17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Dayton
Drive:  2​h 45​min
1
Louisville
— Few hours
Fly + Drive:  5​h
2
Orange Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
New Orleans
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
San Antonio
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
5
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Moab
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  5​h
7
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
8
Sedona
— 1 day
+2
taxi + Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
9
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
10
Denver
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
11
Oklahoma City
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 15​min
12
Jackson
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h
13
Atlanta
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
14
Savannah
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
15
Charleston
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
16
Asheville
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
17
Pigeon Forge
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
End: Dayton

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Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
On the 20th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, sample the fine beverages at Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Louisville trip planning website .

Dayton to Louisville is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. July in Louisville sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Orange Beach.

Things to do in Louisville

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©
Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co ©
Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co

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Orange Beach

Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): take a memorable tour with Tours and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Orange Beach itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Louisville to Orange Beach in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Louisville to Orange Beach. July in Orange Beach sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fishing Charters & Tours

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night
New Orleans

New Orleans
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, and then don't miss a visit to French Quarter.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the New Orleans day trip tool .

Getting from Orange Beach to New Orleans by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Orange Beach in July, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 80°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

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San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
On the 23rd (Tue), get in on the family fun at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, then contemplate the long history of The Alamo, and then get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our San Antonio attractions planner .

Getting from New Orleans to San Antonio by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from New Orleans in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Antonio, with highs around 98°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in San Antonio

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Six Flags Fiesta Texas ©
Six Flags Fiesta Texas
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
The Alamo ©
The Alamo

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night
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
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 24th (Wed), explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, then don't miss a visit to Liquid Light Glass, then get interesting insight from Tours, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Keshi.

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You can fly from San Antonio to Santa Fe in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from San Antonio in July, things will get a bit cooler in Santa Fe: highs are around 88°F and lows about 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Moab.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Tours Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Liquid Light Glass ©
Liquid Light Glass
River Rafting & Tubing
Keshi ©
Keshi

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Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Arches National Park.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Moab trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Santa Fe to Moab in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Santa Fe in July; daily highs in Moab reach 97°F and lows reach 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Moab

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park

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night
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 26th (Fri), immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains.

For photos and more tourist information, read Las Vegas trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Moab to Las Vegas in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Moab to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Moab in July, with highs in Las Vegas at 104°F and lows at 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

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Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Holy Cross, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Sedona visit planner.

Drive from Las Vegas to Sedona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in July, with highs in Sedona at 92°F and lows at 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park ©
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, then trek along Artist Point, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

Discover how to plan a Yellowstone National Park trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and car from Sedona to Yellowstone National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. Traveling from Sedona in July, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be much colder, around 39°F, while days are slightly colder, around 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Artist Point ©
Artist Point

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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 29th (Mon): make a splash at Water World, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour, and then admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens.

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Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Denver takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, you will find days in Denver are somewhat warmer (87°F), and nights are much hotter (60°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Denver

Theme Parks Parks Museums

Side Trip

Water World
Highlights from your plan
Water World ©
Water World
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens

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Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City ©
Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Oklahoma City Zoo, then learn more about the world around you at Museum of Osteology, and then browse the exhibits of Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, you can read our Oklahoma City sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Denver to Oklahoma City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Denver to Oklahoma City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Denver in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Oklahoma City: highs are around 93°F and lows about 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Jackson.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Osteology
Museum of Osteology
Oklahoma City Zoo ©
Oklahoma City Zoo

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Jackson

Jackson ©
Jackson, officially the City of Jackson, is the capital city and largest urban center of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): grab your bike and head to Flowood Nature Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Winner's Circle Park, and then have fun and explore at Mississippi Children's Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Jackson journey planning site .

Traveling by flight from Oklahoma City to Jackson takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in July, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Jackson

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Flowood
Highlights from your plan
Winner's Circle Park ©
Winner's Circle Park
Mississippi Children's Museum ©
Mississippi Children's Museum
Flowood Nature Park ©
Flowood Nature Park

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Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): savor the flavors at Food & Drink and then meet the residents at Georgia Aquarium.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Atlanta road trip planner .

Getting from Jackson to Atlanta by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In July in Atlanta, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 72°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Savannah.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Georgia Aquarium ©
Georgia Aquarium
Food Tours

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Savannah

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, then get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, and finally take a stroll through Savannah Historic District.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Savannah travel planner.

You can fly from Atlanta to Savannah in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In August in Savannah, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 74°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Savannah

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Savannah Historic District ©
Savannah Historic District
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist ©

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Charleston

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): see what you can catch with a fishing tour and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Charleston online journey planner .

You can drive from Savannah to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Charleston

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fishing Charters & Tours

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Asheville

Asheville
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour and then learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Asheville trip maker app .

You can drive from Charleston to Asheville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and car. In August, Asheville is a bit cooler than Charleston - with highs of 82°F and lows of 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours

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Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge ©
A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, then sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, and then cool off at Dollywood.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Pigeon Forge visit planning tool .

Traveling by car from Asheville to Pigeon Forge takes 2 hours. In August in Pigeon Forge, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Theme Parks Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Roaring Fork, Sugarlands Distilling Company
Highlights from your plan
Dollywood ©
Dollywood
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork

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