18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Knoxville
Drive:  3​h
1
Nashville
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Cincinnati
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Detroit
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Chicago
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 45​min
5
Kansas City
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Denver
— 2 nights
Drive:  19​h 15​min
7
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
San Diego
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
10
Mesa
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
11
Austin
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
12
Houston
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
13
Dallas
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
14
Tampa
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
15
Atlanta
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
End: Knoxville

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Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): have some family-friendly fun at BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League and then have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill).

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Nashville trip planner .

Knoxville to Nashville is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In January, daytime highs in Nashville are 48°F, while nighttime lows are 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Nashville

Fun & Games
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Cincinnati

Cincinnati ©
Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): stroll the grounds of Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, and finally sample the fine beverages at Boone County Distilling Company.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Cincinnati trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Cincinnati takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Nashville to Cincinnati, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Nashville in January, things will get a bit cooler in Cincinnati: highs are around 39°F and lows about 22°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Detroit.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Boone County Distilling Company
Highlights from your plan
Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum ©
Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum
Room Escape Games
Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption ©

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Detroit

Detroit ©
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): get to know the resident critters at Detroit Zoo, examine the collection at The Henry Ford, then admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, and finally explore the galleries of Motown Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Detroit journey builder app .

Traveling by flight from Cincinnati to Detroit takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Cincinnati, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Detroit, ranging from highs of 32°F to lows of 19°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

Detroit Zoo, The Henry Ford
Highlights from your plan
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Motown Museum ©
Motown Museum

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): walk around Millennium Park and then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Chicago trip website .

You can fly from Detroit to Chicago in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 32°F in January, and nighttime lows around 18°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kansas City.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park

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Kansas City

Kansas City ©
The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, have some family-friendly fun at Blade & Timber, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally get your game on at Bury the Hatchet.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kansas City trip builder website .

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Kansas City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. When traveling from Chicago in January, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kansas City: temperatures range from 42°F by day to 23°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Kansas City

Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bury the Hatchet
Highlights from your plan
Blade & Timber Axe Throwing ©
Blade & Timber Axe Throwing
Room Escape Games
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception ©

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then contemplate the long history of Molly Brown House Museum, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Denver trip itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from Kansas City to Denver takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kansas City to Denver due to the time zone difference. In January, daily temperatures in Denver can reach 44°F, while at night they dip to 21°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Molly Brown House Museum ©
Molly Brown House Museum

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, and then don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace, then make a trip to Book Passage, then take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and finally walk around Golden Gate Park.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco online trip builder .

You can fly from Denver to San Francisco in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Denver to San Francisco, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Denver, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 59°F to lows of 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): look and learn at Griffith Observatory and then discover the magic at Disneyland Park. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood and then examine the collection at The Getty Center.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles road trip app .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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night
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument and then get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the San Diego trip itinerary planning website .

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In February, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Mesa.

Things to do in San Diego

Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument

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Mesa

Mesa ©
Mesa is a city in Maricopa County, in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, walk around Usery Mountain Regional Park, and then savor the flavors at Superstition Ranch Market.

Find out how to plan Mesa trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Mesa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. In February in Mesa, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Austin.

Things to do in Mesa

Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Usery Mountain Regional Park ©
Usery Mountain Regional Park
Superstition Ranch Market ©
Superstition Ranch Market

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Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, and then test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Austin.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Austin road trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Mesa to Austin takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Mesa to Austin is 1 hour. February in Austin sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Houston.

Things to do in Austin

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©

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Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Houston Zoo, stroll the grounds of Glenwood Cemetery, and then get your game on at Escape Hunt.

Plan trip to Houston with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Austin to Houston by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In February, daily temperatures in Houston can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Houston

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Escape Hunt ©
Escape Hunt
Glenwood Cemetery ©
Glenwood Cemetery
Houston Zoo ©
Houston Zoo

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Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
On the 7th (Fri), examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza and then take in nature's colorful creations at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Dallas trip itinerary builder website .

You can fly from Houston to Dallas in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In February, Dallas is little chillier than Houston - with highs of 62°F and lows of 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Tampa.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan

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Tampa

Tampa ©
Tampa ranks among the country's most livable cities, attracting newcomers with its growing economy and status as a major port on the Gulf of Mexico.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): observe the fascinating underwater world at The Florida Aquarium and then find something for the whole family at Busch Gardens.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Tampa holiday app .

Traveling by flight from Dallas to Tampa takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Dallas to Tampa, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Dallas in February: high temperatures in Tampa hover around 74°F and lows are around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Tampa

Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay ©
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
The Florida Aquarium ©
The Florida Aquarium

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Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
On the 9th (Sun), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Georgia Aquarium, and then contemplate the long history of Centennial Olympic Park.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Atlanta day trip planning tool .

Fly from Tampa to Atlanta in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Tampa in February, with highs in Atlanta at 59°F and lows at 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Georgia Aquarium ©
Georgia Aquarium
Room Escape Games
Centennial Olympic Park ©
Centennial Olympic Park

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