19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Unicoi
Drive:  7​h 45​min
1
Memphis
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 45​min
2
Oklahoma City
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 30​min
3
Albuquerque
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
Arches National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
7
Moab
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
8
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  11​h 30​min
9
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h
10
Custer
— 1 night
Drive:  11​h 45​min
11
Kansas City
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 15​min
12
Nashville
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
End: Unicoi

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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.
For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Memphis planning site .

Unicoi to Memphis is an approximately 7.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Unicoi to Memphis is minus 1 hour. In August, Memphis is a bit warmer than Unicoi - with highs of 90°F and lows of 73°F. On the 7th (Wed), you'll travel to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Parks Nightlife

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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.
To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Oklahoma City tour planner.

Getting from Memphis to Oklahoma City by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. In August, daytime highs in Oklahoma City are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. You will leave for Albuquerque on the 8th (Thu).

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums Fun & Games Parks

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Petroglyph National Monument.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Albuquerque online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Oklahoma City to Albuquerque takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Oklahoma City in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Albuquerque, with lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Nature Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Petroglyph National Monument ©
Petroglyph National Monument

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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 10th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park visit planner .

Getting from Albuquerque to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 6.5 hours. In August, Grand Canyon National Park is slightly colder than Albuquerque - with highs of 80°F and lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Nature Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Yavapai Point ©
Yavapai Point
Lookout Studio ©
Lookout Studio

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Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Riverside Walk as well as Checkerboard Mesa. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): look for gifts at Buffalo Trails Trading Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): explore the activities along Aspen Mirror Lake, then take in the dramatic natural features at Checkerboard Mesa, and then trek along Riverside Walk.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Zion National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Albuquerque to Zion National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Albuquerque in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Zion National Park, with lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Aspen Mirror Lake, Buffalo Trails Trading Company
Highlights from your plan
Riverside Walk ©
Riverside Walk
Checkerboard Mesa ©
Checkerboard Mesa
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park

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Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©
Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
On the 14th (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at Fiery Furnace, take in the dramatic natural features at Broken Arch, and then delve into the distant past at Sego Canyon Petroglyphs. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Tower of Babel, identify plant and animal life at Double Arch, then take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Delicate Arch.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Arches National Park sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Arches National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and car; or do a combination of car and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Zion National Park in August since evenings lows in Arches National Park dip to 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Sego Canyon Petroglyphs
Highlights from your plan
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch

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Moab

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Tom Till Gallery, look for gifts at Moab Rock Shop, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Double Down Bike Shop.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Moab day trip website .

Traveling by car from Arches National Park to Moab takes an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Tours Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Double Down Bike Shop ©
Double Down Bike Shop
Moab Rock Shop ©
Moab Rock Shop

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Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): stop by Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop, then take in the dramatic natural features at Thor's Hammer, then take in the dramatic natural features at Wall Street, and finally hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fairyland Loop Trail.

You can plan Bryce Canyon National Park trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Getting from Moab to Bryce Canyon National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. In August, Bryce Canyon National Park is little chillier than Moab - with highs of 77°F and lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Fairyland Loop Trail ©
Fairyland Loop Trail
Wall Street ©
Wall Street

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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 20th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Biscuit Basin, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, then take in the natural beauty of Midway Geyser Basin, and finally explore the striking landscape at Gibbon Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, take in the natural beauty of Daisy Geyser, and then take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Bryce Canyon National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in August; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 70°F and lows reach 38°F. On the 21st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Custer.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Biscuit Basin ©
Biscuit Basin
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin
Midway Geyser Basin ©
Midway Geyser Basin

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Custer

Custer
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Custer online tour itinerary planner .

Do a combination of car, flight, and taxi from Yellowstone National Park to Custer in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, expect Custer to be somewhat warmer, temps between 77°F and 51°F. You'll set off for Kansas City on the 22nd (Thu).

Things to do in Custer

Parks Outdoors Nature

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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.
For maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kansas City trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Custer to Kansas City takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Custer in August; daily highs in Kansas City reach 87°F and lows reach 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Kansas City

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Union Station ©
Union Station

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Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Nashville vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Kansas City to Nashville takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Nashville sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 69°F at night. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park ©
Savannah's Candy Kitchen ©
Savannah's Candy Kitchen

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