18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States vacation planner

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Bus to Dublin, Fly to San Francisco
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San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly
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New York City
— 1 night
Fly
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Nashville
— 1 night
Fly
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Los Angeles
Fly
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly to Memphis International Airport, Drive to Jackson
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Jackson
— 1 night
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Drive to Memphis International Airport, Fly to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Drive to Washington DC
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Washington DC
— 1 night
Fly
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Louisville
— 1 night
Drive
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Memphis
— 1 night
Drive
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New Orleans
— 1 night
Fly
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Dallas
— 1 night
Drive
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Oklahoma City
— 1 night
Drive
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Dodge City
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 day
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly
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Los Angeles
— 1 day
Fly to Dublin, Bus to Belfast

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San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 15th (Sat), browse the exhibits of SS Jeremiah O'Brien and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read San Francisco sightseeing planner.

Belfast, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 15-hour combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Belfast in May, with highs in San Francisco at 69°F and lows at 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to New York City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

New York City

— 1 night

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
On the 17th (Mon), walk around Central Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, take in the pleasant sights at Times Square, then make a trip to Empire State Building, and finally admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our New York City trip planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to New York City in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of subway, train, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Francisco to New York City. In May in New York City, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Nashville.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Nashville

— 1 night

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.
To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Nashville trip planner.

Fly from New York City to Nashville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City to Nashville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New York City in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Nashville: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 58°F at night. You will leave for Los Angeles on the 19th (Wed).

Things to do in Nashville

Nightlife · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Los Angeles

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planner.

Getting from Nashville to Los Angeles by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to Los Angeles is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Nashville in May, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 59°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 75°F. You will leave for Las Vegas on the 19th (Wed).

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nightlife

Las Vegas

— 3 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): examine the collection at The Mob Museum, try to win big at Casino At The Venetian, admire the masterpieces at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and then try to win big at Casino at the MGM Grand.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Las Vegas road trip planning website.

Getting from Los Angeles to Las Vegas by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in May: highs in Las Vegas hover around 87°F, while lows dip to 64°F. On the 22nd (Sat), you're off to Jackson.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Casinos · Fun & Games

Jackson

— 1 night
Jackson is the county seat of Madison County, Tennessee. On the 23rd (Sun), do a tasting at Century Farm Winery and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Samuel T Bryant Distillery.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Jackson attractions planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Las Vegas to Jackson. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Las Vegas to Jackson due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, expect Jackson to be a bit cooler, temps between 79°F and 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Jackson

Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries

Washington DC

— 1 night
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.
On the 24th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, and finally ponder the world of politics at White House.

Plan my day in Washington DC using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Explore your travel options from Jackson to Washington DC with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. May in Washington DC sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Louisville.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums

Louisville

— 1 night

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Angel's Envy Distillery.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Louisville road trip website.

You can fly from Washington DC to Louisville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Louisville are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Memphis.

Things to do in Louisville

Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your trip

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.
To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Memphis travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Louisville to Memphis takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Louisville to Memphis is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in May, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can fly to New Orleans.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites · Museums

New Orleans

— 1 night

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, then admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral, then learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read New Orleans online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Memphis to New Orleans takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Memphis in May, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Dallas.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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.
To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Dallas trip maker site.

Fly from New Orleans to Dallas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans in May, you will find days in Dallas are somewhat warmer (83°F), and nights are slightly colder (65°F). On the 28th (Fri), you'll travel to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Dallas

Nightlife · Parks · Fun & Games · Museums

Oklahoma City

— 1 night

The Big Friendly

Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Oklahoma City online itinerary planner.

Getting from Dallas to Oklahoma City by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dallas in May, Oklahoma City is little chillier at night with lows of 57°F. On the 29th (Sat), you'll travel to Dodge City.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums · Fun & Games · Parks · Nightlife

Dodge City

Dodge City is the county seat of Ford County, Kansas, United States, named after nearby Fort Dodge. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at El Capitan.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Dodge City online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Oklahoma City to Dodge City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Oklahoma City in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Dodge City, with lows around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Grand Canyon National Park

— 1 day
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 30th (Sun), get great views at Yaki Point and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

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Traveling by car from Dodge City to Grand Canyon National Park takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Dodge City in May; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 68°F and lows reach 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature

Las Vegas

— 1 night

Sin City

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas online route planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 87°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 64°F. On the 31st (Mon), you'll travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nightlife · Outdoors · Tours · Fun & Games

Los Angeles

— 1 day

City of Angels

Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in May, with highs in Los Angeles at 75°F and lows at 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Childrens Museums
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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.