20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey planner

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Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nashville
— 2 nights
Fly
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Custer
— 1 night
Fly to Grand Junction, Drive to Moab
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Moab
— 1 night
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sedona
— 2 nights
Fly
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Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
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Gatlinburg

— 2 nights

The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, trek along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, take in panoramic vistas at Gatlinburg SkyLift Park, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Whiskey Barrelhouse, and finally do a tasting at Tennessee Homemade Wines. Keep things going the next day: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, get engrossed in the history at Bush's Visitor Center, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Clingmans Dome, and finally learn about winemaking at Sugarland Cellars.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Gatlinburg trip itinerary maker app.

Manchester, UK to Gatlinburg is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in September: high temperatures in Gatlinburg hover around 33°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips

Nashville

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): stop by Downtown Nashville, see the interesting displays at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, then sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, and finally admire the natural beauty at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery, then take in the history at Lotz House Museum, then see the interesting displays at RCA Studio B, and finally steep yourself in history at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Nashville online tour itinerary maker.

You can drive from Gatlinburg to Nashville in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and subway. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Gatlinburg to Nashville. In September, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Custer.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Custer

— 1 night
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): explore and take pictures at Wildlife Loop Road, immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park, then take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Custer trip maker website.

Fly from Nashville to Custer in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Custer due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Nashville in October, with highs in Custer at 16°C and lows at 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Moab.

Things to do in Custer

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Moab

— 1 night

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and then immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Moab tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Custer to Moab in 7.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Custer in October; daily highs in Moab reach 25°C and lows reach 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Nature

Zion National Park

— 2 nights
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows. On your second day here, admire all the interesting features of Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, tour the pleasant surroundings at Angel's Landing, then take in breathtaking views at Zion's Main Canyon, and finally take a memorable drive along Zion Shuttle.

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Traveling by car from Moab to Zion National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Moab in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Zion National Park, with lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

Sedona

— 2 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), then take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Airport Mesa and then take in breathtaking views at Oak Creek Canyon.

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Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Sedona takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Zion National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sedona, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Lahaina, Maui

— 3 nights

Crown Jewel of Maui

Once the booming capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom, the tropical paradise of Lahaina still remains one of Maui's top vacation attractions, providing both culture and recreation.
Get in touch with nature at Zipline and Kapalua Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Ho'okipa Beach Park and Napili Beach. Explore Lahaina's surroundings by going to Kihei (Kamaole Beach Park II & Kamaole Beach Park III), Helicopter Tours (in Kahului) and Wailea (Makena Beach & Wailea Beach). Next up on the itinerary: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, walk around Lahaina Banyan Court, sample the fine beverages at Ocean Vodka Organic Farm and Distillery, and stop by Lahaina Front Street.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Lahaina trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Sedona to Lahaina takes 12.5 hours. Traveling from Sedona to Lahaina, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sedona in October, things will get a bit warmer in Lahaina: highs are around 34°C and lows about 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Honolulu, Oahu

— 3 nights

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
On the 12th (Tue), admire the verdant scenery at Waimea Valley, meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, then browse the exhibits of Iolani Palace, and finally trek along Koko Crater Railway Trail. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Battleship Missouri Memorial, then kick back and relax at Lanikai Beach, and then kick back and relax at Kailua Beach Park.

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Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Honolulu takes 4 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Honolulu can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yellowstone National Park

— 2 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): take in the natural beauty of Mammoth Hot Springs, witness a stunning natural landmark at Norris Geyser Basin, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Keep things going the next day: witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, and then take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Yellowstone National Park takes 12.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Honolulu to Yellowstone National Park. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Honolulu in October; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 9°C and lows reach -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks

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.