18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Charleston
Drive:  9​h 30​min
1
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h 15​min
2
Kansas City
— 2 nights
Drive:  12​h 30​min
3
Aspen
— 4 nights
Drive:  10​h
4
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  14​h
6
Oklahoma City
— 1 night
Drive:  11​h 30​min
7
Birmingham
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 45​min
End: Charleston

2
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Appreciate the collections at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe. For shopping fun, head to Gallery 202 or Opry Mills. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Lotz House Museum, catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, wander the streets of Downtown Nashville, and see the interesting displays at RCA Studio B.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Nashville online travel route builder .

Charleston to Nashville is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Charleston to Nashville is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Charleston in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Nashville, with lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Kansas City.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Franklin
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville

2
nights
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.
On the 5th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Holladay Distillery, then learn about winemaking at Pirtle Winery, and finally stop by Cabela's. Keep things going the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Country Club Plaza, get engrossed in the history at National WWI Museum and Memorial, then get engrossed in the history at Arabia Steamboat Museum, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cinder Block Brewery.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kansas City tour itinerary website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Nashville to Kansas City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in August, and nighttime lows around 70°F. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Wed) before leaving for Aspen.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Weston, Cabela's, Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, Cinder Block Brewery
Highlights from your plan
Holladay Distillery ©
Holladay Distillery
National WWI Museum and Memorial ©
National WWI Museum and Memorial
Harry S. Truman Library and Museum ©

4
nights
Aspen

Aspen ©
Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like South Park City Museum and Breckenridge Welcome Center. Let the collections at Frisco Historic Park and Museum and Snowmass Ice Age Discovery Center capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Aspen side-trips: Thermal Spas (in Glenwood Springs) and Barney Ford Victorian House (in Breckenridge). It doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Aspen trip itinerary app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Kansas City to Aspen takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Kansas City in August, expect nights in Aspen to be cooler, around 46°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 77°F. On the 11th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Nature Spas

Side Trips

Breckenridge, Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area, Frisco Historic Park and Museum, Thermal Spas, Snowmass Ice Age Discovery Center
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Thermal Spas
South Park City Museum ©
South Park City Museum

3
nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Mob Museum and DISCOVERY Children's Museum. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Strip and Tom Devlin's Monster Museum. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, see the interesting displays at Pinball Hall of Fame, admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, and admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see photos and tourist information, read our Las Vegas travel route planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Aspen to Las Vegas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Aspen to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Aspen in August; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 101°F and lows reach 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Tom Devlin's Monster Museum, Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Neon Museum ©
The Neon Museum

1
night
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): examine the collection at Kolb Studio and then trek along Rim Trail.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park route planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in August; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 80°F and lows reach 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Trails Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at Museum of Osteology, and then wander the streets of Bricktown.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Oklahoma City travel route planning site .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Oklahoma City in 14 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Oklahoma City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, expect Oklahoma City to be a bit warmer, temps between 91°F and 69°F. On the 17th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Birmingham.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Osteology ©
Museum of Osteology

1
night
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): get great views at Vulcan Park and Museum, look for gifts at Bass Pro Shop, and then see the interesting displays at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Birmingham online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Oklahoma City to Birmingham takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in August, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Bass Pro Shop
Highlights from your plan
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum ©
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
Vulcan Park and Museum ©
Vulcan Park and Museum
Bass Pro Shop ©
Bass Pro Shop

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