12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Kansas City
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— 5 nights
Drive to Raleigh Durham International Airport, Fly to Scottsbluff


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.
You've now added Dark Side of Denver Ghost Tours to your itinerary. On the 6th (Wed), relax in the rural setting at Sunflower Farm, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Mockery Brewing, and then tour by night with Dark Side of Denver Ghost Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Golden History Museum & Park, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Falling Rock Tap House, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Station 26 Brewing Co.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Denver road trip website.

Scottsbluff to Denver is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also drive. In October in Denver, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Kansas City.
Breweries & Distilleries · Nightlife · Tours · Museums
Side Trips

Kansas City — 1 night

The city meets the Great Plains in Kansas City City, Kansas.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Saint Peter, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grace & Holy Trinity Cathedral, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cinder Block Brewery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Parkville Nature Sanctuary, then contemplate the long history of Grinter Place State Historic Site, and finally stroll around Lewis & Clark Historic Park at Kaw Point.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kansas City trip planner.

You can drive from Denver to Kansas City in 9 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Denver to Kansas City. On the 9th (Sat), you're off to Nashville.
Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries
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 10th (Sun), walk around Edwin and Percy Warner Parks, appreciate the extensive heritage of Natchez Trace Parkway, and then walk around Riverfront Park.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Nashville journey site.

Getting from Kansas City to Nashville by car takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. On the 11th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Jacksonville.
Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Jacksonville — 5 nights

Jacksonville is a city in Onslow County, North Carolina, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Onslow Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Lejeune Memorial Gardens. Explore Jacksonville's surroundings by going to Harkers Island (Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center & Cape Lookout Lighthouse), New Bern Fireman's Museum (in New Bern) and Wilmington (Burgwin-Wright House and Gardens, The Basilica of St. Mary, &more). The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Duplin Winery, relax in the rural setting at Mike's Farm, browse the eclectic array of goods at Twice As Nice Flea Market & More, and browse for treasures at The Flipping Rooster- This Old House & Antique Emporium.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Jacksonville trip planner.

Drive from Nashville to Jacksonville in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Jacksonville. In October in Jacksonville, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 57°F at night. On the 17th (Sun), you'll travel back home.
Museums · Shopping · Tours · Historic Sites
Side Trips

United States travel guide

Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
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.