15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Colorado Springs
Drive:  13​h 15​min
1
Dallas
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
2
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Drive:  12​h
3
Charlotte
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Gray
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Oklahoma City
— 3 nights
Drive:  10​h 15​min
End: Colorado Springs

3
nights
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 25th (Sun), stroll around Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, appreciate the history behind John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza, and then see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, then steep yourself in history at Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, and then see the interesting displays at Tandy Leather Museum & Gallery.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Dallas trip planner .

Colorado Springs to Dallas is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Colorado Springs to Dallas. When traveling from Colorado Springs in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Dallas: temperatures range from 96°F by day to 78°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fort Worth
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2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Louis Cathedral, then examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, and finally wander the streets of Garden District. Keep things going the next day: stroll around New Orleans City Park, then get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, and then get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our New Orleans holiday planning site .

Traveling by flight from Dallas to New Orleans takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. While traveling from Dallas, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 82°F to lows of 82°F. You'll set off for Charlotte on the 29th (Thu).

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District

4
nights
Charlotte

Charlotte ©
A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Charlotte: Greenville (Falls Park on the Reedy & Dark Corner Distillery) and Columbia (Sea Lion Landing & Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden). The adventure continues: get your game on at Escape Kings, look for gifts at PuckerButt Pepper Company, browse the collection at Billy Graham Library, and see the interesting displays at NASCAR Hall of Fame.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Charlotte trip planner.

Fly from New Orleans to Charlotte in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. While traveling from New Orleans, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Charlotte, ranging from highs of 88°F to lows of 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Gray.

Things to do in Charlotte

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Greenville, Columbia, PuckerButt Pepper Company
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Falls Park on the Reedy ©
Falls Park on the Reedy
Escape Kings ©
Escape Kings
Billy Graham Library ©
Billy Graham Library

2
nights
Gray

Gray ©
Gray is a census-designated place (CDP) in Washington County, Tennessee, United States and a rural suburb of Johnson City. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): contemplate the long history of Gray Fossil Site, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Brights Zoo, and then explore and take pictures at David Crockett Birthplace State Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Gray trip planner .

Getting from Charlotte to Gray by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Charlotte in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Gray, with lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Gray

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Piney Flats, Limestone
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David Crockett Birthplace State Park ©
East Tennessee Distillery ©
East Tennessee Distillery
Gray Fossil Site ©
Gray Fossil Site

3
nights
Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City ©
Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
On the 5th (Thu), engage your brain at Science Museum Oklahoma, then explore the world behind art at National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Myriad Botanical Gardens, then take a stroll through Bricktown, then meet the residents at Oklahoma City Zoo, and finally pause for some photo ops at Centennial Land Run Monument.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Oklahoma City holiday builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gray to Oklahoma City. The time zone difference when traveling from Gray to Oklahoma City is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Oklahoma City when traveling from Gray in September, with lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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