12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Drive
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Nashville
— 2 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Maswik Lodge
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Denver
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Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Drive
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Aspen
— 2 nights
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Drive to Denver International Airport, Fly to Destin-Ft Walton Beach Airport, Drive to Miramar Beach
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Miramar Beach
— 1 night
Drive to Destin-Ft Walton Beach Airport, Fly to Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport

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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 1st (Mon), take in the views from John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge, then take in the history at Lotz House Museum, and then have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill). On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery, then examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and then examine the collection at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Nashville journey planner.

Louisville to Nashville is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In June, daytime highs in Nashville are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park

— 3 nights
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 4th (Thu): explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, then take a memorable drive along Point Imperial Drive, then trek along South Kaibab Trail, and finally get great views at Lookout Studio. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point and then trek along Bright Angel Trail.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Getting from Nashville to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 11 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Grand Canyon National Park. Expect much colder evenings in Grand Canyon National Park when traveling from Nashville in June, with lows around 42°F. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Sat) before leaving for Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Colorado Springs

— 3 nights
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
On the 7th (Sun), get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then look for gifts at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. Here are some ideas for day two: deepen your understanding at United States Air Force Academy, walk around Garden of the Gods, and then have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Colorado Springs trip builder.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Colorado Springs by combination of bus and flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, Colorado Springs is a bit warmer at night with lows of 54°F. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Aspen.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Adventure · Tours

Side Trip

Aspen

— 2 nights

Rocky Mountain High

Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
On the 9th (Tue), trek along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): trek along Linkins Lake Trail, then explore and take pictures at Independence Pass, and then pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Aspen trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Aspen takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Colorado Springs in June; daily highs in Aspen reach 79°F and lows reach 43°F. On the 11th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Miramar Beach.

Things to do in Aspen

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Scenic Drive

Miramar Beach

— 1 night
Miramar Beach is a census-designated place (CDP) in Walton County, Florida, United States. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): make a trip to Destin Harbor Boardwalk, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Henderson Beach State Park, then gain insight at Kitchenique, and finally look for gifts at Waterfront Gifts and Art.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Miramar Beach trip builder tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Aspen to Miramar Beach. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Aspen in June: highs in Miramar Beach hover around 88°F, while lows dip to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Miramar Beach

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

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.

Destin travel guide

3.9
Parasailing & Paragliding · Water Sports · Fishing Charters & Tours
World's Luckiest Fishing Village
With emerald water and white beaches, Destin is one of America's favorite vacation destinations. The city originated as a small fishing village, but today tourists from all over the world flock here to enjoy itineraries filled with dolphin cruises, snorkeling, and superb sailing. The city boasts a lively nightlife scene, and when the sun sets, beachfront bars and seafood restaurants are abuzz with activity. The sand of Destin's idyllic beaches is considered to be some of the whitest in the world; made up of finely ground quartz crystal, it resembles sugar.