15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Arlington
— 1 night
Fly
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Mammoth Cave National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Memphis
— 2 nights
Fly
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Santa Fe
— 1 night
Drive
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Mancos
— 1 night
Drive
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Moab
— 2 nights
Fly
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Devils Tower
— 1 night
Drive to Rapid City, Fly to Minneapolis
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Rochester
— 1 night
Drive
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Madison
— 2 nights
Drive
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Milwaukee
— 1 night
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Arlington

— 1 night

National History, Local Flavor

Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): walk around Clemyjontri Park, explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): stroll around Theodore Roosevelt Island Park and then brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Marine Corps.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Arlington travel route builder app.

Washington DC to Arlington is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a subway. In August, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Mammoth Cave National Park.

Things to do in Arlington

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Mammoth Cave National Park

— 2 nights
Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
On the 3rd (Mon), hike along Cedar Sink Trail, then contemplate the waterfront views at Echo River, then contemplate the waterfront views at Green River, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Tall Man's Misery, trek along Fat Man's Misery, and then Head underground at Mammoth Cave Campground.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Mammoth Cave National Park day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Arlington to Mammoth Cave National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway, train, bus, and taxi. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Arlington to Mammoth Cave National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Arlington in August, Mammoth Cave National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Memphis

— 2 nights

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 5th (Wed), explore the galleries of Graceland and then try your luck at Horseshoe Tunica. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at The Peabody Ducks, steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, then take an in-depth tour of National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, and finally stop by Lansky.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Memphis trip itinerary app.

Getting from Mammoth Cave National Park to Memphis by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. Traveling from Mammoth Cave National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Memphis, with lows of 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Casinos

Side Trip

Santa Fe

— 1 night

City Different

Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
On the 7th (Fri), stop by Canyon Road, pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, then admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and finally look for gifts at Santa Fe Indian Market.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Santa Fe trip planner.

You can fly from Memphis to Santa Fe in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Memphis to Santa Fe. In August, Santa Fe is a bit cooler than Memphis - with highs of 84°F and lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mancos.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums

Mancos

— 1 night
The Town of Mancos is a Statutory Town located in Montezuma County, Colorado, United States. For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Mancos trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Santa Fe to Mancos in 4.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Mancos can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. On the 8th (Sat), you'll travel to Moab.

Things to do in Mancos

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Shopping

Moab

— 2 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch and then take in the awesome beauty at Arches National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park and then see Off-Road Tours.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Moab travel website.

Getting from Mancos to Moab by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Mancos in August, expect Moab to be somewhat warmer, temps between 92°F and 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Devils Tower.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Devils Tower

— 1 night
A trip to Devils Tower proves equally suitable for adrenaline addicts and nature enthusiasts on the lookout for unique geological formations.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Wind Circles, then explore the striking landscape at Devils Tower National Monument, and then go for a walk through Tower Trail.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Devils Tower trip planning site.

Fly from Moab to Devils Tower in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, train, bus, and taxi. In August, Devils Tower is slightly colder than Moab - with highs of 81°F and lows of 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rochester.

Things to do in Devils Tower

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Rochester

— 1 night
Rochester is a city in the U.S. On the 12th (Wed), appreciate the history behind Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial, admire the striking features of Gonda Building, then deepen your understanding at Quarry Hill Nature Center, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Douglas Trail.

To see where to stay and tourist information, use the Rochester day trip planning site.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Devils Tower to Rochester in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Devils Tower to Rochester is 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in Rochester can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Madison.

Things to do in Rochester

Wildlife · Parks

Madison

— 2 nights

The City of Four Lakes

Madison might be the capital of Wisconsin, but students rather than politicians give the city its identity.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Milton House Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rotary Botanical Gardens, and then get a sense of history and politics at Wisconsin State Capitol. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Memorial Union Terrace, then get to know the resident critters at Henry Vilas Zoo, then admire the natural beauty at Olbrich Botanical Gardens, and finally stop by Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Madison trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Rochester to Madison in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Milwaukee.

Things to do in Madison

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Milwaukee

— 1 night

Brew City

Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
On the 15th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Milwaukee Art Museum, kick back and relax at Atwater Park & Beach, and then grab your bike and head to Grant Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Milwaukee trip planner.

Traveling by car from Madison to Milwaukee takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Milwaukee are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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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.