18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
1
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Drive:  10​h 15​min
2
Louisville
— 1 night
3
Nashville
— 1 night
4
Memphis
— 2 nights
5
Austin
— 2 nights
6
Albuquerque
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Page
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
9
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
10
Bozeman
— Few hours
Drive:  34​h
End: Washington DC

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nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Arlington National Cemetery, and then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum. On the next day, explore and take pictures at Antietam National Battlefield.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC planning app .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Washington DC. In July in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Louisville.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Arlington, Antietam National Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
Tomb of the Unknowns ©
Tomb of the Unknowns
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral

1
night
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, sample the fine beverages at Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co, then Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern, and finally try your luck at Churchill Downs.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Louisville trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Louisville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Louisville

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©
Churchill Downs ©
Churchill Downs

1
night
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Centennial Park, then examine the collection at RCA Studio B, then get engrossed in the history at Lotz House Museum, and finally find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Nashville journey planner.

Traveling by car from Louisville to Nashville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Louisville to Nashville due to the time zone difference. July in Nashville sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Outdoors Parks Adventure

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park ©
RCA Studio B ©
RCA Studio B

2
nights
Memphis

Memphis ©
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 15th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, look for gifts at Memphis Music, then look for all kinds of wild species at Overton Park, and finally meet the residents at Memphis Zoo.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Memphis tour itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Nashville to Memphis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Memphis are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Austin.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
Beale Street ©
Beale Street

2
nights
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 17th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, then take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Cathedral, and finally contemplate the long history of Texas State Capitol.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Austin tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Memphis to Austin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. While traveling from Memphis, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Austin, ranging from highs of 98°F to lows of 75°F. On the 18th (Thu), you'll travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Barton Springs Pool ©
Barton Springs Pool
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
St. Mary's Cathedral ©
St. Mary's Cathedral

1
night
Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©
Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
On the 19th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Petroglyph National Monument, pause for some serene contemplation at Capilla de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe, and then get to know the fascinating history of Albuquerque Old Town.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Albuquerque trip planner .

Getting from Austin to Albuquerque by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Austin to Albuquerque is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Austin in July: high temperatures in Albuquerque hover around 91°F and lows are around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Page.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Petroglyph National Monument ©
Petroglyph National Monument
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town

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Page

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Antelope Canyon has been added to your itinerary. On the 20th (Sat), have fun at Gunfighter Canyon, steep yourself in history at Navajo Bridge, explore the activities along Marble Canyon, then take in the dramatic natural features at Horseshoe Bend, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Page holiday builder site .

Getting from Albuquerque to Page by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Albuquerque in July; daily highs in Page reach 98°F and lows reach 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Page

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Marble Canyon, Navajo Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Navajo Bridge ©
Navajo Bridge
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend

1
night
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Utah, then take in breathtaking views at Big Cottonwood Canyon, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City trip maker app .

Traveling by flight from Page to Salt Lake City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Expect a daytime high around 95°F in July, and nighttime lows around 70°F. On the 23rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Big Cottonwood Canyon ©
Big Cottonwood Canyon
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Salt Lake Temple ©
Salt Lake Temple

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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 24th (Wed): witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, then take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, and finally take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail and then trek along Artist Point.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park day trip tool .

Do a combination of flight and car from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Salt Lake City in July, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 73°F and lows at 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Artist Point ©
Artist Point

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hours
Bozeman

Bozeman
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bozeman online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Bozeman takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July; daily highs in Bozeman reach 86°F and lows reach 50°F. You will leave for home on the 25th (Thu).

Things to do in Bozeman

Outdoors Tours Parks

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