16 days in Western US & Memphis Itinerary

16 days in Western US & Memphis Itinerary

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16 days in Western US & Memphis Itinerary

Start: Louisville
Fly:  5​h 15​min
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Denver
— Few hours
Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Jerome
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h
9
Fort Sumner
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
10
Memphis
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Louisville

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Denver

Denver ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and then take an in-depth tour of Golden History Museum & Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Denver trip itinerary builder app .

Louisville to Denver is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Louisville to Denver due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Louisville in April; daily highs in Denver reach 59°F and lows reach 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Golden History Museum & Park
Highlights from your plan
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Golden History Museum & Park ©
Golden History Museum & Park

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
On the 3rd (Fri), witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful and then explore the striking landscape of Old Faithful Visitor Education Center. On the next day, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Steamboat Geyser, and then take some stellar pictures from Lookout Point.

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Getting from Denver to Yellowstone National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. Traveling from Denver in April, expect Yellowstone National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 42°F and 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Steamboat Geyser ©
Steamboat Geyser

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Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, and finally shop like a local with Pike Place Market.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Seattle trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in April: highs in Seattle hover around 61°F, while lows dip to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Fun & Games
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Room Escape Games
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 6th (Mon), take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands, and then explore the activities along San Francisco Bay. On your second day here, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

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You can fly from Seattle to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Seattle in April: highs in San Francisco hover around 67°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Marin Headlands
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Wine Tours & Tastings

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 8th (Wed), admire the natural beauty at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, examine the collection at The Getty Center, and then get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame. On your second day here, discover the magic at Disneyland Park and then look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online sightseeing planner .

You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in April: highs in Los Angeles hover around 75°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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Las Vegas

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): get your game on at Apocalypse Vegas, then have some family-friendly fun at Dig This, then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and finally ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then enjoy some diversion at Strip Gun Club, and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In April in Las Vegas, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Dig This ©
Dig This

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Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rim Trail and Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, admire the landmark architecture of Lookout Studio, explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon, and hike along Hermit Trail.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park tour itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. When traveling from Las Vegas in April, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 62°F by day to 26°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Jerome.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Lipan Point ©
Lipan Point
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

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Jerome

Jerome ©
Jerome is a town in the Black Hills of Yavapai County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Jerome State Historic Park, mingle with the ghosts of the past at Gold King Mine Museum and Ghost Town, take an in-depth tour of Jerome Historical Society Mine Museum, then stop by Nellie Bly Kaleidoscopes, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Jerome Artists Cooperative Gallery.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Jerome trip planning app .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Jerome in 3 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, things will get a bit warmer in Jerome: highs are around 70°F and lows about 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Fort Sumner.

Things to do in Jerome

Museums Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Jerome State Historic Park ©
Jerome State Historic Park
Jerome Historical Society Mine Museum ©
Gold King Mine Museum and Ghost Town ©

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Fort Sumner

Fort Sumner ©
Fort Sumner is a village in De Baca County, New Mexico, United States. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): walk around Sumner Lake State Park, stroll the grounds of Billy the Kid’s Grave, and then take an in-depth tour of Billy the Kid Museum.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Fort Sumner trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Jerome to Fort Sumner with the Route module. In April, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Fort Sumner

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Sumner Lake State Park ©
Sumner Lake State Park
Billy the Kid Museum ©
Billy the Kid Museum
Billy the Kid’s Grave ©
Billy the Kid’s Grave

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Memphis

Memphis ©
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 17th (Fri): make a trip to Beale Street, then look for gifts at Lansky, then pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and finally steep yourself in history at Sun Studio.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Memphis day trip app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Fort Sumner to Memphis. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Fort Sumner in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Memphis, with lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
Lansky ©
Lansky

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