15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route maker

Make it your trip
Fly
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Memphis
— 1 night
Fly to Grand Junction, Drive to Moab
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Moab
— 3 nights
Drive
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Durango
— 1 night
Drive
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Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Fly
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 4 nights
Fly
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Fort Lauderdale
— 2 nights

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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.
On the 6th (Sun), examine the collection at Graceland and then steep yourself in history at Sun Studio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Beale Street, then browse the exhibits of National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and then contemplate the long history of The Peabody Ducks.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Memphis itinerary planning site.

Fort Lauderdale to Memphis is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Memphis is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Memphis, with lows around 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Moab.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites

Moab

— 3 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Visiting Arches National Park and Climbing Tours will get you outdoors. Family-friendly places like Off-Road Tours and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: grab your bike and head to Bike Fiend.

Plan trip to Moab with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Memphis to Moab in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Memphis in June, expect nights in Moab to be a bit cooler, around 61°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 95°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Durango.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Parks

Durango

— 1 night
Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): grab your bike and head to The Colorado Trail, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then take in the exciting artwork at Earthen Vessel Gallery, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Durango attractions app.

Getting from Moab to Durango by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Moab in June; daily highs in Durango reach 85°F and lows reach 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Trails

Buena Vista

— 1 night
The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): get interesting insight from Tours, get a taste of the local shopping with Sundance and Friends, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Buena Vista journey maker site.

Traveling by car from Durango to Buena Vista takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of shuttle, taxi, and bus. Traveling from Durango in June, you will find days in Buena Vista are little chillier (79°F), and nights are about the same (44°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Museums

Colorado Springs

— 2 nights
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
On the 13th (Sun), brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation, then examine the collection at U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum, then stroll around Garden of the Gods, and finally admire the masterpieces at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Commonwheel Artists Co-op and then explore and take pictures at Pikes Peak - America's Mountain.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Colorado Springs trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Buena Vista to Colorado Springs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Buena Vista in June since evenings lows in Colorado Springs dip to 54°F. On the 14th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Museums · Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

— 4 nights

A Wondrous Diversity of Life

Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Visiting Roaring Fork and Chimneys Picnic Area will get you outdoors. Kids will appreciate attractions like Cades Cove and Spruce Flats Falls. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Grotto Falls Parking, take in the dramatic scenery at Laurel Falls, appreciate the history behind Rockefeller Memorial, and hike along Upper Tremont Road in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Colorado Springs to Great Smoky Mountains National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, subway, and taxi. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Colorado Springs in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, with lows of 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Fort Lauderdale.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Fort Lauderdale

— 2 nights

Venice of America

Known as the "Venice of America" because of its extensive network of navigable waterways, Fort Lauderdale welcomes over 10 million annual visitors, most of them attracted by the city's popular beaches and marinas.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts (WMODA), then head outdoors with JP Outfitters Inc., then look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Airboat Rides, and finally find something for the whole family at Cubo Escape Rooms. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, and then wander the streets of Lincoln Road.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Fort Lauderdale journey maker app.

You can fly from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Fort Lauderdale in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Fort Lauderdale when traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park in June, with lows around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fort Lauderdale

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.

Utah travel guide

4.8
Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Canyons
The Beehive State
A huge but sparsely populated land, Utah remains a major holiday destination offering plenty of year-round outdoor vacation ideas, including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating, horseback riding, and camping. The rugged terrain, defined by towering mountain peaks, deep canyons, and vast deserts, seems custom-made for adventurous nature lovers. With five national parks, the state has no shortage of pristine wilderness areas, causing many tourists to overlook the cultural attractions of its towns. Salt Lake City, the state's capital, features the headquarters of the Mormon Church, and draws over 5 million annual visitors. Utah also hosts several major film festivals each year, attracting young movie buffs from around the world.

Colorado travel guide

4.4
River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.