17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
Drive:  1​h
1
Matawan
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Asheville
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Nashville
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Austin
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Durango
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
6
Aspen
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
8
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
9
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
10
Indianapolis
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  5​h 15​min
End: New York City

1
day
Matawan

Matawan ©
Matawan is a borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. On the 5th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Gateway National Recreation, then visit a coastal fixture at Twin Lights Historic Site, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Henry Hudson Trail.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Matawan tour itinerary planner.

New York City to Matawan is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In July, daily temperatures in Matawan can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Asheville.

Things to do in Matawan

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Gateway National Recreation, Henry Hudson Trail, Twin Lights Historic Site
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Henry Hudson Trail ©
Henry Hudson Trail
Gateway National Recreation ©
Gateway National Recreation
Twin Lights Historic Site ©
Twin Lights Historic Site

3
nights
Asheville

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Asheville: Zipline (in Lake Lure), River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford) and Gatlinburg (Sugarlands Distilling Company & Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tennessee Legend Distillery - Newport Hwy, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Asheville tour planning site .

Explore your travel options from Matawan to Asheville with the Route module. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Matawan in July since evenings lows in Asheville dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Gatlinburg, Zipline, Mount LeConte, Tennessee Legend Distillery - Newport Hwy, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte

2
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 9th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then examine the collection at RCA Studio B, then catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, and finally have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill). On the next day, savor the flavors at Food & Drink and then sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Nashville day trip app .

Drive from Asheville to Nashville in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Asheville to Nashville is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Asheville in July, you will find days in Nashville are somewhat warmer (90°F), and nights are about the same (70°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Austin.

Things to do in Nashville

Tours Museums Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

2
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 11th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Barton Springs Pool, then look for gifts at Waterloo Records, then get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, and finally get your game on at The Escape Game Austin. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, and then snap pictures at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Austin road trip app .

Getting from Nashville to Austin by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Nashville in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Austin: temperatures range from 98°F by day to 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Durango.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Barton Springs Pool ©
Barton Springs Pool

1
night
Durango

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, view the masterpieces at Scenic Aperture Gallery, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Durango holiday website .

You can fly from Austin to Durango in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Austin, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Durango, ranging from highs of 86°F to lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Horseback Riding Tours
Scenic Aperture Gallery ©
Scenic Aperture Gallery

2
nights
Aspen

Aspen ©
Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cruise along Independence Pass and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Aspen journey builder app .

Traveling by flight from Durango to Aspen takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Durango in July; daily highs in Aspen reach 81°F and lows reach 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Aspen

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass

1
night
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): walk around Buena Vista River Park, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then walk around Riverside Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Buena Vista travel route planning site .

You can drive from Aspen to Buena Vista in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July in Buena Vista, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Riverside Park
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

1
night
Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
On the 17th (Wed), take some stellar pictures from Forest Canyon Overlook, then explore and take pictures at Trail Ridge Road, and then trek along Emerald Lake Trail.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Rocky Mountain National Park journey maker .

You can drive from Buena Vista to Rocky Mountain National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. In July, Rocky Mountain National Park is somewhat warmer than Buena Vista - with highs of 91°F and lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors Trails Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Forest Canyon Overlook ©
Forest Canyon Overlook

2
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
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 18th (Thu), brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation, get your game on at Battlefield Colorado, then walk around Garden of the Gods, and finally get in on the family fun at North Pole - Santa's Workshop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and then explore and take pictures at Pikes Peak.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Colorado Springs trip planner .

Getting from Rocky Mountain National Park to Colorado Springs by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in July, you will find days in Colorado Springs are slightly colder (86°F), and nights are about the same (58°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain

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night
Indianapolis

Indianapolis ©
Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): make a trip to Central Canal, have fun and explore at Children's Museum of Indianapolis, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Scottish Rite Cathedral. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Indianapolis Zoo, then examine the collection at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, and then have some family-friendly fun at Bad Axe Throwing.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Indianapolis online day trip planner .

Getting from Colorado Springs to Indianapolis by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Colorado Springs to Indianapolis due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Colorado Springs in July, Indianapolis is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Fun & Games Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Bad Axe Throwing ©
Bad Axe Throwing
Room Escape Games
Children's Museum of Indianapolis ©
Children's Museum of Indianapolis

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