15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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Jacksonville
— 1 day
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Nashville
— 1 night
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Memphis
— 1 night
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Denver
— 1 night
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Cheyenne
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
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Albuquerque
— 1 night
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Chicago
— 1 night
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Gatlinburg
— 1 night
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New York City
— 3 nights
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Washington DC
— 1 night
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Jacksonville

— 1 day

The River City

The sprawling city of Jacksonville is not only Florida's most populous city, but also the largest city by land area in the continental United States.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then stroll through Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Cathedral.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Jacksonville online trip itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Jacksonville. In October, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Nashville.

Things to do in Jacksonville

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Nashville

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then see a show at Grand Ole Opry, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Smith Creek Moonshine, and finally indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Nashville travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Jacksonville to Nashville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Jacksonville to Nashville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jacksonville in October, expect Nashville to be little chillier, temps between 75°F and 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Tours · Nightlife

Memphis

— 1 night

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

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 19th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Graceland, contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, then contemplate the long history of The Peabody Ducks, and finally make a trip to Beale Street.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Memphis trip planner.

You can drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. October in Memphis sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Denver.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites

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.
On the 20th (Wed), sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, see the interesting displays at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, and then sample the fine beverages at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Denver trip planner.

Getting from Memphis to Denver by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Memphis to Denver. Traveling from Memphis in October, expect Denver to be slightly colder, temps between 67°F and 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cheyenne.

Things to do in Denver

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Museums

Cheyenne

— 1 night
Cheyenne is the capital and most populous city of the US state of Wyoming and the county seat of Laramie County. Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): cruise along Happy Jack Road, then get outside with Paul Smith Children's Village, then explore the engaging exhibits at Wyoming State Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Cheyenne Big Boots.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Cheyenne online trip maker.

You can drive from Denver to Cheyenne in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Denver in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cheyenne: temperatures range from 62°F by day to 36°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can catch the flight to San Francisco.

Things to do in Cheyenne

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Childrens Museums · Museums
Highlights from your trip

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and finally take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, take in panoramic vistas at Coit Tower, then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and finally take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks.

To see reviews and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Cheyenne to San Francisco takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cheyenne to San Francisco, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Cheyenne in October; daily highs in San Francisco reach 73°F and lows reach 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to fly to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Las Vegas

— 1 night

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of The Strip, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Las Vegas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 82°F to lows of 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Albuquerque

— 1 night

Duke City

Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
On the 25th (Mon), learn the secrets of beer at Routes Bicycle Tours & Rentals and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Albuquerque trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Albuquerque in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, things will get slightly colder in Albuquerque: highs are around 73°F and lows about 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Chicago.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Tours · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

Chicago

— 1 night

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, don't miss a visit to Millennium Park, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Chicago route planner.

You can fly from Albuquerque to Chicago in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Albuquerque in October, plan for slightly colder days in Chicago, with highs around 65°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to fly to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Gatlinburg

— 1 night

The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
On the 27th (Wed), stroll through Roaring Fork, admire all the interesting features of Newfound Gap Road, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky, then sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Whiskey Barrelhouse.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Gatlinburg using our trip planner.

You can fly from Chicago to Gatlinburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. Traveling from Chicago to Gatlinburg, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in October, expect nights in Gatlinburg to be about the same, around 51°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to New York City.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

New York City

— 3 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, take a stroll through Times Square, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and take in the views from Brooklyn Bridge.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the New York City visit planner.

You can fly from Gatlinburg to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Gatlinburg in October, New York City is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Washington DC

— 1 night
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally appreciate the history behind Washington Monument.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Washington DC trip planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.