19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel route planner

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Memphis
— 2 nights
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West Memphis
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Sikeston
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Paducah
— 1 night
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Indianapolis
— 2 nights
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Lexington
— 2 nights
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Huntington
— 1 night
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Leesburg
— 3 nights
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Roanoke
— 1 night
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Knoxville
— 1 night
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Oak Ridge
— 1 night
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Huntsville
— 2 nights
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Tupelo
— 1 night
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Memphis
— 1 night
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Memphis

— 2 nights

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.
On the 27th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Fire Museum of Memphis, examine the collection at Graceland, and then steep yourself in history at Sun Studio.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Memphis day trip planner.

San Diego to Memphis is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from San Diego to Memphis due to the time zone difference. When traveling from San Diego in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Memphis: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 61°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to West Memphis.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites

West Memphis

West Memphis is the largest city in Crittenden County, Arkansas, United States. To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the West Memphis tour planning app.

West Memphis is just a stone's throw from Memphis. In May, daily temperatures in West Memphis can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. On the 28th (Fri), you're off to Sikeston.

Things to do in West Memphis

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Sikeston

Sikeston is a city located both in southern Scott County and northern New Madrid County, in the U.S. state of Missouri. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): revel in the low prices at Sikeston Factory Outlet Stores.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Sikeston trip maker website.

Traveling by car from West Memphis to Sikeston takes 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Sikeston are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Paducah.

Things to do in Sikeston

Shopping
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Paducah

— 1 night
Paducah is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of McCracken County, Kentucky, United States. On the 28th (Fri), admire the engineering at Kentucky Dam.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Paducah trip planner.

You can drive from Sikeston to Paducah in 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Paducah can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Paducah

Parks

Indianapolis

— 2 nights

Circle City

Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
On the 29th (Sat), stop by Rocket Fizz, have fun and explore at Children's Museum of Indianapolis, then see the interesting displays at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to USS Indianapolis Memorial. On your second day here, try to win big at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino, then examine the collection at The Eiteljorg Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Central Canal.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Indianapolis trip planner.

Drive from Paducah to Indianapolis in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Paducah to Indianapolis is 1 hour. When traveling from Paducah in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Indianapolis: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Lexington.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Museums · Fun & Games · Childrens Museums · Casinos

Side Trip

Lexington

— 2 nights

Horse Capital of the World

Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bluegrass Distillers and then bet on a winner at Keeneland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Tue): examine the collection at Ark Encounter and then take a memorable tour with Unique Horse Farm Tours.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Lexington attractions planner.

Getting from Indianapolis to Lexington by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Lexington can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Huntington.

Things to do in Lexington

Fun & Games · Casinos · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Huntington

— 1 night
Huntington is a city in Cabell County and Wayne County in the U.S. state of West Virginia. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Heritage Farm Museum and Village, then explore the world behind art at Huntington Museum of Art, and then stroll around Ritter Park.

For maps and tourist information, use the Huntington trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Lexington to Huntington in 2.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Leesburg.

Things to do in Huntington

Museums · Parks

Leesburg

— 3 nights
Leesburg is a historic town within and the county seat of Loudoun County, Virginia. Venture out of the city with trips to Historic Downtown Frederick (in Frederick), Harpers Ferry (Harpers Ferry National Historical Park & The Point) and Antietam National Battlefield (in Sharpsburg). There's still lots to do: go for a walk through Oatlands Historic House & Garden, do a tasting at Fabbioli Cellars, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Catoctin Creek Distillery, and sample the tasty concoctions at Vanish Brewery.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Leesburg online travel route planner.

You can drive from Huntington to Leesburg in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In June, daytime highs in Leesburg are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Roanoke.

Things to do in Leesburg

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wineries

Side Trips

Roanoke

— 1 night
Roanoke is an independent city in the U.S. state of Virginia. For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Roanoke trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Leesburg to Roanoke takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In June, daytime highs in Roanoke are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. On the 7th (Mon), you're off to Knoxville.

Things to do in Roanoke

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Outdoors

Knoxville

— 1 night

Marble City

A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): admire the striking features of First Baptist Church, take an in-depth tour of East Tennesse Historical Society, then take in the pleasant sights at Strong Alley (Graffiti Alley), and finally don't miss a visit to Market Square.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Knoxville trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Roanoke to Knoxville by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In June in Knoxville, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Oak Ridge.

Things to do in Knoxville

Museums · Historic Sites

Oak Ridge

— 1 night
Oak Ridge is a city in Anderson and Roane counties in the eastern part of the U.S. state of Tennessee, about 25mi west of Knoxville. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): engage your brain at American Museum of Science and Energy, then have fun and explore at Children's Museum of Oak Ridge, and then steep yourself in history at Historic Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Oak Ridge online tour planner.

Getting from Knoxville to Oak Ridge by car takes about an hour. In June, daytime highs in Oak Ridge are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Huntsville.

Things to do in Oak Ridge

Childrens Museums · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Huntsville

— 2 nights

Rocket City

The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): relax in the rural setting at Isom's Orchard, then get curious at U.S. Space and Rocket Center, and then walk around Big Spring Park. Keep things going the next day: admire the majestic nature at Monte Sano State Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Harmony Park Safari, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ave Maria Grotto.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Huntsville trip planner.

You can drive from Oak Ridge to Huntsville in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Oak Ridge to Huntsville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June in Huntsville, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Tupelo.

Things to do in Huntsville

Parks · Childrens Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Tupelo

— 1 night
Tupelo is the county seat and the largest city of Lee County, Mississippi. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): stop by Margaretes Fine Chocolates, then steep yourself in history at Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum, and then examine the collection at Tupelo Automobile Museum.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Tupelo trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Huntsville to Tupelo by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Tupelo are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Sat) before leaving for Memphis.

Things to do in Tupelo

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Memphis

— 1 night

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, then contemplate the long history of The Peabody Ducks, and finally look for gifts at Memphis Music.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Memphis online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Tupelo to Memphis takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

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.