17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel planner

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Savannah
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Nashville
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Santa Fe
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Colorado Springs
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Rapid City
— 2 nights
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Indianapolis
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Savannah

— 3 nights

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Savannah Historic District and Bonaventure Cemetery will appeal to history buffs. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Cathedral of St. John the Baptist and Dolphin & Whale Watching. There's lots more to do: take an unorthodox tour of Olde Pink House, learn about all things military at Webb Military Museum, stroll around Forsyth Park, and get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Savannah trip maker site.

New York City to Savannah is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in July, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Nashville.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Nashville

— 2 nights

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Get in touch with nature at Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Lost River Cave. Bring the kids along to Lotz House Museum and Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery, wander the streets of Downtown Nashville, examine the collection at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, and catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Nashville route builder website.

You can fly from Savannah to Nashville in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Savannah to Nashville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Savannah in August, plan for little chillier nights in Nashville, with lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trips

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 5th (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road and then steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind New Mexico History Museum, then take in the dramatic natural features at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, and then trek along Canyon Trail.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Santa Fe day trip website.

You can fly from Nashville to Santa Fe in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to Santa Fe is minus 1 hour. In August, Santa Fe is slightly colder than Nashville - with highs of 84°F and lows of 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trip

Colorado Springs

— 3 nights
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.
Bring the kids along to Garden of the Gods and River Rafting & Tubing. Get outdoors at Pikes Peak - America's Mountain and Royal Gorge Bridge and Park. Take a break from Colorado Springs with a short trip to The Emporium in Castle Rock, about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Colorado City.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Santa Fe to Colorado Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in August, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Rapid City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Adventure

Side Trips

Rapid City

— 2 nights

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Bring the kids along to Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Chapel in the Hills. Step out of the city life by going to Custer State Park and Bear Country USA. And it doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Reptile Gardens, take in the exciting artwork at Suzie Cappa Art Center, and visit Downtown Rapid City.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Rapid City online journey maker.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Rapid City by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Rapid City are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Indianapolis

— 1 night

Circle City

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 13th (Sat): hike along Indianapolis Cultural Trail, take in nature's colorful creations at Indianapolis Museum of Art, and then learn about winemaking at Hopwood Cellars Winery.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Indianapolis trip website.

Traveling by flight from Rapid City to Indianapolis takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Rapid City to Indianapolis is 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in August, and nighttime lows around 65°F. You'll set off for home on the 14th (Sun).

Things to do in Indianapolis

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.

New Mexico travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Geologic Formations · Historic Walking Areas
Land of Enchantment
New Mexico is a land of distinctive regional cuisine and a thriving art scene, centered around the state's cosmopolitan urban centers. Once a Spanish colony claimed by 16th-century conquistadores, New Mexico remains the home of a large Spanish-speaking population and plenty of historical places to visit. The state also contains many Native American communities, sheltering a traditional way of life irretrievably lost in most other places in the country. With large tracts of sparsely inhabited land, the state is a great vacation destination for those who want to discover one of the world's last truly untamed regions, interspersed by only a few ancient pueblos and centuries-old missionary churches.

Colorado travel guide

4.3
River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.

South Dakota travel guide

4.2
National Parks · Scenic Drive · Monuments
The State of Great Faces and Great Places
Famous for the cliffside monuments of Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse memorial, South Dakota is a land of Old West history, American Indian culture, and impressive natural wonders. Get to know the state's diverse and breathtaking landscape with a trip through Custer National Park, with a herd of 1,300 free-roaming bison, or by traversing the dramatic peaks of Badlands National Park near the Black Hills. Allow time in your itinerary to visit the state's largest city, Sioux Falls, for shopping, dining, and entertainment options, as well as a number of museums and historical attractions.

Indiana travel guide

4.1
Casinos · Room Escape Games · Specialty Museums
The Hoosier State
With an extensive history of motorsports, Indiana's main claim to fame is the popular automobile race held each year in its capital city. A mostly rural state, Indiana is a land of till plains and lakes, its appearance a result of traces left behind by receding glaciers. The central section of the state, mostly flat with some rolling hills, contains some of the country's most fertile farmland. The state also contains almost 39,000 km (24,000 mi) of waterways, including the Wabash River, the longest free-flowing river east of the Mississippi. For a genuine "Hoosier" experience, tour the state's slow-paced small towns, noted for their hospitality and outstanding local cuisine. You'll remember the warmth and charm long after your vacation is over.