17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Diego
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Denver
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Norfolk
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Nashville
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Saint Louis
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: San Diego

3
nights
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.
Visiting Winter Park Resort and River Rafting & Tubing will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bear Lake and Molly Brown House Museum. Go for a jaunt from Denver to Estes Park to see Spas & Wellness about 1h 50 min away. There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, and contemplate the long history of Dinosaur Ridge.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Denver online travel route planner .

San Diego to Denver is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. While traveling from San Diego, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Denver, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Norfolk.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Dinosaur Ridge, Bear Lake, Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum, Winter Park Resort, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Molly Brown House Museum ©
Molly Brown House Museum
Winter Park Resort ©
Winter Park Resort
River Rafting & Tubing

4
nights
Norfolk

Norfolk ©
Norfolk formed around a natural harbor that’s home to the world’s largest naval base, which helped cement the city as a keystone for strategic military planning and government.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Parasailing & Paragliding and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum and Colonial Williamsburg. Explore Norfolk's surroundings by going to Whalehead Club (in Corolla), Sandbridge Beach (in Virginia Beach) and Jockey's Ridge State Park (in Nags Head). There's much more to do: take in the history at Yorktown Battlefield, stroll through Carova Beach, contemplate the long history of American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, and visit a coastal fixture at Old Point Comfort Lighthouse.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Norfolk trip builder site .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Denver to Norfolk takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to Norfolk is 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Norfolk when traveling from Denver in June, with lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Norfolk

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Corolla, Yorktown, Jockey's Ridge State Park, Parasailing & Paragliding, Sandbridge Beach
Highlights from your plan
Nauticus ©
Nauticus
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Sandbridge Beach ©
Sandbridge Beach

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Carter House and Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Downtown Franklin and Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nashville: Carnton (in Franklin), Arrington Vineyards (in Arrington) and Bowen Plantation House (in Goodlettsville). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Downtown Nashville, pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's of the Seven Sorrow Catholic Church, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Nelson's Green Brier Distillery, and snap pictures at Cumberland River Pedestrian Bridge.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Nashville trip planner .

Getting from Norfolk to Nashville by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Norfolk to Nashville. In June in Nashville, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 67°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Franklin, Arrington Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Downtown Franklin ©
Downtown Franklin
Carter House ©
Carter House
Carnton ©
Carnton

4
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Get a sense of the local culture at Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site. St. Charles Historic District and Shrine of Our Lady of Sorrows will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saint Louis: Hermann (Adam Puchta Winery & Stone Hill Winery), Rockcliffe Mansion (in Hannibal) and Pinckney Bend Distillery (in New Haven). The adventure continues: relax in the rural setting at Grant's Farm, take an in-depth tour of Sappington House & Museum, examine the collection at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Saint Louis day trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Nashville to Saint Louis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Saint Louis can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Hermann, Hannibal, Pinckney Bend Distillery, Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, St. Charles Historic District
Highlights from your plan
Stone Hill Winery ©
Stone Hill Winery
Mark Twain Boyhood Home ©
Mark Twain Boyhood Home
Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site ©

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