21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Knoxville
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Nashville
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Memphis
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Little Rock
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Oklahoma City
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Albuquerque
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Flagstaff
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Bakersfield
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San Francisco
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Bakersfield
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Flagstaff
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Albuquerque
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Amarillo
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Memphis
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Knoxville

— 1 night

Marble City

A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at First Baptist Church, then take an in-depth tour of East Tennesse Historical Society, then examine the collection at Smoky Mountain Knife Works, and finally make a trip to Market Square.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Knoxville online journey planner.

Charlotte to Knoxville is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In June in Knoxville, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 66°F at night. On the 11th (Fri), you're off to Nashville.

Things to do in Knoxville

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting and then see a show at Grand Ole Opry.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Nashville planner.

Traveling by car from Knoxville to Nashville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Nightlife

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): look for gifts at Memphis Music.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Memphis online trip builder.

Drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Memphis can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Little Rock.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Little Rock

— 1 night

The Rock

Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): make a trip to One Thai Spa, contemplate the long history of Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, then get a sense of history and politics at Old State House Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Testament: The Little Rock Nine Monument.

To find out how to plan a trip to Little Rock, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Memphis to Little Rock by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Little Rock are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Little Rock

Museums · Historic Sites

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.
On the 15th (Tue), get all the equipment you need at Ride OKC, then pause for some photo ops at Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Anthem Brewing Company.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Oklahoma City trip planner.

You can fly from Little Rock to Oklahoma City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Oklahoma City sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 68°F at night. You will leave for Albuquerque on the 16th (Wed).

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Albuquerque

— 1 night

Duke City

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.
For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Albuquerque trip planning tool.

Getting from Oklahoma City to Albuquerque by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Oklahoma City to Albuquerque is minus 1 hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 93°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to fly to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Nature

Flagstaff

— 2 nights

City of Seven Wonders

Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Canyon Trail, then cruise along East Rim Drive, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapel of the Holy dove.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Flagstaff trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Albuquerque to Flagstaff takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Albuquerque in June: high temperatures in Flagstaff hover around 82°F and lows are around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bakersfield.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Bakersfield

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): join the crowd at Kern County Raceway Park and then see the interesting displays at Buck Owens' Crystal Palace.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Bakersfield trip maker website.

Drive from Flagstaff to Bakersfield in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Flagstaff to Bakersfield. When traveling from Flagstaff in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Bakersfield, with highs around 96°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 68°F. On the 20th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Bakersfield

Museums

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island, then wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Bakersfield to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Bakersfield in June: highs in San Francisco hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bakersfield.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums

Bakersfield

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Buena Vista Museum of Natural History, stop by California Fruit Depot, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wind Wolves Preserve.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bakersfield trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Bakersfield takes 4.5 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Bakersfield: temperatures range from 96°F by day to 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Bakersfield

Museums · Shopping · Wildlife · Outdoors

Flagstaff

— 1 night

City of Seven Wonders

On the 24th (Thu), pause for some photo ops at 911 Memorial, see Off-Road Tours, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Village Gallery of Local Artists. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Grandview Trail and then take some stellar pictures from Grandview Point.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Flagstaff online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bakersfield to Flagstaff takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Bakersfield to Flagstaff, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bakersfield in June, you will find days in Flagstaff are a bit cooler (82°F), and nights are much colder (45°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to fly to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Albuquerque

— 1 night

Duke City

Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): see the interesting displays at New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Albuquerque Biological Park, then get a new perspective on nature at New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, and finally explore the engaging exhibits at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Albuquerque itinerary planning app.

Getting from Flagstaff to Albuquerque by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, Albuquerque is a bit warmer than Flagstaff - with highs of 93°F and lows of 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Amarillo.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Amarillo

— 1 night

Yellow Rose of Texas

Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Hoofprints of the American Quarter Horse, then wander the wide-open spaces of Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West, and then get a taste of life in the country at Figure 3 Ranch. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Bill's Backyard Classics, see the interesting displays at Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Amarillo Zoo.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Amarillo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Albuquerque to Amarillo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Albuquerque to Amarillo due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Amarillo are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can fly to Memphis.

Things to do in Amarillo

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Memphis

— 1 night

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): examine the collection at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, then steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, then steep yourself in history at The Peabody Ducks, and finally try to win big at Horseshoe Tunica.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Memphis travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Amarillo to Memphis takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Amarillo in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Memphis, with lows around 71°F. On the 30th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Casinos · Museums

Side Trip

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.