18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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Dallas
— 1 night
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Atlanta
— 2 nights
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Washington DC
— 8 nights
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Shenandoah National Park
— 2 nights
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 2 nights
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Memphis
— 1 night
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Kansas City
— 1 night
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Dallas

— 1 night

Big D

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Dallas trip itinerary planning app.

Denver to Dallas is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Denver in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Dallas, with highs around 83°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 65°F. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Sat) before leaving for Atlanta.
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Atlanta

— 2 nights

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Georgia Aquarium has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): examine the collection at World of Coca-Cola and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Georgia Aquarium.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Atlanta vacation site.

You can fly from Dallas to Atlanta in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Atlanta due to the time zone difference. In May in Atlanta, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 61°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Washington DC.

Things to do in Atlanta

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums

Washington DC

— 8 nights
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Washington DC: Gettysburg (Little Round Top, Gettysburg National Military Park, &more). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, get a sense of history and politics at White House, pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial, and get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Washington DC trip simple and quick.

Traveling by flight from Atlanta to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can fly to Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

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Shenandoah National Park

— 2 nights
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Dean Cemetery, admire the sheer force of Dark Hollow Falls, then hike along Limberlost Trail, and finally stroll through Old Rag Mountain Hike. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at SoLace Studios Fine Handcrafts, Head underground at Grand Caverns, and then cruise along Skyline Drive.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Shenandoah National Park planner.

Fly from Washington DC to Shenandoah National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Washington DC in June, expect little chillier with lows of 64°F in Shenandoah National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

— 2 nights

A Wondrous Diversity of Life

Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork, hike along Grotto Falls Parking, and then pause for some photo ops at Rockefeller Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Chimneys Picnic Area, admire the sheer force of Laurel Falls, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Clingmans Dome.

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

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Shenandoah National Park to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. June in Great Smoky Mountains National Park sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 66°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Memphis

— 1 night

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, then steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Memphis tour builder site.

Explore your travel options from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Memphis with the Route module. Traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Memphis, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June in Memphis, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can fly to Kansas City.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites · Museums

Kansas City

— 1 night

City of Fountains

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.
National WWI Museum and Memorial has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): learn about all things military at National WWI Museum and Memorial.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kansas City attractions planner.

You can fly from Memphis to Kansas City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Kansas City, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 69°F at night. On the 14th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums
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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.