15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel planner

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Memphis
— 1 night
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Tulsa
— 1 night
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Denver
— 2 nights
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Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): try your luck at Southland Casino Racing, contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, then get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street, and finally take a spin around town with Backbeat Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: take an exotic tour of American Dream Safari and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Memphis online road trip planner.

Knoxville to Memphis is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Knoxville to Memphis is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Knoxville in September since evenings lows in Memphis dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Tulsa.

Things to do in Memphis

Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Gilcrease Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mary K. Oxley Nature Center, then explore the world behind art at Philbrook Museum of Art, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Family Cathedral.

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Traveling by car from Memphis to Tulsa takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In September in Tulsa, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to fly to Denver.

Things to do in Tulsa

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Denver

— 2 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.
Get outdoors at Lookout Mountain and Eldorado Canyon State Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Stranahan's Whiskey Distillery & Cocktail Bar and Boulder Creek Path. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Denver: Boulder (Eldorado Canyon & Flagstaff Mountain). There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Balistreri Vineyards, explore the landscape on two wheels at Cherry Creek Trail, and sample the tasty concoctions at Denver Beer Company.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Denver tour builder site.

You can drive from Tulsa to Denver in 10.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Tulsa to Denver is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Tulsa in September, expect Denver to be little chillier, temps between 79°F and 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to fly to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries · Trails

Side Trips

Salt Lake City

— 2 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.
Get in touch with nature at Big Cottonwood Canyon and City Creek Canyon. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lake Blanche Trail and Little Cottonwood Canyon. Change things up with these side-trips from Salt Lake City: Timpanogos Cave National Monument (in American Fork), Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter (in Park City) and Wasatch Mountains (in Sundance). There's more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Millcreek Canyon and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Salt Lake City road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Denver to Salt Lake City takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Denver in September, Salt Lake City is a bit warmer at night with lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Las Vegas

— 2 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The LINQ Promenade and Palazzo Resort Casino. Get in touch with nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through The Strip, try to win big at New York New York Casino, ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas holiday maker.

Traveling by car from Salt Lake City to Las Vegas takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Salt Lake City to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Salt Lake City in September, expect Las Vegas to be somewhat warmer, temps between 93°F and 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods · Fun & Games · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Zuma Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at El Matador State Beach, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Santa Monica Bay.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Las Vegas in September: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 85°F and lows are around 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

Theme Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · 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.