Memphis trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Memphis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in August, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Kansas City.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites

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Kansas City

Kansas City
The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kansas City trip maker website.

Fly from Memphis to Kansas City in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Kansas City sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 70°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums · Parks · Nightlife

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Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park ©
Although Badlands National Park's name might not be the most inviting, its landscape of pinnacles, eroded buttes, spires, and an expansive, pristine mixed-grass prairie remain enticing.
On the 4th (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at Badlands Wall and then admire all the interesting features of Loop Road.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Badlands National Park itinerary planner.

You can fly from Kansas City to Badlands National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kansas City to Badlands National Park. Traveling from Kansas City in August, expect little chillier with lows of 58°F in Badlands National Park. On the 4th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Badlands Wall ©
Badlands Wall

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
On the 5th (Thu), don't miss a visit to The 45th Parallel and then trek along Observation Point Trail.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Badlands National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, shuttle, and car. Traveling from Badlands National Park in August, you will find days in Yellowstone National Park are little chillier (70°F), and nights are much colder (38°F). You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Trails · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Observation Point Trail ©
Observation Point Trail
The 45th Parallel ©
The 45th Parallel

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Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
On the 5th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Grand Teton National Park itinerary planner.

Drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 1.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August: highs in Grand Teton National Park hover around 78°F, while lows dip to 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

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Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
On the 6th (Fri), take in breathtaking views at Big Cottonwood Canyon, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salt Lake Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Salt Lake City itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Grand Teton National Park to Salt Lake City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in August, you will find days in Salt Lake City are somewhat warmer (92°F), and nights are warmer (67°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Salt Lake Temple ©
Salt Lake Temple

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Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©
Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Turret Arch.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Arches National Park trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Salt Lake City to Arches National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. August in Arches National Park sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 63°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Sat) before leaving for Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Turret Arch ©
Turret Arch

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Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park
Canyonlands National Park features myriad canyons and buttes that the Colorado River, Green River, and their tributaries have carved over millions of years in hues of red and orange.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Island in the Sky.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Canyonlands National Park trip builder app.

Drive from Arches National Park to Canyonlands National Park in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks · Nature

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Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park route maker.

Getting from Canyonlands National Park to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 6.5 hours. Traveling from Canyonlands National Park in August, things will get little chillier in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 80°F and lows about 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

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Dallas

Dallas ©
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.
On the 9th (Mon), take a tour by water with The Spirit of Dallas.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Dallas trip maker app.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Dallas in 9 hours. Another option is to drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Dallas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, expect nights in Dallas to be much warmer, around 78°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 96°F. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Austin.

Things to do in Dallas

Tours · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Spirit of Dallas ©
The Spirit of Dallas

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Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 9th (Mon), take in the views from Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Austin trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Dallas to Austin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August in Austin, expect temperatures between 98°F during the day and 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats ©
Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats

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San Antonio

San Antonio ©
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 10th (Tue), shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our San Antonio trip itinerary website.

Getting from Austin to San Antonio by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in San Antonio are 98°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. On the 10th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in San Antonio

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk

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New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Plan trip to New Orleans with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from San Antonio to New Orleans by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Antonio in August, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 82°F by day to 82°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Savannah.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral
Lafayette Cemetery No.1 ©
Lafayette Cemetery No.1

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Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take a stroll through Savannah Historic District, walk around Forsyth Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, and finally get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Savannah trip planning site.

Fly from New Orleans to Savannah in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Savannah. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in August: highs in Savannah hover around 89°F, while lows dip to 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites · Shopping · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Savannah Historic District ©
Savannah Historic District
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist ©
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
Ghost & Vampire Tours

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