15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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Denver
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Salt Lake City
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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, then take an in-depth tour of Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, and then go on a hair-raising tour with Backbeat Tours. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum, see the interesting displays at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cooper-Young Historic District.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Memphis journey planner.

Knoxville to Memphis is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Knoxville to Memphis, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Knoxville in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Memphis, with lows around 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Tulsa.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Tulsa

— 1 night

Buckle of the Bible Belt

Sometimes known as the "Buckle of the Bible Belt," Tulsa is the second largest city in Oklahoma.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Gilcrease Museum, then admire the striking features of Boston Avenue Methodist Church, then admire the masterpieces at Philbrook Museum of Art, and finally don't miss a visit to Holy Family Cathedral.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Tulsa trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Memphis to Tulsa takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to fly to Denver.

Things to do in Tulsa

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Denver

— 3 nights

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Denver Union Station and Molly Brown House Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mount Evans and Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Hotel de Paris Museum (in Georgetown) and Summit Lake Park (in Idaho Springs). And it doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along Mount Evans Scenic Byway, take in the exciting artwork at Denver Botanic Gardens, head outdoors with Oxotic Supercar Driving Experience, and take in the awesome beauty at Lookout Mountain.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Denver trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Tulsa to Denver takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Tulsa in September: high temperatures in Denver hover around 79°F and lows are around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to fly to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Salt Lake City

— 3 nights

Crossroads of the West

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Salt Lake Temple and Beehive House. Popular historic sites such as The Tabernacle and Assembly Hall are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Salt Lake City side-trips: Guardsman Pass Scenic Backway (in Park City), Rocky Mountain Outfitters (in Midway) and Cascade Springs (in Charleston). And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Utah, get curious at Joseph Smith Memorial Building, and explore the stunning scenery at Big Cottonwood Canyon.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City trip maker app.

You can fly from Denver to Salt Lake City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Denver in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 58°F in Salt Lake City. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to fly to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Las Vegas

— 3 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Strip and Shelby American Inc. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The LINQ Promenade and Titanic. There's still lots to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, enjoy some diversion at Machine Guns Vegas, make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, and try your luck at Casino At The Venetian.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip website.

Getting from Salt Lake City to Las Vegas by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Salt Lake City to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, Las Vegas is somewhat warmer than Salt Lake City - with highs of 93°F and lows of 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods · Fun & Games · Museums · Historic Sites

Los Angeles

— 3 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): get advice or help at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, then savor the flavors at Malibu Wine Safaris, and then kick back and relax at El Matador State Beach. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then explore the galleries of Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, things will get a bit cooler in Los Angeles: highs are around 85°F and lows about 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · 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.