21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Williamsburg
Drive:  6​h 30​min
1
Memphis
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  6​h
2
Le Claire
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
3
Omaha
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  6​h 15​min
4
Badlands National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Sheridan
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + taxi:  7​h 45​min
7
Glacier National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 30​min
8
Elko
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h 15​min
9
Wawona
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
10
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 15​min
11
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
12
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
13
Albuquerque
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
14
Oklahoma City
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
End: Williamsburg

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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.
On the 31st (Sat), don't miss a visit to Graceland, then appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and then get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Memphis visit planning site .

Williamsburg to Memphis is an approximately 7-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Williamsburg to Memphis is minus 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Williamsburg in August: high temperatures in Memphis hover around 90°F and lows are around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Le Claire.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites
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Graceland ©
Graceland
Beale Street ©
Beale Street

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Le Claire

Le Claire ©
Le Claire is a city in Scott County, Iowa, United States. On the 1st (Sun), make a trip to Soldier's Monument, grab your bike and head to Sunderbruch Park Trail, then examine the collection at Iowa 80 Trucking Museum, and finally sample the fine beverages at Mississippi River Distilling Company & Cody Road Cocktail House.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Le Claire trip simple and quick.

Explore your travel options from Memphis to Le Claire with the Route module. Traveling from Memphis in August, things will get little chillier in Le Claire: highs are around 83°F and lows about 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Omaha.

Things to do in Le Claire

Museums Breweries & Distilleries Trails

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Davenport, Iowa 80 Trucking Museum
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Omaha

Omaha ©
A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): have fun at TD Ameritrade Park, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Henry Doorly Zoo, and then try to win big at Horseshoe Council Bluffs.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Omaha trip itinerary website .

Getting from Le Claire to Omaha by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. September in Omaha sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 59°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Badlands National Park.

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Fun & Games Casinos Parks

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Horseshoe Council Bluffs
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Horseshoe Council Bluffs ©
Horseshoe Council Bluffs
Henry Doorly Zoo ©
Henry Doorly Zoo
TD Ameritrade Park ©
TD Ameritrade Park

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Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park ©
Although Badlands National Park's name might not be the most inviting, its landscape of pinnacles, eroded buttes, spires, and an expansive, pristine mixed-grass prairie remain enticing.
On the 3rd (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Badlands National Park and then cruise along Loop Road.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Badlands National Park travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Omaha to Badlands National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Omaha to Badlands National Park. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Badlands National Park when traveling from Omaha in September, with lows around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Sheridan.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors

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Badlands National Park
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Badlands National Park ©
Badlands National Park
Loop Road ©
Loop Road

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Sheridan

Sheridan ©
Sheridan is a city in Sheridan County, Wyoming, United States. On the 4th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Name Catholic Church, make a trip to Davis Gallery, then get engrossed in the history at King's Saddlery and Museum, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Bighorn National Forest.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Sheridan route planning site .

Drive from Badlands National Park to Sheridan in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Badlands National Park in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Sheridan: temperatures range from 76°F by day to 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Sheridan

Nature Parks Museums
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Bighorn National Forest ©
Bighorn National Forest
Holy Name Catholic Church ©
Holy Name Catholic Church

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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 5th (Thu): take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, then trek along Artist Point, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Lake Butte Overlook and then explore the striking landscape of Mount Washburn.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Drive from Sheridan to Yellowstone National Park in 5.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sheridan in September; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 60°F and lows reach 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

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Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
On the 7th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Iceberg Lake Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier, and then admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Glacier National Park trip planner.

Do a combination of car, flight, and taxi from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, Glacier National Park is a bit warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 70°F and lows of 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Elko.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier

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Elko

Elko ©
Elko is the largest city and county seat of Elko County, Nevada, United States. On the 9th (Mon), look for gifts at J.M. Capriola Co, steep yourself in history at Sherman Station Visitor's Center, and then contemplate the long history of Little Church of the Crossroads.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Elko trip builder app .

Getting from Glacier National Park to Elko by car takes about 12.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Glacier National Park to Elko, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Glacier National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Elko, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Wawona.

Things to do in Elko

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Little Church of the Crossroads
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J.M. Capriola Co ©
J.M. Capriola Co

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Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and then admire all the interesting features of Half Dome.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Wawona trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Elko to Wawona in 8.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Elko in September, with highs in Wawona at 91°F and lows at 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Wawona

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Taft Point ©
Taft Point

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): go for a walk through Paria View, hike along Navajo Loop Trail, and then trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Bryce Canyon National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Wawona to Bryce Canyon National Park in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect colder weather when traveling from Wawona in September: highs in Bryce Canyon National Park hover around 70°F, while lows dip to 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Trails Outdoors Parks
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Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Paria View ©
Paria View

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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): trek along Bright Angel Trail and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Powell Point and then hike along Rim Trail.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park visit planner .

Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. In September in Grand Canyon National Park, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 43°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Here are some ideas for day two: shop like a local with The Strip, ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and then see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas route website .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 93°F to lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Parks Historic Sites
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The Strip ©
The Strip
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

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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 17th (Tue): engage your brain at The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, have fun and explore at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of San Felipe de Neri Church.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Albuquerque itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Albuquerque takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, things will get a bit cooler in Albuquerque: highs are around 83°F and lows about 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
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San Felipe de Neri Church ©
San Felipe de Neri Church

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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.
On the 18th (Wed), appreciate the history behind Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, then admire the masterpieces at National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at Museum of Osteology, and finally pause for some photo ops at Centennial Land Run Monument.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Oklahoma City itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from Albuquerque to Oklahoma City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums
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Museum of Osteology ©
Museum of Osteology

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