13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Knoxville
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Knoxville
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Louisville
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
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Saint Louis
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
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Valley Center
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
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Incline Village
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
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Reno
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
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Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
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Denver
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
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Tunica
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Knoxville

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Knoxville

Knoxville ©
A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): walk around High Ground Park & River Bluff Wildlife Area, then look for all kinds of wild species at Gentle Barn, and then get your game on at MaxAir Trampoline Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Knoxville online driving holiday planner .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Knoxville. In December, daytime highs in Knoxville are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Louisville.

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MaxAir Trampoline Park
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MaxAir Trampoline Park ©
MaxAir Trampoline Park

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Louisville

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
On the 22nd (Sun), get your game on at Bluegrass Karting & Events, then explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Louisville itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Knoxville to Louisville in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Knoxville in December, you will find days in Louisville are a bit cooler (48°F), and nights are about the same (33°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Saint Louis.

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Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern

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Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Sachs Butterfly House, then examine the collection at City Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Missouri Botanical Garden, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Saint Louis trip maker tool .

Drive from Louisville to Saint Louis in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Louisville to Saint Louis due to the time zone difference. In December, daily temperatures in Saint Louis can reach 45°F, while at night they dip to 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

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Sachs Butterfly House
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Missouri Botanical Garden ©
Missouri Botanical Garden
City Museum ©
City Museum
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas holiday planning tool .

Fly from Saint Louis to Las Vegas in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Saint Louis to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Saint Louis in December, things will get a bit warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 57°F and lows about 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

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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 25th (Wed): hike along South Kaibab Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in December, plan for little chillier days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 45°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 15°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Valley Center.

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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Yavapai Point ©
Yavapai Point

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Valley Center

Valley Center
Valley Center is a census-designated place (CDP) in North San Diego County, California. To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Valley Center itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Valley Center takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Valley Center, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, with highs in Valley Center at 68°F and lows at 38°F. On the 26th (Thu), you'll travel to Yosemite National Park.

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Fun & Games Casinos Parks

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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): fly down the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, then stroll through Curry Village Ice Rink, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Valley Center to Yosemite National Park. Traveling from Valley Center in December, expect Yosemite National Park to be much colder, temps between 46°F and 14°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Incline Village.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Badger Pass Ski Area ©
Badger Pass Ski Area

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Incline Village

Incline Village ©
Incline Village is a census-designated place (CDP) in Washoe County, Nevada on the north shore of Lake Tahoe. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): admire the majestic nature at Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park and then glide through natural beauty at Tahoe Cross Country.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Incline Village online trip itinerary planner .

Explore your travel options from Yosemite National Park to Incline Village with the Route module. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in December since evenings lows in Incline Village dip to 21°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Reno.

Things to do in Incline Village

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

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Tahoe Cross Country
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Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park ©
Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park

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Reno

A sea of casinos in the high desert of the Sierra Nevadas, Reno capitalizes on gaming and nightlife.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms and then see the interesting displays at National Automobile Museum.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Reno trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Incline Village to Reno in an hour. In December in Reno, expect temperatures between 47°F during the day and 24°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

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National Automobile Museum ©
National Automobile Museum

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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 31st (Tue), take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Reno to Yellowstone National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, shuttle, bus, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Reno to Yellowstone National Park. Traveling from Reno in December, things will get much colder in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 23°F and lows about 3°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Denver.

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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

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Denver

Denver ©
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 1st (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans and then experience the excitement of Back In A Flash Chiropractic & Massage.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Denver attractions website .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Denver in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in December, things will get a bit warmer in Denver: highs are around 43°F and lows about 19°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Tunica.

Things to do in Denver

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Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans

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Tunica

Tunica ©
Tunica is a town in and the county seat of Tunica County, Mississippi, near the Mississippi River. On the 2nd (Thu), try your luck at Horseshoe Casino and then examine the collection at Blues and Legends Hall of Fame.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Tunica road trip planning tool .

Fly from Denver to Tunica in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Denver in January, Tunica is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

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Horseshoe Tunica ©
Horseshoe Tunica

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